CIPLAR LA40

89.33

15 tablets in 1 strip

MANUFACTURER
Cipla Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Propranolol (40mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It helps to decrease anxiety and relieve tremors. It is also used to help prevent migraine, heart-related chest pain (angina), and bleeding in the stomach caused by high blood pressure in the liver (portal hypertension).

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet may also be used to treat high blood pressure and some types of abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for and how you respond to the medicine. You should always take it as prescribed by the doctor. It should be taken on an empty stomach and try to take it at the same time each day. You should keep taking it even if you feel well, as you are still getting the benefits. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen.

The most common side effects are tiredness, weakness cold fingers and toes (Raynaud phenomenon), irregular or slow heartbeat, numbness in your fingers, and breathlessness. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Talk to your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away. Most side effects are short-lived and improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

You should not use this medicine if you have asthma, very slow or uneven heartbeats, or a serious heart condition, including heart failure. Talk to your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver problems or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In terms of lifestyle, alcohol may affect the way this medicine works and should be avoided. You should not drive if this medicine makes you feel dizzy. Ask your doctor whether it is safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

USES OF CIPLAR-LA TABLET

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia
  • Prevention of Heart attack
  • Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
  • Prevention of Migraine

BENEFITS OF CIPLAR-LA TABLET

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet belongs to a group of medicine called beta-blockers. It blocks the effect of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. This slows down the heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force thereby lowering your blood pressure. This also reduces your risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or other heart and kidney problems in the future.

In Anxiety

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet changes the way your body reacts to a hormone called epinephrine. It works quickly to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety such as palpitations, sweating, and shaking. It has few side effects and may be a useful alternative if you get bad side effects from taking other anti-anxiety medicines.

In Arrhythmia

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet is commonly used to stabilize heart rhythms. It helps in stopping an abnormal rhythm while it is happening, preventing its occurrence in the first place or slowing down the heart rate during an episode to make it more comfortable for you.

In Prevention of Heart attack

By lowering your blood pressure and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body, Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet ensures a sufficient supply of oxygen to the heart. This will reduce the chances of having a heart attack in the future.

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. Thus, making it less likely that you will suffer from heart related chest pain (angina). This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently.

In Prevention of Migraine

It is not fully established how Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet helps prevent migraines. This medicine may change electrical activity in the brain, reduce the flow of blood in your brain, or increase the activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of headaches, it can help you carry out your daily activities and have a better quality of life.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CIPLAR-LA TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ciplar-LA

  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Raynaud phenomenon
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Tiredness and Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Raynaud phenomenon
    You can often treat the symptoms by keeping yourself warm. Try to keep your home warm. Wear warm clothes during cold weather, especially on your hands and feet. Exercise regularly to improve your blood circulation. Try breathing exercises or yoga to help you relax. Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Do not smoke or drink too much tea, coffee or cola. Take rest when you can to avoid getting too tired.
  • Coping with Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
    Changes to your heart rhythm can be treated with a variety of medicines. You should ask your doctor whether you need medication or not. You can also try to prevent arrhythmias by limiting the amount of alcohol you drink and quitting smoking. Cut down the amount of coffee, tea or cola you drink. Lose weight if you need to. In general, keeping active, eating a healthy well-balanced diet, and having your blood pressure and cholesterol level under control is good for any heart condition. Your doctor will probably want you to get follow-up tests while taking this medicine and advise you accordingly.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

HOW TO USE CIPLAR-LA TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

HOW CIPLAR-LA TABLET WORKS

Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet is a beta blocker. It works by affecting the body’s response to nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the blood vessels in the body for better blood flow.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
warnings

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CIPLAR-LA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Ciplar-LA 40 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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