Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
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Angizem Dp 120mg Cap, which has diltiazem salt in its composition, is used for treating high blood pressure. It is a part of a group of medicines known as calcium channel blockers or CCBs.
Uses of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
Treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain due to reduced oxygen supply to heart muscles (also known as angina)
Contraindications of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
- Allergy to this medicine or other calcium channel antagonist
- Heart failure patients
- Irregular or slow heartbeat
Side effects of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
- The side effects of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap include swelling in the hands, feet, and ankle
- This medicine may also cause nausea, headache, flushing, skin rash, tiredness, abnormal heartbeat, dizziness, stomach pain, drowsiness, and difficulty sleeping
Precautions and Warnings of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
No, you should avoid taking the medicine if you are pregnant or are planning pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
There is not sufficient data to suggest that this medicine passes into the mother's milk. It is probably safe, but it is suggested to consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are a breastfeeding woman.
Can I drive if I have consumed Angizem Dp 120mg Cap?
This medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Thus, it is suggested to avoid driving after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
No, you should not consume alcohol before or after taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have had bowel problems in the past, low blood pressure, or liver or kidney disease.
Mode of Action of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
How Does It Work?
This medicine works by inhibiting the transport of calcium ions across membranes of the heart and blood vessels. Since calcium ions are crucial for the effective contraction of heart muscles and blood vessels, this medicine manages to inhibit cardiac muscle contraction. This causes the dilation of the heart and arteries, which helps in reducing the load on the heart and decreasing tension in blood vessels. This eventually helps lower blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
This medicine is in the form of a capsule which can be taken with or without food. However, it is important to take Angizem Dp 120mg Cap as per the dosage suggested by the doctor.
Interactions of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
Angizem Dp 120mg Cap shows interactions with a number of other medicines including dantrolene, lomitapide, nefazodone, simvastatin, ivacaftor, flibanserin, ivabradine, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and lovastatin
Interactions with food items
If you are taking this medicine, it is advised to avoid taking grapefruit and grapefruit juice as it may lead to a drastic drop in blood pressure.
Other general Interactions
Not enough data is available on the interactions with other conditions.
Storage and disposal of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
Store this medicine at normal temperature of the room, but it must be kept away from children's reach.
Dosage of Angizem Dp 120mg Cap
The overdose of this medicine may cause irregular heartbeat, fainting, dizziness, confusion, vomiting, breathing difficulty, and even fits. In such a case, seek immediate medical attention.
Missed a Dose
If there is sufficient time for the next dose, you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. In any case, you should avoid taking an extra dose as compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should my doctor know before prescribing me this medicine?
A: Your doctor should be aware of all your medications. You must also reveal all the information about any heart- or liver-related disease. It is also advised to talk to your doctor in advance if you are planning pregnancy.
Q: Can these capsules be chewed?
A: You should not chew or crush these capsules. It may cause rapid absorption of the entire dose, which may be dangerous.
Q: Can the medicine be taken by children too?
A: No, children should never take this medicine.
Q: I am allergic to soya. Is it safe for me to take this medicine?
A: This medicine contains soya oil. You must refrain from taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to soya.
Q: How much time should be there between two doses of the medicine?
A: You must take this medicine every 24 hours.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:06 PM (IST)
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