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Arkamin 100mcg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Arkamin tablet is a blood pressure reducing medicine. It is used to treat high blood pressure. It contains clonidine as its active ingredient. Arkamin tablet works by relaxing the blood vessels thereb...
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ContainsClonidine(100.0 Mcg)
UsesHigh blood pressure
Side effectsDizziness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth
ClassificationANTI-HYPERTENSIVE
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Uses of Arkamin 100 MCG

Arkamin tablet is used to treat high blood pressure in adults.

Contraindications of Arkamin 100 MCG

  • If you are allergic to clonidine or any of the other ingredients of Arkamin tablet.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
  • If you are breastfeeding.
  • If you have a slow heart rate or any other heart-related problem.

Side effects of Arkamin 100 MCG

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth

Precautions and Warnings of Arkamin 100 MCG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Arkamin tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • There is limited information about the effects of Arkamin tablet in human pregnancy, thus the use of this medicine is not recommended as it may cause harm to the unborn baby unless advised by your doc...
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Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Arkamin tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Arkamin tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it passes in breast milk. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Arkamin tablet?
A:
You may feel drowsy, dizzy or could have some disturbances of vision while taking Arkamin tablet. Hence, you should not drive or take part in any activities where these may put you or others at risk.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Arkamin tablet?
A:
You may feel drowsy or sleepy while taking Arkamin tablet. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Arkamin tablet as it can worsen the condition.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have Raynaud's disease (a problem with circulation to the fingers and toes) or other blood circulation problems
  • You have heart or kidney disease
  • You have or had psychiatric illness such as low mood
  • You have constipation
  • You have a nerve disorder that may cause your hands and feet to feel different or some altered sensation
  • You have experience sudden changes in blood pressure when you stand up (postural hypotension)
  • You may get dry eyes while taking this medicine. This may be a problem if you wear contact lenses
  • Arkamin tablet can affect the liver function and blood glucose tests, so if you are about to have any blood test, inform the laboratory beforehand about Arkamin tablets you are taking
  • You have an operation scheduled, keep taking your Arkamin tablet as per your doctor's advice
  • Arkamin tablet should not be used for children below 18 years of age.

Mode of Action of Arkamin 100 MCG

How Does It Work?

Arkamin tablet dilates the blood vessels and decreases the blood pressure. So, the workload on heart decreases and reduces the blood pressure.

Directions for Use of Arkamin 100 MCG

  • Take Arkamin tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food.
  • It should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It is advisable to take the medicine at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Arkamin 100 MCG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Arkamin tablet may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a presc...
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  • Medicines for mental illness such as Imipramine, Mirtazapine and Chlorpromazine may alter the effects of Arkamin tablet.
  • Medicines used to treat pain and swelling like aspirin, Ibuprofen and Naproxen may alter the effect of Arkamin tablet.
  • Arkamin tablet can decrease your blood pressure abruptly if taken with other blood pressure-lowering medicine (Methyldopa, Lisinopril, Furosemide, Candesartan and Telmisartan).
  • You may experience low heart rate when taken along with medicines used to treat heart diseases or blood pressure like Atenolol, Bisoprolol and Digoxin.
  • Other medicines like Mirtazapine, Frusemide, Prazosin, Diazoxide, Verapamil, Captopril or medicines that make you drowsy should be used cautiously.

Storage and disposal of Arkamin 100 MCG

  • Store Arkamin tablet below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight, and heat.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.

Dosage of Arkamin 100 MCG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose of Arkamin tablet may include lack of energy, decrease in heart rate, fall in blood pressure, decreased body temperature, drowsiness. If you experience any of the symptoms or thin...
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Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of antihypertensives may lead to high blood pressure and other heart-related complications. If you missed any dose of Arkamin tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for y...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Arkamin tablet be given to pacemaker patients?

A: Arkamin tablet use may slow the heart rate. The use of Arkamin tablet along with other blood pressure-lowering agent may further increase such effect. Reports of pacemaker insertion has been observed in association with the use of Arkamin tablet concomitantly with Verapamil or Diltiazem. You should inform your doctor if you are using a pacemaker.

Q: Am I going to feel agitated if I miss Arkamin tablet?

A: Yes. Do not stop taking Arkamin tablet without talking to your doctor. If you have been using this medicine for a long time, you may feel agitated when you stop taking it. It is called ‘withdrawal effect’.

Q: Can I take three tablets of Arkamin?

A: Take the Arkamin tablet as per the advice of your doctor. Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.

Q: What is Arkamin tablet and what are its uses?

A: Arkamin tablet contains Clonidine which belongs to a group of medicine which decreases high blood pressure.

Q: Can I stop Arkamin tablet on my own?

A: No, it would be best if you do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. If you stop this medication suddenly, you may suffer from severe heart and blood pressure related problems. Your doctor will decrease your dose gradually over weeks before stopping it

Q: What should I do if I experience the episodes of low blood pressure?

  • If you are taking this medicine, in the initial few days, you may experience low blood pressure episodes such as lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Take an adequate amount of salt and water
  • Inform your doctor if you have vomiting or diarrhoea
  • If you experience dizziness and lightheadedness, lie down immediately

Q: What are the complications if my high blood pressure is not under control?

A: Uncontrolled high blood pressure is known to cause serious complications in several body parts. It can cause heart failure, kidney damage, bleeding in the brain and eyes.

Q: Are there any dietary restrictions I should follow as I have high blood pressure?

  • Limit intake of salt in the diet, especially pickles and packaged foods like chips contain excess salt and should be avoided
  • Have less amount of potassium-containing foods like spinach, broccoli or banana
  • Limit meat intake
  • Instead of having packaged snacks, prefer fresh cut fruits as they are rich in vitamins and fibre

Q: Is Arkamin tablet a beta blocker?

A: No, Arkamin is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha agonist medicine which acts on the alpha receptor cells in the body and enhances its functioning.

Q: Can Arkamin tablet cause weight gain?

A: Weight gain is not a common side effect of Arkamin Tablet. However, if you experience these symptom talk to your doctor or dietician.

Q: Is Arkamin tablet a sleeping pill?

A: No, Arkamin tablet is not used to treat sleeping disorder. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). However, sleepiness is the common side effect of this medicine.

Q: How to use Arkamin?

  • Take Arkamin tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food.
  • It should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It is advisable to take the medicine at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Product Details
Brand
ARKAMIN
Expires on or After
20/08/2022
Last Updated on: 19 May 2022 | 12:19 PM (IST)
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