Arkamin 100mcg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Arkamin 100 MCG Description
Arkamin tablet is an anti-hypertensive medicine. It is used to treat high blood pressure and also helps in reducing other heart problems. Arkamin contains clonidine as an active component. This medic
ine dilates the blood vessels and decreases high blood pressure. Arkamin tablet should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Do not stop taking Arkamin medicine, as it results in a sudden spike in blood pressure level. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may further cause harm to the heath of an individual by increasing the risk of damage to various organs such as the eye, brain, heart, and kidney. While taking this tablet you should be cautious of your diet and perform exercise.
Uses of Arkamin 100 MCG
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 problems with your heart.
Side effects of Arkamin 100 MCG
- Dry mouth
- Feeling dizzy when you stand up from sitting or sleeping position.
- Unusually slow or irregular heartbeat
- Problem with circulation to the fingers and toes.
Precautions and Warnings of Arkamin 100 MCG
- There is limited information about the effects of this medicine in human pregnancy but your doctor may give you this medicine only if it is really needed and the advantage overweighs the risk.
- Arkamin tablet can reach your baby and may lower your baby’s heart rate. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine....
- 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.
Other General Warnings
- You have Raynaud's disease (a problem with circulation to the fingers and toes) or other blood circulation problems.
- You have problems with your heart or kidney.
- You had or have depression.
- You have constipation.
- You have a nerve disorder that may cause your hands and feet to feel different or some altered sensation.
- You have 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 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 are going to have an operation, keep taking your Arkamin tablet as per your doctor's advice.
- You have to go to a hospital, you should take your tablets with you. Arkamin tablet is not recommended for children.
Mode of Action of Arkamin 100 MCG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Arkamin 100 MCG
- Take Arkamin as a whole with a sufficient amount of water, with or without food.
- You should take this medicine regularly at the same time without fail as directed 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 prescription) and herbal preparations....
- 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 interfere with the way this medicine works.
- This medicine 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 it below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
- Keep this medicine away from children and pets.
- You should not use this medicine once the expiry date has passed. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
- You should not use this medicine if you notice that the pack is damaged or it shows signs of tampering.
- You should not flush this medicine in the toilet or pour them into the drain. You need to properly discard this medicine when it is expired or no longer needed.
Dosage of Arkamin 100 MCG
- Symptoms of overdose may include lack of energy, decrease in heart rate, fall in blood pressure, decreased body temperature, drowsiness including coma and slow respiratory rate. Sometimes, it may cause temporary high blood pressure....
- If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
- Missing a dose of anti-hypertensives may lead to high blood pressure and other heart-related complications.
- If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
- If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
- Do not stop taking Arkamin tablet without consulting your doctor.
- If you have been using this medicine for a long time, you may feel some withdrawal effects like agitation, restlessness, palpitation (feeling of heartbeat), nervousness and headache when you stop taking it....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Arkamin tablet be given to pacemaker patients?
Q: Am I going to feel agitated if I miss Arkamin tablet?
Q: Can I take three tablets of Arkamin?
Q: What is Arkamin tablet and what are its uses?
Q: Can I stop this medication on my own?
- 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: I am experiencing episodes of low blood pressure. What can I do?
- If you are taking this medicine, in the initial few days, you may experience low blood pressure episodes such as lightheadedness and giddiness
- Take an adequate amount of salt and water
- Inform your doctor if you have vomiting or diarrhoea
- If you experience giddiness and lightheadedness, immediately lie down
Q: Is there any special diet that I need to follow while taking this medicine?
Q: What are the complications if my high blood pressure is not under control?
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