Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
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Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet contains Verapamil as its active ingredient and is used to treat high blood pressure and certain other heart problems. While taking this medicine you should be cautious of your diet and should also exercise regularly. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine unless asked to do so by the doctor. Before using this medicine, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
Uses of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent angina attacks (heart-related chest pain) and some other heart problems.
Contraindications of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
- If you are allergic to Verapamil or any other ingredients of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet.
- If you have felt that your heart pain had worsened causing breathlessness and tiredness.
- If in the past, you have had a heart attack followed by low heart rate and blood pressure.
- If you experience sudden heart-related chest pain.
- If you have any kind of heart problems like heart failure, abnormal or slow heartbeat, blocked veins in your heart.
- If you have low blood pressure.
- If you are taking a medicine called Porphyria to treat other heart complications.
Side effects of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
- Nausea, vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Skin rash, redness
- Muscle or joint pain
- Swelling of the ankles and legs
- Fast or irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure (uncommon)
Precautions and Warnings of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
Can I take Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet during pregnancy?
Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet should not be used if you are pregnant as there is limited information about its safety. Please consult your doctor before using this medicine during pregnancy.
Can I take Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
Components of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet pass into breast milk in small amount, hence you should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding. Your doctor will prescribe this medicine only if it is really needed and the advantage overweighs the risk.
Can I drive if I have consumed Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet?
You may experience side effects like dizziness, shakiness, vertigo while taking Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet. Thus, you need to be cautious or avoid driving or operating machines while on treatment.
Can I consume alcohol with Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet?
You should avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet as it may potentially worsen your condition.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have low blood pressure.
- You have liver problems.
- You are on kidney dialysis.
- You have any problems with your heart.
- You are in your first trimester of pregnancy (first 3 months).
- You are suffering from any disorders like myasthenia gravis (a condition causing muscle weakness), Lambert-Eaton syndrome or advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
- You are on medications like atorvastatin, simvastatin to lower your blood cholesterol.
- Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet is not recommended to be used in patients who are less than 18 years old.
Mode of Action of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
How Does It Work?
The heart muscles require calcium for contraction. Verapamil in Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet works by blocking this calcium from entering the heart muscles and blood vessels, thus relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
Directions for Use of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
Take Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet exactly as directed by the doctor. Swallow it with a glass of water or milk. You may take it with or without food. Do not break, crush or chew the medicine. It is essential to take it regularly and at a fixed time. Follow your doctor’s instructions and do not exceed that dose more than that recommended.
Interactions of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
Interactions with other medicines
- You should always tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal preparation and supplements to avoid any interaction with Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet.
- Concomitant use of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet along with Colchicine is not recommended.
- Medicines like erythromycin (antibiotic), ritonavir (used in HIV infection), ketoconazole (used in fungal infection), Rifampicin (antibiotic), fluoxetine, nefazodone (used to treat psychiatric illness), cisapride (used to treat stomach problems), cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers), diltiazem (used to treat some heart conditions) when used along with this medicine may increase the effects of this tablet and should thus be used cautiously.read less
- Medicines like phenytoin, carbamazepine (used to treat fits or epilepsy), phenobarbital (used to treat sleep problems or anxiety) when taken along with this medicine may decrease its effect.
- Other medicines like lithium, vecuronium, mizolastine, tubocurarine, Tacrolimus, Quinidine, Digoxin should be used with caution along with Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet.
Interactions with food items
You should avoid having grapefruit while on treatment with Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet.
Storage and disposal of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature protected from moisture and heat. Keep them out of reach and sight of children and pets.
Dosage of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet
- Excess of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure, shock, coma. Overdose may cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, lack of energy, skin redness, unconsciousness.read less
- 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
In case you’ve missed any dose of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the use of Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet?
A: Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet contains Verapamil as its main component. It is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent angina attacks (heart-related chest pain) and some other heart problems.
Q: How to take Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet?
A: Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It can be taken with or without food, but it would be best if you took it at a fixed time for effective results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Can Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet be used in children?
A: No, Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet should not be used in children and adolescents as there is limited information about its safety and effectiveness.
Q: Can I stop taking Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet if I start feeling better and my symptoms are gone?
A: No, do not stop taking Calaptin Sr 240mg Tablet suddenly, as it could worsen your condition and you may suffer from severe heart and blood pressure related problems. Instead, you should consult your doctor and he/she may adjust your dose as per your needs.
Last Updated on: 20 Mar 2021 | 09:46 AM (IST)
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