Cardivas CR 40mg
Cardivas CR 40 mg (Carvedilol)
Cardivas CR is formulated for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Your physician may also prescribe this medicine after a heart attack to improve survival in certain patients. The medication contains Carvedilol as the main active pharmaceutical ingredient. It is an alpha and beta blocker, utilized for patients with heart failure and high blood pressure. It can be used in combination with other medicines. The medicine does not cure your condition, but it may help to control your symptoms.
What is Cardivas used for?
Cardivas CR tablet is prescribed for patients with the following indications:
- Heart failure
How does Cardivas work?
Cardivas CR comprises of an active component Carvedilol, which works by relaxing your blood vessels and slowing your heart rate to improve blood circulation and to control blood pressure.
Where to buy Cardivas online?
You can buy Cardivas CR 40 mg online from our website premiumrxdrugs.com. The medicine is available in the form of compound release tablets in the dose of 40 mg to our clients. To buy this drug online, you may need a prescription from a physician.
What does Cardivas contain?
Cardivas tablets contain 40 mg of the active ingredient Carvedilol for oral administration.
What are the side effects of Cardivas?
Like all other drugs, Cardivas can also give rise to side effects. However, it is not possible that everyone gets them.
- Feeling weak or tired
- Low blood pressure
- Faintness, or slow heartbeat on standing up
- Problems with your heart
- Swelling of hands, feet, or ankles
- Urinary infections
- Vision problem
- Eye irritation
- Feeling depressed
- Feeling sick
- Upset stomach
- Weight gain
- Increase in the cholesterol
- Pain in your hands and feet
- Fluid retention
- Problem with circulation
What medications interact with Cardivas?
Patients are instructed to talk with a physician if you are taking any of the following medications:
- Calcium channel blockers such as verapamil, amlodipine, nifedipine, diltiazem
- Insulin or tablets to treat diabetes
- Vasodilating agents
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- Oestrogen therapies
How should Cardivas be taken?
Every patient need to take this medicine exactly as their physician has told them to. Patients are instructed to check with their physician in case of doubt. The compound release tablet should be swallowed with water.
The dose regimen is given below:
- For the treatment of hypertension- The suggested dose is 12.5 mg once daily for the first two days. Your physician may increase your dose to 25 mg once daily. If required, your physician can make a further adjustment in your dose at intervals of two weeks or more. 50 mg is the maximum recommended dose.
For geriatric patients- If you are an elderly, then your physician will usually start your dose from 12.5 mg once daily and continue with the same dose. If required, your physician may further increase your dose slowly at intervals of two weeks or more.
- For the treatment of Heart failure- Cardivas tablet should be taken twice daily. They should be taken with meals to reduce the risk of adverse effects.
The initial dose is 3.125 mg twice daily for two weeks. Your physician then may slowly increase the dose at intervals of two weeks or more until you received the best tolerated dose.
If your weight is less than 85 kg, the maximum suggested dose is 25 mg twice daily. If your weight is more than 80 kg, then your physician may increase your dose to 50 mg twice daily.
- Angina- The starting dose of Cardivas is 12.5 mg twice daily for the first 14 days. Then the strength of the tablet may increase to 25 mg twice daily. Depending on your condition, your physician may further increase your dose at intervals of two weeks or more. The dose should not exceed more than 100 mg.
For geriatric patients, 12.5 mg twice daily should be given to patients. After this, patients are advised to take 25 mg twice daily, which is also maximum recommended dose.
When should Cardivas not be taken?
Some of the conditions that may be avoided for using Cardivas CR tablets are stated below:
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Severe hepatic impairment
- Bronchial asthma
- Patients class IV decompensated cardiac failure requiring inotropic therapy
- Second or third degree AV block
- Cardiogenic shock or severe bradycardia
How long should you take Cardivas?
Keep on taking Cardivas tablets for the period it is prescribed to you by your physician.
Missed dose of Cardivas
If you forget a dose, simply take it when you remember unless it is time to take the next dose. Avoid taking two doses at the same time to recompense for the missed one.
How should Cardivas be stored?
Place the medicine out of the reach and sight of children. Keep it at controlled room temperature.