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Carviflo 10 MG Capsule

Carviflo 10 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Carvedilol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is an alpha and a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. After a heart attack, it is used to improve your chance of survival if your heart does not pump well. It also helps in preventing kidney problems, strokes and heart attacks. Carviflo 10 MG Capsule blocks the beta receptors in the heart muscle, making them less responsive to stress hormones. It also blocks alpha receptors on blood vessels which dilates them, lowering blood pressure and vascular resistance.

This medicine is not recommended for children and for diabetic patients, a serious heart condition, liver, kidney or lung disease. You should not take Carviflo 10 MG Capsule if you are allergic to it or if you have a history of other allergies. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have a thyroid disorder, pheochromocytoma or circulation problems. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding a baby before starting a course of this medicine.

Carviflo 10 MG Capsule should be taken orally, with food, usually twice daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose.

Dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, impotence, diarrhoea, or tiredness may occur as side effects of this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects, including slow heartbeat, fainting, severe dizziness, signs of kidney problems, unusual weakness, numbness of hands and feet, mood changes or seizures. Even though a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare, ask for medical support if you notice any symptoms of a severe allergy.

Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
Congestive Heart Failure
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure which is a type of heart disease, charecterized by thickening of the walls of the left ventricle.
Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of left ventricular dysfunction, which is a type of heart disease that lowers the pumping capacity of the heart.
Not recommended in the patients with known allergy to Carviflo 10 MG Capsule or other beta blockers.
Lung disease
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is not recommended in the patients with known history of lung diseases like asthma, bronchospasm and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Heart block greater than first degree
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is not recommended in patients with 2nd or 3rd degree AV block.
Sinus Bradycardia
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is not recommended in the patients with bradycardia.
In addition to its intended effect, Carviflo 10 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Dizziness Major Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Common
Weight gain Major Common
Swelling of ankles or feet Major Common
Cough Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Increased sweating Major Less Common
Back pain Minor Common
Diarrhea Minor Common
Unusual tiredness and weakness Minor Common
Loss of strength Minor Less Common
Nausea and Vomiting Minor Less Common
Cold hands or feet Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The potential benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. The potential benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Carviflo 10 MG Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Carviflo 10 MG Capsule, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Asthma Major
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule should not be used in patients suffering from bronchial asthma or any other lung diseases. Inform the doctor if you had any history of lung diseases or family history of lung disease. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Bradyarrhythmia/AV Block Major
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule or other beta blockers are not recommended in the patients with Sinus Bradyarrhythmia or heart block greater than the first degree. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases or family history of heart diseases. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Glaucoma Moderate
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule should be administered with caution in a patient suffering from Glaucoma. It may further lower the pressure in the eye.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine may lower the blood pressure and may cause symptoms like dizziness, headache, change in pulse or heart rate. The patient should be counseled about these effects and advised not to perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Corticosteroids Moderate
Corticosteroids like prednisolone, methylprednisolone may decrease the effect of Carviflo 10 MG Capsule if taken more than a week. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Any symptoms of swelling of feet and hands, rapid weight gain should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made if necessary.
Antidiabetic medicines Moderate
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule may mask the symptoms of low blood glucose levels like tremors, fast heartbeat, palpitations and makes it difficult for the patients to understand. Inform your doctor if you are a diabetic patient your doctor may prescribe an alternate medicine. Close monitoring of blood glucose is necessary.
Verapamil Major
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule should be used with caution.
Beta-2 adrenergic bronchodilators Major
Carviflo 10 MG Capsule is not recommended with the bronchodilators like salbutamol, formoterol due to the opposite action. Inform the doctor if you have any lung disease and receiving inhalers. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Popular Questions & Answers

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M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 73 Years old .Having BP/Diabetes. BP is fluctuating like 165-70/170-69/179-80. Medicines used now
Repace H 1-0-0...
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Psychiatrist, Davanagere
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