Tigatel 12Mg Tablet
Tigatel 12Mg Tablet belongs to a family of drugs that are used to treat seizures and epilepsy. It is also effective in reducing the risk of serious conditions such as stroke, heart attacks, heart conditions and even death.
This medication helps in maintaining optimal blood pressure levels in a person’s body. In patients who suffer from hypertension, it helps in lowering the blood pressure. It works by widening and dilating the blood vessels and also relaxes them.
The medicine also helps the kidneys to flush out excess salt and water, thus reducing the blood pressure. Therefore, this medication is highly effective in treating hypertension. It is a drug that is also known as an Angiotensin receptor blocker or an ARB.
It is also given to patients, to reduce their risk of developing conditions such as heart disorders, stroke, and heart attacks. The action of this medicine is produced by blocking the effect of Angiotensin. It prevents the activation of the receptor, by the Angiotensin II hormone that would usually result in a slight increase of the blood pressure, when it is low.
The blood pressure is reduced by dilating and relaxing the muscles of the blood vessels. This enables your kidneys to eliminate the excess of water and salt. The regular recommended dosage of this medication is a 40 mg tablet should be taken once a day.
The doctor might increase the dosage to 80 mg if you suffer from serious conditions of the heart. It is important to continue taking this medication according to the doctor’s prescription until you have completed the course.
Pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant should avoid consuming this medicine since it can cause harm the baby's development.
It might not be suitable for everyone, since consuming this drug can lead to complications for patients affected by disorders such as liver disease, kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes and allergies. If you suffer from these conditions, you should inform your doctor, before taking this medicine.
AliskirenUse of these medicines is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min.
How long is the duration of effect?This medicine is excreted largely in feces and the effect lasts for a duration of 24 hours approximately.
What is the onset of action?The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of adminstration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Does this affect kidney function?It does not affect kidney function.
Does this affect liver function?Dose moderation is needed in case of patients with mild and moderate impaired liver functions. Low doses or longer interval of dosing is required.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
This medication works by displacing angiotensin II. This diplacement occurrs due to the high affinity of the active constituent of this medication to the binding site, AT1 receptor subtype. Thus the action of Angiotensin II is inhibited.
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 Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine will lower the blood pressure and can cause dizziness, headache and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
Interaction with Medicine
AliskirenUse of these medicines is not recommended especially in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. You experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
CaptoprilUse of these medicines is not recommended as it may increase the risk of kidney impairment and low blood pressure. You may experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
DexamethasoneThe desired effect of this medication will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen if dexamethasone is taken for more than 1 week. Inform the doctor if you have a sudden weight gain, swelling of hands and feet. If coadministration is needed then appropriate dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
DiclofenacThe desired effect of this medication will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. The risk of kidney impairment will increase if these medicines are taken together especially in the elderly population or having pre-existing kidney disease. Inform the doctor if you have an increased or decreased urination and unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
InsulinThe effect of insulin will increase if these medicines are taken together. You may experience dizziness, headache, sweating if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is needed. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Interaction with Disease
Congestive Heart FailureThis medication is used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure (especially in volume or sodium depletion). Transient hypotension is also not a contraindication for this medicine. It is usually reinstated when blood pressure reaches the normal value.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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