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Calaptin 80 mg Tablet

Manufactured byAbbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsVerapamil
Description

Calaptin 80 mg Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure and other heart complications. This medicine should be taken along with a proper diet and regular exercise to obtain the best possible result. It is also used in managing chest pain.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Calaptin 80 mg Tablet

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of legs
  • Chills or cold sweats
  • Redness of face, neck, arms and chest
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Nausea

Uses of Calaptin 80 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Arrythmia
  • Angina pectoris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours after an oral dose and within 1 to 5 minutes after an intravenous dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 10 to 20 minutes after an intravenous dose and 6 to 8 hours after an oral dose.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine due to the increase in the risk of side effects such as dizziness and confusion. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to verapamil or other calcium channel blockers.

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a low blood pressure or cardiogenic shock.

Heart block greater than first degree

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a second or third-degree atrioventricular block.

Atrial Fibrillation

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation and an accessory bypass tract.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Neuromuscular Transmission Diseases

Calaptin 80 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with neuromuscular transmission diseases like myasthenia gravis or advanced Duchenne muscular dystrophy due to the increased risk of worsening of these conditions. The dose of the medicine may be adjusted or an alternative medicine may be considered based on the clinical condition.

Hypotension

Calaptin 80 mg Tablet may decrease the blood pressure below normal and may cause dizziness. Close monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine. The dose of the medicine may be adjusted or an alternative medicine may be considered based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine due to the increase in the risk of side effects such as dizziness and confusion. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Itraconazole

Metformin

Simvastatin

calcium supplements

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Calaptin 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver disease or active liver disease. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. The dose should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while receiving this medicine due to an increase in the risk of side effects such as dizziness, headache, and swelling of hands and feet. Your dietitian/doctor may suggest appropriate changes in your diet based on your clinical condition.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Calaptin 80 mg Tablet as instructed by the doctor. Do not consume larger amounts than prescribed. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases and liver diseases before taking this medicine. Monitoring of blood pressure is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the entry of calcium into the muscles. This results in relaxation of the muscles and a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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