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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. The medicine should be taken in conjunction with a proper diet and regular exercise. It is also used in managing chest pain. This medicine is used alone or with other medicines to prevent and treat arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders).

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 and vomiting

Uses of Calaptin 80 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Angina pectoris
  • Arrhythmias
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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 administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
  • 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 absolutely necessary. All 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 not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All 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, other calcium channel blockers, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.

Heart block greater than first degree

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with second or third-degree heart block due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Sick sinus syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with sick sinus syndrome except in the presence of a functioning ventricular pacemaker.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Neuromuscular transmission diseases

This medicine 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. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hypotension

Symptomatic hypotension may occur in patients with volume depletion, aortic stenosis, or patients who are treated with high-dose diuretics. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

The use of this medicine may cause dizziness, fatigue, weakness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

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

Carbamazepine

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Aortic Stenosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from advanced aortic stenosis since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Hypotension or cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from low blood pressure or cardiogenic shock, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Coronary Artery Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with coronary artery disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required 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 this medicine exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May 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, Group IV antiarrhythmics

Schedule

Schedule H

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