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Calbloc 20 MG Tablet

Manufactured byUnichem Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsNifedipine
Description

Calbloc 20 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.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Calbloc 20 MG Tablet

  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Muscle cramps
  • Chest congestion
  • Irregular breathing
  • Pale skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Belching
  • Indigestion
  • Trouble sleeping

Uses of Calbloc 20 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • 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 30 to 120 minutes.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    This effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of approximately 4 to 8 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • 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 nifedipine, any other medicines belonging to the dihydropyridines class of drugs, 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.
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

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.

Coronary artery diseases

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with coronary artery diseases since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

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

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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Dexamethasone

Itraconazole

Rifampicin

Disease interactions

Aortic Stenosis

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

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock since it may worsen the patient's condition.

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.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than 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 inhibiting the influx of calcium into the muscles and causes relaxation of the muscles.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Calcium channel blocking agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Nifedipine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 10 March 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a684028.html

Nifedipine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 10 March 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01115

Nifedipine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 10 March 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Nifedipine
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Information on this page was last updated on 13 Mar 2020

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