Cardipres

Cardipres

carvedilol

Manufacturer:

ACME

Distributor:

Bell-Kenz Pharma

Marketer:

Euro Generics
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Carvedilol
Indications/Uses
Management of HTN & angina pectoris. Adjunct to standard therapy in symptomatic heart failure. Reduce mortality in patients w/ left ventricular dysfunction following MI.
Dosage/Direction for Use
25 mg daily. Initially 12.5 mg daily for the 1st 2 days. Thereafter, continue w/ 25 mg daily. May be increased to 25 mg bid after at least 14 days. Max: Single dose of 25 mg daily or a total daily dose of 50 mg.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Cirrhosis, asthma, peripheral vascular disease, hyperthyroidism, Prinzmetal's variant angina. Concomitant use w/ diuretics. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Dizziness, edema (fluid accumulation), decreased heart rate, diarrhea & postural hypotension. Irregular heart rhythm & visual abnormalities. Reduced lacrimation if using contact lens.
Drug Interactions
May mask early warning signs of hypoglycemia w/ insulin or oral antidiabetic drugs. Irregular heart rhythm or increased BP w/ Ca channel blockers eg, diltiazem or verapamil. Steep decline in BP &/or heart rate w/ reserpine, MAOIs & clonidine. Increased digoxin & cyclosporin blood levels. Decreased blood levels w/ rifampin. Increased blood levels & risk of side effects w/ quinidine, fluoxetine, paroxetine or propafenone.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
C07AG02 - carvedilol ; Belongs to the class of alpha and beta blocking agents. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Cardipres film-coated tab 12.5 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P330/box, P11/film-coated tab)
Form
Cardipres film-coated tab 25 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P17.5/film-coated tab, P525/box)
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