Why it’s used
Cardovasc Retard Tablet is a prescription medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure. This medicine works bypreventing the transport of calcium ions into the heart and other smooth muscles. This medicine results in the dilation of blood vessels, which decreases the blood pressure. Cardovasc Retard Tablet is also used to prevent severe stable chest pain.
Cardovasc Retard Tablet may also be used along with other medicines in the treatment of certain conditions as recommended by the doctor. It is used with Anti-Hypertensive to treat high blood pressure conditions.
Calcium Channel Blockers
Cardovasc Retard belongs to the Calcium Channel Blockers class of medicines. Calcium channel blockers treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, chest pain and symptoms of cold hands and feet (Raynaud’s disease). These medicines relax blood vessels and thereby increase the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.
How to use
Read the directions on the product label, patient guide, or medicine guide provided by the medicine company or your pharmacist before starting to use Cardovasc Retard Tablet. If you have any questions related to this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Eat this medicine as recommended by your doctor.
You should keep track of your blood pressure regularly. Share your results with the doctor and discuss if your blood pressure measurements are too low or too high. Your treatment plan may need changes.
Cardovasc Retard Tablet is eaten without food. The use of Cardovasc Retard in the presence of food may alter the rate of absorption of Cardovasc Retard. Cardovasc Retard should be swallowed whole on an empty stomach. Do not crush, chew or divide the tablet. Cardovasc Retard Tablet is eaten usually in the morning.
The typical dose of Cardovasc Retard is 30-60 mg once daily. The maximum adult dose of Cardovasc Retard is 90 mg once daily in a day. Cardovasc Retard is commonly used at the same time every day. This medicine is not known to be habit-forming.
To decrease the possibility of side-effects, you might be recommended to use the extended-release form of this medicine by your doctor. The extended-release medicine helps in maintaining a steady level of the medicine in your body for a longer period of time. Do not crush or chew the medicine, unless indicated on the package or by your doctor.
Talk to Your Doctor
Talk to your doctor if you develop new or worsening symptoms. Tell your doctor if chest pain, increased breathlessness, and swelling of the ankles. If you have issues with the health of your liver, a low dose of Cardovasc Retard is required with careful monitoring. You should consult with your doctor before stopping the use of Cardovasc Retard.