FAQs ABOUT CALCHEK 5MG TABLET
What are the uses of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
CALCHEK 5MG TABLET is used to treat hypertension and certain forms of angina (Prinzmetal angina).
What type of a medicine is CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
CALCHEK 5MG TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It contains amlodipine which is a calcium channel blocker. It reduces strain on the heart, relaxes blood vessels and makes the heart to pump more blood with lesser force.
What happens when I stop taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
Do not stop taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
CALCHEK 5MG TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
Before taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have severe high or low blood pressure, or other heart problems (such as narrowing of the arteries, cardiogenic shock or a recent heart attack). Consult your doctor before taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET if you are pregnant and breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Can I consume alcohol while taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more CALCHEK 5MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include dizziness, fainting, light-headedness, weakness, shock, cool or clampy skin and shortness of breath.
Can I take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET daily?
Take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET every day or not.
Can CALCHEK 5MG TABLET cause ankle swelling?
CALCHEK 5MG TABLET may cause edema or swelling of ankles in few patients. If you experience ankle swelling, keep your legs on a table or slightly elevated from the ground level. If this symptom bothers you, contact your doctor.
What are the side effects of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET are low blood pressure, dizziness, tiredness, headache, sleepiness, swollen ankles, and flushing. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking CALCHEK 5MG TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take CALCHEK 5MG TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can CALCHEK 5MG TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
CALCHEK 5MG TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Can the use of CALCHEK 5MG TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. CALCHEK 5MG TABLET may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Can CALCHEK 5MG TABLET cause erectile dysfunction?
CALCHEK 5MG TABLET may cause problems in erection in few individuals. Consult your doctor if it bothers you.