FAQs ABOUT ZIROCARD 5 TABLET
What are the uses of ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
ZIROCARD 5 TABLET is used to treat hypertension and its associated vascular disorders. It can also be used to prevent the risk of angina, heart attack or stroke.
What type of a medicine is ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
ZIROCARD 5 TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It contains cilnidipine 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 ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
Do not stop taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take ZIROCARD 5 TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
What is the best time to take ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
ZIROCARD 5 TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ZIROCARD 5 TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of ZIROCARD 5 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ZIROCARD 5 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ZIROCARD 5 TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
What precautions should be followed while taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
Before taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney 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, or a recent heart attack). Consult your doctor before taking ZIROCARD 5 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 ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
What happens if I accidentally take more ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
If you or anyone else accidentally took more ZIROCARD 5 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 ZIROCARD 5 TABLET daily?
Take ZIROCARD 5 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take ZIROCARD 5 TABLET every day or not.
Can ZIROCARD 5 TABLET cause ankle swelling?
ZIROCARD 5 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 ZIROCARD 5 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET are swelling of ankles or other body parts, headache, dizziness, flushing, skin rashes and gingival hyperplasia (enlargement or overgrowth of the gums). Contact your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Can I stop taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET once my symptoms subside?
No. Do not stop taking ZIROCARD 5 TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take ZIROCARD 5 TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Can ZIROCARD 5 TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
ZIROCARD 5 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 ZIROCARD 5 TABLET affect the liver?
Yes. ZIROCARD 5 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.