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Drug information on Cardivas (3.125mg) (Carvedilol) from Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Cardivas (3.125mg)

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Generic : Carvedilol
10 Tablet
Cardivas (3.125mg) is an alpha- and beta-blocker, prescribed for heart failure and high blood pressure.  

Medical Condition(s) for which Cardivas (3.125mg) may be prescribed

Diabetes and Hypertension
Heart Attack
High Blood Pressure

Side effects of Cardivas (3.125mg)

  Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.

  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, fatigue, headache, lightheadedness, disorientation, fainting.

  Heart: Chest pain, irregular or unusually slow heartbeat.

  Eye: Dry eyes, persistent or severe vision changes.

  Miscellaneous: Change in the amount of urine produced, fever, sudden, unusual weight gain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Oral- Hypertension- Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg once daily increased to 25 mg once daily after 2 days. Alternatively, initial dose of 6.25 mg bid increased to 12.5 mg bid after 1-2 wk, increased further if necessary to 50 mg once daily or in divided doses. Elderly: 12.5 mg once daily.
Angina pectoris- Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg bid increased to 25 mg bid after 2 days.
Heart failure- Adult: Initially, 3.125 mg bid, doubled to 6.25 mg bid after 2 wk if tolerated, then gradually increased to the max dose the patient can tolerate at intervals of not <2 wk. Max dose: >85 kg: 50 mg bid; <85 kg: 25 mg bid.
Left ventricular dysfunction post myocardial infarction- Adult: Initially: 6.25 mg bid, if tolerated, after 3-10 days, increase to 12.5 mg bid and then to a target dose of 25 mg bid.

How to use Cardivas (3.125mg)?

It comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken twice a day with food. /

When is Cardivas (3.125mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity; severe chronic heart failure, bronchial asthma or similar conditions, severe liver damage.

Warnings and Precautions for Cardivas (3.125mg)

Avoid abrupt withdrawal sometimes heart attack may occur if you suddenly stop it.

• It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

•Caution needed during pregnancy and lactation.

Other Precautions for Cardivas (3.125mg)

Monitor blood pressure regularly.

Storage Conditions of Cardivas (3.125mg)

Store below 30°C.keep away from children.

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