Dilapres

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Dilapres uses

Dilapres consists of Bencyclane Fumarate, Clonidine Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide.

Clonidine Hydrochloride:


Dilapres information

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) is a medicine that is meant to lower the patient's blood pressure. It achieves its purpose as it decreases the levels in which certain chemicals are found in the patient's blood. In this way, the veins and arteries are allowed to widen, enabling the heart to beat regularly.

Dilapres indications

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) is normally used in the treatment of hypertension (also known as high blood pressure). But Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) can also be used for other purposes that have not been mentioned here.

Dilapres warnings

This drug ought to be taken in on a regular basis. You should refrain from stopping your treatment without your personal physician's consent because this may lead to some of the following medical conditions:

Dangerously high blood pressure

Anxiety

Nervousness

A treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) could induce drowsiness or dizziness therefore caution is needed if the patient has to operate complicated machinery or to perform dangerous activities. During the patient's treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) he or she should refrain from taking in alcohol, pain relievers, antihistamines, sleeping pills or any other medicines without his or her doctor's approval.

You might not be allowed to follow a treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) if you are suffering from any of the next disorders:

Heart disease (heart attack)

Stroke

Kidney disease

Liver disease

If you are suffering from any of the ailments that have been mentioned here you might be told by your doctor not to start a treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) or he (or she) might want to adjust your dosage of the drug or to monitor your body's reaction to the treatment.

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) is a Category C FDA pregnancy drug, meaning that it has not been established whether a treatment with it could harm pregnant women, nor is it known whether it can lead to unwanted birth defects. During the pregnancy's third trimester a treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) should be avoided. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting it with your physician.

Lower dosages are usually needed for patients over 60.

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Dilapres intake guidelines

Follow the instructions that your doctor has given you regarding your treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health. If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, a pharmacist or a nurse. You should accompany each and every dose of Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) that you take with a glass of water. It is recommended that you take the drug before bed time. Do not stop your treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) without your doctor's consent.

Dilapres dosage

Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors.

Dilapres overdose

Overdose of Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) usually leads to the next symptoms:

Drowsiness

Weakness

Lethargy

Slower heart rate

Lightheadedness

Vomiting

Nausea

Seizures

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention (inform your doctor immediately).

Dilapres missed dose

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) should be taken in or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug unless you are instructed by your physician to do so.

Dilapres side effects

Taking Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) may result in some of these side effects:

Difficulty while breathing

Throat closing

Hives

Swelling of the tongue, face or lips

Slow hear rate (lower than 60 beats / minute)

Abnormal low or high blood pressure (headache, fainting, redness of the neck, face and chest, sometimes dizziness)

If you are experiencing these side effects stop your treatment and inform your physician.

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) can also induce other side effects (more common and less serious) such as:

Abnormal fatigue, tiredness or dizziness

Diarrhea

Headache

Constipation, vomiting and nausea

Dry mouth

Insomnia

These mild side effects shouldn't stop you from continuing with your treatment. However, you should inform your doctor at once.

Other side effects may also occur when you take Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health. Inform your physician immediately if you experience anything unusual while taking this drug.

Dilapres drug reactions

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) is known to cause drowsiness. Taking in alcohol, antidepressants, sedatives, antihistamines, pain relievers, drugs for anxiety or muscle relaxants could increase this side effect of Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health. Avoid taking them during your treatment with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health.

Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) may interact with some of these drugs so it is best that you avoid taking them during your treatment with this drug:

Beta blockers

Prazosin

Levodopa

Tricyclic antidepressant

Verapamil

There are other drugs which may also interact with Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health. Inform your physician if you are taking any other drugs except Dilapres (Clonidine Hydrochloride) Sanis Health.

Hydrochlorothiazide:


Dilapres information

Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) is an antihypertensive, diuretic drug that acts on the electrolyte reabsorption in the renal tubular mechanism increasing the excretion of chloride and sodium in equivalent amounts. The exact mechanism of its antihypertensive action is not known at this time.

Dilapres indications

Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) is typically employed for the treatment of patients suffering from hypertension, either as monotherapy or in combination with other antihypertensive medication. It is also employed in some cases as a diuretic agent. Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) therapy may also be prescribed for the treatment of hepatic cirrhosis, edema (in patients suffering from congestive heart failure), nephrotic syndrome, drug induced edema, chronic renal failure or acute glomerulonephritis. Health care professionals may prescribe this drug in order to treat other medical conditions as well; if you would like to know more about the reasons you have been prescribed this drug, it is advised to ask your personal physician.

Dilapres warnings

Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) may not be used in the treatment of patients who are allergic to this drug, any of its components or other sulfonamide-derived medication. Also, this drug may not be suitable for use in patients that are suffering from anuria, azotemia or impaired renal functions. Caution should be employed if the patient is suffering from hepatic disease. Other medical conditions may also influence the examining health care provider's decision of prescribing Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide); it is strongly recommended to make sure that the health care professional is fully aware of your health condition and medical history before starting a treatment with this drug.

Use of Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) during pregnancy or breast-feeding is also not recommended. This medicine may affect an unborn baby and it also passes into breast milk. As such, use of this drug in pregnant women or breast-feeding mothers should not be employed.

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Dilapres intake guidelines

You should always take Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) as you have been directed by the prescribing health care specialist. While in some cases daily administration of the drug is recommended, other patients may be prescribed an intermittent therapy. Also, the number of daily doses may vary. As such, it is best that you do not follow another patient's intake schedule. If you have difficulties understanding the intake guidelines that your prescribing health care professional has provided, you should ask for further explanations from an authorized health care specialist - such as a pharmacist, a doctor or a nurse.

Dilapres dosage

The exact Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) dosage may vary greatly from one case to another, depending on the condition being treated, on the patient's medical history and general health condition, on his or her age as well as on a number of other factors. As such you are advised to use the exact Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) dosage that has been prescribed to you and never use the dosage prescribed to another patient or a dosage that you have been prescribed in the past. Taking a different Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) dose may cause the treatment to not have the desired effect, and if you take this drug in larger doses you may have a higher risk of developing side effects, or you may suffer from an overdose.

Dilapres overdose

You should never exceed the Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) prescribed dosage, in order to avoid an overdose with this medication. However, if you consider that you are affected by an overdose with this drug it is advised to immediately consult your personal health care provider, the local poisons center or to go to the nearest medical facility to seek emergency medical attention. The common symptoms of an overdose with Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) are dehydration and cardiac arrhythmia. The patient may also suffer from electrolyte depletion and thus may present the relevant signs and symptoms.

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Dilapres missed dose

In case you have missed a dose of Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide), it is advised that you take the dose as soon as you remember. If the moment when you remember is too close to another intake of the medication, you should completely skip the missed Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) dose and take the next scheduled dose on time. You should never take a larger dose of the drug in order to make up for a missed dose, unless your prescribing health care provider directs you to do so.

Dilapres side effects

In some patients Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) may cause side effects. While they are not very common, it is recommended to let your personal health care provider know if you begin experiencing any side effects. Several types of symptoms are possible: dizziness, headache, paresthesias, gastric irritation, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, pancreatitis, jaundice, hypotension. Metabolic side effects may include glycosuria, hyperglycemia, hyperuricemia, hypokalemia or hyponatremia. Renal failure or dysfunction may develop, as well as interstitial nephritis. Some patients reported experiencing muscle spasms, restlessness, unusual weakness and blurred vision. In some cases photosensitivity, anaphylactic reactions, respiratory distress, fever, rashes, vasculitis or toxic epidermal necrolysis have occurred.

Dilapres drug reactions

Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide) may interact with barbiturates and narcotics, as well as with alcohol. If you are also following a treatment course with antidiabetic drugs, their dosage may need to be adjusted before starting to take Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide). This drug may have an additive effect with other antihypertensive medication. ACE inhibitors, ACTH, corticosteroids and skeletal muscle relaxants may also interact with this drug causing unwanted effects. This drug may not be properly absorbed if the patient is also taking Colestipol resins or Cholestyramine. NSAIDs, lithium and Pressor amines may affect or be affected by Dilapres (Hydrochlorothiazide), and as such it is strongly recommended to let the prescribing health care provider know if you are taking these or any other drugs before starting a therapy course with this medicine. Other drug interactions that are not listed here are also possible.

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Dilapres pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Dilapres available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Dilapres destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Dilapres Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Dilapres pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

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  3. Dailymed."AMLODIPINE BESYLATE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Dilapres?

Depending on the reaction of the Dilapres after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Dilapres not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Dilapres addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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