Generic Cartia Xt (Diltiazem Hcl)
Cartia Xt
Cartia is used in treatment hypertension, chest pain (angina) and certain heat rhythm disorders.
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Product Description
Common use

Cartia is used in treatment hypertension, chest pain (angina) and certain heat rhythm disorders. It's active component diltiazem belongs to the group of so called calcium channel blockers. Diltiazem works by relaxing the muscles of our blood vessel ans heart.



Dosage and directions

Take Cartia exactly as it was prescribed by your doctor. Take it with a full glass of water. Avoid crushing, chewing and breaking a tablet. Swallow it the whole.

Cartia can be only a part of a treatment program that include diet, exercise and other medications.



Precautions

This medicine can cause impairing of your thinking or reactions. Be careful driving or doing anything that requires high concentration of your reaction. Do not stop taking medication with your doctor's agreement.



Contraindications

Do not use Cartia if you have the following conditions low blood pressure, certain heart conditions (sick sinus syndrome, AV block), if you've had recent heart attack. Before starting Cartia tell your doctor if you have any allergy or if you have kidney or liver disease, congestive heart failure. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This medicine can cause harm to unborn baby. Diltiazem passes into breast milk. Do not use it during breastfeeding without telling your doctor.



Possible side effects

Besides allergic reactions (hives, swelling of your face, tongue, throat,difficulty breathing), you can experience such serious side effects: fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; fast or slow heartbeats, feeling light-headed, fainting, swelling, rapid weight gain, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice. Call to you doctor if you experience one of them.

Less serious side effects:skin rash or itching, nausea, warmth, redness, tingly feeling, stuffy nose, dizziness, headache, tired feeling.



Drug interaction

Tell your doctor if you take the following medications: digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek); an antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend); HIV/AIDS medicine ( amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra)); beta-blockers (atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren); amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone); buspirone (BuSpar); lovastatin (Mevacor); quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex, Quin-Release); a sedative such as midazolam (Versed) or triazolam (Halcion); cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB).

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with Diltiazem and to lead to potentially dangerous effects.



Missed dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.



Overdose

Symptoms of Cartia overdose are weakness, chest pain, feeling light-headed, slow heartbeat, shortness of breath, fainting. If you overdosed Cartia seek medical attention right away.



Storage

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.



Disclaimer

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Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.