CHANNEL SR 120MG contains Diltiazem which belongs to a group of medicines called calcium-channel blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure and angina.
It works by making your blood vessels wider.
This helps to lower your blood pressure and also makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body.
It also helps to prevent the chest pain caused by angina.
Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain caused due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle.
Most common side effect
The most common side effect of taking this medicine are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, feeling dizzy or headache.
This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children.
Consult your doctor before taking.
It is advisable to limit the amount of grapefruit juice you drink while taking this medicine, as it can increase the blood levels of diltiazem and increases toxicity.
Do not take this medicine if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.
USES OF CHANNEL SR 120MG
- Treat (long-term) and prevent angina pectoris
- Treat mild to moderate high blood pressure
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take CHANNEL SR 120MG as directed by your physician.
Swallow the medicine as a whole with a glass of water.
Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Your doctor will decide the dose and duration depending upon your condition.
Limit the amount of grapefruit juice you drink while taking this medicine, as it can increase the blood levels of diltiazem and may increase your chance of getting side effects.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CHANNEL SR 120MG
- Slow or uneven heartbeat
- Very fast, uneven or forceful heartbeat (palpitations)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Indigestion or diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Feeling tired or dizzy
- Flushing (feeling of warmth)
- Skin redness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dry mouth
- Itchy, lumpy rash (urticaria)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Nausea or vomiting:
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals.
Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help.
If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.
Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin.
Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
- Dantrolene or cilostazol (used for severe muscle spasms)
- Ivabradine (used to treat certain heart diseases)
- Other medicines used to treat high blood pressure such as doxazosin, tamsulosin, atenolol, propranolol or acebutolol
- Medicines used to treat arrhythmia (uneven heartbeat) such as amiodarone and digoxin
- Other medicines used for angina (such as glyceryl trinitrate or isosorbide trinitrate)
- Medicines used to treat high levels of cholesterol (simvastatin, fluvastatin and atorvastatin)
- Ciclosporin (used to stop graft rejection)
- Medicine used to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin and carbamazepine)
- Medicines used to stop blood clotting (aspirin or clopidogrel)
- Theophylline (used to treat breathing problems)
- Lithium (used to treat depression)
- Medicines used for anxiety (triazolam or midazolam)
- Methylprednisolone (used to treat inflammation)
- Rifampicin used to treat tuberculosis
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT CHANNEL SR 120MG
Q: Can CHANNEL SR 120MG cause dizziness?
A: Yes. This medicine may cause dizziness in some individuals, although not everybody gets them. Do not drive or operate any tools or machines if this medicine may make you feel dizzy.
Q: What CHANNEL SR 120MG is used for?
A: It is used to treat high blood pressure and angina.
Q: Can CHANNEL SR 120MG be used during pregnancy?
A: No. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.
Channel -SR 120 Tablet is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia).
It is known as a calcium channel blocker.
It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure.
This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.
Channel SR 120 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it regularly at a fixed time each day as advised by your doctor.
Keep using this medicine even if you feel well.
Common side effects
Common side effects seen with this medicine include headache, constipation, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, flushing, and rash.
These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.
It may also make you feel sleepy or dizzy, so be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine as it may worsen the side effects.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems.
Also, inform your doctor if you have very low blood pressure (hypotension), heart failure, or if you recently had a heart attack and have fluid in your lungs.
Your doctor may want to monitor your blood pressure while using it and you may need frequent blood tests.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking it.
USES OF CHANNEL TABLET SR
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Treatment of Arrhythmia
BENEFITS OF CHANNEL TABLET SR
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
This lowers your blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or kidney problems in the future.It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective.
You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.
Do not stop taking this medicine without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Channel SR 120 Tablet helps treat heart-related chest pain (angina attack) as well as prevent it from happening in the future.
However, it should not be used for acute attacks of angina. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen.
This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective.
In Treatment of Arrhythmia
SIDE EFFECTS OF CHANNEL TABLET SR
Common side effects of Channel
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
HOW TO USE CHANNEL TABLET SR
Channel SR 120 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW CHANNEL TABLET SR WORKS
Channel SR 120 Tablet is used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain), high blood pressure, and some types of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia).
It is known as a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels to lower blood pressure. This helps to reduce the workload of the heart.
Channel SR 120 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby.
Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Channel SR 120 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Channel SR 120 Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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