CORALAN 5 MG contain Ivabradine which belongs to a group of medicine called hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel blockers.
It is used to treat Symptomatic stable angina pectoris and chronic heart failure. Stable angina is a heart disease occurs when there is lack of oxygen supply to the heart.
It usually occurs in people between 40 and 50 years of age and is more likely to happen when the heart beats faster in situations such as exercise, emotion, exposure to the cold or after eating which increases heart rate and can cause chest pain.
Chronic heart failure is a heart disease which happens when your heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body.
The most common symptoms of heart failure are breathlessness, fatigue, tiredness, and ankle swelling. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems.
This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years.
USES OF CORALAN 5MG
- Treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris
- Treat chronic heart failure
HOW CORALAN 5MG WORKS
It works by reducing the heart rate by a few beats per minute. This lowers the heart need for oxygen especially in the situations when an angina attack is more likely to happen.
In this way this medicine helps to control and reduce the number of angina attacks.
This specific heart rate lowering action of this medicine also helps to improve heart functioning and vital prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take CORALAN 5MG according to the dose and frequency as instructed by your doctor. This medicine must be taken with food. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CORALAN 5MG
- Swollen face, tongue, or throat
- Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
- Luminous visual phenomena (transiently enhanced brightness in a limited area of the visual field)
- Irregular rapid contraction of the heart
- Abnormal perception of heartbeat
- Uncontrolled blood pressure, Headache, dizziness, blurred vision
- Skin reddening
- Feeling unwell
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Lying down and closing the eyes. drink plenty of water and keep hydrated. Take plenty of sleep.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
- Quinidine, disopyramide, sotalol, ibutilide, amiodarone (used to treat heart rhythm disorders)
- Other medicines to treat angina pectoris
- Pimozide, ziprasidone, sertindole (used to treat anxiety and schizophrenia)
- Mefloquine or halofantrine (used to treat malaria)
- Pentamidine (used to treat parasitic disease)
- Cisapride (against the gastro-oesophageal reflux)
- Intravenous erythromycin, rifampicin (used to treat infection)
- Fluconazole (used to treat fungal disease)
- Barbiturates, phenytoin (used to treat difficult sleeping or epilepsy)
- Hypericum perforatum or St Johns Wort (used to treat depression)
- Furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide (used to treat oedema and high blood pressure)
Store at room temperature and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT CORALAN 5MG
Q: Is CORALAN 5MG a beta-blocker?
A: No, it is not a beta-blocker. It lowers the heart rate by selectively blocking the sodium channel present in heart pacemaker cells responsible for the increase in the heart rate.
Q: Can I take CORALAN 5MG during kidney disease?
A: It should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases.
Q: Does CORALAN 5MG affect vision?
A: It may cause temporary brightness in the field of vision (luminous visual phenomena). This usually disappears with continuous use of this medicine. If this happens to you, be careful when driving or using machine at time when there could be sudden changes in light intensity especially when driving at night.
Coralan 5 mg Tablet is a medicine used for the treatment of angina (heart-related chest pain) and chronic (long-term) heart failure.
It makes the heart work more efficiently by lowering the heart rate.
This relieves chest pain and decreases the risk of hospitalization in heart failure patients.
The dose will depend on what you are being treated for. Since the treatment for angina or heart failure is usually life-long, you should not stop using it without talking to your doctor.
It should be taken with food at the same time each day.
If you take too much in one go, your heart could slow down too much and make you feel breathless or tired. If this happens, call a doctor.
most common side effects
The most common side effects are temporary brightness in your vision and changes to your heart function.
You may also experience uncontrolled blood pressure, headache, dizziness, and blurred vision.
Some side effects such as fainting and significant changes to your heartbeat may be very serious and may need urgent medical attention.
Avoid driving until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Do not use Coralan 5 mg Tablet if you have severe liver disease, have a low resting heart rate, or a heart rhythm disorder.
This medicine is also not suitable if you have very low blood pressure and heart failure that has recently become worse.
This medicine interacts with certain other medicines used to treat high blood pressure, fungal infections, and HIV.
Do not take it if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. click here : Coralan 5
USES OF CORALAN TABLET
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Treatment of Heart failure
BENEFITS OF CORALAN TABLET
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Coralan 5mg Tablet is a heart rate lowering medication. It works by slowing down your heart rate. This lowers the heart’s need for oxygen, making it less likely that you will suffer chest pain.
The medicine can reduce the frequency of angina attacks and help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more efficiently.
You should not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice, even if you feel well.
In Treatment of Heart failure
Heart failure is a condition where your heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body.
Coralan 5mg Tablet can be used in combination with other medicines to improve symptoms such as breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling and prevent heart failure from getting worse.
This will improve your quality of life, allow you to go about your daily activities more easily, and decreases the risk of hospitalization in heart failure patients.
This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective.
Do not stop taking it until the doctor tells you so, even if you feel well.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CORALAN TABLET
Common side effects of Coralan
- Slow heart rate
- Luminous phenomena (Enhanced brightness)
- High blood pressure
HOW TO USE CORALAN TABLET
HOW CORALAN TABLET WORKS
Coralan 5mg Tablet may cause transient luminous phenomena consisting mainly of phosphenes. The possible occurrence of such luminous phenomena should be taken into account especially when driving at night.
Limited information is available for use of Coralan 5mg Tablet in patients with severe kidney disease.
Use of Coralan 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CORALAN TABLET?