Arkamin H Tablet

Introduction

Arkamin H Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective.

Arkamin H Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It makes you lose excess water through urine, hence try to take it at day time to avoid frequent urination at night. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Dryness of mouth, sedation and slow heart rate are some common side effects of this medicine. To overcome dryness of mouth practice frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and have sugarless candy. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. This medicine should be used along with lifestyle changes like a healthy diet, regular exercise and smoking cessation for best results.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding if you have ever had any problems with your blood circulation or have liver or kidney problems. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.

Uses of Arkamin H Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Arkamin H Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Arkamin H

  • Sedation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Increased uric acid level in blood
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased blood lipid level
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Sexual dysfunction

How to use Arkamin H Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Arkamin H Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Arkamin H Tablet works

Arkamin H Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Clonidine and hydrochlorothiazide which lower blood pressure effectively. Clonidine is an alpha-2 agonist. It works by relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Arkamin H Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arkamin H 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.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Arkamin H Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Arkamin H Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.

Kidney

CAUTION
Arkamin H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arkamin H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

Liver

CAUTION
Arkamin H Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arkamin H Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.