How it works
Shuddha Guggulu belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It widens blood vessels and prevents it from narrowing and thereby helps reduce blood pressure.
Guidelines for usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
Shuddha Guggulu may be used with or without food.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How & where do I store Shuddha Guggulu?
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Overdose Related Information
If you accidentally consume more medication than what was prescribed, then contact an emergency healthcare center immediately.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
Congestive heart failure; or
If you are dehydrated.
This will allow your healthcare provider to prescribe the apt dosage of the medication for you.
To be avoided
You must avoid using Avapro if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it
Avapro is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Avapro.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
Patients may feel tired or lethargic during the first few weeks of starting treatment with blood pressure medications. Doctors recommend that you continue using the medication even if this occurs.
Avapro can interfere with the results of certain laboratory tests. If one of these tests are prescribed for you, then we recommend that you speak to your lab technician that you are using Avapro before you undertake the test.
In rare cases, Avapro has been associated with a condition that leads to the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure
It is not clear whether Avapro is safe for use by children below years of age. So, if the patient is under this age, then speak to your doctor regarding the possible risks.
Important Information for Pregnant Women
Avapro is categorized under FDA pregnancy category D
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own
Heartburn, upset stomach;
Mild dizziness; or
The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately.
Feeling like you might pass out;
Urinating less than usual or not at all;
Drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting; or
Swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath.