Calblock tablets 16 mg for hypertension (azelnidipine, Azusa, Azovas)
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General information on Calblock tablets 16 mg for hypertension (azelnidipine, Azusa, Azovas)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: azelnidipine (chemical formula C33H34N4O6)
Medical effect: Calblock tablets are effective for the treatment of hypertension.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Avoid taking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine. As this medicine may cause dizziness due to decreased blood pressure, be careful when operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car and working at heights.
Dosage and administration of Calblock tablets 16 mg from Japan for hypertension (azelnidipine, Azusa, Azovas)
- For adults, start with 0.5 tablet (8 mg) or less at a time, once a day after breakfast, as an initial dose.
- Then increase the dosage up to 0.5-1 tablet (8 to 16 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day after breakfast.
- The doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to patient’s symptoms.
- However, the maximum daily dose of 1 tablet (16 mg) should not be exceeded.
How effective are Calblock tablets 16 mg from Japan for hypertension (azelnidipine, Azusa, Azovas)?
Calblock tablets contain azelnidipine, a dihydropyridine L and T calcium channel blocker. It works by blocking calcium inflow into cells and consequently dilating constricted vessels to decrease blood pressure. Calblock tablets have a gradual onset and a long-lasting hypotensive effect, with little increase in heart rate.
Who should use Calblock tablets 16 mg from Japan?
Calblock tablets are effective for the treatment of essential hypertension. This medicine does not provoke tachycardia. Studies showed that azelnidipine provides cardiovascular protective effects, like anti-oxidative action, decreasing heart rate, and improving systolic and diastolic function (B. Chen, Y. Zhang et al. “Clinical use of azelnidipine in the treatment of hypertension in Chinese patients”. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 2015, 11: 309-318). Calblock tablets are generally well tolerated and have very few side effects.