- Myodura should be stored at room temperature in a tight, light resistant container.
Mixing Myodura with herbal remedies or supplements
St John's wort, a herbal medicine taken for depression, is thought to interfere with the way Myodura works.
Talk to your doctor if you're thinking about taking St John's wort.
Taking these drugs with Myodura/benazepril can increase the levels of these medications in your body. This means that you may have more side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
4. How and when to take it
Take Myodura exactly as your doctor has told you, and follow the directions on the label. If you're not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
It's usual to take Myodura once a day. You can take Myodura at any time of day, but try to make sure it's around the same time every day.
Myodura may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- upset stomach
- stomach pain
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- excessive tiredness
How should I take Myodura?
Take Myodura exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Myodura with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
Shake the Katerzia oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
Your chest pain may become worse when you first start taking Myodura or when your dose is increased. Call your doctor if your chest pain is severe or ongoing.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using Myodura even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.
Your hypertension or heart condition may be treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or stop taking any of your medications without your doctor's advice. This is especially important if you also take nitroglycerin.
Myodura is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, and other medications. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Myodura.
Myodura besylate is a second generation calcium channel blocker that is used in the therapy of hypertension and angina pectoris. Myodura has been linked to a low rate of serum enzyme elevations during therapy and to rare instances of clinically apparent acute liver injury.
Myodura can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms include:
- trouble breathing
- swelling of your throat or tongue
If you develop these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).