Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Allergic reactions. Symptoms can include:
- skin rash
- swelling of your face, lips, or tongue
- trouble breathing
- blurred vision
- vision with a yellow-green tint
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Vidaxil oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Vidaxil are listed below.
Vidaxil and Alcohol
Vidaxil can cause sleepiness, confusion, and problems with balance; drinking while taking Vidaxil could worsen these side effects.
For best results, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Vidaxil.
Heart rhythm drugs
Taking Vidaxil with certain heart rhythm drugs may increase the levels of Vidaxil in your body and increase your risk of side effects, including heart problems. If you need to take these drugs with Vidaxil, your doctor may monitor you closely.
Examples of these drugs include:
Vidaxil and Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can lessen Vidaxil's ability to work.
You should avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Vidaxil.
Taking Vidaxil with atorvastatin can increase Vidaxil levels in your body. If you need to take atorvastatin with Vidaxil, your doctor will likely reduce your Vidaxil dosage first. They may also monitor your Vidaxil levels during your treatment with atorvastatin.
Things to consider
Most people can take Vidaxil without experiencing many side effects. However, you could have side effects, especially if you get too much Vidaxil. These side effects include:
- stomach pain
- loss of appetite
- tiredness or weakness
- slow heartbeat
- irregular heartbeat
- vision changes (blurred or yellow).
It is important to pay attention to these side effects. Too much Vidaxil is dangerous. You should call your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms.
There are also symptoms when you are not getting enough Vidaxil. You should discuss your condition and symptoms with you doctor. If you have heart failure, the following symptoms may mean that you are not getting enough Vidaxil:
- More shortness of breath than usual.
- A decrease in your ability to climb stairs or walk.
- Waking up short of breath at night.
- Shortness of breath when you lie flat or sleep on more pillows than usual.
- More frequent trips to the bathroom during the night.
- Increased ankle swelling or feeling that your shoes are suddenly too tight.
If you have atrial fibrillation, the following symptoms may mean that you are not getting enough Vidaxil:
- Rapid pulse (more than 100 beats per minute).
- Palpitations, or a feeling that your heart is racing.
- Change in your heart rate.
- Fainting or blackouts.
If you develop any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away. Your doctor will decide how to adjust medication and/or manage symptoms as needed.
You should not take Vidaxil if you:
- Are allergic to Vidaxil or any of the ingredients in the medication
- Have an irregular heartbeat caused by ventricular fibrillation
Talk to your doctor before taking Vidaxil if you:
- Have any current or previous heart conditions, including heart attack, endocarditis (infections of the heart muscle or in the lining that surrounds the heart), heart failure, or very slow heartbeat
- Have low concentrations of oxygen in the body, a condition known as hypoxia
- Have low levels of potassium or calcium in the blood, which might reduce the effect of Vidaxil
- High levels of calcium or low levels of magnesium in the blood
- Have Beriberi heart disease
- Have thyroid disease
The concentration of Vidaxil in your blood can vary based on many factors and could become dangerous if not kept within a certain range.
Your doctor will probably have you come in for lab work from time to time to monitor your Vidaxil levels.
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Vidaxil is usually taken once a day in the morning.
Your doctor will occasionally ask you to have some blood tests.
If you start being sick (vomiting), develop diarrhoea, get blurred/yellow vision, or become dizzy, you should contact your doctor straightaway for advice.