K Cor 5 mg Tablet is used for the symptomatic treatment of angina (chest pain that occurs due to reduced blood flow to the heart). It is used when other medicines do not work or are not suitable for treating this condition. K Cor 5 mg Tablet works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, thus reducing the workload on the heart.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet shows side effects like headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, flushing, dizziness, etc. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you feel dizzy after taking this medicine. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects do not resolve with time or worsen. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will determine the dose and duration of treatment based on the severity of your condition. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor as sudden withdrawal may worsen your condition. Appropriate lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol consumption, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress along with this medicine will help to get maximum benefits from the treatment.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have heart problems and low blood pressure. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines to avoid interaction with K Cor 5 mg Tablet. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for K Cor 5 mg Tablet
Korandil 5 mg Tablet
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
Nicoduce 5 mg Tablet
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Nicostar 5 mg Tablet
Nucoril 5 mg Tablet
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Zynicor 5 mg Tablet
Major & minor side effects for K Cor 5 mg Tablet
Yellowing of skin and eyes
Increase in the potassium levels
Decreased blood pressure
Nausea and vomiting
Dizziness and Drowsiness
Flushing or redness of skin
Uses of K Cor 5 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Angina pectoris is a heart condition characterised by chest pain radiating to the arms, neck, and back. It may occur due to reduced blood supply to the heart. K Cor 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of angina.
When not to use?
Avoid taking K Cor 5 mg Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Hypovolaemia is a decrease in the volume of blood in your body. K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have hypovolaemia as it may increase the risk of low blood volume.
Pulmonary oedema is a condition in which there is an accumulation of excess fluid in the lungs. K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have pulmonary oedema.
Cardiogenic shock is an emergency condition in which the heart suddenly stops pumping enough blood throughout the body to meet its demands. K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a cardiogenic shock as it may further worsen your condition.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have hypotension (low blood pressure) as it may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population
K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Driving or operating machines
K Cor 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as low blood pressure, drowsiness, weakness, and dizziness. Hence, avoid performing activities that require high mental alertness, such as driving vehicles or operating machines, if you experience such symptoms.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause ulcers, particularly mouth, eye, or skin ulcers.
Use in children
K Cor 5 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet may cause hyperkalaemia (increase in the blood potassium levels) in some cases. Hence this medicine should be used with caution in combination with other medications that may increase potassium levels or if you have moderate to severe kidney problems.
If you forget to take a dose of K Cor 5 mg Tablet at a given time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of K Cor 5 mg Tablet. Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with K Cor 5 mg Tablet due to the increased risk of low blood pressure, dizziness, and drowsiness.
Interaction with Medicine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE) inhibitors
K Cor 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have stomach and intestinal problems as it may further increase the risk of gastrointestinal ulceration (sores on the lining of the stomach and intestine) and bleeding.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
K Cor 5 mg Tablet should be taken with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet in your mouth. Do not take more or less than the prescribed dose.
This medicine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Hence avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience such symptoms.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects.
Avoid taking medications like Sildenafil or Tadalafil (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause low blood pressure.
Inform your doctor if you notice blood in vomit or black stools.