Cardioton

Cardiotonic

Properties and actions:

Cardioton improves myocardial contractility via inhibition of C-AMP phosphodiesterase enzymes. It also improves tissue perfusion through a vasodilator action mediated via activation of endothelial derived relaxing factors resulting in coronary vasodilatation of normal and atherosclerotic vessels with an increase of coronary blood flow. Cardioton has peripheral arteriolar vasodilator effect with a reduction in peripheral resistance and mild reduction in blood pressure. 

Indications:

  • Heart failure NYHA class I and II
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Senile cardiomyopathy

Dosage:

  • Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician; 1-2 tablets 3 times/day. 

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy, lactation and children younger than 12 years old. 

Side Effects:

  • Very rare occurrence of gastro-intestinal disturbances, headache and dizziness. 

Each tablet contains:

Crataegus oxycantha extract 300 mg (equivalent to 2.15 % flavonoids) 

Pack size:

20 tablets in 2 blisters

Precautions / Drug interactions:

  • Cardioton has no recorded drug interactions.
  • Cardioton is safely administered with digitalis.