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Benibuz 8 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Benibuz 8 Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as a calcium channel blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and prevent angina (heart-related chest pain). It lowers blood pressure and reduces the workload of the heart which helps in preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Benibuz 8 Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other medicines. The dose depends on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. You can take it at any time of the day, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. It should be taken with food. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Do not stop this medicine on your own, even if you feel well because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. This makes it hard to identify any sudden spike and if you stop taking it, your condition may get worse.

Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine. Studies have shown that it also has a protective effect on the kidneys and the heart.

The most common side effects include fatigue, swelling in the feet or ankles, sleepiness, dizziness, flushing, headache and unusual beating of the heart (palpitations). Consult your doctor if any of these bother you, or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking, especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Side effects of Benibuz Tablet

Common
  • Abdominal pain
  • Ankle swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Sleepiness

How to use Benibuz Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Benibuz 8 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Benibuz Tablet works

Benibuz 8 Tablet is a calcium channel blocker. It regulates the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and reducing the pressure on them, thereby making it easier for the heart to pump more blood throughout the body. In this way, it normalizes the blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Benibuz 8 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Benibuz 8 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Benibuz 8 Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Benibuz 8 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Benibuz 8 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Benibuz 8 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Benibuz 8 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Benibuz Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Benibuz 8 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Benibuz 8 Tablet to improve your blood pressure and/or to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces the chance of future heart attack and stroke.
  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • A sudden drop in your blood pressure may occur, especially when you first start taking Benibuz 8 Tablet. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It can cause ankle or foot swelling. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while you are sitting down. Talk to your doctor if it does not go away.
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires mental focus until you know how Benibuz 8 Tablet affects you. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Benibuz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is the use of Benibuz?

Benibuz is a medicine used to treat Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Angina (heart-related chest pain). It belongs to a group of medicines which block the calcium channels in the blood vessel. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in patients with high blood pressure. This widens the diameter of the blood vessels which helps the blood to pass through them more easily.

Q. What are the side effects of Benibuz?

Benibuz is generally well tolerated but sometimes can also be associated with side effects like headache, dizziness, flushing, palpitations, nausea and stomach pain. It may also cause sleepiness, ankle swelling and fatigue. These side effects are not common in everyone but may occur in some individuals. Do consult your doctor if you notice any side effects after taking this medicine.

Q. Is Benibuz good for patients of high blood pressure with kidney impairment?

Yes, Benibuz has been shown to have protective effects on the kidney cells, thereby preventing them from damage. It has also been shown to decrease protein leakage from the kidney in patients who have diabetes as well as high blood pressure.

Q. Should I take Benibuz in the morning or at night?

Benibuz can be taken anytime in the morning or evening, usually prescribed once daily. You should used this medicine as prescribed by a doctor. It is advised to take the medicine at the same time each day so that you remember to take it and consistent levels of medicine are maintained in the body.

Q. How long do I need to take Benibuz?

You should keep on taking Benibuz for as long as your doctor has recommended you to take it. You may need to take it lifelong. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel well or your blood pressure is well controlled. If you stop taking Benibuz, your blood pressure may increase again and your condition may worsen.

Q. What changes can I make to control my blood pressure better?

Avoid eating grapefruit (chakotra) or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Benibuz. Take a low sodium and low fat diet, and adhere to the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor.

Q. What if you forget to take Benibuz?

If you miss a dose of Benibuz, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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