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Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER


Overview

Introduction of Best-Beta Tablet ER

Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure, heart-related chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms, and chronic (long-term) heart failure. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke. Early treatment with this medicine improves chances of survival in patients of heart attack. This medicine is also used to prevent migraine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be taken regularly at a fixed time each day. Since this is a long-acting medicine, it is taken once a day. It should not be stopped abruptly. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better. Dizziness may occur as a side effect in some patients but it gets better with time.

Best-Beta Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath

How to use Best-Beta Tablet ER

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. Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Best-Beta Tablet ER works

Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER is a long-acting beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Best-Beta Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER. Taking Metoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • It should be taken once a day regularly at the same time.
  • Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better.
  • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Do not stop taking Best-Beta 25 Tablet ER suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Best-Beta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Miglicon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tamocas
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Best-Beta

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I am suffering with heart attack. Now my blood pressure is 100/65. Give me best suggestions.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
fDo exercise nad yoga regularly, avoid stress, always take healthy diet. Arjunarisht 20 ml twice act as a healthy suppliment
Regular chest pain Gases in stomach AcidityMinor heart attack is gone one timeStamlo beta K cor 5 Eco spin AV 150 Ramcor 2.5 Mucaine syrup Creamafin
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
U need to undergo full cardiac check see a cardiologist
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FAQs

Q. How long does Best-Beta take to work?

The time taken by Best-Beta to start working varies from person to person. Usually Best-Beta starts working within 15 minutes. However, in some patients it may take up to 2 hours to start working. It starts acting slowly and the maximum or full effect is usually experienced within a span of 1 week. In case you do not feel any difference while taking Best-Beta, do not panic. The medicine exerts its beneficial effects when taken for a long time.

Q. Is taking Best-Beta dangerous?

Best-Beta is usually safe when taken as per the doctor’s prescription. This medicine exhibits dangerous effects if the medicine is stopped suddenly. Stopping the medicine suddenly can cause an abrupt increase in the heart rate and affect its activity, which can be dangerous for heart failure patients and can even lead to heart attack in few patients. So, do not stop the medicine suddenly and take it for the prescribed duration.

Q. Does Best-Beta help you sleep better?

Best-Beta belongs to the beta blockers class of medicine. Though their effect on sleep varies from person to person, it has been found that these medicines are prone to alter the sleep pattern and disturb sleep in few patients. On the other hand, it has also been seen to promote better sleep in patients with increased heart rate and anxiety by calming down the heart and nerves. Do consult your doctor in case you have any sleep disturbances.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take Best-Beta?

If you forget to take a dose of Best-Beta,, then take it as soon as you remember it. However, if the time of your next dose is nearby, then skip the missed dose to avoid taking a double dose.

Q. Can I take alcohol after taking Best-Beta?

No, you should not consume alcohol after taking Best-Beta. Alcohol may increase the blood pressure-lowering effects of this medicine and lead to low blood pressure.

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