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Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR


Overview

Introduction

Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This combination medicine controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR should be taken empty stomach regularly at a fixed time each day. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly as it may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction and regular exercise for best results. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of this medicine. It may also produce dizziness initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR

Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR side effects

Common
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Cold extremities
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Constipation

How to use Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR

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. Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.
Take it either 1 hour before or 2 hours after food.

How Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR works

Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR is a combination of two medicines: Atenolol and nifedipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate while nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR Atenolol and 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Beta-Nicardia Capsule SR for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Beta-Nicardia

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High blood pressure, hypertension, hypothyroidism. General weakness. She has been taking Tablet Telsar Beta 25mg for over 15 days now and is experiencing very bad effects like Giddiness, vomiting sensation, extreme tiredness, shivering and palms becoming come. Has a bad stomach uneasiness almost all day.
Dr. Akshay Choudhary
Ayurveda
Consult your physician who prescribed her Tab.Telsar Beta
I am facing high blood pressure of160/100 for last 10-15 days. Should I start medication. Amiloz at or nicardia retard 20 tab. Which one is suitable.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Send 3 BP readings on different days on a Doctors prescription pad
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