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Betacap 20 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Betacap Tablet

Betacap 20 Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), migraine and anxiety.

Betacap Tablet side effects

Common
  • Tiredness
  • Cold extremities
  • Weakness
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Nightmare
  • Slow heart rate
  • Raynaud phenomenon

How to use Betacap 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. Betacap 20 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Betacap 20 Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Betacap Tablet works

Betacap 20 Tablet is a beta blocker which lowers blood pressure. It works by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to organs.

Betacap Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Propranolol 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
Betacap 20 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Betacap 20 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Betacap 20 Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Betacap 20 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Betacap 20 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Betacap 20 Tablet may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Betacap 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betacap 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

What if you miss a dose of Betacap Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Betacap 20 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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Expert Advice

  • Betacap 20 Tablet helps treat various heart conditions such as chest pain, heart failure, high blood pressure and and a number of non-heart conditions such as tremors, anxiety, and migraine.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines.
  • It may cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes. Monitor blood sugar levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Betacap 20 Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice increased swelling around your legs or ankles, sudden weight gain or sudden shortness of breath as these may be symptoms of heart failure.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Betacap 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): Loxaris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tensorin, Zeptin, Tenefron
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Betacap

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Anger is a natural emotional response to feeling of being wronged and/ or not being able to protect oneself from being wronged. The anger response looses it's relevance when perception of being wronged may be exaggerated or misplaced. It may happen in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, psychotic disorders or impulse control disorders etc. Anger management is aimed at identifying the triggers and the thought patterns behind this response. You can start by identifying what makes you angry and why and then start analysing your perceptions. You may see a psychotherapist/psychiatrist to guide you. Some anger issues are biological impulse control issues and one needs medicines to treat them. Treatment of primary psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety and psychosis also mitigates anger.
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FAQs

Q. What is Betacap used for?

Betacap is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat), heart attack, increased blood pressure, anxiety, and migraine.

Q. Is Betacap over the counter product?

Betacap is a prescription medicine and should only be taken for the proper indication in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised by a doctor.

Q. Is Betacap a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) inhibitor?

Betacap is not a MAO inhibitor. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers.

Q. Is Betacap safe to use?

Clinical studies have shown that Betacap is tolerated well even in long-term use and is safe. However, the drug is not devoid of side effects and should only be taken as per the doctor’s advice.

Q. Is it safe to take Betacap with Betahistine?

Betacap and Betahistine can be taken together. Betahistine is given in patients with a migraine for the relief of vertigo and Betacap is indicated for preventing the attacks of a migraine. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are used together.

Q. Is Betacap a blood thinner?

Betacap is not a blood thinner. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.

Q. Is Betacap a narcotic substance?

Betacap is not a narcotic substance. It is a beta-blocker used in the treatment of diseases like hypertension and angina.

Q. Is Betacap ototoxic?

Betacap is not associated with ototoxicity (harmful to the ear). However, if you experience any such problem while using the drug, talk to your doctor.

Q. Is Betacap a statin?

No, Betacap is not a statin. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.

Q. Is Betacap used to treat anxiety?

Betacap is indicated for the treatment of anxiety. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of anxiety.

Q. Can I take Betacap for headaches?

Betacap is not used for the treatment of a headache. It is used to prevent an attack of a migraine headache. However, it is not known to stop the migraine headaches once started. Consult your doctor for the proper treatment of your headache.

Q. Can I take Betacap for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Betacap is not indicated in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Consult your doctor for the right treatment IBS.

Q. For how long can I take Betacap?

Betacap is a prescription drug and should only be taken in the dose, frequency, and duration as advised by the doctor. However, clinical studies have shown that Betacap is tolerated well in long-term use and is generally safe.

Q. Can you take Betacap for depression?

Betacap is not indicated for the treatment of depression. Please consult your doctor for the right treatment of depression.

Q. Can I take Betacap for a migraine headache?

Betacap can be used as a to prevent an attack for migraine headaches. However, it is not known to stop the migraine headaches once started. Consult your doctor for the appropriate the appropriate therapy.

Q. Can I take Betacap with alprazolam?

Betacap is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

Q. Can I take Betacap with lorazepam?

Betacap is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with lorazepam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

Q. Can I take Betacap without food?

Betacap can be taken without food. However, taking the drug with food, especially high-protein food enhances the bioavailability (amount of drug which reaches the blood) of the drug.

Q. Can I take Betacap with aspirin?

Aspirin, especially if taken in high doses, may reduce the blood pressure lowering (antihypertensive) effect of Betacap. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Betacap with gabapentin?

Betacap is not known to have any interactions with gabapentin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Q. Can I take Betacap with amoxicillin?

Betacap is not known to have any interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Q. Can I take Betacap with prednisone?

Anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effect of Betacap may decrease if taken with prednisone as prednisone can cause sodium and water retention. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.

Q. Does Betacap cause diabetes?

Betacap is not known to cause diabetes. However, it can interfere with insulin secretion and it can also block the sympathetic response (signs and symptoms experienced by the patient) to hypoglycemia. Talk to your doctor in case you are prescribed Betacap and you have diabetes.

Q. Does Betacap work?

Betacap is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker which is used in the treatment of a variety of diseases like hypertension, angina, migraine, heart attack, tremors etc. It is a prescription drug which should only be used as per the doctor’s advice.

Q. Does Betacap make you sleepy?

Betacap is not known to make you sleepy. It can, however, cause loss of sleep and dizziness rarely. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom.

Q. Does Betacap expire?

Betacap. like any other drug, has an expiry date and should not be used beyond that period. The shelf life of Betacap is three years.

Q. Does Betacap cause depression?

Depression is a rare side effect of Betacap. If you experience any form of depression or associated symptoms while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. Does Betacap cause erectile dysfunction?

Betacap use has been associated with erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such problem while using the drug.

Q. Does Betacap cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a rare side effect of Betacap. Consult your doctor if you experience such problem while using the drug.

Q. Does Betacap affect sleep?

Use of Betacap has been associated with sleep disturbances, especially insomnia (inability to fall asleep). Consult your doctor if you experience any sleep disturbance after taking Betacap.

Q. Can the use of Betacap increase the blood sugar levels?

Betacap can interfere with insulin secretion and can also block the sympathetic response (signs and symptoms experienced by the patient) to hypoglycemia. However, it is not known to significantly affect blood sugar values.
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