Betagem 20 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Betagem Tablet
Betagem 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), high blood pressure, preventive treatment of migraine and anxiety.
Betagem Tablet side effects
Common
  • Tiredness
  • Cold extremities
  • Nightmare
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Slow heart rate
How to use Betagem 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. Betagem 20 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Betagem 20 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
How Betagem Tablet works
Betagem 20 mg 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.
Betagem 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
Betagem 20 mg 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
Betagem 20 mg 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.
Betagem 20 mg Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Betagem 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Betagem 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Betagem 20 mg Tablet may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Betagem 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betagem 20 mg 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 Betagem Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Betagem 20 mg 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Betagem 20 mg Tablet may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Betagem 20 mg Tablet may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Betagem 20 mg Tablet may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Betagem 20 mg Tablet before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Betagem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Betagem

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. What is Betagem used for?
Betagem is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat), heart attack, increased blood pressure, anxiety, and migraine.
Q. Is Betagem over the counter product?
Betagem 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 Betagem a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) inhibitor?
Betagem is not a MAO inhibitor. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers.
Q. Is Betagem safe to use?
Clinical studies have shown that Betagem 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 Betagem with Betahistine?
Betagem and Betahistine can be taken together. Betahistine is given in patients with a migraine for the relief of vertigo and Betagem 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 Betagem a blood thinner?
Betagem is not a blood thinner. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.
Q. Is Betagem a narcotic substance?
Betagem is not a narcotic substance. It is a beta-blocker used in the treatment of diseases like hypertension and angina.
Q. Is Betagem ototoxic?
Betagem 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 Betagem a statin?
No, Betagem is not a statin. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.
Q. Is Betagem used to treat anxiety?
Betagem is indicated for the treatment of anxiety. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of anxiety.
Q. Can I take Betagem for headaches?
Betagem 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 Betagem for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Betagem 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 Betagem?
Betagem 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 Betagem is tolerated well in long-term use and is generally safe.
Q. Can you take Betagem for depression?
Betagem is not indicated for the treatment of depression. Please consult your doctor for the right treatment of depression.
Q. Can I take Betagem for a migraine headache?
Betagem 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 Betagem with alprazolam?
Betagem 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 Betagem with lorazepam?
Betagem 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 Betagem without food?
Betagem 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 Betagem with aspirin?
Aspirin, especially if taken in high doses, may reduce the blood pressure lowering (antihypertensive) effect of Betagem. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Betagem with gabapentin?
Betagem 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 Betagem with amoxicillin?
Betagem 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 Betagem with prednisone?
Anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effect of Betagem 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 Betagem cause diabetes?
Betagem 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 Betagem and you have diabetes.
Q. Does Betagem work?
Betagem 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 Betagem make you sleepy?
Betagem 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 Betagem expire?
Betagem. like any other drug, has an expiry date and should not be used beyond that period. The shelf life of Betagem is three years.
Q. Does Betagem cause depression?
Depression is a rare side effect of Betagem. If you experience any form of depression or associated symptoms while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Betagem cause erectile dysfunction?
Betagem 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 Betagem cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a rare side effect of Betagem. Consult your doctor if you experience such problem while using the drug.
Q. Does Betagem affect sleep?
Use of Betagem has been associated with sleep disturbances, especially insomnia (inability to fall asleep). Consult your doctor if you experience any sleep disturbance after taking Betagem.
Q. Can the use of Betagem increase the blood sugar levels?
Betagem 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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