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Betanif Capsule SR


Overview

Introduction

Betanif Capsule SR is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke. This medicine 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. This medicine 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 Betanif Capsule SR

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

How Betanif Capsule SR works

Betanif 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.

Betanif Capsule SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betanif 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
Betanif 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
Betanif 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
Betanif Capsule SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Betanif Capsule SR may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Betanif Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betanif 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
Betanif Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betanif Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Betanif Capsule SR
₹6.98/Capsule SR
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Betanif 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 Betanif

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My mother has high blood pressure and she is taking betanif for 25 days. Her B.P is now normal but sometimes she has sleeplessness. Is betanif safe to take
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Not a good drug esp old age consult good physician
Triglyceride high .and blood pressure
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Start taking Lipistat 2 capsule twice, Garliccloves 1 clove twice , cinnamon tea daily in evenoing
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References
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