Medicine Overview of Betapress Tablet
Side Effects of Betapress are Cold extremities, Fatigue, Slow heart rate, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
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. Betapress 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Betapress 50 mg Tablet is a 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.
In Depth Information on Betapress Tablet
- Betapress 50 mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
- Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
- 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're diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Do not stop taking Betapress 50 mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Betapress Tablet related warnings
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Betapress 50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Betapress 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Betapress 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Betapress 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betapress 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
There is limited information available on the use of Betapress 50 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Betapress Tablet
Q. What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack
Yes. Betapress is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate
Q. Is Betapress a narcotic?
No. Betapress is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack
Q. Is Betapress cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Betapress selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Betapress with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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