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Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR

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Overview

Introduction of Betapro Capsule SR

Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR is a medicine used to treat various heart conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (heart-related chest pain) and arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm). It lowers blood pressure, thus decreasing the risk of future heart attack. This medicine is also used in the treatment of various non-heart conditions like anxiety, migraine, and tremors. It is often used to treat an over functioning thyroid gland as well. It also decreases the risk of bleeding in the gut caused by high blood pressure in the liver. It should be taken empty stomach for best results. Weakness or tiredness may occur as a common side effect which usually disappears with time. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly and should be taken strictly as advised by your doctor.

Betapro Capsule SR side effects

Common
  • Weakness
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Raynaud phenomenon

How to use Betapro 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. Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Betapro Capsule SR works

Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR is a beta blocker. It works by affecting the body’s response to nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the blood vessels in the body for better blood flow.

Betapro Capsule SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR. 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
Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR 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.
Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

What if you miss a dose of Betapro Capsule SR?

If you miss a dose of Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • 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 Betapro 80 mg Capsule SR 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 Betapro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Norma
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Betapro

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I am having pain in left side of the chest also in left arm is it related to heart attack what can be done get relief ??
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult to your nearest doctor for blood pressure examination. then let me know.
I have recently been advised by my Doctor to change My hypertension medicine~Amlopress5 with VALSATAN 80 Which records seriiu side effe ts like heat and renal failure. Should i accept this new change?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with valsartan. Do not start or continue valsartan, if you are dehydrated due to sickness, diarrhea or use of diuretics. Do not take valsartan, if you have history of swelling of eyes and lips (angioedema) or any disease of the heart (eg. ischemic heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, cardiogenic shock, or heart attack). Avoid taking valsartan if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.VALENT 80MG TABLEt is cheaper and yes you can continue, check ur Sr. Creat, BUN, Urine for Protein, ECG, BP
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FAQs

Q. Can Betapro be used in asthmatics?

No, Betapro cannot be used in asthmatics. Betapro is a non-specific beta receptor blocker. Using Betapro in asthma patients can cause breathing problems, which may trigger an asthma attack.

Q. Can I take fluoxetine with Betapro?

No, you should avoid taking fluoxetine with Betapro. The reason being, fluoxetine may cause an increase in levels of Betapro in body which may increase its toxicity.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Consern Pharma Private Limited, Kuljive Mahajan(Mg. Director), Rural Focal Point, V.P.O. Tibba, Ludhiana - 141120, Punjab, India
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