Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Betapro Forte Tablet

Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet is used for preventive treatment of migraine.

Betapro Forte Tablet side effects

Common
  • Weight gain
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Cold extremities

How to use Betapro Forte 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. Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Betapro Forte Tablet works

Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Propranolol and Flunarizine, which prevents migraine. Propranolol is a beta blocker and Flunarizine is a calcium channel blocker. They work by stabilizing the reactive nerve cells and increasing the threshold to migraine activation. They also inhibit cortical spreading depression (CSD- electric waves that move across the brain and cause pain and inflammation).

Betapro Forte 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
Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg 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
No information is available on the use of Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet for prevention of migraine headaches.
  • Do not take it to treat an acute attack of migraine.
  • Some tips that may help avoid a migraine attack:
    • Have your meals at the same time everyday
    • Avoid bright lights and extreme temperatures
    • Avoid loud music and noisy places
    • Avoid chocolates,  cheese, processed food, alcohol and smoking
    • Get sufficient sleep and avoid stress
  • It should be taken at night-time before going to bed.
  • It may cause sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Betapro Forte 40mg/10mg Tablet affects you.
  • keep taking it regularly every day, even if you don't have any symptoms.

FAQs

Q. In which conditions is the use of Betapro Forte contraindicated?

Use of Betapro Forte is considered to be harmful for patients with allergy to any of the ingredients or excipients of this medicine. This medicine contains propranolol, so its use should be avoided in patients with asthma, slow heart rate, abnormal heart rhythms, or heart conditions like AV block or sick sinus syndrome. Since this medicine also contains flunarizine, the use of this medicine should be avoided in patients with the history of depression or Parkinson's disease.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Betapro Forte?

Keep Betapro Forte in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Betapro Forte when my symptoms are improved?

Betapro Forte is given as a prophylactic treatment for the prevention of migraine headaches. Do not stop taking this medicine until advised by your doctor as it may cause your migraine episodes to return. This medicine contains propranolol and a sudden withdrawal of propranolol may cause sweating, shaking, irregular or fast heartbeat, worsening of underlying angina or heart attack. You must take Betapro Forte exactly as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can Betapro Forte be used for the treatment of a migraine headache?

No, Betapro Forte does not help in relieving a migraine headache that has already started. It can only be used for preventing any new episode of migraine headaches.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Mar 2018.
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