Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule

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Introduction

Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This combination medicine controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule at any time of day, on empty stomach, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

It may cause side effects like fatigue, ankle swelling, headache, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while sitting down. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Calbeta Capsule

Benefits of Calbeta Capsule

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule is a combination medicine that contains two active ingredients, Nifedipine and Atenolol. Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels, reduce heart rate and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure.
If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should also make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

Side effects of Calbeta Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Calbeta

  • 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 Calbeta Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Calbeta Capsule works

Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule 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
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, faint, extremely tired or have visual disturbances. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Calbeta Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule, 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.
Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule
₹20.0/Capsule
Selca 50 mg/20 mg Capsule
S H Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2.33/capsule
88% cheaper
₹2.4/capsule
88% cheaper
₹2.8/capsule
86% cheaper
Bita Nifedine 50mg/20mg Capsule
Piramal Enterprises Ltd
₹3.45/capsule
83% cheaper
Tenofed 50 mg/20 mg Capsule
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
₹3.85/capsule
81% cheaper

Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Calbeta 50 mg/20 mg Capsule 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient concerns

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
Some times I had lot of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Hypertension is clinically high blood pressure. Persistent high arterial blood pressure above 120/80 mm HG is termed as pre-hypertension or hypertension, but the point to be emphasized is that this rise in blood pressure is persistent. Transient increase in BP occurs in stress and anxiety and needs to be treated accordingly.
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Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India
Country of origin: India

MRP
200
Inclusive of all taxes
10 capsules in 1 strip
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