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Nebiqol 5mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Nebiqol 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It also helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke and to prevent migraine.

Nebiqol 5mg Tablet is also used to relieve the symptoms caused by an overactive thyroid gland. It may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill and if you stop taking it, your condition may worsen. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and no smoking help to enhance the working of this medicine.

The main side effects of this medicine are fatigue, headache, slow heart rate, feeling dizzy, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.

Uses of Nebiqol Tablet

Benefits of Nebiqol Tablet

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Nebiqol 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicine called long-acting beta-blocker. It works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Prevention of Heart attack

Nebiqol 5mg Tablet helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

Side effects of Nebiqol Tablet

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 Nebiqol

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Cold extremities

How to use Nebiqol 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. Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nebiqol Tablet works

Nebiqol 5mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Nebiqol 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebiqol 5mg Tablet 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
Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Nebiqol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nebiqol 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Nebiqol 5mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
  • 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 are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Do not stop taking Nebiqol 5mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
1-Benzopyrans derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nebiqol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
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Brand(s): Diabinese
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Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. How long does Nebiqol 5mg Tablet take to start working?

After 1 to 2 weeks of starting Nebiqol 5mg Tablet your blood pressure may decrease. However, it may take 4 weeks to see full benefits.

Q. Now that my blood pressure has become normal, can I stop taking Nebiqol 5mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Nebiqol 5mg Tablet even if you start feeling better. Nebiqol 5mg Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. If you stop Nebiqol 5mg Tablet suddenly, you may increase your chances of having angina, heart attack, or irregular heart-beat. Talk to your doctor who may advise you to decrease the dose gradually over 1 to 2 weeks.

Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended doses of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may cause very slow heart-beat, low blood pressure with possible fainting, difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, and acute heart failure. In case you take excess of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Nebiqol 5mg Tablet be taken if I am taking ibuprofen?

You have to be careful while taking both ibuprofen and Nebiqol 5mg Tablet and keep monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis. The reason being, ibuprofen may interfere with the working of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet and your blood pressure may increase. Similarly, discontinuing ibuprofen may decrease your blood pressure. This is usually seen in cases where ibuprofen is used for a longer time.

Q. I am a diabetic. Can taking Nebiqol 5mg Tablet affect my blood sugar levels?

No, Nebiqol 5mg Tablet does not have any effect on blood sugar levels. However, keep tracking your blood sugar levels because use of Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar levels, like fast heartbeat and palpitations.

Q. Can Nebiqol 5mg Tablet be given to old age patients?

Yes, Nebiqol 5mg Tablet can be given to patients who are 65 or above, but strictly as per the doctor’s advice. In this patient group, the doctor would recommend to start with the lowest dose and gradually reach the desired dosage. In patients who are 75 years or older, close monitoring of blood pressure is required.

Q. Does Nebiqol 5mg Tablet cause weight gain?

No, Nebiqol 5mg Tablet has not been reported to cause weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking Nebiqol 5mg Tablet as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Does Nebiqol 5mg Tablet cross the blood-brain barrier?

Yes, Nebiqol 5mg Tablet crosses the blood-brain barrier due to its lipophilic nature. Its lipophilic nature makes it capable of combining with lipids and fats. So, it is effective in the treatment of migraine and essential tremors. This could also cause higher chances of central nervous system effects such as lethargy, confusion, and depression.

Q. What is the risk associated with Nebiqol 5mg Tablet if I take it during pregnancy?

Nebiqol 5mg Tablet should not be used during pregnancy since it decreases blood supply to the unborn baby which can result in death of the child in the womb. Decreased blood supply can slow down or retard the growth of the baby and may even lead to abortion or early labor. Inform your doctor that you are using Nebiqol 5mg Tablet if you have become pregnant, so that the doctor can change your medication.

Q. Does Nebiqol 5mg Tablet cause fatigue?

Nebiqol 5mg Tablet may cause fatigue (tiredness) and dizziness. Be very cautious while driving or using any machines or tools. Talk to your doctor if you have these problems while taking Nebiqol 5mg Tablet.

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