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Nicoduce 48mg Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Product introduction

Nicoduce 48mg Injection is a medicine used to prevent and treat heart-related chest pain (angina). It is usually prescribed when other heart medicines are not suitable or have not worked. It reduces the risk of an angina attack by widening blood vessels and improving blood flow to the heart.

Nicoduce 48mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self administered. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. Your doctor is likely to prescribe you oral medicines after the treatment with this medicine. You can improve the health of your heart by making some lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating well, taking exercising regularly and managing stress.

The most common side effect of this medicine is headache, especially during the first few days of treatment. You can reduce this by drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcohol, but it usually goes after a week. Other common side effects include ulcer, feeling dizzy or weak, nausea and vomiting, palpitation, and flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk). Talk to your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.

Nicoduce 48mg Injection is not suitable for some people. Tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure, a problem with fluid in your lungs or kidney problems. Also let your healthcare team know all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine. You should not take any medicines for erectile dysfunction with this medicine. This medicine is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Drinking alcohol can increase the blood pressure-lowering effect of Nicoduce 48mg Injection. Your doctor may ask you to avoid salt substitutes.

Benefits of Nicoduce Injection

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Nicoduce 48mg Injection helps in prevention as well as treatment of angina. Angina is chest pain that is usually caused by the narrowing of the blood vessels which supply your heart. This means your heart does not get enough oxygen. Nicoduce 48mg Injection relaxes and widens the blood vessels so more blood (and oxygen) gets to your heart. This reduces the pain and discomfort that angina causes thereby improving your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective so keep taking it even if you are not having any angina symptoms.

Side effects of Nicoduce Injection

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 Nicoduce

  • Headache
  • Ulcer
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Palpitations
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

How to use Nicoduce Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Nicoduce Injection works

Nicoduce 48mg Injection is a vasodilator. It works by reducing the workload of the heart. As a result, heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply. This reduces the frequency and severity of angina attacks.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Nicoduce 48mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nicoduce 48mg Injection 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nicoduce 48mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nicoduce 48mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nicoduce 48mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nicoduce 48mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nicoduce 48mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nicoduce 48mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Nicoduce Injection?

If you miss a dose of Nicoduce 48mg Injection, consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • You must continue to take it as advised, usually for a long time.
  • Nicoduce 48mg Injection may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable painkiller. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Nicoduce 48mg Injection may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything which requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Nicoduce 48mg Injection as that may cause increased dizziness.
  • Do not take medications like sildenafil or tadalafil (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) while on treatment with Nicoduce 48mg Injection as it may cause low blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any bleeding from the anal passage, blood in vomit or black stools.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nicotinamides Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Potassium channel opener

Interaction with drugs

Taking Nicoduce with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Nicoduce 48mg Injection and what is it used for?

Nicoduce 48mg Injection belongs to a class of medicines known as potassium channel openers. It helps in the removal of potassium from the walls of arteries resulting in widening of the arteries. This decreases the workload of the heart to pump the blood. It also improves the blood and oxygen supply to your heart muscle. It is prescribed to patients of stable angina (heart-related chest pain) who cannot take other medicines (beta blockers, calcium channel antagonist) meant for angina.

Q. How long does it take Nicoduce 48mg Injection to start working?

Nicoduce 48mg Injection starts working after about an hour of taking the medicine, but full benefits may be seen only after 4 to 5 days.

Q. What if somebody accidentally takes excess of Nicoduce 48mg Injection?

He or she should be taken to the hospital immediately. The person may experience signs of low blood pressure, which include feeling weak or dizzy. He or she may also experience irregular or fast heart beat.

Q. Can I take Nicoduce 48mg Injection if I am taking aspirin?

You should avoid taking Nicoduce 48mg Injection and aspirin together. Taking these two medicines together increases the risk of ulcer or bleeding in the mouth, stomach or intestine. Immediately consult your doctor, If you notice blood in your stool or vomit while using Nicoduce 48mg Injection.

Q. Who should not use Nicoduce 48mg Injection?

People who are allergic to Nicoduce 48mg Injection or any of its ingredients should avoid using this medicine. Also, patients who have heart problems such as cardiogenic shock or left ventricular failure with low filling pressure or cardiac decompensation or have a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) should not use Nicoduce 48mg Injection. Additionally, patients taking medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (e.g., sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) or medicines to treat pulmonary hypertension (e.g., riociguat) should not use the medication. Your blood pressure may be affected if these medicines are taken with Nicoduce 48mg Injection or if you have low blood volume.

Q. Can Nicoduce 48mg Injection affect my sex life?

No, Nicoduce 48mg Injection does not affect your sex life. However, it is not recommended to take medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction (e.g., sildenafil or tadalafil) or premature ejaculation (e.g., vardenafil or dapoxetine) while taking Nicoduce 48mg Injection. Taking them together can lead to a serious drop in your blood pressure.

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  2. Katzung BG, Chatterjee K. Vasodilator & the Treatment of Angina Pectoris. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 198.
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