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NICOSTAR 10 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR NICOSTAR

Nicorandil(10 mg)

food interaction for NICOSTAR

alcohol interaction for NICOSTAR

pregnancy interaction for NICOSTAR

lactation interaction for NICOSTAR

medicine interaction for NICOSTAR

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Nicostar 10 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nicostar 10 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Nicostar 10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR NICOSTAR

    Nicorandil(10 mg)

    Uses

    Nicostar 10 mg tablet is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), heart failure and increased blood pressure

    How it works

    Nicostar 10 mg tablet relaxes the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, which allows more blood and oxygen to get to the heart and other organs.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Weakness, Increased heart rate, Flushing, Dizziness

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR NICOSTAR 10 MG TABLET

    Patients taking NICOSTAR 10 MG TABLET

    • 49%
      Twice A Day
    • 47%
      Once A Day
    • 2%
      Four Times A Day
    • 2%
      Thrice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR NICOSTAR

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    • NIKORAN 10 MG TABLET
      (20 tablets in strip)
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 18.65/tablet
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      Rs. 373
      pay 111% more per tablet
    • NIKORAN OD 10 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      Rs. 19.70/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 197
      pay 123% more per tablet
    • KORANDIL 10 MG TABLET
      (10 tablets in strip)
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      Rs. 17/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 170
      pay 93% more per tablet
    • K COR 10 MG TABLET
      (20 tablets in strip)
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 16.95/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 339
      pay 92% more per tablet
    • NICODUCE 10 MG TABLET
      (20 tablets in strip)
      Abbott India Ltd
      Rs. 19.70/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 393.90
      pay 123% more per tablet

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    Expert advice FOR NICOSTAR

    Do not start or continue nicorandil and consult your doctor:
    • If you have severe mouth sores (ulceration).
    • If you are taking medication to lower blood pressure.
    • If your taking medication to treat inflammation (corticosteroids).
    • If you have blood volume depletion or fluid in the lungs (acute pulmonary edema).
    The tablets are sensitive to moisture; hence the patients should be advised to keep the tablets in their blister until intake. Nicorandil tablets are not suitable to take to treat an angina attack. Blood pressure-lowering effects of nicorandil can reduce the ability to drive or to use machines. This effect can be increased in conjunction with alcohol. Caution should be maintained while driving or operating heavy machinery.

    Frequently asked questions FOR NICOSTAR

    Nicorandil

    Q.

    Is nicorandil FDA Approved?
    Yes, it is FDA approved for prevention and treatment of long term chronic stable angina (sensation of pressure, squeezing, or pain in the chest due to insufficient supply of blood to the muscles of the heart) and acute coronary syndrome

    Q.

    Is nicorandil a beta blocker/calcium channel blocker/angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor/nitrate?
    No, nicorandil belong to class of medication called as potassium channel activator

    Q.

    What is nicorandil and for what treatment it is used for?
    Nicorandil belong to class of medication called as potassium channel activator. It is used in prevention and treatment of chronic stable angina and acute coronary syndrome

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    Q.

    Can nicorandil used for lowering blood pressure?
    No, it is not used to lower blood pressure. However, concomitant administration with blood pressure lowering drugs (vasodilators, alcohol. Tricyclic antidepressants ) may decrease the blood pressure of hypotensive patients. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects

    Q.

    Does nicorandil cause headache?
    Yes, headache is the most common side effect with nicorandil. Patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 17 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)