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NICOSTAR 5 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR NICOSTAR

Nicorandil(5mg)

food interaction for NICOSTAR

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pregnancy interaction for NICOSTAR

lactation interaction for NICOSTAR

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Nicostar 5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nicostar 5 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 5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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    Nicorandil(5mg)

    Uses

    Nicostar 5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of angina

    How it works

    Nicostar 5 mg tablet reduces 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.

    Common side effects

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR NICOSTAR 5 MG TABLET

    Patients taking NICOSTAR 5 MG TABLET

    • 72%
      Twice A Day
    • 28%
      Once A Day

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    Expert advice FOR NICOSTAR

    • Avoid Nicorandil if you are using sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil since it can lead to a serious drop in blood pressure.
    • Avoid any medicines or food that may increase potassium levels.
    • Do not drive or use heavy machinery until angina symptoms are controlled and side effects including dizziness and hypotension have settled.
    • Your doctor may ask to check blood pressure if the dose is increased, as it may lower the blood pressure.

    Frequently asked questions FOR NICOSTAR

    Nicorandil

    Q.

    What is nicorandil?
    Nicorandil belongs to the class of medicines known as potassium channel activator with nitric oxide-mediated vasodilating properties.

    Q.

    What is nicorandil used for?
    Nicorandil is used in the prevention and treatment of chronic stable angina and in decreasing the risk of acute coronary syndrome in patients with chronic stable angina with risk factors.

    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) may decrease the blood pressure. Patients consult your doctor for the treatment of your high blood pressure.

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    Does nicorandil cause headache?
    Yes, headache is a common side effect with nicorandil. Talk to your doctor if you experience this side effect while taking this medicine.

    Q.

    Is nicorandil an ACE inhibitor?
    No, nicorandil is not an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor. It is a potassium channel opener which also has nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory property.

    Q.

    Is nicorandil a beta blocker?
    No, nicorandil is not a beta blocker. It is a potassium channel opener which also has nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory property.

    Q.

    Is nicorandil a calcium channel blocker?
    No, nicorandil is not a calcium channel blocker. It is a potassium channel opener which also has nitric oxide-mediated vasodilatory property.

    Q.

    Is nicorandil a nitrate?
    Nicorandil is a potassium channel opener which also has a nitrate moiety in its structure. It acts by dilating your blood vessels and is used in the treatment of conditions like angina pectoris.

    Q.

    Nicorandil is used for?
    Nicorandil is a potassium channel opener and also has nitrate mediated action. It is used for conditions like chronic stable angina and for risk reduction in acute coronary syndromes.

    Q.

    Why is nicorandil not available in the US?
    Nicorandil is not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States of America.

    Q.

    Does nicorandil lower blood pressure?
    Nicorandil may lower the blood pressure, especially in hypertensive patients. Hence it should be used with caution when used along with other antihypertensive drugs. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing low blood pressure while taking nicorandil.

    Q.

    Does nicorandil work?
    Nicorandil is a potassium channel opener and also has nitrate mediated action. It acts by relaxing the vascular smooth muscles and reducing the workload of the heart. It is used in the treatment of chronic angina.

    Q.

    How long does nicorandil take to work?
    Nicorandil is rapidly absorbed after oral intake and attains a peak plasma concentration between thirty to sixty minutes.

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NICOSTAR 5 MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    88%
    Moderately effective
    13%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    Yes
    57%
    No
    43%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)