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Nikoran 2 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Nikoran Injection

Nikoran 2 mg Injection is a medicine used for the treatment of angina (heart-related chest pain) caused due to narrowing of blood vessels of the heart. It relieves chest pain by improving blood flow to the heart. It is generally used in patients who remain symptomatic despite treatment with other medicines or cannot tolerate them. This medicine is administered under the supervision of a doctor. Dizziness, headache, hypotension (low blood pressure), and palpitations may be seen as side effects.

Uses of Nikoran Injection

Nikoran Injection side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Abnormal heart rhythm

How to use Nikoran Injection

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

How Nikoran Injection works

Nikoran 2 mg 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.

Nikoran Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nikoran 2 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nikoran 2 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Nikoran 2 mg Injection during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nikoran 2 mg 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
Nikoran 2 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nikoran 2 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nikoran 2 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nikoran 2 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nikoran Injection?

If you miss a dose of Nikoran 2 mg Injection, 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You must continue to take it as advised, usually for a long time.
  • Nikoran 2 mg Injection may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable painkiller. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Nikoran 2 mg Injection may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Nikoran 2 mg Injection as that may cause increased dizziness.
  • Do not take Nikoran 2 mg Injection in combination with medicines that are used to treat erectile dysfunction (eg. sildenafil) or high blood pressure as that can cause a major drop in blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice any sign of ulceration such as bleeding from the back passage, blood in vomit or black stools.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nikoran with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Suvida Force, Tadagra
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Brand(s): Joy On, One Up, Yuvagra
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nikoran

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Hi , I had heart attack om dec. After that i am taking medicine for this like enbeta ,Remistar,Calopivas. But from last 2 days, i feel little bit pressure in my chest. So can you describe me wt is the issue. Thanks
Dr. Sameer Maheshwari
Heart Specialist
This is Sameer, cardiologist.Chest pressure can be a sign of heart problem especially if this pressure occurs after exertion. I can understand you had a heart attack earlier & Angioplasty must have been done. So i will advice you for a Stress Echo to rule out cardiac cause of this pain. You have to stop Embeta 2 days prior to stress echo. I will also advice you to start Tab Nikoran 5mg twice daily, but stop this too 2 days prior to the test. Continue taking the rest of medications & get back if you need more help. Thanks
What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Related to chest pain angina commonly
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FAQs

Q. What class of drug is Nikoran and what is it used for?

Nikoran 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 (chest pain) who cannot take other medicines (beta blockers, calcium channel antagonist) meant for angina.

Q. Can I stop taking Nikoran?

No, you should not stop taking Nikoran without speaking to your doctor first. If you stop Nikoran suddenly, your anginal pain may recur. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects.

Q. How long does it take Nikoran to start working?

Nikoran starts working after about an hour, but full benefits may be seen only after 4 to 5 days.

Q. For how long do I need to continue Nikoran?

Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. Nikoran is generally prescribed for a long term. You may even need to take it for the rest of your life.

Q. What if somebody accidentally takes excess of Nikoran?

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 Nikoran if I am taking aspirin?

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

Q. Who should not use Nikoran?

People who are allergic to Nikoran 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 Nikoran. Additionally, patients taking medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (such as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil) or medicines to treat “pulmonary hypertension (such as riociguat) should not use the medication. Your blood pressure may be affected if these medicines are taken with Nikoran or if you have low blood volume.

Q. Can Nikoran affect my sex life?

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

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