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Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR


Overview

Introduction of Nikoran Tablet PR

Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR is a medicine used in the management of angina (heart-related chest pain) caused due to narrowing of blood vessels of the heart. It is only useful in preventing an episode of angina and does not work well once the chest pain has already started. It reduces the workload of the heart and risk of future heart attack. This medicine should be used along with lifestyle changes like healthy diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation for best results. It is generally used in patients who remain symptomatic despite treatment with other medicines or cannot tolerate them. It should not be stopped abruptly. Dizziness and headache may be seen as side effects initially, which improve with time.

Uses of Nikoran Tablet PR

Nikoran Tablet PR side effects

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

How to use Nikoran Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nikoran Tablet PR works

Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR 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 Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nikoran Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You must continue to take it as advised, usually for a long time.
  • Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR may cause headaches. Drink plenty of water and take a suitable painkiller. Inform your doctor if it does not go away.
  • Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR 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 OD 10 Tablet PR as that may cause increased dizziness.
  • Do not take Nikoran OD 10 Tablet PR 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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What is the use of this tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
It contains Ivabradine is a used to treat symptomatic stable angina pectoris (chest pain), chronic heart failure. It can be used in combination with standard therapy, including beta-blocker therapy or when beta-blockers are contraindicated or not tolerated.
Please check the reports and advise what to do? I am a heart patient for last 12 years I am taking medicines Nitroglycerin 2.6 BD NIKORAN 10 OD Clopidogrel 75 OD Ecosprin 75 OD Atorvastin 10 OD Metacard 50 xl OD Flavedon 20 BD Shelcal for calcium OD Above all medicines are prescribed and I am taking this medicines
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
As you are a chronic heart patient , so your Allopathic Medicine can be withdrawn as such or suddenly without seeing you. You along with Allopathic Medicine start with Arjun kwath 20 ml twice after meal with water
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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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