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Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Nitrofix Tablet SR

Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is used to prevent chest pain (angina attacks). It will not treat an angina attack that has already begun. This medicine may also be used to control heart failure.

Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet should be taken with water after meals. It is best taken at the same time every day. Your doctor will decide the dose and the number of times each day you should take them. You should take the medicine as it is prescribed for you and keep taking it, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it suddenly your risk of an angina attack will increase. Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this drug work better.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache which can be severe, dizziness, changes to your heart rate, and flushing (warmth, redness or a tingly feeling). These may disappear once you have got used to the medicine. If you are worried, or the symptoms do not go away, let your doctor know. Some of these can be reduced by taking painkillers, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol. Alcohol may increase some side effects (dizziness, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, or fainting).

Before taking Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), severe kidney or liver problems, congestive heart failure, or an underactive thyroid gland. It may not be suitable. If you feel dizzy, be careful about driving and using machinery. Medical tests (such as blood pressure) may be required to monitor your progress and check for side effects.

Uses of Nitrofix Tablet SR

Nitrofix Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Flushing of face
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)

How to use Nitrofix Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Nitrofix Tablet SR works

Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is a nitrate. It reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.

Nitrofix Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nitrofix Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet, 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 have been prescribed Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (angina).
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet 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 Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
  • You may develop tolerance to Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Stop taking sildenafil or Tadalafil like medication while on treatment with Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet as it may cause low blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nitrofix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Joy On, One Up, Yuvagra
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Suvida Force
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Cholipan
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Brand(s): Tipitosin, Valthamet Bromide
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Brand(s): Celparin, Oparin, V Parin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nitrofix

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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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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.
What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
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Heart Specialist
Related to chest pain angina commonly
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Does Nitrofix affect heart rate?

Yes, Nitrofix may affect the heart rate. Nitrofix causes a decrease in the blood pressure. This decrease in blood pressure further causes a decrease in the heart rate (bradycardia). In some cases, it may also cause an increase in the heart rate (tachycardia). Consult your doctor in case you do not feel well after taking this medicine or if you notice a change in your heart rate.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Nitrofix?

You can take the forgotten dose of Nitrofix if you remember it within 12 hours. However, if you remember it after 12 hours of the scheduled time, then skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Nitrofix after sometime?

No, do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. Stopping it suddenly may increase your chances of having anginal attack. If you have any concerns regarding Nitrofix consult your doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of overdose of Nitrofix?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Nitrofix may cause throbbing headache, reddening of the skin, chills along with sweating, nausea, vomiting and a fast heartbeat. Seek emergency help and consult your doctor immediately if you take more than the recommended dose of this medicine.

Q. Can Nitrofix be taken at night?

Depending upon the dose, your doctor may recommend you to take this medicine once or twice daily. When single dose is recommended, then it is preferred to be taken in the morning. If taking it twice a day, maintain a gap of 7 hours between the two doses. This helps decrease the chances of Nitrofix becoming ineffective (tolerance) after sometime.

Q. Does Nitrofix lower BP?

Yes, Nitrofix can cause a fall in blood pressure. This medicine widens the blood vessels and decreases the resistance in them, causing a fall in blood pressure. This fall in blood pressure may in turn decrease the heartbeat which can lead to angina. This medicine should be avoided in people who already have low blood pressure. Discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. Can I take sildenafil while taking Nitrofix?

No, you should not take sildenafil along with Nitrofix. Both these medicines lower blood pressure and belong to the same class. Taking these two medicines together may cause severe decrease in blood pressure, fainting and even heart attack. Along with this, also avoid taking other medicines belonging to similar class such as vardenafil and tadalafil.

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