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Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet is used to prevent heart-related chest pain (angina). It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily to the heart. This medicine will not treat an angina attack that has already begun.

Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet should be taken empty stomach. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. This may change from time to time depending on how well they are working. You should take this medicine as it has been prescribed and keep taking it, even if you feel well. This medicine helps to prevent chest pain in the future. If you stop taking it, your risk of chest pain will increase, especially if you stop taking them suddenly. Lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better.

You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.

The most common side effects include headache, dizziness, changes to your heart rate, and flushing (warmth, redness, or a tingly feeling). If these symptoms bother you or do not go away, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. Some can be reduced by taking painkillers, drinking plenty of fluids, and avoiding alcohol. Drinking alcohol can increase the blood-pressure-lowering effects of this medicine.

Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure, increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma), kidney disease, or heart failure. Also let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicines as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine and some may be dangerous to take with it. You should not take any medicine for erectile dysfunction with this medicine. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your doctor if this medicine is suitable. Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood pressure and heart rate during the treatment with this medicine.

Uses of Nitrofix Tablet SR

Benefits of Nitrofix Tablet SR

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet reduces your risk of getting heart-related chest pain (angina attack). It does not treat an angina attack that has already begun and should not be used for this purpose. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels in the heart. This makes it easier for blood to flow to the heart, so it gets more oxygen. This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently. It should be taken regularly to be effective.

Side effects of Nitrofix Tablet SR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nitrofix

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
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.
Breastfeeding
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 forget to take 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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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (angina).
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fiber, 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 that requires 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 medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet as it may cause low blood pressure.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nitrates
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

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
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FAQs

Q. Does Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet affect heart rate?

Yes, Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet may affect the heart rate. Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet 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 SR 60 Tablet?

You can take the forgotten dose of Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet 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 SR 60 Tablet 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 SR 60 Tablet consult your doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of an overdose of Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet 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 SR 60 Tablet be taken at night?

Depending upon the dose, your doctor may recommend you to take this medicine once or twice daily. When a 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 SR 60 Tablet becoming ineffective (tolerance) after sometime.

Q. Does Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet lower BP?

Yes, Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet 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 SR 60 Tablet?

No, you should not take sildenafil along with Nitrofix SR 60 Tablet. 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 a heart attack. Along with this, also avoid taking other medicines belonging to similar class such as vardenafil and tadalafil.

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References

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