Medicine Overview of Nivilol Tablet
Side Effects of Nivilol are Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities.
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. Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
In Depth Information on Nivilol Tablet
- Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
- Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
- It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Do not stop taking Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Nivilol Tablet related warnings
Taking Nebivolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nivilol 2.5 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.
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Nivilol Tablet
Q. What is Nivilol and what is it used for?
Nivilol is a beta-blocker and it is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chronic heart failure in patients aged 70 years or older.
Q. How does Nivilol work?
Nivilol works by blocking the action of certain chemical messengers on the blood vessels and heart which relaxes the blood vessels and slows the heart rate. This leads to a decreased blood pressure and an improved blood flow. The reduced blood pressure makes it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate, making it useful in heart failure also.
Q. Is Nivilol a cardioselective beta blocker?
Nivilol is a cardioselective beta blocker, which acts on the beta receptors present in the heart only.
Q. Is Nivilol better than bisoprolol?
Nivilol and bisoprolol belong to the same class of medicines beta blockers with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use. Both bisoprolol and Nivilol belong to the same category of medications called beta-blockers. Only a doctor would be correctly able to prescribe bisoprolol or Nivilol to you based on the symptoms.
Q. Is Nivilol a diuretic?
Nivilol is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
Q. Is Nivilol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Nivilol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
Nivilol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Nivilol with ibuprofen?
The effects of Nivilol can be decreased by ibuprofen. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Is Nivilol a blood thinner?
Nivilol is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
Nivilol is not a nitrate. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
Q. Does Nivilol cause weight gain?
Nivilol has not been reported to cause weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking Nivilol as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Nivilol cause erectile dysfunction (impotence)?
Erectile dysfunction (inability to achieve an erection) also known as impotence is an uncommon side effect of Nivilol. Please consult your doctor if you have erectile dysfunction while taking Nivilol.
Q. Does Nivilol cause hair loss?
Nivilol has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Nivilol as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Nivilol cross the blood-brain barrier?
Nivilol crosses the blood brain barrier due to its lipophilic nature. So, it is effective in the treatment of migraine and essential tremors. This could also cause higher chances of central nervous system effects such as lethargy, confusion, and depression.
Q. Does Nivilol increase testosterone?
Nivilol has not been reported to cause an increase in testosterone levels. Talk to your doctor for further information on the same as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Nivilol contain nitrates?
Nivilol does not contain nitrates. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
Q. Does Nivilol cause tinnitus?
Nivilol has not been reported to cause tinnitus. Talk to your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Nivilol as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Nivilol help to treat anxiety?
Nivilol is not used for the treatment of anxiety. Nivilol belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. Propanolol is a beta blocker which is used in the treatment of anxiety. Consult a doctor if you have anxiety for the right treatment.
Q. Does Nivilol cause fatigue?
Nivilol may cause fatigue (tiredness) and dizziness and you need to be very cautious if you have to drive or use any machines or tools. Talk to your doctor if you have these problems while taking Nivilol.
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