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Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Nivilol Tablet

Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet is a medicine used for treating hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. It relaxes the blood vessels of the heart, lowers the blood pressure, and helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. It can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be taken regularly at a fixed time as prescribed by your doctor. It should not be stopped abruptly. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better. This medicine may cause dizziness due to decrease in blood pressure while standing up. Hence, it is advisable to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.

Nivilol Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Cold extremities

How to use Nivilol Tablet

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.

How Nivilol Tablet works

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.

Nivilol Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet. 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.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet 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
CAUTION
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.
Driving
Nivilol 2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
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.
Liver
CAUTION
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.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 are 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nivilol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How long does Nivilol take to start working?

After 1 to 2 weeks of starting Nivilol your blood pressure may decrease. However, it may take 4 weeks to see full benefits.

Q. Now that my blood pressure has become normal, can I stop taking Nivilol?

No, you should not stop taking Nivilol even if you start feeling better. Nivilol controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. If you stop Nivilol suddenly, you may increase your chances of having angina, heart attack, or irregular heart-beat. Talk to your doctor who may advise you to decrease the dose gradually over 1 to 2 weeks.

Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended doses of Nivilol?

Taking more than the recommended doses of Nivilol may cause very slow heart-beat, low blood pressure with possible fainting, difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, and acute heart failure. In case you take excess of Nivilol, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Nivilol be taken if I am taking ibuprofen?

You have to be careful while taking both ibuprofen and Nivilol and keep monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis. The reason being, ibuprofen may interfere with the working of Nivilol and your blood pressure may increase. Similarly, discontinuing ibuprofen may decrease your blood pressure. This is usually seen in cases where ibuprofen is used for a longer time.

Q. I am a diabetic. Can taking Nivilol affect my blood sugar levels?

No, Nivilol does not have any effect on blood sugar levels. However, keep tracking your blood sugar levels because use of Nivilol may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar levels, like fast heartbeat and palpitations.

Q. Can Nivilol be given to old age patients?

Yes, Nivilol can be given to patients who are 65 or above, but strictly as per the doctor’s advice. In this patient group, the doctor would recommend to start with lowest dose and gradually reach the desired dosage. In patients who are 75 years or older, close monitoring of blood pressure is required.

Q. Does Nivilol cause weight gain?

No, 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 cross the blood-brain barrier?

Yes, Nivilol crosses the blood-brain barrier due to its lipophilic nature. Its lipophilic nature makes it capable to combine with lipids and fats. 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. What is the risk associated with Nivilol if I take it during pregnancy?

Nivilol should not be used during pregnancy since it decreases blood supply to the unborn baby which can result in death of the child in the womb. Decreased blood supply can slow down or retard the growth of the baby and may even lead to abortion or early labor. Inform your doctor that you are using Nivilol if you have become pregnant, so that the doctor can change your medication.

Q. Does Nivilol cause fatigue?

Nivilol may cause fatigue (tiredness) and dizziness. Be very cautious while driving or using any machines or tools. Talk to your doctor if you have these problems while taking Nivilol.

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