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Norten 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Norten 10mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It helps to decrease anxiety and relieve tremors. It is also used to help prevent migraine, heart-related chest pain (angina), and bleeding in the stomach caused by high blood pressure in the liver (portal hypertension).

Norten 10mg Tablet may also be used to treat high blood pressure and some types of abnormal heart beat (arrhythmia). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for and how you respond to the medicine. You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. It should be taken on an empty stomach and try to take it at the same time each day. You should keep taking it even if you feel well. You are still getting the benefits. If you stop taking it suddenly, your condition may worsen.

The most common side effects are tiredness, weakness cold fingers and toes (Raynaud phenomenon), your heart beating more slowly or irregularly, numbness in your fingers, and breathlessness. You may also experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Talk to your doctor if the side effects bother you or will not go away. Most are short-lived and improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

You should not use this medicine if you have asthma, very slow or uneven heartbeats or a serious heart condition, including heart failure. Talk to your doctor before taking it if you have kidney or liver problems or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In terms of lifestyle, alcohol may affect the way this medicine works and should be avoided. You should not drive if this medicine makes you feel dizzy. Ask your doctor whether it is safe to take this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of Norten Tablet

Common
  • Weakness
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Raynaud phenomenon

How to use Norten 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. Norten 10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Norten 10mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Norten Tablet works

Norten 10mg Tablet is a beta blocker. It works by affecting the body’s response to nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. It also widens the blood vessels in the body for better blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Norten 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Norten 10mg 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
Norten 10mg 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
Norten 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Norten 10mg Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Norten 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Norten 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Norten 10mg Tablet may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Norten 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Norten 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.

What if you forget to take Norten Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Norten 10mg 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

  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines.
  • It may cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes. Monitor blood sugar levels regularly.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Norten 10mg Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice increased swelling around your legs or ankles, sudden weight gain or sudden shortness of breath as these may be symptoms of heart failure.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Norten with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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What is the use of this tablet
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.
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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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It contains verapamil. Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure, control angina (chest pain) and treat certain heart disorders. It is also used for prevention of migraine headache.
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FAQs

Q. My doctor has prescribed Norten even though my blood pressure is within normal limits. Is it because of the chest pain that I complained of?

Yes, it is possible that your doctor prescribed Norten for chest pain (angina). Norten is a beta blocker which is used to lower high blood pressure, prevent angina, treat or prevent heart attacks, or reduce your risk of heart problems following a heart attack. Norten is also used to treat irregularities in heartbeat, including those caused by anxiety, essential tremor (shaking of head, chin, hands). It also prevents migraine headaches, overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism) and bleeding in food pipe caused by high blood pressure.

Q. When can I expect a relief in my symptoms after starting Norten for high blood pressure?

Norten usually starts working within a few hours of taking it. However, it may take up to a week to see the full benefits in the symptoms of high blood pressure or heart conditions. You may not notice any difference, but that does not mean it is not working. Keep on taking the medicine. For migraine, it may take a few weeks before you notice any difference, so keep taking the medicine.

Q. Can Norten be used in asthmatics?

No, Norten cannot be used in asthmatics. Norten is a non-specific beta receptor blocker. Using Norten in asthma patients can cause breathing problems, which may trigger an asthma attack.

Q. Can I take fluoxetine with Norten?

No, you should avoid taking fluoxetine with Norten. The reason being, fluoxetine may cause an increase in levels of Norten in body which may increase its toxicity.

Q. Can I stop taking Norten as my chest pain is under control?

No, you should not stop taking Norten suddenly because that may worsen your angina or heart attack. Tell your doctor and if there is a need to stop Norten, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually over a period of a few weeks.

Q. Is Norten good for anxiety?

Yes, Norten helps relieve your physical symptoms of anxiety. The dose and duration of taking Norten will be suggested by your doctor, depending on whether your symptoms are a recurring problem or occur only in stressful conditions. However, Norten is usually given for a short time for anxiety.

Q. I have been on indomethacin since several months. Will it be a problem if I start taking Norten along with it?

Yes, indomethacin may interfere with the working of Norten and make it less effective. As a result, your blood pressure may increase. Speak to your doctor who will prescribe you a different medicine to control blood pressure.

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