Norten 40 mg Tablet CR


Overview

Uses of Norten Tablet CR
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), high blood pressure, preventive treatment of migraine and anxiety.
Norten Tablet CR side effects
Common
  • Tiredness
  • Cold extremities
  • Nightmare
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Slow heart rate
How to use Norten Tablet CR
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 40 mg Tablet CR is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Norten 40 mg Tablet CR with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
How Norten Tablet CR works
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR is a beta blocker which lowers blood pressure. It works by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to organs.
Norten Tablet CR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Propranolol 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
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR 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.
Lactation
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Norten 40 mg Tablet CR is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Norten 40 mg Tablet CR may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Norten 40 mg Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
What if you miss a dose of Norten Tablet CR?
If you miss a dose of Norten 40 mg Tablet CR, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Norten 40 mg Tablet CR
₹3.36/Tablet CR
Provanol SR 40 Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹4.7/Tablet SR
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Migrabeta -TR 40mg Tablet
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
₹2.9/Tablet SR
save 14%
Mibeta SR 40 Tablet
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₹3/Tablet SR
save 11%
₹2.9/Tablet SR
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Expert Advice

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  • Norten 40 mg Tablet CR may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Norten 40 mg Tablet CR may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Norten 40 mg Tablet CR may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Norten 40 mg Tablet CR before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

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
Brand(s): Norma
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Loxaris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tensorin, Zeptin, Tenefron
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Norten

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. What is Norten used for?
Norten is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat), heart attack, increased blood pressure, anxiety, and migraine.
Q. Is Norten over the counter product?
Norten is a prescription medicine and should only be taken for the proper indication in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised by a doctor.
Q. Is Norten a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) inhibitor?
Norten is not a MAO inhibitor. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers.
Q. Is Norten safe to use?
Clinical studies have shown that Norten is tolerated well even in long-term use and is safe. However, the drug is not devoid of side effects and should only be taken as per the doctor’s advice.
Q. Is it safe to take Norten with Betahistine?
Norten and Betahistine can be taken together. Betahistine is given in patients with a migraine for the relief of vertigo and Norten is indicated for preventing the attacks of a migraine. No harmful side effects or any other clinical interactions have been seen when the two drugs are used together.
Q. Is Norten a blood thinner?
Norten is not a blood thinner. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.
Q. Is Norten a narcotic substance?
Norten is not a narcotic substance. It is a beta-blocker used in the treatment of diseases like hypertension and angina.
Q. Is Norten ototoxic?
Norten is not associated with ototoxicity (harmful to the ear). However, if you experience any such problem while using the drug, talk to your doctor.
Q. Is Norten a statin?
No, Norten is not a statin. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.
Q. Is Norten used to treat anxiety?
Norten is indicated for the treatment of anxiety. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of anxiety.
Q. Can I take Norten for headaches?
Norten is not used for the treatment of a headache. It is used to prevent an attack of a migraine headache. However, it is not known to stop the migraine headaches once started. Consult your doctor for the proper treatment of your headache.
Q. Can I take Norten for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Norten is not indicated in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Consult your doctor for the right treatment IBS.
Q. For how long can I take Norten?
Norten is a prescription drug and should only be taken in the dose, frequency, and duration as advised by the doctor. However, clinical studies have shown that Norten is tolerated well in long-term use and is generally safe.
Q. Can you take Norten for depression?
Norten is not indicated for the treatment of depression. Please consult your doctor for the right treatment of depression.
Q. Can I take Norten for a migraine headache?
Norten can be used as a to prevent an attack for migraine headaches. However, it is not known to stop the migraine headaches once started. Consult your doctor for the appropriate the appropriate therapy.
Q. Can I take Norten with alprazolam?
Norten is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Norten with lorazepam?
Norten is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with lorazepam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take Norten without food?
Norten can be taken without food. However, taking the drug with food, especially high-protein food enhances the bioavailability (amount of drug which reaches the blood) of the drug.
Q. Can I take Norten with aspirin?
Aspirin, especially if taken in high doses, may reduce the blood pressure lowering (antihypertensive) effect of Norten. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Norten with gabapentin?
Norten is not known to have any interactions with gabapentin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Norten with amoxicillin?
Norten is not known to have any interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Norten with prednisone?
Anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effect of Norten may decrease if taken with prednisone as prednisone can cause sodium and water retention. Talk to your doctor before taking both the medicines together.
Q. Does Norten cause diabetes?
Norten is not known to cause diabetes. However, it can interfere with insulin secretion and it can also block the sympathetic response (signs and symptoms experienced by the patient) to hypoglycemia. Talk to your doctor in case you are prescribed Norten and you have diabetes.
Q. Does Norten work?
Norten is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker which is used in the treatment of a variety of diseases like hypertension, angina, migraine, heart attack, tremors etc. It is a prescription drug which should only be used as per the doctor’s advice.
Q. Does Norten make you sleepy?
Norten is not known to make you sleepy. It can, however, cause loss of sleep and dizziness rarely. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom.
Q. Does Norten expire?
Norten. like any other drug, has an expiry date and should not be used beyond that period. The shelf life of Norten is three years.
Q. Does Norten cause depression?
Depression is a rare side effect of Norten. If you experience any form of depression or associated symptoms while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Norten cause erectile dysfunction?
Norten use has been associated with erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence). Consult your doctor if you experience any such problem while using the drug.
Q. Does Norten cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a rare side effect of Norten. Consult your doctor if you experience such problem while using the drug.
Q. Does Norten affect sleep?
Use of Norten has been associated with sleep disturbances, especially insomnia (inability to fall asleep). Consult your doctor if you experience any sleep disturbance after taking Norten.
Q. Can the use of Norten increase the blood sugar levels?
Norten can interfere with insulin secretion and can also block the sympathetic response (signs and symptoms experienced by the patient) to hypoglycemia. However, it is not known to significantly affect blood sugar values.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
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