Medicine Overview of Ponol Tablet
Side Effects of Ponol are Tiredness, Cold extremities, Nightmare, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Slow heart rate.
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. Ponol 20 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Ponol 20 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
Ponol 20 mg Tablet is a beta blocker which lowers blood pressure. It works by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to organs.
In Depth Information on Ponol Tablet
- Ponol 20 mg Tablet may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
- The Ponol 20 mg Tablet may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
- Ponol 20 mg Tablet 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 Ponol 20 mg Tablet 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.
Ponol Tablet related warnings
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ponol 20 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.
Ponol 20 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Ponol 20 mg Tablet may cause visual disturbances, hallucinations, fatigue, mental confusion, dizziness or tiredness. This may affect your driving ability.
Ponol 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ponol 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease. Ponol 20 mg Tablet may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Ponol 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ponol 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
If you miss a dose of Ponol 20 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Ponol Tablet
Q. What is Ponol used for?
Ponol is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat), heart attack, increased blood pressure, anxiety, and migraine.
Q. Is Ponol over the counter product?
Ponol 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 Ponol a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) inhibitor?
Ponol is not a MAO inhibitor. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers.
Clinical studies have shown that Ponol 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 Ponol with Betahistine?
Ponol and Betahistine can be taken together. Betahistine is given in patients with a migraine for the relief of vertigo and Ponol 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 Ponol a blood thinner?
Ponol is not a blood thinner. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.
Q. Is Ponol a narcotic substance?
Ponol is not a narcotic substance. It is a beta-blocker used in the treatment of diseases like hypertension and angina.
Ponol is not associated with ototoxicity (harmful to the ear). However, if you experience any such problem while using the drug, talk to your doctor.
No, Ponol is not a statin. It is a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker.
Q. Is Ponol used to treat anxiety?
Ponol is indicated for the treatment of anxiety. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment of anxiety.
Q. Can I take Ponol for headaches?
Ponol 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 Ponol for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Ponol 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 Ponol?
Ponol 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 Ponol is tolerated well in long-term use and is generally safe.
Q. Can you take Ponol for depression?
Ponol is not indicated for the treatment of depression. Please consult your doctor for the right treatment of depression.
Q. Can I take Ponol for a migraine headache?
Ponol 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 Ponol with alprazolam?
Ponol 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 Ponol with lorazepam?
Ponol 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 Ponol without food?
Ponol 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 Ponol with aspirin?
Aspirin, especially if taken in high doses, may reduce the blood pressure lowering (antihypertensive) effect of Ponol. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ponol with gabapentin?
Ponol 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 Ponol with amoxicillin?
Ponol 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 Ponol with prednisone?
Anti-hypertensive (blood pressure lowering) effect of Ponol 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 Ponol cause diabetes?
Ponol 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 Ponol and you have diabetes.
Ponol 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 Ponol make you sleepy?
Ponol 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.
Ponol. like any other drug, has an expiry date and should not be used beyond that period. The shelf life of Ponol is three years.
Q. Does Ponol cause depression?
Depression is a rare side effect of Ponol. If you experience any form of depression or associated symptoms while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Ponol cause erectile dysfunction?
Ponol 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 Ponol cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a rare side effect of Ponol. Consult your doctor if you experience such problem while using the drug.
Q. Does Ponol affect sleep?
Use of Ponol has been associated with sleep disturbances, especially insomnia (inability to fall asleep). Consult your doctor if you experience any sleep disturbance after taking Ponol.
Q. Can the use of Ponol increase the blood sugar levels?
Ponol 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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