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Pregnasafe Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Pregnasafe Tablet is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart-related chest pain (angina). It is also effective for treating high blood pressure in pregnancy. It lowers the blood pressure and thus helps in preventing future stroke and heart attack.

Pregnasafe Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It should be taken with food. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. Since it can cause serious withdrawal effects, it should not be stopped abruptly. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your blood pressure rising up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to reduce your salt intake.

Common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, difficulty in urination, allergic reaction, increased liver enzymes, and ejaculation disorder. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you.

Before taking this medicine, it is better to let your doctor know if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking it.

Uses of Pregnasafe Tablet

Side effects of Pregnasafe Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pregnasafe

  • Dizziness
  • Allergic reaction
  • Ejaculation disorder
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Difficulty in urination

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.
  • Coping with Ejaculation disorder
    Speak to your doctor as they may be able to change your medicine or offer other treatments that might help with the problem. Making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can help. Lose weight if you are overweight. Exercise daily and try to reduce stress and anxiety. Avoid the use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs such as marijuana which can also affect sexual function. Counselling or psychotherapy can also be helpful.
  • Coping with Increased liver enzymes
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.
  • Coping with Difficulty in urination
    Relax when you try to pee. Don't try to force the flow of urine. If it doesn't happen, try again later. Limit drinks that increase urination such as coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages. Continue to drink plenty of water each day. Gentle massage and hot compression on your lower abdomen can help relax your muscles and may improve your urine flow. Doing exercises that strengthen the bladder muscles such as pelvic exercise will be of help. Distract your attention by thinking about something else. Avoid alcohol and smoking because both can aggravate the condition. Talk to your doctor urgently if you can not pee at all.

How to use Pregnasafe 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. Pregnasafe Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Pregnasafe Tablet works

Pregnasafe Tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pregnasafe Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pregnasafe 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
Pregnasafe 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
Pregnasafe Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pregnasafe Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Pregnasafe Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Pregnasafe Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pregnasafe Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken with food.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting Pregnasafe Tablet, and inform your doctor if it has not improved.
  • Pregnasafe Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Pregnasafe Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking Pregnasafe Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Salicylamide derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Pregnasafe safe?

Pregnasafe is generally considered a safe medicine if it is taken as directed by the doctor. The side effects that result with use of Pregnasafe occur during the first few weeks of treatment and disappear with time.

Q. Why is Pregnasafe used in pregnancy?

It is important to appropriately treat high blood pressure in pregnancy. Studies have shown that poorly controlled high blood pressure in pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of certain birth defects, stillbirth, reduced growth of the baby within the womb, and premature birth. For some women with high blood pressure, treatment with Pregnasafe in pregnancy might be considered to be the best option. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide what is right for you and your baby.

Q. Does Pregnasafe cause itching?

Yes, itchy skin, a rash or tingly scalp are common side effects of Pregnasafe. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or lasts for more than a week.

Q. Is it safe to use Pregnasafe in patients with diabetes?

Diabetic patients while using Pregnasafe should regularly check the blood sugar levels. Pregnasafe may make it difficult to recognize the warning signs of low blood sugar such as shaking and a racing heartbeat. Consult your doctor if the blood sugar levels are reduced while taking Pregnasafe.

Q. Does Pregnasafe affect heart rate?

Pregnasafe slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. Your doctor may regularly check your blood pressure and pulse (heart rate) during therapy to determine your response to the medicine.

Q. What can happen if I stop taking Pregnasafe?

Do not stop taking Pregnasafe without talking to your doctor. Stopping Pregnasafe suddenly may cause serious heart problems such as angina (chest pain) or even a heart attack. If you need to stop taking Pregnasafe, your doctor will reduce the dose slowly over 1 or 2 weeks.

Q. Will I need to stop taking Pregnasafe before surgery?

Your doctor may advise you to stop taking Pregnasafe for 24 hours before surgery. This is because Pregnasafe can lower your blood pressure too much when its use is combined with some anesthetics. So, tell your doctor that you're taking Pregnasafe if you're going to be put to sleep using a general anaesthetic or are scheduled to have any kind of major operation.

Q. What happens on taking more than the recommended dose of Pregnasafe?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Pregnasafe can lead to a drop in blood pressure and slowing of the heart rate, difficulty breathing or a drop in blood sugar, which can cause sweating or confusion. If you take too many tablets, tell your doctor immediately or contact the hospital emergency department nearest to you.

Q. How long does Pregnasafe take to work?

If you are taking Pregnasafe for high blood pressure, it may lower your BP within 1-3 hours of taking it. You may not feel any different, but this does not mean that the medicine is not working, and it is important to keep taking it. On the other hand, if you are taking it for angina, it will probably take a few days for the medicine to reduce the pain. You may still have chest pain during this time or it may get worse.

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