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SELCA 50MG/20MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR SELCA

Atenolol(50 mg),Nifedipine(20 mg)

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Atenolol and 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.
UNSAFE
Selca 50mg/20mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Selca 50mg/20mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR SELCA

Atenolol(50 mg)

Uses

Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure

How it works

Atenolol blocks the action of certain chemical messengers on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heartbeat, blood pressure, and strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Constipation
Nifedipine(20 mg)

Uses

Nifedipine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain) and hypertensive emergency

How it works

Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. It blocks the action of calcium on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Ankle swelling, Headache, Dizziness, Palpitations, Sleepiness, Nausea, Edema, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)

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Expert advice FOR SELCA

  • Atenolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Atenolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Atenolol 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 Atenolol 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR SELCA

Atenolol

Q.

What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q.

Is atenolol safe?
Yes. Atenolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate

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Is atenolol a narcotic?
No. Atenolol is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q.

Is atenolol cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Atenolol selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.

Nifedipine

Q.

Is nifedipine safe?
Nifedipine is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor

Q.

Is Nifedipine a nitrate/beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is not a nitrate, beta-blocker, or an ACE inhibitor. It is a calcium channel blocker

Q.

What is Calcigard/Nicardia/Dipin used for?
Calcigard, Nicardia, Dipin are examples of a few brands containing nifedipine and used for treating high blood pressure, chest-pain and Reynaud's phenomenon

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Can I take aspirin/Tylenol/Benadryl/Viagra/ Tums/Sudafed with nifedipine?
Nifedipine can be taken with Tylenol (paracetamol), Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) and Benadryl. Taking Viagra (sildenafil) may increase the blood pressure lowering effect of nifedipine. Taking aspirin may increase the blood pressure. Tums (calcium carbonate) may decrease the effect of nifedipine. Consult your doctor before use

Q.

Does nifedipine cause migraine/constipation/insomnia/bradycardia/cough/weight gain/urination/changes in heart rate?
Nifedipine may cause migraine, constipation, insomnia or bardycardia (slow heart rate). There is no evidence of nifedipine causing cough or weight changes. If you notice such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q.

Is nifedipine a narcotic or tocolytic?
No. Nifedipine is a non-narcotic/ uncontrolled/nonaddictive drug. Nifedipine is used as tocolytic (to delay preterm birth).

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)