Visken 10mg Tablet

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Introduction

Visken 10mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used for treating hypertension (high blood pressure) and preventing angina (heart-related chest pain). It reduces blood pressure and helps in preventing future heart attacks and strokes.

Visken 10mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. 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 may be taken with or without food, preferably, 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 nausea, headache, fatigue, slow heart rate, palpitations, and breathlessness. You may also experience stomach pain, constipation, dizziness, 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.

Benefits of Visken Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Visken 10mg Tablet blocks the effect of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. This slows down the heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force thereby lowering your blood pressure. This also reduces your risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or other heart and kidney problems in the future.

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Visken 10mg Tablet makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. Thus, making it less likely that you will suffer from heart-related chest pain (angina). This medicine thus helps to increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily and confidently.

Side effects of Visken 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 Visken

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Slow heart rate
  • Breathlessness

How to use Visken 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. Visken 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Visken Tablet works

Visken 10mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Visken 10mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Visken 10mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Visken 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
Visken 10mg 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
Visken 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Visken 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, use of Visken 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with serious kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Visken 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Visken 10mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Visken Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Visken 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.

Alternate brands

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Quick tips

  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines.
  • It may hide 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 Visken 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Aryloxypropanolamine derivative {indoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Beta blocker- Non selective

Interaction with drugs

Taking Visken with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Visken 10mg Tablet effective?

Visken 10mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Visken 10mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. When can I expect a relief in my symptoms after starting Visken 10mg Tablet for high blood pressure?

Visken 10mg Tablet usually starts working within a few hours of taking it. However, it may take up to a week to see the full benefits of the symptoms of high blood pressure or heart conditions. You may not notice any difference, but that does not mean it is not working. For migraine, it may take a few weeks before you notice any difference, so keep taking the medicine.

Q. Can Visken 10mg Tablet be used in asthmatics?

No, Visken 10mg Tablet cannot be used in asthmatics. Visken 10mg Tablet is a non-specific beta receptor blocker. Using Visken 10mg Tablet in asthma patients can cause breathing problems, which may trigger an asthma attack.

Q. My doctor has prescribed Visken 10mg Tablet 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 Visken 10mg Tablet for chest pain (angina). Visken 10mg Tablet 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. Visken 10mg Tablet is also used to treat irregularities in heartbeat, including those caused by anxiety, essential tremor (shaking of head, chin and hands). It also prevents migraine headaches, overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism) and bleeding in the food pipe caused by high blood pressure.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Visken 10mg Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Visken 10mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I take fluoxetine with Visken 10mg Tablet?

No, you should avoid taking fluoxetine with Visken 10mg Tablet. This is because fluoxetine may cause an increase in levels of Visken 10mg Tablet in the body which may increase its toxicity.

Q. Can I stop taking Visken 10mg Tablet as my chest pain is under control?

No, you should not stop taking Visken 10mg Tablet suddenly because that may worsen your angina or may cause a heart attack. Tell your doctor and if there is a need to stop Visken 10mg Tablet, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually over a period of a few weeks.

Q. Is Visken 10mg Tablet good for anxiety?

Yes, Visken 10mg Tablet helps relieve your physical symptoms of anxiety. The dose and duration of taking Visken 10mg Tablet will be suggested by your doctor, depending on whether your symptoms are a recurring problem or occur only in stressful conditions. However, Visken 10mg Tablet is usually given for a short time for anxiety.

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