No, Besicor is not a diuretic. Besicor is a beta-blocker medicine which blocks the hyperactivity of the nerve impulses in the heart, thereby calming the heart.
Q. What is the best time of day to take Besicor?
Besicor is usually taken once a day in the morning. You can choose to take it with or without food. Swallow it as a whole with water and do not chew or crush it. Never take this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Q. Is Besicor safe in pregnancy?
No, Besicor is not safe to be taken in pregnancy. It can have many harmful effects on the fetus/newborn and can even cause complications in pregnancy. Taking Besicor may decrease the blood supply to the fetus, slow down its growth, cause intrauterine death, abortion or early labor. You should consult your doctor if you are on this medication and get pregnant.
Q. Can Besicor cause weight gain?
Yes, Besicor may cause weight gain though it is uncommon. If you are concerned about your weight gain, exercise regularly and eat a healthy and nutritious diet. You can also consult a dietician for diet plan.
Q. What should be done if I forget to take Besicor?
If you have forgotten to take the prescribed dose at prescribed time, take the dose as soon as you remember. In case it is already time for your next dose, skip your dose and take the next scheduled dose. Keep in mind not to take a double dose to make up for the dose forgotten.
Q. When will I feel better after taking Besicor?
You may not feel any difference after taking Besicor, if you are taking it for high blood pressure. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits. If you are taking Besicor for angina or heart failure, it may take several weeks or months to make you feel better.
Q. Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?
You eat and drink normally while taking Besicor. However, making lifestyle changes like stop smoking, eating healthy food and exercising regularly can further give a boost to your health.
Q. Will the use of Besicor affect my fertility?
Besicor is not know to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.
Q. Do I need to avoid playing sports while taking Besicor?
You can continue playing sports while taking Besicor. Exercising regularly can help you in controlling your blood pressure. However, do not over do it or push yourself too hard while exercising or playing sports.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.