Q. My doctor has prescribed Provanol SR 40 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 Provanol SR 40 Tablet for chest pain (angina). Provanol SR 40 Tablet is a beta-blocker that 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. Provanol SR 40 Tablet is also used to treat irregularities in the heartbeat, including those caused by anxiety, essential tremor (shaking of the 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. When can I expect relief in my symptoms after starting Provanol SR 40 Tablet for high blood pressure?
Provanol SR 40 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. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.
Q. Can Provanol SR 40 Tablet be used in asthmatics?
No, Provanol SR 40 Tablet cannot be used in asthmatics. This is because using Provanol SR 40 Tablet in asthma patients can cause breathing problems, which may trigger an asthma attack. Always inform your doctor if you have or ever had asthma or any episodes of difficulty breathing, before starting treatment with Provanol SR 40 Tablet.
Q. What if I take an overdose of Provanol SR 40 Tablet?
If you take an overdose of Provanol SR 40 Tablet you may experience symptoms such as slow heartbeat, trembling, difficulty breathing, or dizziness. However, the response of taking too much of Provanol SR 40 Tablet varies from person to person. It would be best to consult a doctor if you think you have taken more than what you are prescribed.
Q. Can I stop taking Provanol SR 40 Tablet as my chest pain is under control?
No, you should not stop taking Provanol SR 40 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 Provanol SR 40 Tablet, your doctor will reduce your dose gradually over a period of a few weeks.
Q. Does Provanol SR 40 Tablet relieve anxiety?
Yes, Provanol SR 40 Tablet helps relieve the symptoms of anxiety such as irritability, restlessness, excessive worry, lack of concentration, racing or unwanted thoughts, fatigue, insomnia (lack of sleep), palpitations (irregular heart rate), or trembling. The dose and duration of taking Provanol SR 40 Tablet will be suggested by your doctor, depending on whether your symptoms are a recurring problem or occur only in stressful conditions. However, Provanol SR 40 Tablet is usually given for the short-term treatment of anxiety. If you have any doubts, consult your doctor.
Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Provanol SR 40 Tablet?
Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Provanol SR 40 Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Provanol SR 40 Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.
Q. Is Provanol SR 40 Tablet effective?
Provanol SR 40 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 Provanol SR 40 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Provanol SR 40 Tablet?
If you forget a dose of Provanol SR 40 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Is Provanol SR 40 Tablet safe?
Provanol SR 40 Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. I have been on Indomethacin for several months. Will it be a problem if I start taking Provanol SR 40 Tablet along with it?
Yes, Indomethacin may interfere with the working of Provanol SR 40 Tablet and make it less effective. As a result, your blood pressure may increase. Speak to your doctor who will prescribe you a different medicine to control blood pressure.