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Betatrop 50/20 MG Tablet 10

Betatrop 50/20 MG Tablet 10

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    Uses :

    Atenolol Atenolol is used in the treatment of chest pain (i.e. angina) and high blood pressure. This drug is also known to reduce the risk of death in patients who had a heart attack. Nifedipine Nifedipine is used to treat hypertension and angina by relaxing the muscles of heart and blood vessels.

    Mode of drug action


    Atenolol Atenolol belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blockers. It blocks the actions of certain chemicals such as adrenaline or epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. Consequently, the heart rate and the blood pressure come under control. Nifedipine Nifedipine is a calcium channel blocker. Nifedipine inhibits the influx of calcium ions through L-type calcium channels, this, in turn, inhibits the contractile process of smooth muscle cells. This inhibition causes dilation of coronary and systemic arteries, thus oxygen delivery to the myocardial tissue increases and the systemic blood pressure decreases. The vasodilatory effect facilitates the decrease in the blood pressure.

    What are the common side effects?

    Atenolol The common side effects of atenolol include dizziness, feeling tired and depressed mood. Nifedipine The side effects of nifedipine include swelling of the ankle, limb, and tongue, and chest pain, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, heartburn, headache, muscle cramp, and discoloration of skin and eyes.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Patients suffering from coronary artery disease should not take Betatrop.

    • Betatrop should be used with caution in the patients with kidney diseases, blockage of the digestive tract, and history of stomach surgery.

    • Patients with a history of allergic reactions to any of its ingredients should not take this drug.

    • Patients with serious conditions such as heart failure, conduction block or very slow heartbeat should not use this medicine.

    • Do not suddenly stop taking Betatrop because it can worsen the condition.

    • Do not take any other medicines along with Betatrop without asking a doctor or pharmacist.

    • Patients should inform their doctor about the medicines currently used by them.

    • Due to unknown safety information of the drug to the unborn or newborn babies, pregnant, breastfeeding women and women planning for pregnancy must inform a doctor before using this medicine.

    What else should I know?

    1. Should I inform my surgeon about taking atenolol? Yes. You need to inform your surgeon that you are undergoing therapy with atenolol. Yom may have to stop taking the drug for some days before the surgery.

    2. Can I drive after taking atenolol? Atenolol can impair a person’s ability to think and react. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive for some time after taking this drug.

    3. What if I drink alcohol while using atenolol? Taking alcohol and atenolol together can increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness.

    4. Can I maintain a normal blood pressure with atenolol alone? Atenolol is only a part of treatment for blood pressure. You may need some other drugs, along with a proper exercise, diet, and weight control.

    5. Can I stop taking atenolol if I do not have the symptoms of high blood pressure? You must continue using this medicine even if you feel that you have no symptoms. This is because very often, high blood pressure does not produce symptoms. Nifedipine

    1. I am a diabetic. Can I use Nifedipine tablet? Nifedipine tablet is used with caution in diabetic patients; however, consult the doctor before using the drug.

    2. I am scheduled for a stomach surgery. Can I take nifedipine? No, avoid using nifedipine if you are scheduled for any surgery, as it can increase the risks.

    3. Is nifedipine safe in elderly patients? Talk to the doctor before using the nifedipine drug, and know risks and benefits of the drug.

    4. Is nifedipine safe during breastfeeding? No, nifedipine passes into the milk and may harm the newborn.

    5. I have galactose intolerance. Can I use nifedipine extended-release tablet? No, nifedipine contains lactose. Ask your doctor about the safety of the drug.

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