Nebicard 5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It also helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke and to prevent migraines.
Nebicard 5 Tablet is also used to relieve the symptoms caused by an overactive thyroid gland. It may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill and if you stop taking it, your condition may worsen. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and no smoking help to enhance the working of this medicine.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.
BENEFITS OF NEBICARD TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Nebicard 5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicine called long-acting beta-blocker. It works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heart beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
In Prevention of Heart attack
Nebicard 5 Tablet helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
In Prevention of Stroke
Nebicard 5 Tablet reduces the risk of future strokes. It helps lower your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a stroke. Take it as advised by the doctor to get the maximum benefit.
In Prevention of Migraine
Nebicard 5 Tablet helps improve the flow of blood in your brain and prevents the abnormal activity of muscles that trigger migraines. It is a very effective medicine for preventing migraine attacks, however, it does not treat an attack that has already started. By preventing and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.
HOW TO USE NEBICARD 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. Nebicard 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW NEBICARD TABLET WORKS
Nebicard 5 Tablet is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Nebicard 5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebicard 5 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebicard 5 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Nebicard 5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Nebicard 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nebicard 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Nebicard 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nebicard 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nebicard 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
Using the below medicines along with Nebicard Tablet may reduce the efficacy or cause side effects.
- Voglibose : (SERIOUS)
- Glimepiride : (SERIOUS)
- Miglitol : (SERIOUS)
- Acarbose : (SERIOUS)
- Gliclazide : (SERIOUS)
- Tamsulosin : (MODERATE)
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE NEBICARD TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Nebicard 5 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.
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 Nebicard
- Slow heart rate
- Cold extremities
Q. How long does Nebicard 5 Tablet take to start working?
After 1 to 2 weeks of starting Nebicard 5 Tablet your blood pressure may decrease. However, it may take 4 weeks to see full benefits.
Q. Now that my blood pressure has become normal, can I stop taking Nebicard 5 Tablet?
No, you should not stop taking Nebicard 5 Tablet even if you start feeling better. Nebicard 5 Tablet controls high blood pressure but does not cure it. If you stop Nebicard 5 Tablet suddenly, you may increase your chances of having angina, heart attack, or irregular heart-beat. Talk to your doctor who may advise you to decrease the dose gradually over 1 to 2 weeks.
Q. What can happen if I take more than the recommended doses of Nebicard 5 Tablet?
Taking more than the recommended doses of Nebicard 5 Tablet may cause very slow heart-beat, low blood pressure with possible fainting, difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, and acute heart failure. In case you take excess of Nebicard 5 Tablet, contact your doctor immediately.
Q. Can Nebicard 5 Tablet be taken if I am taking ibuprofen?
You have to be careful while taking both ibuprofen and Nebicard 5 Tablet and keep monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis. The reason being, ibuprofen may interfere with the working of Nebicard 5 Tablet and your blood pressure may increase. Similarly, discontinuing ibuprofen may decrease your blood pressure. This is usually seen in cases where ibuprofen is used for a longer time.
Q. I am a diabetic. Can taking Nebicard 5 Tablet affect my blood sugar levels?
No, Nebicard 5 Tablet does not have any effect on blood sugar levels. However, keep tracking your blood sugar levels because use of Nebicard 5 Tablet may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar levels, like fast heartbeat and palpitations.
Q. Can Nebicard 5 Tablet be given to old age patients?
Yes, Nebicard 5 Tablet can be given to patients who are 65 or above, but strictly as per the doctor’s advice. In this patient group, the doctor would recommend to start with the lowest dose and gradually reach the desired dosage. In patients who are 75 years or older, close monitoring of blood pressure is required.
Q. Does Nebicard 5 Tablet cause weight gain?
No, Nebicard 5 Tablet has not been reported to cause weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking Nebicard 5 Tablet as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Nebicard 5 Tablet cross the blood-brain barrier?
Yes, Nebicard 5 Tablet crosses the blood-brain barrier due to its lipophilic nature. Its lipophilic nature makes it capable of combining with lipids and fats. So, it is effective in the treatment of migraine and essential tremors. This could also cause higher chances of central nervous system effects such as lethargy, confusion, and depression.
Q. What is the risk associated with Nebicard 5 Tablet if I take it during pregnancy?
Nebicard 5 Tablet should not be used during pregnancy since it decreases blood supply to the unborn baby which can result in death of the child in the womb. Decreased blood supply can slow down or retard the growth of the baby and may even lead to abortion or early labor. Inform your doctor that you are using Nebicard 5 Tablet if you have become pregnant, so that the doctor can change your medication.
Q. Does Nebicard 5 Tablet cause fatigue?
Nebicard 5 Tablet may cause fatigue (tiredness) and dizziness. Be very cautious while driving or using any machines or tools. Talk to your doctor if you have these problems while taking Nebicard 5 Tablet.
Pack size – 10
Pack form – tablet
Weight – 8 (gms)
Dimensions – 4 (cm) x 8 (cm) x 7 (cm)
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