NEBICARD 2.5MG contains a medicine called nebivolol which belongs to the group of medicines called selective beta-1 adrenergic blocker. It is used to treat hypertension (raised blood pressure) and mild to moderate chronic heart failure in patients aged 70 or over, in addition to other therapies. Nebivolol controls heart pumping strength and prevents increase in heart rate. It also exerts vasodilating effects on blood vessels, which also contributes to reduce blood pressure.
Along with the treatment, certain lifestyle change plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. Avoid smoking or alcohol consumption while you are on this therapy. Always eat a healthy balanced diet and reduce your salt intake. Try to exercise regularly, when advised by your doctor and manage your stress levels.
The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea or constipation. Do not take this medicine, if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have serious heart, liver or kidney problems.
USES OF NEBICARD 2.5MG
Treats mild and moderate chronic heart failure in patients aged 70 or over in addition to other therapies
HOW NEBICARD 2.5MG WORKS
Nebivolol binds to and blocks the activity of beta-1 adrenergic receptors in the heart, and decreases cardiac contractility and heart rate, which reduces cardiac output resulting in low blood pressure. It also suppresses the activity of renin in the kidneys and prevents the activity of aldosterone which promotes vasodilation, decrease in peripheral vascular resistance, increase in stroke volume, ejection fraction and cardiac output that may lead to benefits in heart failure patients.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken either with food or on an empty stomach. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NEBICARD 2.5MG
An unusual itching or tingling feeling
Shortness of breath
Swollen hands or feet
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Feeling sick (nausea):
Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.
Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. Avoid taking any medicines to treat diarrhea without speaking to a doctor.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
Medicines used to treat high blood pressure or any heart problems (such as amiodarone)
Anti-psychotic medicines (e.g. barbiturates, phenothiazine and thioridazine)
Medicines used to treat depression (e.g. amitriptyline, paroxetine, fluoxetine)
Medicines used to treat asthma or blocked nose (e.g. fluticasone, mometasone)
Medicines used to treat certain eye disorders such as glaucoma (e.g. latanoprost)
Anti-ulcer drugs (e.g. cimetidine)
Baclofen (used to treat muscle pain)
Amifostine (used to treat cancer)
Mefloquine (used to treat malaria)
Store at room temperature and keep out of reach of children.
Nebicard 2.5 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 2.5 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.
The main side effects of this medicine are fatigue, headache, slow heart rate, feeling dizzy, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.
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.
USES OF NEBICARD TABLET
Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Prevention of Heart attack
Prevention of Stroke
Prevention of Migraine
BENEFITS OF NEBICARD TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Nebicard 2.5 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 2.5 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 2.5 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 2.5 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.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NEBICARD 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 Nebicard
Slow heart rate
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 2.5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW NEBICARD TABLET WORKS
Nebicard 2.5 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 2.5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebicard 2.5 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 2.5 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 2.5 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Nebicard 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nebicard 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Nebicard 2.5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nebicard 2.5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Nebicard 2.5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE NEBICARD TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Nebicard 2.5 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.
FAQ’s ABOUT NEBICARD 2.5MG
Q: Can NEBICARD 2.5MG cause diabetes?
A: No. This medicine has no effect on blood sugar levels and does not cause diabetes. If you experience any unusual side effects after taking this medicine, consult your doctor.
Q: Can NEBICARD 2.5MG cause shortness of breath?
A: Yes. This medicine may cause shortness of breath in some individuals. Try to rest and relax. If the symptom worsens, contact your doctor immediately.
Q: How NEBICARD 2.5MG works?
A: It is used to treat hypertension (raised blood pressure) and mild to moderate chronic heart failure in patients aged 70 or over, in addition to other therapies. This medicine controls heart pumping strength and prevents increase in heart rate. It also exerts vasodilating effects on blood vessels, which also contributes to reduce blood pressure.