WHAT IS NICODUCE 5MG?
NICODUCE 5MG contains Nicorandil which belongs to a group of medicines called ?potassium channel activators?
WHAT NICODUCE 5MG IS USED FOR?
NICODUCE 5MG is used to prevent or reduce painful signs (angina pectoris) of your heart disease and is used in adults who cannot take heart medicines called beta-blockers or calcium antagonists
It works by increasing the blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart
It improves the blood and oxygen supply of your heart muscle and reduces its workload
WARNING & PRECAUTION:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:
Are allergic to nicorandil or any other of its ingredients
Have severe low blood pressure (?hypotension?)
Have heart problems such as cardiogenic shock or left ventricular failure or heart failure
Have low blood volume
Have a build-up of fluid in the lungs
Suffer from red, itchy, swollen or watery eyes
Suffer from ulcers in your mouth, stomach, guts (small and large) or back passage. These may cause blood in your stools or vomit, a fistula
Have low blood potassium levels
Have kidney problems
Have a genetic condition called ?glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency?
NICORANDIL WITH ALCOHOL
If you drink alcohol while being treated with NICODUCE 5MG, your blood pressure may become even lower
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
NICODUCE 5MG is not recommended for use in children
DRIVING & USING MACHINES
NICODUCE 5MG may make you feel dizzy or weak. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machine
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
Such as sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil for erectile dysfunction
Medicines to treat high blood pressure
Medicines that increase blood potassium levels
Medicines for inflammation such as ibuprofen
Medicines for depression
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
The recommended dose is 10mg, twice a day
In case you get headaches, your doctor may give you a lower dose of 5mg, twice a day for the first 2 to 7 days
Your doctor may increase your dose up to 20mg, twice a day. This will depend on your needs, response and tolerance to treatment
If you take more NICODUCE 5MG
If you take more NICODUCE 5MG than you should or a child swallows any of the tablets, talk to a doctor or go to hospital straight away
If you forget to take NICODUCE 5MG
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking NICODUCE 5MG
Do not stop taking this medicine before consulting your doctor
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Store in a refrigerator at 2-8°C
It is usually prescribed when other heart medicines are either not suitable or have not worked.
It reduces the risk of an angina attack by widening blood vessels and improving blood flow to the heart.Nicoduce 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food.
This may change from time to time depending on how well it is working.
Do not stop taking it without talking to our doctor as sudden withdrawal may cause your chest pain to come back.
You can improve the health of your heart by making some lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating well, exercising regularly, and managing stress. click here : Nicoduce 5
Most common side effect
However, drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcohol may help. Other common side effects include dizziness or weakness, nausea, and flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk).
Talk to your doctor if these bother you or do not go away.Nicoduce 5 Tablet may not be suitable for some people.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of low blood pressure or heart failure.
Also let your doctor know about all other medications that you are using as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
You should not take any medicines for erectile dysfunction with this medicine.
Nicoduce 5 Tablet is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
USES OF NICODUCE TABLET
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
BENEFITS OF NICODUCE TABLET
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Angina is a chest pain that is usually caused by the narrowing of the blood vessels which supply your heart.
This means your heart does not get enough oxygen.
. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective so keep taking it even if you are not having any angina symptoms.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NICODUCE TABLET
Common side effects of Nicoduce
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
HOW TO USE NICODUCE TABLET
Nicoduce 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW NICODUCE TABLET WORKS
As a result, heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.
This reduces the frequency and severity of angina attacks.
Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.