nicostar od 10
What is NICOSTAR OD 10MG?
NICOSTAR OD 10MG contains Nicorandil which belongs to a group of medicines called ?potassium channel activators?
What NICOSTAR OD 10MG is used for?
NICOSTAR OD 10MG 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
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 (?pulmonary oedema?)
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 NICOSTAR OD 10MG, 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 & Adololescents
NICOSTAR OD 10MG is not recommended for use in children
Driving & Using machine
NICOSTAR OD 10MG 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
Riociguat to treat ?pulmonary hypertension?
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 NICOSTAR OD 10MG
If you take more NICOSTAR OD 10MG 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 NICOSTAR OD 10MG
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 NICOSTAR OD 10MG
Do not stop taking this medicine before consulting your doctor
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
Store at room temperature (15-25?C)
Nicostar OD 10 Tablet PR is a medicine used to prevent and treat heart-related chest pain (angina). 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.
Nicostar OD 10 Tablet PR may be taken with or without food.
It should be swallowed whole with water. Take this medicine regularly and at about the same time(s) each day.
Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take it.
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 : Nicostar OD 10
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.Nicostar OD 10 Tablet PR 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.
Nicostar OD 10 Tablet PR is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
USES OF NICOSTAR TABLET PR
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
BENEFITS OF NICOSTAR TABLET PR
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
SIDE EFFECTS OF NICOSTAR TABLET PR
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
HOW TO USE NICOSTAR TABLET PR
HOW NICOSTAR TABLET PR WORKS
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