Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
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Betacap Tr 120mg Cap composition has propranolol hydrochloride as its main ingredient. Propranolol is a beta blocker that acts on the heart and circulation in the body. Doctors usually prescibe Betacap Tr 120mg Cap for high blood pressure among other conditions.
Uses of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
- Heart attack
- Chronic heart failure
- Essential tremor
- Thickened heart muscles
- Thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism
- Migraine attacks
Contraindications of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
Betacap Tr 120mg Cap should not be used in people with heart failures or defect, allergy to the medicine, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, breathing difficulties or asthma.
Side effects of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
Betacap Tr 120mg Cap side effects typically include worsening of the heart failure, slowing of the heart rate, worsened diabetes, skin conditions like rash, breathlessness, serious allergic reactions, depression or psychosis, coldness of the fingers and toes that is followed by warmth and pain.
Precautions and Warnings of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
Can I consume Betacap Tr 120mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medicine is known to reach the baby through the placenta, hence taking the medicine during pregnancy may be harmful to the foetus.
Can I take Betacap Tr 120mg Cap while breastfeeding?
The medicine may pass into breastmilk; hence, it is not advisable to take the medicine while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
If you experience side effects of the medicine such as dizziness or tiredness, you should not drive while taking the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Betacap Tr 120mg Cap?
Avoid taking alcohol with this medicine as it can cause very low blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Inform the doctor before taking the medicine if you have heart, kidney or liver condition or other conditions such as asthma, diabetes, etc.
Mode of Action of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
How Does It Work?
Propranolol works by relaxing the blood vessels and slowing the heart rate. This makes the work of the heart easier as it does not have to pump hard to supply blood to the body, thus helping in reducing the blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
The dose of the medicine is subject to change based on the effect and tolerance. Do not take this medicine in quantities smaller or larger than recommended. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day.
Interactions of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
Medicines for hypertension, tuberculosis, pain may have interaction with propranolol. Blood thinners such as warfarin can also interact with propranolol.
Interactions with food items
There is no significant evidence of interaction with food.
Other general Interactions
Enough data is not available.
Storage and disposal of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
Betacap Tr 120mg Cap should be stored at room temperature and kept away from sunlight and moisture. Keep away from children. Discard the expired product.
Dosage of Betacap Tr 120mg Cap
Contact the doctor immediately if you have taken an overdose of the medicine. An overdose may cause symptoms such as slower heart rate, lower blood pressure, heart failure or breathing difficulty with symptoms such as fatigue, fine tremor, confusion, nausea, vomiting, body spasms, fainting or coma.
Missed a Dose
Complete the scheduled course of medicine as prescribed by a medical practitioner. If the prescribed dose is missed, take the medicine as soon as you remember. Do not take an extra dose to compensate for a missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take the medicine if I have liver cirrhosis?
A: You should inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you have liver cirrhosis.
Q: What time of day should I take the medicine?
A: It is advisable to take Betacap Tr 120mg Cap at bedtime or as prescribed by your doctor.
Q: Does the medicine have habit-forming tendency?
A: This medicine does not have any habit-forming tendencies.
Q: I am using verapamil; should I take the medicine along with verapamil?
A: Using verapamil along with the medicine can cause severe fall in blood pressure.
Q: What is the time of onset of action for Betacap Tr 120mg Cap?
A: The medicine is effective within 1-2 hours of oral administration. However, the time taken for a visible change in symptoms may vary based on the condition for which it is used.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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