Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
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Betacap Tr Capsule contains Propranolol which belongs to the group of medications known as beta-blockers. It is used in treating high blood pressure, heart-related chest pain, irregular heartbeats. It
is also used to prevent heart attacks, tremors and migraine attacks. Betacap Tr Capsule works by relaxing the blood vessels, which slows down the pulse, thus improving the blood flow and decreasing the blood pressure. This medicine should be used under medical prescription and for the exact duration as it is prescribed. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting this medicine....
Uses of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
Betacap Tr Capsule is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm (Atrial fibrillation) and hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis (a disorder of heart muscle). It is also used to p
revent angina attacks (chest pain due to heart condition), myocardial infarction (heart attack) and tremors and migraines....
Contraindications of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
- If you are allergic to Propranolol or any other ingredients of this medicine.
- If you have low blood pressure.
- If you have asthma or other breathing difficulties.
- If you have any past medical history of heart failures.
- If you have severe heart disorders.
Side effects of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
Nausea Vomiting Drowsiness Fatigue Diarrhoea Skin rash Cold fingers and toes Disturbed sleep Breathlessness Raynaud's syndrome (numbness and spasm in the fingers followed by warmth and pain)
Blurred vision, dizziness (rare)...
Precautions and Warnings of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
Can I take Betacap Tr Capsule during pregnancy?
- Betacap Tr Capsule is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the unborn baby. However, your doctor may give you this medicine only if it is really needed and its benefits outweigh the risks....Read more
- You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a child before starting this medicine.
Can I take Betacap Tr Capsule while breastfeeding?
Betacap Tr Capsule is not recommended while breastfeeding as it can pass into the breastmilk. Consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Betacap Tr Capsule?
Betacap Tr Capsule can cause dizziness or tiredness, so it is better to avoid driving after its consumption.
Can I consume alcohol with Betacap Tr Capsule?
Consuming alcohol with Betacap Tr Capsule can result in a sharp decrease in your blood pressure. Hence, alcohol should be avoided during its course.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have diabetes. You have asthma or COPD. You have liver or kidney disorders. You have problems with your heart. You suffer from muscle weakness. You have a condition called thyrotoxicosis (exc
ess of thyroid hormone in the body). You are taking medicines like Verapamil and Diltiazem which are used to treat high blood pressure, angina and certain heart diseases....
Mode of Action of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
How Does It Work?
Betacap Tr Capsule helps in relaxing the blood vessels and slowing the heart rate. Therefore, the heart would not require any extra effort to pump the blood.
Directions for Use of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
- Always take Betacap Tr Capsule exactly as directed by the doctor.
- Swallow it as a whole, with a glass of water before meals. Do not open or chew this medicine.
- Do not alter/stop the dose by yourself before your prescribed duration.
- Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Interactions of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
Sometimes Betacap Tr Capsule may affect the way other medicines work and other medicines may affect how Betacap Tr Capsule works, if taken at the same time. Tell your doctor about all the medicines,
supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions. Especially, if you are on certain medications like anti-psychotic medicines like Selegiline, blood thinners such as Warfarin, medicines used for heart-related disorders such as Propafenone, adrenaline, antihypertensives like verapamil, antacids like cimetidine, etc. Other medicines that should be used with caution are antacids like cimetidine, anti-tuberculosis like rifampicin or any anti-depressants, etc....
Storage and disposal of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
Store Betacap Tr Capsules at room temperature and away from direct sunlight, heat, moisture. Keep it away from children and pets. The expired medication should be discarded via proper disposal methods
and not used in any way....
Dosage of Betacap Tr 20mg Cap
- Symptoms of an overdose are fatigue, tremors, confusion, body spasm, nausea, vomiting, fainting, low blood glucose levels, slower heart rate, low blood pressure, heart failure and breathing difficulties....Read more
- If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken an excessive dose of Betacap Tr Capsules, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
Do not panic if you have missed taking any dose of Betacap Tr Capsule. Take it as soon as you remember it. If it is the time for the impending dose, then it can be continued and the missed dose can be
skipped. A double dose is strictly not recommended....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking Betacap Tr Capsule on my own?
A: Your doctor should always be consulted before you stop/alter the dose as it should be decreased gradually. If you abruptly stop its use, you can experience symptoms like chest pain, irregular heartbeats or heart attack.
Q: Are there any special precautions to follow while taking Betacap Tr Capsule?
A: Immediate medical help is strongly recommended if you feel dizziness, slower heart rate, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, etc. after its use. The dose should be adjusted according to your serum levels which will be done by your physician when you will inform him.
Q: Can Betacap Tr Capsule be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
A: It is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If needed, it can only be prescribed if the benefits overweigh the risks.
Q: What information should be given to the doctor before taking Betacap Tr Capsule?
A: Before taking this medicine, your doctor should be aware of your past medical/surgical histories such as if you are allergic to propranolol if you have diabetes, kidney or liver disorders, heart disorders, asthma or COPD.
Q: How do you store Betacap Tr Capsule?
A: The medicine needs to be stored at room temperature and should not come in direct contact with sunlight, heat or moisture. It should not be in the reach of children. The expired medication should be discarded and not used in any way.
Q: What is the use of Betacap Tr Capsule?
A: It is used to treat and prevent heart-related conditions such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, chest pain due to heart condition, heart attack and other conditions.
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Last Updated on: 31 Mar 2021 | 11:55 AM (IST)
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