Beta Nifedine

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  • Manufactured by: Abbott India Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Atenolol (50 mg) + Nifedipine (20 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
    • This medicine is not available on Cash on Delivery(CoD)
    • Country of Origin: India

    Beta Nifedine Information

    Beta Nifedine, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule. Beta Nifedine also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The right dosage of Beta Nifedine depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Beta Nifedine are Blurred vision, Cold hands. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Beta Nifedine can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Beta Nifedine are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Beta Nifedine's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Beta Nifedine related warnings talks about Beta Nifedine's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Beta Nifedine can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Beta Nifedine in conditions like Diabetes, Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Asthma. Some other conditions that can be affected by Beta Nifedine are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Beta Nifedine may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Beta Nifedine is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



    Beta Nifedine Benefits & Uses

    Beta Nifedine is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Beta Nifedine Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: High Blood Pressure
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 70 mg
    • Dosage Form: Capsule
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: strength 50 mg atenolol and 20 mg nifedipine per capsule
    Geriatric
    • Disease: High Blood Pressure
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 70 mg
    • Dosage Form: Capsule
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: strength 50 mg atenolol and 20 mg nifedipine per capsule


    Beta Nifedine Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Beta Nifedine is used -

    Severe

    • Ankle Swelling

    Moderate

    • Wheezing
    • Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
    • Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
    • Edema

    Mild

    Common

    • Blurred vision
    • Cold hands

    Beta Nifedine Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Beta Nifedine safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Beta Nifedine. If you are pregnant, do not take Beta Nifedine without a doctor's advice.

    • Is the use of Beta Nifedine safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Beta Nifedine. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    • What is the effect of Beta Nifedine on the Kidneys?


      Beta Nifedine does not damage the kidneys.

    • What is the effect of Beta Nifedine on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Beta Nifedine on the liver have been reported.

    • What is the effect of Beta Nifedine on the Heart?


      No research work has been carried out till date on effects of Beta Nifedine on heart. So it is not known whether taking Beta Nifedine will cause side effects on heart or not.



    Severe Interaction of Beta Nifedine with Other Drugs

    Beta Nifedine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Beta Nifedine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Beta Nifedine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Beta Nifedine

    • Is this Beta Nifedine habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Beta Nifedine is addictive.

    Beta Nifedine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Beta Nifedine


      Taking Beta Nifedine with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Beta Nifedine


      Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Beta Nifedine with alcohol.



    Frequently asked Questions about Beta Nifedine

    Question about 4 years ago

    How to take Beta Nifedine?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    Take Beta Nifedine once or twice in a day or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food because of the presence of food does not affect its absorption from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, thyrotoxicosis, and improper liver or kidney function.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can Beta Nifedine cause cough?

    Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Yes, sometimes Beta Nifedine might cause cough reflex. It occurs due to bronchoconstrictive (narrowing of the airways) effect of this drug. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing excessive coughing after taking this drug then you are advised to consult with your doctor.

    Question about 3 years ago

    Does Beta Nifedine cause joint pain?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Rarely, Beta Nifedine causes joint pain. Its incident is not known. However, if you experience intense joint pain after taking this drug then you are advised to take some rest even after that it persists or becomes severe then discuss with your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

    Question about 4 years ago

    What is Beta Nifedine?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    Beta Nifedine is a brand name of atenolol and it is available in the form of a tablet. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drug known as beta-blockers (beta1-selective (cardioselective) adrenoreceptor blocking agent). It is used for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic stable angina (chest pain) and acute myocardial infarction.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Beta Nifedine on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    No, Beta Nifedine should not be discontinued without doctors advice even when you start feeling well because suddenly discontinuing of this drug can cause chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and heart attack. Hence you are advised to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.



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    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Tenormin® (atenolol)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 149

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 197-198

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Procardia XL® (nifedipine)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 549

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 907-909



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