NICOSTAR OD 10 MG contains Nicorandil which belongs to a group of medicines known as potassium-channel activators which works by increasing the blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart.
It is used to prevent and treat long-term chest pain (angina).
Angina is a type of chest pain often described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest due to reduced blood flow to the heart.
NICOSTAR OD 10 MG used to treat angina and also reduces acute coronary events in high risk stable angina patients.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have low blood pressure or heart problems.
Do not take any medicines for erectile dysfunction.
It is not recommended for use in children and breastfeeding women.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
The dose you take will depend on your age, other medications you are taking and whether you have any kidney or liver problems.
The common side effects are headache, dizziness, weakness and irregular heartbeat.
USES OF NICOSTAR OD 10MG
- Angina (chest pain)
HOW NICOSTAR OD 10MG WORKS
NICOSTAR OD 10MG works by increasing the blood flow through the blood vessels of the heart.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take this medicine according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break the medicine. It may be taken with or without food.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NICOSTAR OD 10MG
- Increased or fast heart-beat
- Feeling sick or being sick
- Flushing of the skin
- Blood in your stools or vomit
- Ulcers, bleeding of the back passage
- Skin rashes
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Feeling sick (nausea) or indigestion:
Stick to simple normal meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following:
- Sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil (used for impotence)
- Hydralazine, minoxidil or nitroprusside (vasodilators)
- Medicines for high blood pressure, depression