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
Store at room temperature 15-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT NICOSTAR OD 10MG
Q: What will happen if I stop taking NICOSTAR OD 10MG?
A: Stopping it can make your angina pain come back. If you’re bothered by side effects, your doctor will prescribe a different medicine for your angina.
Q: How long does NICOSTAR OD 10MG take to work?
A: It starts to work after about 1 hour, but it usually takes about 4 to 5 days for it to fully take effect.
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.
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.
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Most common side effect
The most common side effect of this medicine is headache, especially during the first few days of treatment. This usually improves within a week.
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)
Nicostar OD 10 Tablet PR helps in prevention as well as treatment of angina. Angina is a chest pain that is usually caused by the narrowing of the blood vessels which supply your heart.
This means your heart does not get enough oxygen.
Nicostar OD 10 Tablet PR relaxes and widens the blood vessels so more blood (and oxygen) gets to your heart.
This reduces the pain and discomfort that angina causes thereby improving your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily.
This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective so keep taking it even if you are not having any angina symptoms.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NICOSTAR TABLET PR
Common side effects of Nicostar
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
HOW TO USE NICOSTAR TABLET PR
HOW NICOSTAR TABLET PR WORKS
This reduces the frequency and severity of angina attacks.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE NICOSTAR TABLET PR?
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