Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythms). It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain that radiates to arms, neck and back), and also to improve survival after a heart attack. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is also used to treat pheochromocytoma (tumour of a small gland near the kidneys), tremors (uncontrolled trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body), and hypertrophic subaortic stenosis (a heart condition caused due to abnormal thickening of heart muscle) and migraine (severe, one-sided headaches).
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR may cause some side effects like tiredness, unusual weakness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Most of these side effects are temporary and subside with time. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, consult your doctor. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is recommended to be taken on an empty stomach. The dose and duration of treatment will be determined by your doctor. You should not stop taking Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR can interact with other medical conditions and medications. Inform your doctor if you have liver, heart and kidney problems, diabetes, or if you are under any medication. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR
Migrabeta 40 MG Capsule TR
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Promotil Tr 40 MG Capsule TR
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Major & minor side effects for Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR
Dizziness and lightheadedness
Difficulty in breathing
Nausea or vomiting
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Uses of Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels is high. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents for the treatment of high blood pressure which may be caused by genetic or environmental factors. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood.
Angina pectoris is a heart condition characterized by pain in the chest radiating to the arms, neck and back. It is caused by reduced blood flow to your heart. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR widens the blood vessels in your body and improves the blood flow, thus decrease the frequency of chest pain.
Migraine is a headache characterized by a throbbing pain that is usually accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used for the prevention of migraine headaches. However, the efficacy of this medicine in relieving migraine headaches is unknown.
Hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
Hypertrophic subaortic stenosis is a heart condition in which the heart muscle thickens abnormally and reduces the ability of your heart to pump blood. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used to improve symptoms of hypertrophic subaortic stenosis such as chest pain or abnormal heart rhythms.
Heart attack is a condition that occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used to treat or prevent heart attack, it lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood.
Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumour of the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland secretes hormones that help in the regulation of blood pressure. Its symptoms are high blood pressure, sweating, rapid heartbeat and headache. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used for the treatment of symptoms caused due to pheochromocytoma.
Arrhythmia is a heart condition characterized by an irregular heartbeat. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood, thus prevents arrhythmias.
Tremors are uncontrolled trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is used to prevent uncontrolled body movements.
When not to use?
Do not take Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR if you have a known allergy to it. Seek medical attention if you come across any allergic reactions such as skin rashes, swelling (face, lips, tongue, etc.), breathing difficulty, etc.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart muscle does not pump blood properly. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is not recommended if you have this condition as it may increase the risk of complete loss of heart function.
Cardiogenic shock is a condition in which your heart suddenly stops pumping enough oxygen-rich blood to the brain, kidneys, and other vital organs. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is not recommended for use if you have a cardiogenic shock as it may further worsen your condition.
Bradycardia is a heart condition in which the heartbeat becomes very low than normal. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR may further decrease your heartbeat, this will increase the risk of heart attack or stroke (decreased blood supply to your brain); hence it is not recommended for use if you have a slow heart rate.
Warnings for special population
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is not recommended during pregnancy, as it may cause complications in the development of your foetus. Your doctor may advise a safer alternative with the same medicinal effect based on your clinical condition.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is not recommended if you are breastfeeding as this medicine may pass into your breast milk and harm your infant. Your doctor may advise a safer alternative with the same medicinal effect based on your clinical condition.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland (a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck) produces excess thyroid hormones. A dose adjustment of Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR may be required if you have a hyperactive thyroid gland because the clearance of Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is increased from your body in such conditions. Inform your doctor if you have hyperthyroidism.
It is advised to not indulge in certain sports while you are on treatment with Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR. Archery, racing, shooting, and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of banned medicines published by the World Anti-Doping Agency while participating in specific sports events.
Driving or operating machines
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR may occasionally make you feel dizzy or tired. It is recommended that you do not perform activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact your doctor in case you suspect Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Do not consume alcohol if you are on treatment with Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR. Alcohol consumption may show additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience symptoms like headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Interaction with Medicine
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines
Asthma is a condition in which there is swelling and narrowing of airways with overproduction of mucous/phlegm. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is not recommended for use if you have bronchial asthma or other breathing problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (an inflammatory lung condition that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs) because it may increase the risk of airway constriction which will further worsen your condition.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR may mask the symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) such as blood pressure changes, high pulse rate, etc. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medicine.
Glaucoma is an eye condition characterized by an increase in the pressure inside your eyes which can lead to ocular (eye) nerve damage. If you are taking medicines for the treatment of glaucoma you might need a dose adjustment of Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR. Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR when used in glaucoma may further decrease your eye pressure and lead to other complications.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR is broken down in your liver and excreted through urine. If you have problems with your liver functioning this medicine can further worsen it. Hence avoid taking Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR if you have such conditions.
Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR should be used with caution if you have a history of kidney problems. This medicine is excreted through urine. Using this medicine while you have kidney problems will lead to its accumulation in your body. This can cause permanent damage to your kidneys and worsen your condition. Inform your doctor about your kidney problems.
Taking Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR with multivitamins should be avoided as it may decrease the effects of the medicine. A time gap of at least 2 hours should be maintained between the administration of multivitamins with minerals and this medicine to avoid their interaction.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Betacap 40 MG Capsule TR exactly as instructed by your doctor.
You can take this medicine on an empty stomach.
Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed.
Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects.
Ensure that the course of treatment is completed.
Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
If you have diabetes, it may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar. Hence, regularly check your blood sugar levels.
Inform your doctor if you experience significant swelling around your legs or ankles, rapid weight gain, or sudden shortness of breath since these might be signs of heart failure.