Nebistar 10 Tablet
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is a medicine used for lowering high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent other complications associated with increased blood pressure like heart attack, stroke (brain damage due to interrupted blood flow) and migraine (severe headache accompanied by nausea and light sensitivity). Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is available in different doses (2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20 mg). This medicine relaxes your blood vessels while also slowing the activity of your heart. As a result, your blood pressure drops, and it becomes easier for your heart to pump blood throughout your body.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet shows some common side effects like headache, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, diarrhoea, etc. These are temporary and resolve with time. However, if you experience any severe or persistent side effects, consult your doctor. Since Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is available in different strengths, your doctor may give you a low dose at the start of treatment to prevent severe side effects. Depending on your response to the treatment, the dose may be gradually increased.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. Make sure to take this medicine at a fixed time daily to avoid a missed dose. You may need to take this medicine for the rest of your life. Hence, do not discontinue its use even if you feel that your blood pressure is under control. Abrupt discontinuation may lead to side effects or a sudden increase in your blood pressure. To enhance the effects of this medicine, take a low-fat diet, exercise regularly and avoid/quit smoking. To ensure that this medication is working effectively, you should get your blood pressure tested on a regular basis.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet can interact with other medicines and medical conditions. Inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking, particularly those used to treat high blood pressure or heart problems. Pregnant and nursing women should not take Nebistar 10 MG Tablet unless prescribed by the doctor.
List of substitutes for Nebistar 10 MG Tablet
Nebicard 10 MG Tablet
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Niavas 10 MG Tablet
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Nodon 10 MG Tablet
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Nebistar 10 MG Tablet
Unusual tiredness and weakness
Chest pain and discomfort
Decreased blood pressure
Difficulty in breathing
Allergic Skin Reaction
Uses of Nebistar 10 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension is an increase in blood pressure. It occurs due to the narrowing of the blood vessels. Nebistar 10 MG Tablet slows down the activity of your heart and relaxes your blood vessels. These two actions together help in reducing the increased blood pressure.
Prevention of heart Attack
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet lowers blood pressure which increases the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart, thereby lowering the risk of having a heart attack.
Prevention of Stroke
Stroke is brain damage due to interrupted/ blocked blood flow. Nebistar 10 MG Tablet lowers blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to circulate blood throughout your body. This lowers your risk of having a stroke.
Prevention of migraine attacks
Migraine is a severe headache that is often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Nebistar 10 MG Tablet improves blood flow in your brain and prevents irregular muscular activity that causes migraine attacks. This medicine is very effective in preventing migraine attacks. However, it does not treat an attack that has already started.
When not to use?
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a known history of allergy to this medication or any other medicines belonging to the Beta-blocker group (eg: atenolol, labetalol etc).
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have severe liver impairment. Improper functioning of the liver may lead to decreases in the rate at which Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is removed from your body. This may make you more susceptible to the side effects of this medicine.
Sinus Bradycardia is a slow heartbeat. The use of Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is contraindicated if you have sinus bradycardia ( heart rate < 60bpm) or heart block (a condition that makes your heart beat slowly). This medicine slows down the activity of your heart, thus can worsen your condition.
Hypotension is a decrease in blood pressure. Do not take Nebistar 10 MG Tablet if you have hypotension. This medicine decreases blood pressure and cardiac output. Thus, it can worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it can potentially harm your unborn child. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or planning pregnancy. Discuss the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
According to some human research, Nebistar 10 MG Tablet can pass into breast milk. Hence this medicine is not recommended to nursing mothers unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are prescribed this medicine you may need to avoid breastfeeding. Discuss the risk and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Surgery and anesthesia
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you are planning to undergo surgery as it may increase the risk of very low blood pressure. Before undergoing any surgery or anaesthesia, you should inform the doctor/surgeon about all of your current medicines. Based on your clinical condition, the doctor will recommend dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet can cause heart failure and reduced flow of blood especially if you have heart problem. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring might be required based on the severity of your condition.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or weakness. Hence, it is suggested to avoid performing tasks that require high mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is excreted via kidney and may get accumulated in your body if your kidneys are not functioning properly. This can increase the risk of severe side effects. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have severe kidney problems.
Nebistar 10 MG Tablet can react with medicines that you might use. Report the use of all medicines including supplements and herbs to the doctor.
It is advised to not indulge in certain sports while Nebistar 10 MG Tablet is consumed. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. You should refer to the list of medicine published by the World Anti-Doping Agency which is not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.
If you forget to take the dose of Nebistar 10 MG Tablet at a given time, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose of Nebistar 10 MG Tablet. An overdose of this medication can cause some serious effects on the heart, blood vessels, and nerve conduction. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
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
Using alcohol while taking Nebistar 10 MG Tablet may cause an additional lowering of the blood pressure.
Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking Nebistar 10 MG Tablet especially when you start taking the medicine or change the dosage. If you experience any symptoms like headache, dizziness, change in pulse or heart rate, consult your doctor.
Interaction with Medicine
Asthma is a condition in which the air passage is swollen and narrowed that causes breathing difficulty. Take Nebistar 10 MG Tablet with caution as it may worsen your condition. Consult your doctor for dose modification.
Diabetes is a condition in which there is an increase in blood sugar levels. Anti-diabetic medicines sometimes can cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels). Nebistar 10 MG Tablet has no effect on sugar levels; however, concomitant use with antidiabetic medicines may mask symptoms of hypoglycaemia. Use Nebistar 10 MG Tablet with caution if you have diabetes. Make sure to inform your doctor about the medicine you are taking.
Glaucoma is an increase in eye pressure due to blocked drainage of canals. Nebistar 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have glaucoma. A change in the dose of current glaucoma medicine may be required. In some cases, your doctor may advise the use of another medicine in place of a Nebistar 10 MG Tablet.
Hyperlipidemia means an increase in the level of fats (cholesterol) in your blood. Nebistar 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have hyperlipidemia. This medicine can worsen your condition by increasing the level of bad cholesterol and reducing the level of good cholesterol in your blood. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces more hormones than your body requires. Nebistar 10 MG Tablet may aggravate the symptoms of hyperthyroidism like tachycardia (increased heart rate), anxiety, tremor, and heat intolerance, etc. Thus, this medicine should be used with caution if you have high thyroid hormone levels. The dosing and effects of the medicine should be closely monitored.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that leads to the weakening of muscles and fatigue (tiredness). Nebistar 10 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you have myasthenia gravis as this medicine can worsen their condition by aggravating their symptoms.
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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 Nebistar 10 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. The dosage is likely to change based on your response to the medicine. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time of the day. The blood pressure should be monitored at regular intervals to ensure that the response at the given dose is appropriate. Do not start or discontinue the usage of any other medication without consulting your doctor.
This medicine may make you feel dizzy. If you have been sitting or lying down, carefully stand to reduce the risk of dizziness.
If you have diabetes, it might hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.