FAQs ABOUT BENITIME 8
What is the use of BENITIME 8?
BENITIME 8 is prescription medicine used to treat hypertension and angina. It can also be used to treat renal parenchymal hypertension (increased pressure within the kidneys).
How to take BENITIME 8?
BENITIME 8 should be taken as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. It can be taken preferably with meals. Do not stop taking BENITIME 8 unless your doctor advice you to stop.
Can pregnant women take BENITIME 8?
It is better to consult your doctor before taking BENITIME 8 if you are pregnant. Your doctor may evaluate your condition and decide whether you should use BENITIME 8 or not.
Are there any serious side-effects for BENITIME 8?
BENITIME 8 is generally safe and does not cause any serious side effects. However, very rarely it may cause serious liver problems. If you experience any signs of liver problems such as general weakness with decrease in appetite and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eye, stop taking BENITIME 8 and consult your doctor immediately.
Can BENITIME 8 make me feel dizzy?
Yes. BENITIME 8 may make you feel dizzier. Do not work at heights, drive a car, or operate dangerous tools or machines if you feel dizzy.
What precautions do I need to follow while taking BENITIME 8?
Before taking BENITIME 8 you need to inform your doctor if you are having any heart conditions other than high blood pressure (such as low blood pressure and cardiogenic shock). Avoid consumption of alcohol and grapefruit juice while taking BENITIME 8 as it could excessively reduce your blood pressure. You should also be careful while driving or operating any tools or machines while taking BENITIME 8 as it may make you feel dizzy.
How long should I use BENITIME 8?
You are recommended to use BENITIME 8 until your doctor suggests you stop the medication. Your doctor will decide duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking BENITIME 8 without consulting your doctor to achieve maximum benefits.
Is BENITIME 8 a vasodilator?
Yes. BENITIME 8 acts by relaxing the blood vessels supplying the heart. As a result, it improves blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart which reduces pressure on the heart and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. It also reduces blood pressure in the kidneys by relaxing the blood vessels supplying the kidneys.
Should I take BENITIME 8 at morning or at night?
You should take BENITIME 8 as advised by your physician. Timings and the doses may vary depending upon your age and health condition. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
What are the common side-effects of BENITIME 8?
BENITIME 8 can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. It can also cause headache or rapid heartbeat in some individuals. If you feel dizzy, avoid driving or travelling on your own. Stay away from hazardous works like operating heavy tools or machines if your concentration is affected by BENITIME 8. Applying a pain-relieving balm on the forehead can help you to manage with headache. However, consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsens or severely affects your ability in doing day-to-day activities.
Can patients with kidney impairment take BENITIME 8?
Yes. Patients with kidney impairment can take BENITIME 8 after consulting their doctor. BENITIME 8 has protective effects on the kidney cells. It reduces blood pressure in the kidneys which prevents further damage to the kidney cells and can reduce protein leakage through kidneys especially in patients who have both diabetes as well as high blood pressure.