FAQs ABOUT NATCOCIL M TABLET
Q: What are the uses of NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET is used to treat hypertension. It can also be used to prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina and arrhythmia.
Q: What type of a medicine is NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It slows down your heartbeat and reduces force of contraction of the heart. It also relaxes blood vessels supplying the heart which reduces the strain on the heart and helps the heart to pump more blood with lesser force.
Q: What happens when I stop taking NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: Do not stop taking NATCOCIL M TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take NATCOCIL M TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
Q: What is the best time to take NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take NATCOCIL M TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of NATCOCIL M TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of NATCOCIL M TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of NATCOCIL M TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: What precautions should be followed while taking NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: Before taking NATCOCIL M TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, thyroid problems, asthma, low blood pressure, poor blood circulation, dehydration or gout as a precaution. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor and take all the necessary blood test recommended by your doctor without fail.
Q: Can I consume alcohol while taking NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking NATCOCIL M TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Q: What happens if I accidentally take more NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: If you or anyone else accidentally took more NATCOCIL M TABLET, consult your doctor immediately. Overdosage may cause low blood pressure, decreased heartbeat, problems in breathing, vomiting, feeling faint and fits.
Q: Can I take NATCOCIL M TABLET daily?
A: Take NATCOCIL M TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take NATCOCIL M TABLET every day or not.
Q: Is NATCOCIL M TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking NATCOCIL M TABLET as a precaution. Your doctor will closely monitor you blood sugar levels to avoid the risk of side effects.
Q: What are the side effects of NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking this medicine are low blood pressure, slow heart rate, cold hands and feet, racing heartbeat, headache, dizziness, nausea, diarrhoea and constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: Can I stop taking NATCOCIL M TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking NATCOCIL M TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take NATCOCIL M TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Q: Can NATCOCIL M TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Is NATCOCIL M TABLET safe to use in kidney disease?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Your doctor will access your health condition and suggest a suitable dose for you.
Q: Can the use of NATCOCIL M TABLET affect the liver?
A: Yes. NATCOCIL M TABLET may affect the way your liver work. It can elevate the levels of certain liver enzymes in your body. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Does NATCOCIL M TABLET cause frequent urination?
A: Yes. NATCOCIL M TABLET may cause frequent urination. It is because NATCOCIL M TABLET contains a medicine called hydrochlorothiazide which is a diuretic (water pill). It excretes the excess water from the body in the form of urine. Therefore, it is advised to take NATCOCIL M TABLET at least 5 hours before bedtime to avoid the urge at night to urinate.
Q: Can I take potassium supplements along with NATCOCIL M TABLET?
A: Yes. Potassium supplements can be taken along with NATCOCIL M TABLET. However, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Can NATCOCIL M TABLET cause photosensitivity reactions?
A: NATCOCIL M TABLET very rarely causes skin sensitivity towards light (photosensitivity). To manage this, minimize sun exposure or exposure towards any forms of light sources. Always apply a sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out. Consult your doctor if this side effect troubles you.