FAQs ABOUT NEBICARD H TABLET
Q: What are the uses of NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: NEBICARD H TABLET is used to treat hypertension. It can also be used to prevent the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Q: What type of a medicine is NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: NEBICARD H TABLET is an antihypertensive medicine. It slows down your heartbeat and reduces the force of contraction of the heart. It also reduces the thickness of the blood by removing excess fluids from the body in the form of urine. Collectively, these actions reduce the strain on the heart and helps the heart to pump blood more smoothly with less pressure.
Q: What happens when I stop taking NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: Do not stop taking NEBICARD H TABLET without consulting your doctor as your blood pressure may raise once again. Make sure to take NEBICARD H TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve maximum results.
Q: What is the best time to take NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: NEBICARD H TABLET can be taken with or without meals. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take NEBICARD H TABLET based on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of NEBICARD H TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of NEBICARD H TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of NEBICARD H TABLET to compensate the missed ones.
Q: What precautions should be followed while taking NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: Before taking NEBICARD H 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, poor blood circulation, dehydration or low sodium, potassium or magnesium levels in the blood 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 NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking NEBICARD H TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.
Q: What happens if I accidentally take more NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: If you or anyone else accidentally took excessive amount of this medicine, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital straight away. Symptoms of overdosage might include low blood pressure, fast or slow heart rate, dizziness, kidney problems and shortness of breath.
Q: Can I take NEBICARD H TABLET daily?
A: Take NEBICARD H TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggests whether can you take NEBICARD H TABLET every day or not.
Q: Is NEBICARD H TABLET safe to use in diabetic patients?
A: NEBICARD H TABLET may alter the blood sugar levels in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to inform your doctor if you have diabetes before taking NEBICARD H 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 NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, dizziness, tiredness, tingling sensation, diarrhoea, constipation, shortness of breath and swollen hands or feet. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Q: Can I stop taking NEBICARD H TABLET once my symptoms subside?
A: No. Do not stop taking NEBICARD H TABLET without consulting your doctor. As hypertension is a chronic condition, long term treatment may be necessary to control its symptoms. Therefore, take NEBICARD H TABLET as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration. Premature discontinuation of therapy may increase your blood pressure once again.
Q: Can NEBICARD H TABLET be taken during pregnancy?
A: NEBICARD H TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: Is NEBICARD H TABLET safe to use in kidney disease?
A: NEBICARD H 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 NEBICARD H TABLET affect the liver?
A: Yes. NEBICARD H 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 NEBICARD H TABLET cause frequent urination?
A: Yes. NEBICARD H TABLET may cause frequent urination. It is because NEBICARD H 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 NEBICARD H TABLET at least 5 hours before bedtime to avoid the urge at night to urinate.
Q: Can I take potassium supplements along with NEBICARD H TABLET?
A: Yes. Potassium supplements can be taken along with NEBICARD H TABLET. However, consult your doctor before taking it.