Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:57 am

Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

Uses of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

Betacap Plus 5 Capsule is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Hypertension, Angina, Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeats

Side effects of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

The most common side effects of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule are – Anxiety, Depression, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Fever, Insomnia, Lethargy, Nervousness, Weakness, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting
Bronchospasm, Dyspnea, Respiratory Distress, Wheezing

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

Do not use Betacap Plus 5 Capsule if you are allergic to – Propranolol, Flunarizine

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Betacap Plus 5 Capsule.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Betacap Plus 5 Capsule works

Betacap Plus 5 Capsule contains – Propranolol, Flunarizine

Propranolol works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure.

Flunarizine is a selective calcium entry blocker with calmodulin binding properties and histamine H1 blocking activity.

Dosage of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

The dosage of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule

If you forget to take a dose of Betacap Plus 5 Capsule, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Information will be added soon.

Pregnancy

Information will be added soon.

Breastfeeding

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Driving

Information will be added soon.

Kidney

Information will be added soon.

Liver

Information will be added soon.

Interaction

Drug :- ACE inhibitors: Increased risk of hypotension, especially in presence of acute MI.

allergen immunotherapy, allergenic extracts for skin testing: Increased risk of serious systemic adverse reactions or anaphylaxis.

amiodarone: Additive depressant effects on.

conduction, negative inotropic effects anesthetics hydrocarbon inhalation:Increased risk of myocardial depression and hypotension beta blockers: Additive beta blockade effects.

bupivacaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine: Decreased clearance of these drugs, possibly increased risk of toxicity calcium channel blockers, clonidine, diazoxide, guanabenz, resperpine, other hypotension-producing drugs: Additive hypotensive effect and, possibly, other beta blockade effects.

catecholamine-depleting drugs, such as reserpine: Increased risk of hypotension, bradycardia, vertigo, syncope, and orthostatic hypotension.

cimetidine: Possibly interference with propranolol clearance.

digitalis glycosides: Increased risk of bradycardia.

diltiazem: Increased risk of bradycardia, hypotension, high-degree heart block, and heart failure.

dobutamine, isoproterenol: Reversed effects of propranolol.

doxazosin, terazosin: Increased risk of orthostatic hypotension.

epinephrine: Increased risk of uncontrolled hypertension.

estrogens: Decreased antihypertensive effect of propranolol.

fentanyl, fentanyl derivatives: Possibly increased risk of initial bradycardia after induction doses of fentanyl or a derivative with long-term propranolol use.

glucagon: Possibly blunted hyperglycemic response.

insulin, oral antidiabetic drugs: Possibly impaired glucose control, masking of tachycardia in response to hypoglycemia.

MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants: Increased risk of significant hypertension.

neuroleptic drugs: Increased risk of hypotension and cardiac arrest.

neuromuscular blockers: Possibly potentiated and prolonged action of these drugs.

NSAIDs: Possibly decreased hypotensive effects.

phenothiazines: Increased blood levels of both drugs.

phenytoin: Additive cardiac depressant effects with parenteral phenytoin.

prazosin: Increased risk of first-dose hypotension.

propafenone: Increased blood level and half life of propranolol.

quinidine: Increased propranolol level, resulting in higher degrees of beta blockade and orthostatic hypotension.

sympathomimetics, xanthines: Possibly mutual inhibition of therapeutic effects.

thyroxine: Possibly decreased T3 level.

verapamil: Increased risk of bradycardia, heart failure, and cardiovascular collapse.

warfarin: Increased risk of bleeding.

Activity :- alcohol: Possibly increased plasma propranolol level.

nicotine chewing gum, smoking cessation, smoking deterrents: Increased therapeutic effects of propranolol.

About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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