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Nikoran 10Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Nicorandil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Nikoran 10Mg Tablet is a vasodilatory drug. It treats angina chest pain. This medication widens blood vessels thus increasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. This medication is used to treat other heart conditions also.

On using Nikoran 10Mg Tablet you may experience side effects such as rapid or irregular heartbeat, swelling, darkening of urine, dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, a decrease in blood pressure levels, flushes, skin rash, high potassium levels, muscle pain or stomach pain. Notify your physician if you face any of these effects.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Nikoran 10Mg Tablet, you have any other allergies, you are already taking any medications, you have low blood pressure, you have skin/ mouth ulcers, you have heart problems or pulmonary oedema, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by your doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults is about 10 mg twice a day which may be increased to 20 mg depending on your response.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Nicoday 10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Nicoday 10mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Nicorandil, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medication works following the dual mechanism. Firstly, it activates the ATP sensitive potassium channel, leading to vascular smooth muscle hyperpolarization. Secondly, it triggers guanylate cyclase to enhance the production of cyclic GMP, thereby activating protein kinase G. Therefore, GTPase RhoA is inhibited and Rho-kinase activity is decreased. As a result, the myosin phosphatase activity is accelerated and the calcium sensitivity of the smooth muscle is reduced. Owing to its nitrate property, nicorandil works as a vasodilator.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Ed Save 20Mg Disintegrating Strip

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