Tablet is a medicine used to prevent and treat heart-related chest pain
(angina). It is usually prescribed when other heart medicines are not suitable
or have not worked. It reduces the risk of an angina attack by widening blood
vessels and improving blood flow to the heart.
Nikoran 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It
should be swallowed whole with water at the same time(s) each day. Your doctor
will decide the dose and how often you should take it. This may change from
time to time depending on how well it is working. You should take this medicine
regularly to get the maximum benefit, even if you feel fine. Doing so will help
you prevent any further harm. If you stop taking it, your chest pain may come
back. You can improve the health of your heart by making some lifestyle changes
such as quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating well, exercising
regularly, and managing stress.
The most common side effect of this medicine is headache,
especially during the first few days of treatment. You can reduce this by
drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding alcohol, but it usually goes after a
week. Other common side effects include dizziness or weakness, nausea, and
flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk). Talk to your
doctor if these bother you or do not go away.
It is not suitable for some people. Tell your doctor if
you have low blood pressure or heart failure. Also let
your doctor know all other medications you are using as some may
affect, or be affected by this medicine. You should not take any medicines for
erectile dysfunction with this medicine. This medicine is not usually
recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Avoid drinking alcohol, as it
can increase the blood pressure-lowering effect of this medicine. Your doctor
may ask you to avoid salt substitutes.