Nebi-AM Tablet

Introduction

Nebi-AM Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This combination medicine controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

You can take Nebi-AM Tablet at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

It may cause side effects like headache, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the swelling, raise your legs while sitting down. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar level, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Nebi-AM Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Nebi-AM Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nebi-AM

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Ankle swelling
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Cold extremities

How to use Nebi-AM Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Nebi-AM Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nebi-AM Tablet works

Nebi-AM Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Nebivolol and amlodipine which lower blood pressure effectively. Nebivolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate while amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Nebi-AM Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebi-AM Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nebi-AM Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Nebi-AM Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Nebi-AM Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Nebi-AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nebi-AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Nebi-AM Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nebi-AM Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Nebi-AM Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.