Rated Niften for Hypertension Report
I started Niften about 3 yrs ago for hypertension and irregular heartbeat. Until just recently it worked perfectly. Really lowered my BP to healthy level. But my pulse went way down to 60 and I’d have cold extremities. Now, within the last couple of months, very achy and weak knees, a little thigh muscle pain. Also starting to feel right side back pain. Recent physical all fine except beginning decreased kidney function. So I’m not waiting. Throwing caution to the wind I’m getting off this drug before severe damages set in.
Warnings for other groups
For pregnant women: Niften is a category D pregnancy drug. That means two things:
- Studies show a risk of adverse effects to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
- The benefits of taking Niften during pregnancy may outweigh the potential risks in certain cases.
Niften use in the second trimester of pregnancy has been associated with birth of babies who are smaller than normal. Also, newborns of mothers who took Niften at the time of birth may be at risk of hypoglycemia (lower than normal blood sugar levels) and bradycardia (slower than normal heartbeat).
If you take Niften and are considering having a baby, or if you are pregnant, talk to your doctor right away. Niften is not the only medication that treats high blood pressure. Other drugs have fewer adverse effects during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your doctor will be able to tell you if a different drug or a dose adjustment is an option for you.
If you become pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.
For women who are breastfeeding: Niften is absorbed into breast milk and could be passed to a child who is breastfed. Newborns who breastfeed from mothers who take Niften are also at risk of hypoglycemia and bradycardia.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Niften is not usually recommended in pregnancy.
If you're trying to get pregnant or already pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and possible harms of taking Niften.
There may be other medicines that are safer for you. Labetalol is a similar medicine that's often recommended for high blood pressure in pregnancy.
For more information about how Niften can affect you and your baby during pregnancy, visit the best use of medicines in pregnancy (BUMPS) website.
Generic Name: Niften (a TEN oh lol)Brand Names: Tenormin
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2018.
What is the dosage for Niften?
- The dose for treating high blood pressure or angina is 25-100 mg once daily.
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) is treated with two 5 mg injections administered 10 minutes apart. Ten minutes after the last injection, give 50 mg every 12 hours followed by 100 mg oral Niften daily for 6-9 days. If Niften injections are not appropriate, patients may be treated with 100 mg daily of oral Niften for 7 days.
How to store Niften
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Can Niften cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Niften. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Rated Niften for Anxiety Report
I started taking this drug nearly 5 years ago for anxiety and man did it help. I was like a new person such a relief. But slowly did it cause depression. To the point where I am calling the suicide help line. When this all started I saw this exact post from a man who said DO NOT DO THIS IT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF and I didnt listen. I told my doctor who said nope. HE TOLD ME NOPE NO DEPRESSION. What a peice of crap. Iv been off for a week and feel instantly better. It takes away all your natural adrenaline witch makes you release endorphins the feel good chemical in your brain. I'll take anxiety of this anyday. Sad thing is I reached out to alot of people for help. And no one did. Iam a 32 year old female.
Niften side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Niften: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
new or worsening chest pain;
slow or uneven heartbeats;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; or
a cold feeling in your hands and feet.
Common Niften side effects may include:
feeling tired; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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What is Niften (Tenormin)?
Niften is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
Niften is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Niften is also used to lower the risk of death after a heart attack.
Niften may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What other drugs will affect Niften?
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
any other beta-blocker--bisoprolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, nebivolol, propranolol, sotalol, timolol, and others; or
heart or blood pressure medication--amiodarone, clonidine, diltiazem, disopyramide, nicardipine, nifedipine, reserpine, verapamil, and others.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Niften, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Calcium channel blockers
Like Niften, these drugs are used to treat high blood pressure and several other heart problems. If combined with Niften, they may reduce the contractions of your heart and slow it down more. Doctors sometimes use this combination under close supervision. Examples of these drugs include: