Nicorandil 5 mg Tablets

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This medicine is used to treat and prevent heart-related chest pain(angina). This medicine is prescribed when other heart medicines are not working or are not suitable for the patient. It works by reducing the risk of angina attack by widening blood vessels and improving blood flow to the heart. Nicorandil belongs to the group of medicines called Potassium channel activators. Angina pectoris is a type of temporary chest pain or discomfort that occurs because of decreased blood flow to the heart muscle. Its symptoms include squeezing pressure, heaviness, tightness, or pain in the chest that can occur suddenly or recur over time.    


This medicine is used to treat Angina (heart-related chest pain).

Direction of use

  • It can be taken with or without food. It needed to be swallowed whole with water. For the medicine to be more effective take it at a time every day. 
  • Your doctor will decide the dosage of the medicine. 
  • You should not stop taking the medicine without consulting with your doctor as this may cause the chest pain to restart, or increase the amount of damage.
  • You can improve the health condition of your heart by making some lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol, eating well, exercising regularly, and managing stress.

Side Effects

During the first few days of the treatment headache can be experienced. Which recovers within a week. Avoiding alcohol and drinking plenty of fluids can help. Some of the other common side effects are Dizziness, nausea, and flushing. Please consult with your doctor if any of the side effects worsen or don’t go away. Most of the side effects will disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine and does not require any medical attention. 

Stop taking the medicine and contact the doctor immediately, if you experience below listed side effects:

  • Red, itchy, swollen, or watery eyes including inflammation or ulcer in the cornea or conjunctiva (parts of the eye)
  • Signs of ulcers in mouth, stomach, large and small intestine or anus such as blood in stools, vomit, fistula
  • Signs of diverticular disease such as ulcers in the skin.


  • You must take the medicine as directed by the doctor, do not stop the medicine on your own.
  • Drinking plenty of water as it is a good painkiller for headaches. Consult with your doctor if the pain persists.
  • This medicine can cause sleepiness or dizziness. Do not do anything which requires concentration such as driving.
  • Combining this medicine with sildenafil or tadalafil can cause low blood pressure.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any anal bleeding, blood in vomit, or black stools.

Ques. What class of drug is Nicorandil 5 mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Ans. The Nicorandil 5 mg Tablet is a member of the “potassium channel openers” subclass of medications. It aids in the removal of potassium from artery walls, causing the arteries to widen. As a result, the heart has to work less hard to pump blood. Additionally, it enhances the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart muscle. Patients with stable angina (chest pain related to the heart) who are unable to take other medications (beta-blockers, calcium channel antagonists) for angina are prescribed it.

Ques. Can I stop taking Nicorandil 5 mg Tablet?

Ans. You should not stop taking the medicine on your own, if you do your condition can get worse. Please consult the doctor before doing so.

Ques. How long does it take Nicorandil 5 mg Tablet to start working?

Ans. The medicine starts working after an hour of taking the medicine but its full benefits can be seen after 4 to 5 days.

Ques. For how long do I need to continue taking this tablet?

Ans. Take the medicine as long as it is prescribed to you. This Tablet is generally prescribed for the long term. This medicine can even go on for the rest of your life. For more details, consult with your doctor.

Nicorandil 5 mg Tablets

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