Hi Ms Priyanka,
Thank you for posting your query.
Betacap TR is a beta blocker
and it is very effective in preventing attacks of headache in a patient with migraine
. It is generally well tolerated and no significant side effects are reported.
The common side effects with betacap TR can be worsening of bronchial asthma
in a patient with asthma. It can also cause depression
. Other uncommon side effects can be palpitations, fainting, swelling of feet, nausea, skin reactions, sleep probelms and tired feeling.
Also, I would like to point out that unlike Divaa (Divalproex
) which has action against both migraine and epilepsy, betacap TR works only against migraine and not against epilepsy.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad