This medication is a beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and chest pain. It slows down the heart's pumping speed.
Contraindicated in patients with asthma, severe heart diseases such as sinus bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure and hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended dose is 40-320 mg once daily. The maximum dose for treating angina is 240 mg daily and for hypertension is 320 mg daily.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, sugar, heart failure, overactive thyroid, kidney, poor blood circulation, tumor, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
• It may affect blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
• Monitor liver and heart functions regularly while taking this medication.
• Heart :
Slow heart rate, heart failure, low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.
• Central Nervous System : Dizziness, fatigue, tingling, sleepiness and change in behavior.
• Respiratory : Asthma.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, constipation, vomiting, indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, and flatulence.
• Miscellaneous : Rash, itching, headache, dry mouth, eyes or skin, impotence, facial swelling, weight gain, slurred speech, cough, increased sweating, ringing in the ear and blurred vision.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and away from light.
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