This medication is a beta blocker, prescribed for hypertension. It slows down the heart rate and decreases the amount of blood it pumps out.
Contraindicated in patients with asthma, heart failure, shock, heart block and hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended initial dose is 5 mg two times per day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of adrenal gland tumor, respiratory problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung, heart, kidney, liver diseases, narrowing of blood vessels, slow heartbeat, sugar, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Central Nervous System :
Abnormal dreams, dizziness, fatigue, hallucinations, sleeplessness, nervousness, weakness and tingling.
Heart : Difficulty in breathing, swelling in the leg, heart failure and palpitations.
Musculoskeletal : Chest pain, joint pain, muscle cramps and muscle pain.
Gastrointestinal : Abdominal discomfort and nausea.
Skin : Itching and rash.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and away from light.
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