This medication is an antihypertensive agent, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by relaxing and dilating (widening) blood vessels.
Contraindicated in patients with heart diseases or recent heart attack, excessive amount of urea in blood and hypersensitivity.
Initial: The recommended dose is one 2.5 mg tablet twice a day. It may be increased if needed.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, stomach problem, heart disease, poor blood circulation, stroke, kidney disease, urination problems, enlarged prostate, salt-restricted diet, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Gastrointestinal: Obstruction of the intestine, constipation, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, inflammation of tongue and dryness of mouth.
• Heart: Fainting and low blood pressure.
• Central Nervous System: Dizziness, epilepsy, jerking, mental aberrations, tremor and tingling.
• Respiratory: Lung swelling and fibrosis.
• Genitourinary: Urinary retention, impotence and decreased libido.
• Eye: Blurred vision and dilated pupils.
• Miscellaneous: Weakness, fatigue and sedation.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Patient may develop with increased risk of diarrhea, if it so stop the medication.
Store it at room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container.
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