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This medication is indicated in patients with essential hypertension (Increased blood pressure without any secondary identifiable cause), angina (chest pain due to insufficient blood flow to heart muscle), and Hypertension due to pregnancy or post-myocardial infarction (Heart attack). It may also be used in adjunct to anti diuretics and ACE inhibitors in symptomatic chronic heart failure.
Patient taking this medication may experience postural hypotension (drop in blood pressure due to change in body position), bradycardia (decreased heart rate), dizziness (lightheadedness), headache, fatigue, GI upset, dry eyes, angina (chest pain due to insufficient blood flow to heart muscle), A-V block, skin reaction, visual disturbances, weight gain, dyspnea (shortness of breath), and hypercholesterolemia ( increased cholesterol levels).
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor for further advice.
This medication is contraindicated in lactating females.
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
Before using this medication the patient should inform the prescriber about their medical history of poor cardiac reserve (inability to increase cardiac output to meet the metabolic requirements), hyperthyroidism (increased thyroid hormone levels), diabetes (uncontrolled blood sugar), unstable angina, and 1st degree A-V block. Withdrawal from this medication should be gradual in ischemic heart disease.
This medication is contraindicated in 2nd or 3rd degree A-V block (heart block when there are impaired electrical signals from atria to ventricle), uncontrolled heart failure, breathing conditions (asthma, COPD, and bronchospasm), cardiogenic shock, hepatic (liver) impairment, cardiogenic shock (inability of heart to pump efficiently), severe hypotension (low blood pressure), metabolic acidosis (electrolyte disorder with acid-base imbalance), phaeochromocytoma (tumor of adrenal gland tissue), and marked fluid retention.
Will this medicine cause bleeding?
This medicine will not change bleeding tendency, or cause bleeding.
Will this medicine cause dizziness or headaches?
Headaches and dizziness are common and possible side effects of this medicine. To prevent dizziness, try to avoid getting up abruptly when you are lying down, or any other sudden movements.
Does this medicine affect the heart in any way?
This drug helps to slow down the rate at which the heart pumps blood. This reduces blood pressure, and reduces the load on the heart. This is why it can be used for heart failure patients, and patients with high blood pressure.
Will this medicine cause changes in weight?
Weight gain may be a possible side effect, please consult your physician if you experience this side effect.
Is it safe to take painkillers while taking this medicine?
It is possible for this drug to interact with some painkillers such as ibuprofen. It is best to consult your physician before taking this these drugs.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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