Emcor is a so called beta blocker. beta blockers block the beta-receptors of the heart. This makes it impossible for the hormone adrenaline, which causes the blood pressure to rise, to doc. Emcor thereby slows and relieves the heartbeat, thus lowering blood pressure. Along with this, the heart's oxygen and energy consumption are reduced, thereby alleviating symptoms of heart failure or respiratory problems and relieving the entire heart muscle.
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Antes de comenzar a tomar Emcor:
- dГgale a su doctor y a su farmacГ©utico si usted es alГ©rgico al Emcor, a cualquier otro medicamento, o a cualquiera de los ingredientes de las tabletas de Emcor. PГdale a su farmacГ©utico una lista de los ingredientes.
- dГgale a su doctor y a su farmacГ©utico quГ© medicamentos con y sin prescripciГіn estГЎ tomando, como por ejemplo vitaminas, suplementos nutricionales y productos fabricados a base de hierbas. AsegГєrese de mencionar los siguientes: bloqueadores de los canales del calcio como diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, otros) y verapamilo (Calan, Covera-HS, Verelan, en Tarka); clonidina (Catapres, Kapvay, en Clorpres); medicamentos para la frecuencia cardГaca irregular como disopiramida (Norpace); otros betabloqueadores; reserpina; y rifampicina (Rifadin, Rimactane, en Rifamate, en Rifater). Su doctor podrГa cambiar la dosis de su medicamento o vigilarle cuidadosamente para evitar el desarrollo y complicaciones relacionadas con los efectos secundarios.
- dГgale a su doctor si tiene o alguna vez ha tenido asma u otras enfermedades pulmonares; frecuencia cardГaca mГЎs lenta que lo normal; insuficiencia cardГaca; enfermedades al corazГіn, hГgado o riГ±Гіn; diabetes; alergias severas; problemas de circulaciГіn; o hipertiroidismo (glГЎndula tiroides hiperactiva).
- dГgale a su doctor si estГЎ embarazada, tiene planes de quedar embarazada o si estГЎ amamantando. Si queda embarazada mientras toma este medicamento, llame a su doctor de inmediato.
- si va a ser sometido a cualquier cirugГa, incluyendo la dental, dГgale al doctor o dentista que usted estГЎ tomando Emcor.
- usted debe saber que este medicamento puede provocar somnolencia (darle sueГ±o). No conduzca automГіviles ni maneje maquinaria pesada hasta que sepa cГіmo lo afectarГЎ este medicamento.
- recuerde que el alcohol puede aumentar la somnolencia causada por esta medicaciГіn.
- si usted tiene alergias a diferentes sustancias, sus reacciones podrГan empeorar mientras toma este medicamento, y no responderГЎn a las dosis usuales de epinefrina inyectable.
Using rifampin with Emcor can speed up the rate at which Emcor leaves your body. This can prevent Emcor from working as well as it should.
A common alternative to beta blockers like Emcor are ACE inhibitors. If you are looking for an alternative to Emcor, please consult your doctor to find the most suitable medicine for you.
COMMON BRAND(S): Ziac
GENERIC NAME(S): Emcor-Hydrochlorothiazide
OTHER NAME(S): Emcor-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet
If you have chest pain (angina) or heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, high blood pressure), do not stop using this drug without first consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, you must gradually decrease your dose according to your doctor's instructions.
When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop: worsening chest pain, tightness or pressure in the chest, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, sweating, trouble breathing, or fast/irregular heartbeat.
This combination medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
This product contains two medications. Emcor is a beta blocker that works by blocking the effect of certain natural chemicals (e.g., epinephrine) on the heart and blood vessels. This slows your heartbeat, lowers blood pressure, and reduces strain on the heart. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that works by increasing the amount of urine that you make. This causes your body to get rid of extra salt and water, which probably helps to relax the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily. These two drugs are used together when one medication is not controlling your blood pressure. Using these two drugs together can also reduce the amount of each drug you must take, thereby decreasing the chances of side effects.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Emcor oral tablet include:
- slower heart rate
- changes in sex drive or performance
- dry or burning eyes
- cold or flu symptoms
- swelling in any part of your body
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
What if I take too much?
If you take too much Emcor by accident, contact your doctor or nearest hospital straight away.
An overdose of Emcor can slow down your heart rate and make it difficult to breathe. It can also cause dizziness and trembling.
The amount of Emcor that can lead to an overdose varies from person to person.
How it works
Emcor belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers. It works by decreasing how hard your heart works and slowing your heart rate. This helps to treat high blood pressure.
Emcor oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Emcor are listed below.
Before taking Emcor, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain types of heart rhythm problems (such as a slow heartbeat, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), severe heart failure.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema), kidney disease, liver disease, overactive thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism), serious allergic reactions including those needing treatment with epinephrine, blood circulation problems (such as Raynaud's disease, peripheral vascular disease), mental/mood disorders (such as depression), a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
If you have diabetes, this product may mask the fast/pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar falls too low (hypoglycemia). Other symptoms of low blood sugar, such as dizziness and sweating, are unaffected by this drug. This product may also make it harder to control your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.
This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk or if it may harm a nursing infant. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before breast-feeding.
Immediate action required: Call 999 or go to A&E if:
- you get a skin rash that may include itchy, red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- you're wheezing
- you get tightness in the chest or throat
- you have trouble breathing or talking
- your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat start swelling
You could be having a serious allergic reaction and may need immediate treatment in hospital.
These aren't all the side effects of Emcor.
For a full list, see the leaflet inside your medicine packet.
You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme.
On this page
- About Emcor
- Key facts
- Who can and can't take Emcor
- How and when to take it
- Side effects
- How to cope with side effects
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Cautions with other medicines
- Common questions
β-blockers (acebutolol, alprenolol, atenolol, betaxolol, Emcor , celiprolol, carvedilol, esmolol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, nebivolol, oxprenolol, pindolol, propranolol, sotalol, and timolol) have a wide spectrum of activity, and are often used to treat hypertension. There are two types of β-receptors; β1-receptors predominate in the heart, and β2-receptors mediate relaxation (dilatation) of vascular and other smooth muscle (e.g. in the airways and blood vessels). Metoprolol is β1-specific, whereas the classic β-blockers such as propranolol and oxprenolol have both β1 and β2 activity. Labetalol has both β- and α-receptor blocking activity, and has been successfully used in a number of pregnancies ( Pickles 1992 , Plouin 1990 , 1987 ). All β-blockers cross the placenta.
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What to do about:
- headaches - make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink too much alcohol. Ask your pharmacist to recommend a painkiller. Headaches usually go away after the first week of taking Emcor. Talk to your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
- feeling dizzy or weak - if Emcor makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or use tools or machinery if you're feeling tired. Do not drink alcohol as it'll make you feel worse.
- cold hands or feet - put your hands or feet under warm running water, massage them, and wiggle your fingers and toes. Do not smoke or have drinks with caffeine in - these can make your blood vessels narrower and restrict your blood flow. Smoking also makes your skin colder. Try wearing mittens (they're warmer than gloves) and warm socks. Do not wear tight watches or bracelets.
- feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea - stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. It might help to take your Emcor after you have eaten. If you're being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Speak to a pharmacist if you have signs of dehydration, such as peeing less than usual or having dark, strong-smelling pee. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
- constipation - eat more high-fibre foods, such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise more regularly, for example, by going for a daily walk or run. If this doesn't help, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. Watch this short video about how to treat constipation.