Rated Lopres for Hypertension Report
I have taken Taken Atenonol for eleven years for tachycardia and high blood pressure. It has been a good medicine
Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
- shortness of breath
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- weight gain
Lopres may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
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These actions are of benefit if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), or to prevent abnormally fast heart rhythms if you have arrhythmias. Because your heart is using less energy, it also helps to reduce chest pain if you have angina.
Lopres is also available in combination with other medicines used to treat high blood pressure and angina. Combination brands of Lopres with a 'water tablet' (diuretic) called chlortalidone are Tenoret® and Tenoretic® (this combination also goes by the name co-tenidone). Tenif® is a combination brand of Lopres with the calcium-channel blocker nifedipine.
Lopres can also be prescribed to help prevent migraine. The leaflet does not contain information about this use of Lopres. If you have been given it for this reason, please ask your doctor if you have any questions about your treatment.
Lopres can cause a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms can include:
- a large, red rash
- swelling of the hands, feet, and ankles
- swelling of your throat or tongue
- trouble breathing
If you develop these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).
Is Lopres safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Lopres may cause harm and growth retardation in the fetus when given to pregnant women.
Lopres is excreted in breast milk and may cause adverse effects in an infant being breastfed.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.
- Your doctor is likely to give you dietary and lifestyle advice about eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and taking regular exercise. If so, it is important that you follow the advice you are given.
- If you drink alcohol, ask your doctor for advice about taking Lopres and alcohol. Lopres will worsen the effects of alcohol, which will make you feel dizzy.
- If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are suitable for you to take with Lopres. Some medicines may not be (including some anti-inflammatory painkillers, and cold or flu remedies).
- If you are due to have an operation or dental treatment, it is important to tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking a beta-blocker. This is particularly important if you are likely to be given an anaesthetic.
- If you have diabetes, Lopres can block the symptoms of low blood sugar. Your doctor will advise you about this.
- Treatment with Lopres is usually long-term. Continue to take the tablets unless your doctor tells you to stop. Stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems in some people, so your doctor may want you to reduce your dose gradually if this becomes necessary.
How it works
Lopres belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Beta receptors are found on cells in the heart. When adrenaline activates a beta receptor, blood pressure and heart rate go up. Beta blockers prevent adrenaline from affecting beta receptors in your blood vessels and heart. This causes blood vessels to relax. By relaxing the vessels, beta blockers help to lower blood pressure and reduce chest pain. They also help to decrease the heart's demand for oxygen.
Beta blockers don’t permanently change blood pressure and chest pain. Instead, they help to manage the symptoms.
Lopres may cause drowsiness. It can also cause other side effects.
Rated Lopres for Hypertension Report
I don't want to change it all now for about 19 years and I haven't had no problems with it I tried to get off it and I begged my doctor's appointment back on it because I felt really weird best medicine help me very much and I wouldn't ask to change a thing about it
Where can I get more information (Tenormin)?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about Lopres.
How to use Lopres
See also Warning section.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 2 times daily.
Apple juice and orange juice may prevent your body from fully absorbing Lopres. It is best to avoid drinking apple/orange juice within 4 hours of taking Lopres, unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you otherwise.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
If this product is used for chest pain, it must be taken regularly to be effective. It should not be used to treat chest pain when it occurs. Use other medications (such as nitroglycerin placed under the tongue) to relieve chest pain as directed by your doctor.
It may take 1 to 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this medication. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, if your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, if your chest pain occurs more often).
Use with caution in anesthesia or surgery (myocardial depression), bronchospastic disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis, liver disease, renal impairment, peripheral vascular disease, compromised left ventricular function, advanced age, heart failure.
May mask effects of hyperthyroidism.
Risk of hypoglycemia and bradycardia in neonates born to mothers who receive the drug at parturition or while breastfeeding, especially in premature infants and those with renal impairment.
Use with caution in patients taking calcium-channel blockers or cardiac glycosides or using inhaled anesthetics.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal; sudden discontinuance can exacerbate angina and lead to MI.
Increased risk of stroke after surgery.
In patients receiving clonidine, Lopres should be discontinued several days before withdrawal of clonidine.
May cause or exacerbate CNS depression (use with caution in patients with psychiatric illness).
Use in pheochromocytoma (alpha blockade required before use of beta blocker).
Consider preexisting conditions such as sick sinus syndrome before initiating therapy.
May potentiate hypoglycemia and may mask its signs and symptoms in patients with diabetes mellitus; use caution.
Monitor for worsening of heart failure symptoms in patients with compensated heart failure.
Use caution in patients with myasthenia gravis; may precipitate or aggravate symptoms or arterial insufficiency in patients with Raynaud's disease and peripheral vascular disease; use caution and monitor for progression of arterial obstruction.
Avoid beta-blockers without alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocking activity in patients with Prinzmetal variant angina; unopposed alpha1-adrenergic receptors mediate coronary vasoconstriction and can worsen anginal symptoms.
Exacerbation or induction of psoriasis reported with beta-blocker use; cause and effect not established.