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Betapress may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Betapress is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in... View More
Betapress is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Betapress may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Betapress should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betapress may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular m... View More
There is limited information available on the use of Betapress in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Betapress belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain... View More
Uses of Betapress
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Heart attack
Side effects of Betapress
- Cold extremities
- Slow heart rate
How to use Betapress
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Betapress may be taken wit... View More
How Betapress works
Betapress is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping ... View More
- It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Do not stop taking Betapress suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Adult Hypertension 25-50 mg/day PO initially; may be increased to 100 mg/day PO Angina Pectoris 50 mg/day PO; after 1 week, may be increased to 10... View More
Concomitant admin w/ reserpine may increase hypotension and bradycardia. Additive w/ Ca channel blockers, hydralazine, methyldopa. Increased risk of bra... View More
Compensated heart failure. Variant angina, acute MI, DM; peripheral vascular disorders; hepatic and renal dysfunction; elderly patients, children. Lacta... View More
Atenolol is a competitive cardioselective beta1-blocker and does not have effect on ?beta2-receptors except in high doses. It reduces resting and exerci... View More
Mode of Action
May be taken with or without food.
Hypertension, Migraine, Arrhythmias, MI, Angina pectoris
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <15 25 mg or 50 mg on alternate days. 15-35 50 mg/day. Dialysis patients 25-50 mg after each dialysis.
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Tiredness (13%) 1-10% Hypotension (10%),Bradycardia (8%),Cold extremities (0.5- 7%),Postural hypotension (2-4%),Depression (3%),Nausea (2-3%),... View More
Hypersensitivity. Sinus bradycardia, sinus node dysfunction, heart block >1st degree, compensated cardiac failure, cardiogenic shock, bronchospastic dis... View More
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