Betaloc Injection 5ml

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INTRODUCTION

BETALOC contain Metoprolol which belongs to a group of medicine called beta-blockers. It is used to treat uneven heart beats (arrhythmias) after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Arrhythmias is a condition where the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm.

BETALOC works by changing the way your body responds to some nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down the heart rate and makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF BETALOC

  • Treat uneven heart beats (arrhythmias) after a heart attack (myocardial infarction)

HOW BETALOC WORKS

BETALOC works by changing the way your body responds to some nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

BETALOC must be administered by a doctor or nurse. It will be given to you as an injection into your vein. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending on your circumstances.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BETALOC

COMMON

  • feeling tired
  • slow pulse rate
  • pounding heartbeat
  • dizziness, headache
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • diarrhoea or constipation
  • cold hands and feet

RARE

  • feeling anxious or nervous
  • disturbances of vision
  • dry or irritated eyes
  • uneven heartbeat
  • numbness and spasm in your fingers ((Raynaud’s disease)
  • allergic reactions include runny nose and red or watery eyes
  • dry mouth
  • hair thinning
  • impotence
  • liver problems

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Nausea:

Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meal. Applying heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Constipation: 

Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Dry mouth:

Chew sugar-free gum. Control caffeine intake. Do not use mouthwashes. Sip water regularly.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

BETALOC should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

BETALOC should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause tiredness, dizziness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with BETALOC.

KIDNEY

BETALOC should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

BETALOC should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take BETALOC if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Metoprolol or any other ingredients in this medicine.

LUNGS

BETALOC should be used with caution in patients suffering from active lung diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

HEART DISEASE

BETALOC should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • low blood pressure which may makes you feel faint
  • very poor circulation
  • a tumour called phaeochromocytoma
  • metabolic acidosis
  • diabetes
  • thyrotoxicosis
  • psoriasis (a skin condition)

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • clonidine (used to treat high blood pressure or migraine)
  • medicines called Mono-Amine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • medicines such as verapamil, diltiazem or nifedipine (used to treat high blood pressure or chest pain)
  • medicines such as quinidine, amiodarone, or digoxin (used to treat heart problems)
  • hydralazine (used to treat high blood pressure)
  • cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers)
  • antibiotic such as rifampicin (used to treat infection)
  • adrenaline, also known as epinephrine (used to stimulates the heart)
  • medicines such as indomethacin and celecoxib (used to treat pain, inflammation, and arthritis)
  • medicines for depression
  • phenothiazine (used to treat mental illness)
  • barbiturates (used for sedative)
  • antihistamines (used to treat hay fever and allergy)
  • beta-blocker such as timolol (used as eye drops)
  • insulin (used to treat diabetes)
  • lidocaine (used for local anaesthetic)
  • ergotamine (used to treat migraines)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Metoprolol Succinate
Pharmacological Category :   Beta-blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   Uneven heart beats (arrhythmias) after a heart attack
Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Capsule, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT BETALOC

What are the uses of BETALOC?

It is used to treat uneven heart beats (arrhythmias).

Can I take BETALOC during heart disease?

BETALOC should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases.

Can I take BETALOC during pregnancy?

BETALOC should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

REFERENCES

1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page-2539-2543.

2. Stephane Noble and Marco Roffi. Routine beta-blocker administration following acute myocardial infarction: why still an unsolved issue. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. Nov 2017. [Accessed 23 Nov 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5721004/

3. CENEXI; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); Revised on Dec 2019] [Accessed 23 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.866.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Kidney function test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Ingredient
    METOPROLOL 1MG/1ML
    Hsn Code
    30049074
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