Blopress

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Description

Blopress is used for the treatment of arterial hypertension. This drug has already received many positive feedbacks from the patients.

PRINCIPLE OF ACTION

This drug contributes to the blocking of АТ1-receptors, which allows reducing the biological effect of Angiotensin II, including the vasoconstrictor action that affects the production of aldosterone, regulation of water-salt homeostasis and the stimulation of cellular growth. The uniqueness of this drug is that it doesn’t affect the receptors of other hormones, important for regulating different cardiovascular system functions.

WAY OF USE AND DOSAGE

This drug must be taken only once a day. The initial dosage is 4 mg, maintaining- 8 mg, and maximum- 16 mg. The patients with liver and kidney dysfunction must start the treatment with 2 mg.

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Vertigo
  • Stomachache
  • Cough
  • Peripheral edema
  • Influenza-like symptoms
  • Pain in the back

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Hypersensitivity to the drug components
  • Severe liver failure
  • Pregnancy and lactation

SPECIAL INDICATIONS

Note that in the patients with ischemic cardiopathy, the sharp drop in blood pressure can cause myocardial infarction and stroke. Before starting the treatment, you should restore the water-electrolyte balance.

Interaction with the other drugs

If you combine Blopress with the drugs containing potassium, there is a risk of developing the dangerous state– hyperkalemia (elevated level of potassium in blood serum). The use of this drug increases the lithium levels are, which increases the risk of intoxication. The combination with diuretics or blood pressure medications leads to arterial hypotension (stable low blood pressure). The combination of Blopress with digoxin, enalapril, warfarin, oral contraceptives, nifedipine, hydrochlorothiazide and glibenclamide caused no negative reactions.

PRECAUTIONS

The patients with hemodynamic disorder must be cautious when taking this drug. The patients with kidney diseases must get their blood creatinine tested from time to time.