Lopressor HCT is a drug that is used when you want to reduce the load on the heart muscle, lowering blood pressure. The active ingredient of the same name is the basis of drugs, such as Egilok, Vasocardin, Betaloс, and so on. Due to Lopressor HCT heart in relaxes in some way – that is, pathological, excessive excitability of this muscle is removed. It reduces the number of heartbeats, the myocardium requires less oxygen. In this regard, the pressure gradually decreases. Carbohydrate metabolism and insulin production by the pancreas aren’t changed under the influence of Lopressor HCT. Lopressor HZT is prescribed in case of various heart diseases, failure of heart rate, angina, mitral valve prolapse. This drug may accompany the treatment of myocardial infarction in the acute period and continue to be included in supportive therapy. Also, indications are hyperthyroidism, hypertension, migraine.
Lopressor HCT meets the needs of the myocardium in a sufficient dose of oxygen. The medication also suppresses the severe physical, psycho-emotional stress on the heart.
Lopressor HCT has a regenerating effect in the presence of angina, reduces the severity of attacks, reducing their frequency. If a patient has a supra-ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation, the drug will normalize heart rhythm.
If a patient has hypertension of average or moderate severity, disturbance of rhythm of heart, hypercinetic cardial syndrome, tachycardia, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, mitral valve prolapse, migraine, myocardial infarction, thyrotoxicosis.
The tablets are taken with food or after a meal, they can be divided into two halves, but you can’t chew it because the drug should be swallowed as a whole.
If a person has diabetes, the drug should be prescribed with caution. A doctor should be cautious when prescribing this drug to patients with impaired peripheral circulation; in this case you need careful monitor the health, functioning of kidney and liver.
Discontinuation of drug should occur not sharply, for 10-11 days strictly under medical supervision. You should stop taking the drug before the anesthesia with ether or chloroform.
If the medicine is taken before the operation, you should choose the facility that has minimal negative inotropic effects.
After intake you can notice weakness, excessive fatigue, muscle cramps, headache, dizziness, feeling cold in the extremities.
Among other adverse conditions hypotension there are some signs of heart failure, reduced secretion of tear fluid, depressed state, sleep disorder, dry mouth, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, vomiting. Some patients may experience the emergence of bronchial obstruction, rash, itching on the skin.
The drug should not be taken by patients with heart failure, sinoatrial blockade, with severe sinus bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, pregnancy, breastfeeding, patients with disturbed peripheral blood circulation.
Anti-arrhythmic and anesthetic medications increase the likelihood of development of bradycardia, hypotension, arrhythmia. Digitalis provoke the slowing of AV conduction.
If you take verapamil and diltiazem at the same time, there is a risk of cardiac arrest. Cocaine, estrogens, theophylline, beta-agonists attenuate the antihypertensive effect.
If the medication is combined with alcohol, there is a depressant effect on the central nervous system. When the drug is combined with allergens, you can have an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, it can increase the likelihood of hypoglycemia. The drug is incompatible with MAO inhibitors of type A.
In case of overdose there is a risk of damage to arterial hypotension, you can also suffer from acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest. You may also suffer from vomiting and general deterioration of health, bronchospasm, disorder of consciousness, coma, cyanosis.