Zebeta is not only an independent drug, but also the main component of some medicines, such as Concor and Coronal. There are three main directions of impact of this substance on the human body (or rather its cardiovascular system).
- Reduction of blood pressure (hypotensive effect)
- Stabilization of heart rate (anti-arrythmic effect)
- Elimination of chest pains (anti-anginal effect)
In addition to all the above-mentioned effects, Zebeta has another excellent property- selectivity of action. This drug has almost no impact on the other regulatory mechanism, including the carbohydrate metabolism, excretion of sodium, etc. According to the character of its action, the drug is used for the treatment of angina, arrhythmia, chronic heart failure and arterial hypertension.
Zebeta is available in pills. According to the instruction, the beginning of therapy is the most problematic. Due to the possible development of undesirable symptoms, you should start the treatment with the small dosages and gradually increase them. In the annotations you can find information on how to deal the possible side effects. In short, as soon as the patient starts to suffer from the side effects, you should stop increasing the dosage (or even withdraw the drug). Of course, such decisions must be made by the specialist that monitors the patient’s condition.
The drug is contraindicated to the patients with the following diseases: depressed myocardial conductivity, slow heart rate and decreased blood pressure. You must eliminate the risk of drug intolerance and tendency to the bronchospasm and serious disorders of the circulatory system (gangrene, intermittent limp, etc). Besides, Zebeta is contraindicated to the most patients with digestive and hormonal disorders, psoriasis, etc. In the rarest cases, this drug can be used during the pregnancy. However, you must stop taking it at least three days before the expected due date. This drug is contraindicated to the children and breastfeeding mothers, as there isn’t enough experience of using Zebeta in these patient groups.
Side effects and overdose
Due to its systemic action, this drug can have significant impact on the human organism. Thus, at the beginning of treatment the nervous system can be imbalanced, which reflects in vertigo, headache and (more rarely) hallucinations. The drug can also cause side effects of the urinary, respiratory, visual, motor and digestive systems, as well as biochemical blood indicators. Of course, cardiovascular system is most exposed to the impact of Zebeta. The use of this drug can cause conduction disorders, drop in blood pressure, heart failure, swelling, disorders of peripheral blood flow, etc.
The overdose mostly affect the heart functioning and the vascular condition, and can cause life-threatening conditions. In this case, you should immediately seek medical treatment and try to eliminate the drug excesses from the digestive system. The patient must receive palliative care, including the administration of antagonists, stimulating the conduction of myocardium and the tone of vessels.