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Lodoz 5 MG Tablet 10

Lodoz 5 MG Tablet 10

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    Uses :

    Bisoprolol Bisoprolol is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), angina pectoris, and chronic heart failure. The bisoprolol drug can be used alone or in combination with other medications. Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (diuretic medicine) which is used to treat fluid retention associated with conditions such as cirrhosis of the liver, congestive heart failure, or kidney disorders. It is also used in the hypertension treatment.

    Mode of drug action


    Bisoprolol Bisoprolol is a selective beta blocker. It works by blocking the beta receptors present in the heart which leads to a decrease in the heart rate and force of contraction of the heart. Thus, bisoprolol is used as a medication for hypertension by lowering the blood pressure. Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide prevents the human body from absorbing excess salt, thus, it prevents the associated fluid retention (edema).

    What are the common side effects?

    Bisoprolol The common bisoprolol side effects are diarrhea, headache, rhinitis, fatigue, feeling of numbness in hands and legs, nausea, and vomiting. Other major and less common side effects include sleep disturbances, depression, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and cramps, hallucinations, dizziness, and skin rashes. Hydrochlorothiazide The common side effects of hydrochlorothiazide include dizziness, headache, pain in the joint, inflammation of parts of the respiratory tract, and injection site pain.

    Warning

    Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • The drug should not be taken by the patients who are allergic to it and to its ingredients.

    • Individuals who have serious heart conditions such as severe heart failure, atrioventricular block, and coronary artery disease should avoid Lodoz drug.

    • Lodoz tablet can be taken before or after the food (preferably before or after the breakfast).

    • Lodoz tablet should be directly swallowed and should not be crushed or chewed.

    • The patients must continue taking Lodoz tablets for the whole prescribed period. It should not be stopped unless instructed by the physician.

    • Patients with asthma, bronchitis, chronic respiratory diseases, heart block, bradycardia, peripheral vascular disease and Raynaud's phenomenon, the Lodoz drug should be used with caution.

    • Dosage adjustments of Lodoz drug may be required in patients with liver disease and impaired kidney function.

    What else should I know?

    1. What should I avoid while taking bisoprolol medication? You must avoid activities that require alertness such as driving or using heavy machinery. Alcohol consumption should be limited as it may worsen the side effects of the drug.

    2. How often should I take the drug? Bisoprolol is usually taken once daily (preferably before breakfast). However, the frequency of administering the drug depends on the severity of your condition.

    3. What are the signs and symptoms of overdose? The signs and symptoms of overdose include swelling of extremities, sweating, fainting, blurred vision, headache, and numbness or tingling of the mouth.

    4. What are the indications and usage of the drug bisoprolol? Typically, bisoprolol is used to treat hypertension. Also, it can be used for chronic heart failure treatment.

    5. What are the storage precautions of bisoprolol? Store the medicine at room temperature, away from direct heat and light. Keep the drug out of the reach of children. Hydrochlorthiazide

    1. Should I take hydrochlorothiazide even if I do not have the symptoms of hypertension? Yes. You should continue taking the hydrochlorothiazide for the entire course of prescription even if you do not have the symptoms of hypertension. This is because hypertension does not always produce symptoms.

    2. What are the precautions for fluid intake during hydrochlorothiazide medication? You should take adequate fluids but should not take excess as it can worsen the situation. Ask your doctor for guidance on the type and amount of fluids to be taken.

    3. What are the symptoms of overdose with hydrochlorothiazide? The symptoms of overdose with hydrochlorothiazide are muscle pain, weakness, dry mouth, and dizziness. It requires immediate medical help.

    4. What is the dose of hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension management? The normal dose of hydrochlorothiazide given for the management of hypertension is initially a single dose of 25 mg, per day. Later a maintenance dose of 50 mg, as two divided doses should be taken. However, ask a doctor for the dose which is right for you.

    5. What should I do if I miss a dose of hydrochlorothiazide? Take the forgotten dose soon as you remember. If it is too late, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at its scheduled time.

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