Emcor review

Emcor, a selective adrenergic receptor blocker belonging to a class of medicaments, works directly on the heart and blood circulation. It is mainly used to treat cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), ischemic heart disease (restricted blood supply to the heart), and heart attack (necrosis of the heart muscle leading to heart attack).

Emcor works by blocking the heart's beta-adrenergic receptors, found in the body's sympathetic nervous system. This reduces the heart rate, preventing an abnormal rapid heartbeat, while relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not need to pump too hard.

This medicament is prescribed to patients with congestive heart failure to reduce the heart muscle's oxygen consumption. It decreases the heart's contraction force, lowering blood pressure and lessening the heart's need for oxygen. When the heart's need for oxygen exceeds the amount supplied, heart pain or angina occurs. This makes Emcor ideal for the treating angina.

This medicament can also be used in the treatment of dysautonomia (disorder of the autonomic nervous system), mood condition, and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland).

Prior to taking Emcor, patients should inform their doctor if they are allergic to this or any medicament. The doctor should be advised if the patient is currently taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicaments, including vitamins, minerals or herbal supplements. For patients taking calcium channel blockers like diltiazem, verapamil, clonidine, or guanethidine, your doctor will need to alter the Emcor dosage. Patients taking this medicament should not be taking medicaments indicated for irregular heartbeat like disopyramide, other beta blockers like reserpine, or other contraindicated medicaments such as rifampin and digoxin. In cases where the doctor determines prescribing this medicament in conjunction with any of the aforementioned medicaments, close monitoring during Emcor therapy is necessary.

Emcor is not recommended and is contraindicated for patients with asthma or other bronchial diseases; a slow heart rate; a history of heart failure; any existing liver, kidney or heart disease; diabetes; allergies; circulation disorders, or hyperthyroidism.

Emcor is classified in pregnancy category C, which means it is not known whether the medicament can harm an unborn child. Patients need to inform their doctor if they are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or if they do become pregnant during the course of treatment. Patients that are breastfeeding an infant will need to consult with their doctor prior to taking this medicament since Emcor can be secreted into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant.

Patients need to disclose their Emcor therapy prior to any type of surgery, including dental procedures. Emcor treatment will have to be temporarily stopped, under medical supervision, before undergoing a surgical procedure.

Emcor causes drowsiness and reduced alertness, so patients are advised not to drive a vehicle or operate any kind of machinery while on this medicament. Patients should avoid alcohol consumption while taking Emcor since this activity may also exacerbate the effect of dizziness that Emcor may cause.

In rare instances, patients may develop headaches, wamble, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, impotence, slow heart rate, unexplained weight gain, low blood pressure, numbness and tingling, sore throat, clamminess and swelling of the hands and feet, fainting, and wheezing or shortness of breath. If these symptoms persist, patients are advised to consult their doctor immediately.

Diabetics should talk with their doctor if they are taking Emcor, since the medicament can alter the results of blood tests for diabetes, particularly those for hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.

Emcor is distributed under the brand names Concor, Zebeta, Concore and Monocor and is available by prescription in 5mg and 10mg pink, heart-shaped, film-coated pills. Emcor should be taken orally according to the doctor's prescription, once daily with water, at the same time each day. Your doctor may prescribe a low-salt diet to complement the treatment.

Because Emcor may be a part of a comprehensive treatment program for hypertension, it cannot get rid of the disease altogether. Patients need to stick to a healthy diet, regular exercise and their prescribed medicament to control hypertension.

Emcor is a preventive maintenance medicament that may need to be taken for the rest of the patient's life, even in the absence of hypertensive symptoms. Suddenly ending Emcor therapy without medical advice may cause the patient's condition to worsen.

Emcor has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of emcor

• Molecular formula of emcor is C18H31NO4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-[4-[2-(1-methylethoxy)ethoxymethyl]phenoxy]-3-(1-methylethylamino)propan-2-ol
• Molecular weight is 325.443 g/mol
Emcor available : 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets

Generic name: Bisoprolol

Brand name(s): Cardicor, Concor, Condyline, Condylox, Detensiel, Emconcor, Euradal, Isoten, Monocor, Soloc, Soprol, Zebeta, Ziac

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