Isoten review

Isoten, a selective adrenergic receptor blocker, works directly on the heart and blood circulation. It is mainly used to treat cardiovascular diseases like hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease, irregular heartbeats (irregular heartbeat), ischemic heart disease (restricted blood supply to the heart), and myocardial infarction (necrosis of the heart muscle leading to myocardial infarction).

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

This medication is administered 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 the heart's need for oxygen. When the heart's need for oxygen exceeds the amount supplied, heart pain or angina occurs, which makes Isoten ideal for the treating angina.

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

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

Isoten is not recommended 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.

Isoten is classified in pregnancy category C, which means it is not known whether the medication can harm an unborn child. Patients need to inform their physician 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 physician prior to taking this medication since Isoten can be secreted into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant.

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

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

In rare instances, patients may develop headaches, nausea, 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 physician immediately.

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

Isoten 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 tablets. Isoten should be taken orally according to the physician's prescription, once daily with water, at the same time each day. Your physician may prescribe a low-salt diet to complement the treatment.

Because Isoten 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 medication to control hypertension.

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

Isoten has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of isoten

• Molecular formula of isoten 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
Isoten available : 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets

Generic name: Bisoprolol

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

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