Soprol review

Soprol, 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, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), ischemic heart disease (restricted blood supply to the heart), and myocardial infarction (necrosis of the heart muscle leading to heart attack).

Soprol 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 medicament 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 Soprol ideal for the treating angina.

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

Patients should inform their physician if they are allergic to this or any medicament. 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 Soprol dosage. Patients taking this medicament 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 medicament in conjunction with any of the aforementioned medicaments, close monitoring of the patient is necessary.

Soprol is not recommended for patients suffering from 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.

Soprol is in pregnancy category C, which means it is not known whether or not the medicament will 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 treatment. Patients that are or intend to breastfeed an infant will need to consult with their physician prior to taking this medicament since Soprol can be secreted into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant.

Prior to any type of surgery, including dental procedures, make your doctor or dentist aware of your Soprol therapy. Soprol treatment will have to be temporarily stopped, under medical supervision, before undergoing a surgical procedure.

Soprol causes drowsiness and reduced alertness. Due to this, 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 Soprol since this may also exacerbate the effect of dizziness that Soprol may cause.

Rarely, patients may develop headaches, nausea, abdominal cramping, diarrhoea, erectile dysfunction, slow heart rate, unexplained weight gain, low blood pressure, numbness and tingling, acute pharyngitis, clamminess and swelling of the hands and feet, fainting, and wheezing or shortness of breath. If these symptoms persist, consult your physician immediately.

Diabetics need to talk with their physician if they are taking Soprol, since the medicament can alter the results of blood tests for diabetes, especially those for hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.

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

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

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

Soprol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of soprol

• Molecular formula of soprol 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
Soprol available : 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets

Generic name: Bisoprolol

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

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