Beloc 10mg (Propranolol)
|Beloc 10mg (Propranolol)x30 30||$1.55||$46.50|
|Beloc 10mg (Propranolol)x60 60||$1||$60.00|
|Beloc 10mg (Propranolol)x90 90||$0.85||$76.50|
|Beloc 10mg (Propranolol)x180 180||$0.7||$126.00|
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Beloc 10mg contains 10mg of Propranolol which is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and blood circulation. This medication is used to treat tremors, hypertension, angina or chest pain, heart rhythm and other heart circulatory problems. Beloc may also be used to prevent and treat heart attacks and to reduce the occurrence and severity of migraines.
Propranolol competes with neurotransmitters to bind at beta1 and beta2 receptors in heart and blood vessels, thereby reducing heartbeat, blood pressure, and the strain on the heart after a heart attack.
Beloc 10 is manufactured by Tripada Healthcare
Beloc is contraindicated to patients with the following medical conditions:
- Bronchial asthma
- Untreated phaeochromocytoma
- Sinus bradycardia
- Cardiogenic shock
- 2 and 3 degree heart block
- Overt CHF
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- Prinzmetal’s angina
- Severe peripheral arterial disease
- Metabolic acidosis
Concomitant use with thioridazine is also contraindicated.
Warnings and Precautions
Before using Beloc, a patient must first inform the healthcare provider of all medical histories and other current medical conditions such as:
- • Muscle/nerve disorder
- • Breathing disorders
- • Diabetes
- • Low blood pressure
- • Heart failure
- • Heart rhythm problems
- • Mental/mood disorders
- • Kidney disease
- • Liver disease
- • Thyroid disorder
- • Pheochromocytoma
- • Blood circulation problems
Beloc may also interact with other medications such as:
- • Cimetidine
- • Dobutamine
- • Haloperidol
- • Isoproterenol
- • Theophylline
- • Thioridazine
- • mefloquine
- • Blood thinners
- • Alpha blockers
- • Antidepressants
- • MAO inhibitors
- • Aspirin and NSAIDs
- • Ace inhibitors
- • HIV protease inhibitors
- • Anti-seizure medications
- • Heart medications
- • Blood pressure medications
- • St. John’s wort
- • Thyroid hormones
This is not a complete list of interactions. Consult a healthcare provider for more information.
It is advised to avoid driving and performing activities that require alertness because the drug can cause dizziness.
A patient must get up slowly from a sitting or lying position to prevent feeling dizzy and prevent from falling.
This medication is under Pregnancy Category C. Animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus but not enough studies in pregnant women. It should only be used by pregnant women if clearly needed and if benefits outweigh the risks.
The drug passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. A physician must be consulted before a breastfeeding woman uses this medication.
This medication can interfere with lab tests and cause false positive results such as in glaucoma screening test and cardiovascular stress test using arbutamine. A patient must inform physician or laboratory personnel that this medication is being taken.
Beloc and Alcohol
Consuming alcohol may increase blood levels of the drug Propranolol (Beloc). It is recommended to avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.
The usual adult dose of Propranolol are as follows:
- For Hypertension
- Initial dose of 40 to 80mg twice a day
- Maintenance dose of 120mg to 240mg per day
- Maximum dose of 640mg per day
- For Angina
- Daily dose of 80mg to 320mg in divided doses
- Maximum dose of 320mg per day
- Daily dose of 30mg to 160mg per day in divided doses
- Myocardial infarction
- Initial dose of 40mg 3 times daily for 1 month, then increased to 60mg to 80mg 3 times per day
- Maintenance dose of 180mg to 240mg per day in divided doses
- Maximum dose of 240mg per day
- Initial dose of 80mg per day in divided doses
- Maintenance dose of 160mg to 240mg per day
- The dosage may be increased for optimum benefit
- If satisfactory response is not achieved in 4 to 6 weeks after reaching maximum dose, the treatment should be gradually stopped over several weeks.
- Initial dose of 40mg twice daily or thrice daily
- Maintenance dose of 120mg to 320mg per day
- Optimum tremor reduction is achieved with 120mg per day dose
- Daily dose of 10mg to 40mg twice or thrice daily.
- Maximum dose of 160mg per day
A patient must strictly follow the prescribed dosage. Note that a physician may occasionally change the prescribed dose to achieve optimum results. Beloc tablet is taken orally and swallowed whole. A tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, about 1 hour before or 2 hours after meal intake. A patient’s blood pressure must be checked often while taking this medication.
Skipping doses nor suddenly stopping the medication is not recommended. Sudden discontinuation of therapy may make the condition worse. Tapering of dose is required for discontinuation of therapy. If a dose is missed, it must be taken as soon as remembered. But if the next dose is less than 4 hours away, then the missed dose must be skipped. The dose must not be increased or doubled to make up for the missed dose.
A patient must get emergency medical help for signs of severe allergic reaction such as hives, itching, breathing difficulty, and swelling of face, lips, throat, or tongue.
A physician must be notified for any of these serious side effects:
- • Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeats
- • Feeling light-headed or might pass out
- • Shortness of breath despite mild exertion
- • Sudden and unusual weight gain
- • Increased thirst, increased urination
- • Swelling of ankles or feet
- • Mental or mood changes
- • Cold feeling of hands and feet – smoking may worsen this side effect
- • Signs of liver problems – jaundice, dark urine, clay-colored stools, loss of appetite, tired feeling, nausea, upper stomach pain
- • Signs of low blood sugar – hunger, weakness, fast heart rate, dizziness, feeling jittery, headache, confusion, irritability
- • Signs of severe skin reaction – fever, swelling of face or tongue, burning in eyes, skin pain followed by red or purplish rash spreading to face and upper body then causing blisters and peeling
Some of the less serious side effects include:
- • Decreased sexual drive
- • Sleep problems
- • Feeling of tiredness
- • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps
Consult a healthcare provider for more information on Beloc side effects.