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Betaloc Injection 5 ml

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Betaloc Injection 5 ml belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat emergency high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain), irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia).

Betaloc Injection 5 ml is given under the supervision of a doctor. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It is given along with continuous monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate. If affected by dizziness, rise slowly while standing from lying or sitting position.

The main side effects of this medicine are a sudden drop in blood pressure, headache, slow heart rate,  feeling dizzy, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.

Uses of Betaloc Injection

Benefits of Betaloc Injection

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Betaloc Injection 5 ml relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily. It is given as an injection under the supervision of your doctor.

In Treatment of Arrhythmia

Betaloc Injection 5 ml is used to stabilize heart rhythms (particularly atrial fibrillation). It helps in normalizing an abnormal heart rhythm, preventing it from occurring in the first place, or slowing down the heart rate during an episode.

Side effects of Betaloc Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Betaloc

  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness

How to use Betaloc Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Betaloc Injection works

Betaloc Injection 5 ml is a short-acting beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betaloc Injection 5 ml.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betaloc Injection 5 ml may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betaloc Injection 5 ml is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Betaloc Injection 5 ml alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betaloc Injection 5 ml is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Betaloc Injection 5 ml is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Betaloc Injection 5 ml should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betaloc Injection 5 ml may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Do not stop taking Betaloc Injection 5 ml suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alcohol & phenols
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Metoprolol Succinate and Betaloc Injection 5 ml?

Metoprolol Succinate is an extended-release form of Metoprolol. This means it is released into your body slowly and only needs to be taken once a day. Betaloc Injection 5 ml, on the other hand, is available as an immediate-release tablet. It doesn’t stay in your body as long as Metoprolol Succinate does. Hence, multiple doses in a day may be required.

Q. Is Betaloc Injection 5 ml effective?

Betaloc Injection 5 ml is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Betaloc Injection 5 ml too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Which is better, Betaloc Injection 5 ml or Metoprolol Succinate?

Betaloc Injection 5 ml and Metoprolol Succinate are both effective depending on the condition being treated. Metoprolol Succinate is more effective for treating heart failure. Metoprolol Succinate may also be less likely to cause some side effects as compared to Betaloc Injection 5 ml.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Betaloc Injection 5 ml?

If you have missed a dose of Betaloc Injection 5 ml, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on treatment with Betaloc Injection 5 ml?

No, you should not take alcohol while on treatment with Betaloc Injection 5 ml. Drinking alcohol while taking Betaloc Injection 5 ml may increase the risk of drowsiness and dizziness. Therefore , it is generally not recommended to use Betaloc Injection 5 ml with alcohol. However, you may consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding the same.

Q. Can you switch from Betaloc Injection 5 ml to Metoprolol Succinate?

Yes, in some cases, Betaloc Injection 5 ml may be switched to Metoprolol Succinate. Metoprolol Succinate may be preferred for its once-daily dosing. Consult a doctor to determine your treatment options when switching medications to know what suits you best and to get maximum benefit.

Q. When should you not take Betaloc Injection 5 ml?

Betaloc Injection 5 ml should not be taken if you experience very low heart rates, low blood pressure, or severe heart failure. It is important to discuss your medical history with a doctor to determine if you should be on Betaloc Injection 5 ml or not.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Betaloc Injection 5 ml?

Alcohol and certain medications should be avoided while taking Betaloc Injection 5 ml. Some medications including calcium channel blockers, certain antidepressants, and those processed in a similar way as Betaloc Injection 5 ml may increase the risk of adverse effects with Betaloc Injection 5 ml.

Q. Can I use Betaloc Injection 5 ml in pregnancy?

No, Betaloc Injection 5 ml should not be used in pregnancy. It may be used during pregnancy if the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. Not enough studies have been done to show that these medications are 100% safe during pregnancy. Consult a doctor if you are planning a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding to avoid any harmful effects on the baby.

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References

  1. Benowitz NL. Antihypertensive Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 182.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 904-905.

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