Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure)

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains bisoprolol (a beta blocker)

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Bisoprolol Fumarate

Composition

Bisoprolol Fumarate 10 mg

Brand

Barrett Hodgson

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

This drug is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adult’s is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with mild to moderate chronic heart failure as Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is very efficient in decreasing risk of future heart illnesses.Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain,heart,kidney,blood vessels and other body organs.

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as beta blockers;which work on the heart muscles,to lower the number of contractions (heartbeats) per minute of the heart and thereby,making sure that the flow and release of blood from the heart continues normally.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S also works on the human blood vessels and helps in bringing raised blood pressure levels to normal by preventing the narrowing of vessels so that blood may flow with ease through them and reach all the organs in the body.

A tablet per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be taken either with or without food.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken regularly,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.The patient ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure),therefore,physicians taper of the Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S’s dosage before completely stopping it.

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S might show mild side effects such as fatigue,dizziness and skin rash which resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers;nor is it safe for individuals under the age of 18 years.Dosage of Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is dependent upon each individual patient’s weight,the stage of their illness,the patient’s response to treatment and any medical conditions the patient may be suffering along with hypertension.While undergoing treatment with Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S,the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure,blood glucose levels,liver functions and potassium levels.Accordingly the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.

 

Indications

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Hypertension 
  • Reduce the risk of stroke 
  • Heart attack 
  • Kidney problems

How Does Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

This drug belongs to a group of drugs known as Beta Blockers.Epinephrine is a natural hormone found in the body that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the human body as well as triggering other sympathetic responses in the body.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by inhibiting epinephrine from performing its duties by blocking beta receptors and therefore preventing the narrowing of blood vessels and aiding the free and proper flow of blood to the organs and through the blood vessels.

How To Use Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to be taken 1-2 times daily;orally (by mouth) with food.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight,stage of illness,each patient’s response to Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.It is advised to ingest Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S before going to sleep at night as this medicine may cause dizziness in patients.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.It is normal to experience the changes of the drug on your body after a minimum of 2-4 weeks in cases of treatment for high blood pressure.For heart disease,the changes in the body and blood pressure brought about by Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may take weeks or maybe months to experience.During the course of the treatment,the doctor may alter the dosage (either increase or decrease) after a grace period of a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S at the proper time each day.If patient misses a dose of Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

One tablet is prescribed to be taken every day,in the beginning of the treatment.Dose of Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may be altered after a two week grace period depending upon the patient’s reaction to the drug.

Child Dosage

For patients under the age of 18 years,Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not considered safe and is therefore not prescribed.

Elderly Dosage

For patients aged 65 years and above,due to decreased kidney function,Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered (lower) dose of the Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers as it may cause bradycardia and/or hypoglycemia.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Severe bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Sick sinus syndrome (a group of disorders characterized by abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Uncontrolled heart failure
  • 2nd or 3rd degree AV (heart) block 
  • Severe asthma or COPD (obstructive lung disease)
  • History of bronchospasm (narrowing of airways)
  • Hepatic (liver) impairment

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Anesthesia administration 
  • History of bronchospasm
  • Asthma/COPD
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Diabetes (disorder characterized by high blood sugar) 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Pheochromocytoma 
  • Heart diseases
  • Kidney impairment
  • Myasthenia gravis 
  • Peripheral vascular diseases 
  • Liver impairment

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Other hypertensives 
  • Antidepressants
  • Nitrates 
  • NSAIDS 
  • Antiepileptics 
  • Anti-Parkinson drugs 
  • Baclofen 
  • Steroids 
  • Cough medicines 
  • Antidiabetics 
  • Antiallergic drugs 
  • Antihistamines 
  • Rifampicin 
  • Nitrates
  • Drugs for asthma and/or COPD

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Numbness/cold hands and feet
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea,constipation)
  • Fatigue

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Edema of hands,ankles and feet
  • Breathing difficulty 
  • Chest pain
  • Hypotension 
  • Weight gain

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue– Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days.
  • Headaches– In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Key Facts About Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from high blood pressure
  • Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended to pregnant and lactating women
  • Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may temporarily cause stomach problems,headaches and fatigue
  • Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is commonly prescribed to be taken once daily
  • Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended to be taken with alcohol.

FAQs

#1.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking,avoiding alcohol,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURE?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia,the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#4.HOW IS Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally once daily or as per doctor’s prescription.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#5.HOW DOES Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as beta blockers;which work on the heart muscles,to lower the number of contractions (heartbeats) per minute of the heart and thereby,making sure that the flow and release of blood from the heart continues normally.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S also works on the human blood vessels and helps in bringing raised blood pressure levels to normal by preventing the narrowing of vessels so that blood may flow with ease through them and reach all the organs in the body.

#6.CAN I TAKE Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S as treatment,then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

#7.HOW TO STORE Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#8.DOES Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.Patient’s blood sugar levels are also to be monitored regularly.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S at the proper time.If patient misses a dose of Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#12.IS Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#13.CAN Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S INTERFERE WITH FERTILITY?

There is not evidence to support the above statement.If a patient does become pregnant it is imperative that they inform their doctor immediately as Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can have fatal effects on the developing fetus.

#14.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache 
  • Stomach problems (diarrhea,vomiting,nausea)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Skin rash

#15.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#16.CAN Barilol 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.