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   Penbutolol

Penbutolol
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This medication is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This drug belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals such as adrenaline (epinephrine) on the heart and blood vessels. This results in a lowering of the number of heartbeats, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.This medication may also be used to treat chest pain (chronic stable angina).

 
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Penbutolol

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This medication is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This drug belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals such as adrenaline (epinephrine) on the heart and blood vessels. This results in a lowering of the number of heartbeats, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.This medication may also be used to treat chest pain (chronic stable angina).
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.Lifestyle changes such as stress reduction programs, exercise, stopping smoking, and dietary changes may increase the effectiveness of this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.Have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking this medication.
  • Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure, and share the readings with your doctor.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (between 20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: very slow heartbeat, severe dizziness/fainting, slow/shallow breathing, shortness of breath, swelling of the ankles/feet.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor.
  • The dosage is based on your age, medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
  • It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
  • Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
  • It may take up to several weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor.
  • Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens (e.g., your routine blood pressure readings increase or your chest pain increases).

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, weakness, tiredness, nausea, stomach upset, cough, sweating, and trouble sleeping may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.This drug may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold.
  • Smoking may worsen this effect.
  • Dress warmly and avoid tobacco use.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Medications of this type may cause or worsen heart failure.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects: swelling of the ankles/feet, shortness of breath, severe tiredness, unexplained/sudden weight gain.If you have asthma, penbutolol can also worsen your symptoms (e.g., feeling of tightness in the chest, trouble breathing, wheezing, cough).
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: symptoms of a very slow heartbeat (e.g., persistent dizziness, fainting), mental/mood changes (e.g., depression), memory loss, confusion, blue fingers/toes, numbness/tingling, hair loss, decreased sexual ability, nervousness, shakiness, unexplained sweating, unusual hunger.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, black stools, persistent rectal bleeding, painful erections (Peyronie's disease).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking penbutolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other beta blockers (e.g., metoprolol, propranolol); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain types of heart rhythm problems (e.g., sinus bradycardia, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), certain serious heart conditions (cardiogenic shock, severe heart failure), severe breathing problems (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart failure (treated, compensated type), breathing problems (e.g., wheezing or cough with exercise), diabetes, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), kidney disease, liver disease, blood circulation problems (e.g., Raynaud's disease), certain skin conditions (e.g., atopy, psoriasis), mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression), history of severe allergic reactions (e.g., anaphylaxis), certain muscle problems (myasthenia), low blood flow to the brain (cerebral insufficiency).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.If you have diabetes, this medication may mask the fast/pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar falls too low (hypoglycemia).
  • Other symptoms of low blood sugar such as dizziness or sweating are unaffected by this drug.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution while engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dizziness and lightheadedness.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: arbutamine.If you are currently using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this drug.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: alpha blockers (e.g., prazosin), beta blockers for the eye (e.g., carteolol, betaxolol), calcium channel blockers (e.g., diltiazem, verapamil), anesthesia drugs (e.g., cycloprane, trichloroethylene), clonidine, drugs for diabetes (e.g., glipizide, glyburide, insulin), bronchodilators (e.g., albuterol), epinephrine, fenoldopam, lidocaine, methyldopa, theophylline, guanethidine, reserpine, St John's wort.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs for pain/fever reduction) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or cause a fast heartbeat (e.g., pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine, clemastine, ibuprofen, naproxen).
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.

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