Egilok - a means to
treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Egilok of instruction refers to the beta1-adrenoceptor blocking drugs. The main active ingredient - metoprolol. He has antianginal, antiarrhythmic, downward pressure effect. Blocking beta1-adrenergic receptors, stimulating effect Egilok reduces sympathetic nervous system on the heart muscle, fast heart rate and lowers blood pressure. The hypotensive effect of the drug long as peripheral vascular resistance is reduced gradually.
Against the backdrop of a long application egilok high blood pressure significantly decreased left ventricular mass, it is better to relax in the diastolic phase. In the opinion of Egilok able to reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease in males with moderate pressure increase.
As analogs Egilok reduces the heart's need for oxygen because of lower pressure and heart rate. Due to this lengthened diastole - the time during which the heart is resting, which improves blood circulation and oxygen uptake from the blood. This action reduces the frequency of angina attacks, and against the backdrop of silent ischemic episodes physical condition and quality of life improved significantly.
Application egilok reduces ventricular heart rate in atrial fibrillation, ventricular arrhythmia, and supraventricular tachycardia.
Compared with non-selective beta-blocker analogues egilok had less severe narrowing the vessels and bronchi properties, as it is less impact on carbohydrate metabolism.
In patients receiving the drug for several years it has significantly reduced blood cholesterol.
Form release egilok
Egilok release tablets of 25, 50 and 100 mg.
The drug is used to treat angina, myocardial infarction, hypertension, including elderly patients, arrhythmias, in treatment of migraine.
According to the instructions Egilok can not be used in case of atrioventricular block 2 and 3 degrees, sinus, lower blood pressure below 90-100 mmHg. Art., with sinus bradycardia with a heart rate below 50-60 beats per minute.
Hypersensitivity to the components of the drug is also contraindicated.
Instructions for use egilok
The drug in tablets taken without regard to meals, dose selection is strictly individual and must be carried out gradually. More than 200 mg / day Egilok can not accept. To achieve the effect of regular intake of the drug is important.
To begin lowering blood pressure with a dose of 25-50 mg two times a day (morning, evening), if necessary, increasing the dose.
For the treatment of angina pectoris
take 25-50 mg 2-3 times a day, if the action is not sufficient, the dose was increased to 200 mg / day, or added to the treatment regimen another drug. It is advisable to keep the intake of drugs in heart rate of 55-60 beats / min at rest and no more than 110 beats / min under load.
As maintenance therapy after myocardial infarction appoint 100-200 mg / day in 2 divided doses.
When cardiac arrhythmias initial dose 25-50 mg 2-3 times a day, in case of insufficient increase its efficiency to 200 mg / day, or added to the treatment regimen another antiarrhythmic agent.
If there are indications for egilok the treatment of migraine attacks, the dose in this case is equal to 100 mg / day in 2 divided doses.
When comorbidity kidney and liver, as well as in elderly patients, dose modification is not required egilok.
If you use contact lenses patient the patient must be aware of the possible occurrence of discomfort due to lower production of tear fluid in the treatment of this tool.
If you plan to surgery in patients receiving egilok, it is necessary to notify the anesthesiologist so he could choose adequate means of anesthesia with minimal inotropic effect. Cancelling preparation is not required.
Completing the drug treatment is necessary gradually, once every 2 weeks reducing the dose. Abrupt withdrawal of the drug may worsen the patient's condition.
In the opinion of Egilok sometimes can cause headache, fatigue, depression, insomnia, dizziness, decreased concentration, decreased heart rate, shortness of breath, bronchospasm, rhinitis, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, increased sweating, allergic reactions.