General English name: penbutolol

Brand: Levatol

Application: High blood pressure


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Pharmaceutical forms of penbutolol

Tablets (20 mg)


Penbutolol Drug Information

Penbutolol is a group of drugs called beta-blockers that work on the heart and blood vessels. Penbutolol slows down heart activity by stopping the transmission of messages from certain nerves to the heart. It does this by blocking small areas (called beta-adrenergic receptors) where messages are received by your heart. As a result, your heart rate will be slower and less intense. Blood pressure in the blood vessels decreases, making it easier to pump blood around the body.


The correct amount and method of taking penbutolol


Contraindications Penbutolol

Pay attention to the expiration date of the penbutolol medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give penbutolol to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with penbutolol, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.


Penbutolol use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor.


The effect of penbutolol on driving

Penbutolol can make you feel dizzy and drowsy. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving.


Drug Interaction Penbutolol

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with penbutolol include: alpha blockers (eg prazosin), arbutamine, other beta-blockers (eg atenolol, nadolol, pindolol), clonidine, Epinephrine, phenolpam, fingolimod.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cold medicines, supplements and cough medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pain and fever relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen), as their ingredients may affect your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications. Such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants (such as karyoproteol, cyclobenzaprine), antidepressants or antitussives (such as codeine, hydrocodone).


Warning about taking penbutolol

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking penbutolol:


Side effects of penbutolol

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:


Side effects of penbutolol overdose (penbutolol poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as extreme tiredness and weakness, slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.


Storage conditions of penbutolol

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight