Barbloc is used to:
* lower high blood pressure, also called hypertension
* prevent angina
* treat irregular heart beat (arrhythmia).
Everyone has blood pressure. This pressure helps get your blood all around your body. Your blood pressure may be different at different times of the day, depending on how busy or worried you are. You have hypertension (high blood pressure) when your blood pressure stays higher than is needed, even when you are calm and relaxed.
There are usually no symptoms of hypertension. The only way of knowing that you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. You may feel fine and have no symptoms, but eventually hypertension can cause stroke, heart disease and kidney failure.
Angina is a pain or uncomfortable feeling in the chest, often spreading to the arms or neck and sometimes to the shoulders and back. This may be caused by too little blood and oxygen getting to the heart. The pain of angina is usually brought on by exercise or stress but it can also happen while you are resting. Barbloc helps to prevent angina from happening. It is not used to treat an attack of angina once it starts.
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia, means that there is a disturbance of the normal rhythm or beat of the heart. Arrhythmias may be caused by a number of factors, including some heart diseases, an overactive thyroid gland, or chemical imbalances. Barbloc helps to restore the normal rhythm of the heart.
Barbloc belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It works by affecting the body's response to certain nerve impulses, especially in the heart. As a result, it decreases the heart's need for blood and oxygen and reduces the amount of work that the heart has to do. It also widens the blood vessels in the rest of the body, causing blood pressure to fall Barbloc also helps the heart to beat more regularly.
Barbloc can be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat your condition.
Your doctor may have prescribed Barbloc for another reason. Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Barbloc has been prescribed for you.
Barbloc is not recommended for use in children, as there is not enough information on its effects in children.
Barbloc is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that Barbloc is addictive.