Generic Medicine Info
May be taken with or without food.
AV block (2nd and 3rd degree), bradycardia, uncontrolled heart failure, hypotension, history of bronchospasm or bronchial asthma, sick sinus syndrome, cardiogenic shock, severe peripheral arterial circulatory disturbances, Prinzmetal's angina, metabolic acidosis and use of anaesth.
Special Precautions
Chronic obstructive lung disease, 1st degree AV block, untreated CHF, peripheral vascular disease (e.g. Raynaud's syndrome). May mask symptoms of hypoglycaemia and hyperthyroidism. Hepatic and renal impairment. Abrupt withdrawal of treatment is not advisable in patients w/ ischaemic heart disease. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.
Adverse Reactions
Hypotension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disorders (e.g. cold extremities, paraesthesia). Fatigue, dizziness, headache, mental depression, disturbances in libido and potency. Dry mouth, constipation, nausea, dyspnoea, bronchoconstriction, skin rash.
Drug Interactions
May enhance effects of insulin and oral antidiabetics. Concurrent use w/ cimetidine may increase plasma levels and prolong half-life. May enhance the vasoconstrictive effects of ergot alkaloids. Potentiation of hypotension, bradycardia and myocardial depression may occur w/ Ca channel blockers (e.g. diltiazem, verapamil). May have additive cardiodepressant effect w/ anaesth (e.g. halothane). Enhanced pressor response to sympathomimetic drugs (e.g. epinephrine, phenylephrine, isoprenaline, noradrenaline). Concomitant admin w/ quinidine, amiodarone, disopyramide may induce negative inotropic effect and increase atrial-conduction time. May enhance lidocaine effects. Additive effect w/ reserpine, guanethidine. May enhance depressant effect w/ digitalis glycosides. Reduced hypotensive effect w/ NSAIDs.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
C07AA02 - oxprenolol ; Belongs to the class of non-selective beta-blocking agents. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
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