Celiprolol

Description

Celiprolol is used to reduce high blood pressure and relieve chest pain caused due to reduced blood flow to the heart. Patients are advised to maintain a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine for the best possible effect.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Celiprolol

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth

Uses of Celiprolol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Angina Pectoris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe adverse effects. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to celiprolol or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Bronchial asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with bronchial asthma and bronchospasm or any other condition in which the airway is obstructed.

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Second or third-degree heart block

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a second or third-degree heart block due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Bradycardia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe bradycardia (slow heart rate) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe kidney impairment (CrCl <15 ml) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Circulatory disorders

This medicine is not recommended for patients who have severe blood circulation related diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Hypotension

This medicine may cause hypotension (low blood pressure), especially when used in combination with other high blood pressure medicines such as diuretics. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment.

Diabetes mellitus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for such patients. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Other medicines

Celiprolol may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Thyrotoxicosis

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having elevated thyroid hormone levels due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of thyroid function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Pheochromocytoma

This medicine should be administered with extreme caution in patients suffering from pheochromocytoma, a condition which results in an excess of a substance that controls heartbeat and blood pressure. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from peripheral vascular diseases since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Ischemic heart disease

This medicine should not be discontinued abruptly in patients suffering from ischemic heart disease since abrupt discontinuation may worsen the patient's condition. The dosage should be reduced gradually over a period of 1 to 2 weeks along with close monitoring of heart function before the discontinuation of therapy.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness, visual disturbances, drowsiness, etc. in some patients. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any such symptoms.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe adverse effects. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Hydrochlorothiazide

Insulin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines

Nifedipine

Chlorpromazine

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken on an empty stomach

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels and slowing the heart rate. This results in improved blood flow to the heart and decreases blood pressure.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Anti-hypertensive Agents, Beta Blockers

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 5 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.692.pdf

Celiprolol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 5 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB04846

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 5 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/c/celoltab.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 31 Mar 2019

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