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Solopose-Beta 0.5 Tablet

Manufactured byMANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsEtizolam (0.5 mg) + Propranolol (20 mg)
Description

Solopose-Beta 0.5 Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of anxiety and prevention of migraine. It is also used for treating high blood pressure in patients who are suffering from anxiety.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Solopose-Beta 0.5 Tablet

  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of balance control
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Increase/decrease in libido (Increased or decreased sexual drive)
  • Uncontrolled shaking of arms or legs
  • Visual disturbances
  • Urinary retention/incontinence
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
  • Excessive salivation
  • Memory problems
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin blistering
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Weight gain
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Chest pain and discomfort

Uses of Solopose-Beta 0.5 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Migraine prevention
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30-60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6-12 hours which can extend further in case of a long and uninterrupted sleep after consumption.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, etc. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Use of this medicine may cause habit-forming tendencies which were reported in some cases especially if the usage is for an extended period of time. A gradual withdrawal of the drug i.e. decrease in dosing over a period of time is suggested in such cases.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a neuromuscular condition where the muscles tire rapidly, causing severe weakness and other complications due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Narrow angle glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Narrow-Angle Glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have this rare disease of the blood due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to etizolam, propranolol, or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation

Heart rhythm disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a significant decrease in heart rate due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have asthma or other obstructive diseases of the lung due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Heart Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who have severe heart failure and are getting emergency attention 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. All 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. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Heart failure

Use of this medicine should be done with caution due to the increased risk of heart failure, especially in people having a heart disease. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring might be required based on the severity of the disease.

Allergy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seasonal allergies or allergies to specific food substances since it may increase the severity and frequency of the allergies. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Sports

Athletes are advised to not indulge in certain sports while using this medicine. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which are not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.

Suicidal tendencies

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Withdrawal symptoms

Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Use in the elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly and bedridden patients as the risk of adverse effects are higher than normal patients.

Personality disorder

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having personality disorders or Organic brain syndrome due to the increased risk of adverse effects. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Drug Abuse

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of drug abuse. Chances of dependency are very high, especially if the intended use is for a long duration of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in mood and behavior and any drug-seeking behavior; any such changes should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

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. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

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 is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. These side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, etc. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.
Interaction with Medicine

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Disease interactions

Pulmonary insufficiency

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a condition where a sufficient amount of blood is not reaching the lungs from the heart. The risk of severe to fatal breathing complications is high if this medicine is used in such patients. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to an increase in the risk of serious adverse effects including coma. Close monitoring of liver function is advised while taking this medicine. Report any symptoms of confusion or jaundice to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Heart Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with heart disorders due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
This medicine should be used with caution if you are taking vitamin and mineral supplement. Report the use of supplements to the doctor so that dose adjustments and safety monitoring can be done. There should be a gap of at least 2 hours between the consumption of these two medicines.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Etizolam works by binding to certain specific receptors in the brain causing relaxation and sleepiness. Propranolol works by relaxing the blood vessels and slowing the heartbeat. It also helps in relieving anxiety and tension.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Non-cardioselective beta blockers, Benzodiazepine derivatives

Schedule

Schedule H

Etizolam - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 13 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09166

Etizolam | C17H15ClN4S - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 13 June 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/3307

DailyMed - PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE- propranolol hydrochloride capsule, extended release [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 15 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a4edba76-29b8-41fb-bf0b-d4633abba003

propranolol | C16H21NO2 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 15 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/4946#section=Top
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