InnoPran XL is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. By lowering blood pressure, Innopran XL helps to reduce the work load on the heart and blood vessels thereby helping to prevent strokes and heart attacks.
How to use InnoPran XL
The ideal way to use InnoPran XL is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
InnoPran XL may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
InnoPran XL should be swallowed whole taking care that you do not crush or chew it before swallowing it.
Preferably, InnoPran XL should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain a regular routine for taking it.
It may be weeks before you start noticing the effect of the drug. It is not effective when taken only during a headache or a chest pain attack.
You must not stop taking InnoPran XL without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
Drug Class and Mechanism
InnoPran XL is a beta blocker that helps in reducing the workload on the blood vessels, the heart and prevents rennin release by the kidney. It is used to control hypertension in patients.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking InnoPran XL to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store InnoPran XL between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing InnoPran XL in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using InnoPran XL if you have conditions like certain types of irregular heartbeats (e.g., sinus bradycardia, second or third degree atrioventricular block), cardiogenic shock, severe heart failure (overt or decompensated type), asthma, a certain type of tumor (untreated pheochromocytoma), if you have a history of heart failure (treated, compensated type), other breathing problems (e.g., chronic obstructive lung disease), diabetes, overactive thyroid disease (hyperthyroidism), kidney disease, liver disease, blood circulation problems (e.g., Raynaud's disease), skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis), mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression), certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use InnoPran XL if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
Usage of this drug must be stopped only after consulting a doctor. If the usage is stopped suddenly then it may lead to symptoms like worsening chest pain, tightness or pressure in the chest, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, sweating, trouble breathing or fast/irregular heartbeat. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms like this.
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using InnoPran XL as it can increase the chances of becoming drowsy, faint or dizzy. Potentially hazardous tasks like driving, handling heavy machinery should also be avoided.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using InnoPran XL as InnoPran XL may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether InnoPran XL is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
InnoPran XL may affect your blood sugar level so please monitor your blood sugar under the supervision of your doctor.
You must inform your doctor or your dentist about InnoPran XL before you undergo treatment or any emergency surgery.
You may be required to undergo certain lab tests including while taking InnoPran XL. These tests are prescribed to monitor the progress as well as the severity of side effects. Please do not miss any lab appointments.