Albarel - a drug used to lower blood pressure.
Release form and composition
Albarel produced as white, round tablets engraved «I», containing 1 mg of rilmenidine, 10, 20 and 30 tablets in the package. Excipients: magnesium stearate, paraffin, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl starch, lactose, colloidal anhydrous silica, white beeswax and talc.
According to the instructions, Albarel used for hypertension in mild to moderate.
The active ingredient of the drug has a dose-dependent hypotensive action, acting on systolic and diastolic blood pressure when standing up and sitting. The action of the drug is maintained throughout the day, regardless of physical activity.
Application Albarel not addictive and does not cause sodium retention and does not affect the functioning of the heart. The drug does not cause orthostatic hypotension, has no effect on the kidneys and is effective in lowering blood pressure in diabetes.
The drug is contraindicated to apply at:
- Renal failure severe;
- Of depression;
- Hypersensitivity to the components included in the product.
There are no clinical data on the use Albarel during pregnancy and lactation, therefore prescribed the drug in these periods contraindicated. The drug is not recommended for use under the age of 18 years.
At the time of treatment should abandon the use of alcohol.
Dosage and Administration
According to the instructions, Albarel take 1 tablet 1 time a day, in the morning. If treatment for one month was not effective, the dose may be doubled by adding a second reception tablets in the evening.
In renal failure dose adjustment is required.
Typically, the drug is well tolerated, but in some cases may cause the following side effects:
- Asthenia, somnolence, insomnia, increased fatigue during exercise;
- Heart palpitations;
- Dry mouth, epigastric pain, diarrhea;
- Itching, skin rash.
In rare cases can cause depression Albarel, orthostatic hypotension, anxiety, hot flashes, cramps, cold extremities, constipation, peripheral edema, nausea and sexual dysfunction.
If necessary, treatment discontinuation is recommended to reduce the dose gradually Albarel.
With an overdose of the drug can cause severe arterial hypotension, and mental disorders.
Use caution while taking the drug with tricyclic antidepressants, since it reduces the antihypertensive effect. Do not take Albarel concurrently with MAO inhibitors.
The therapeutic effect of the drug increase diuretics, vasodilators, and antihistamines. Joint reception with drugs depressing the central nervous system may increase drowsiness.
Albarel is a structural analogue of the antihypertensive drug Tenaksum.
Conditions and terms
The recommended shelf life - 2 years at a temperature no higher than 30 ° C.