What is Slozem used for?
Slozem is used for lowering high blood pressure (hypertension) and preventing angina attacks.
How does Slozem work?
Slozem works by slowing down the heartbeat and allowing the blood vessels in the body to relax and widen. Both these actions lower blood pressure. It also reduces the energy used by the heart to pump blood around the body, thereby reducing the heart's need for oxygen.
What are things to know before taking Slozem?
Slozem has to be taken regularly every day on a long-term basis to help prevent angina attacks and keep the blood pressure under control. If stopped taking it the blood pressure is likely to increase and angina attacks may happen more often or get worse, so don't stop taking it unless the doctor advised it to stop.
Can alcohol be safe while taking Slozem?
Although alcohol doesn't directly affect Slozem itself, with some brands it's recommended that an alcoholic drink while taking Slozem is not safe, because this can can make the Slozem be released more quickly from the tablet or capsule.
How to store Slozem?
Store Slozem at controlled room temperature. Do not expose it to the direct sunlight, it may destroy it before expiry date.