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METOLAR XR 100mg Capsule

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METOLAR XR 100mg Capsule 10’s

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Metolar XR 100

ABOUT THE DRUG:

The active ingredient of the drug is Metoprolol Succinate, which is a beta blocker. It is mainly used to treat hypertention.

USES OF THE DRUG:

The drug is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina and also used to treat and prevent heart attack.

WORKING OF THE DRUG:

The medicine works by affecting the heart and circulation of blood flow through arteries and veins and thereby reducing high blood pressure.

MANUFACTURER:

The manufacturer of Metolar XR – 100mg is Pharmacia, UK. You can purchase Metolar XR – 100mg online.

DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:

This drug is available in the tablet form in the following strength

Metolar XR – 100mg
Metolar XR – 25mg
Metolar XR – 50mg

DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:

Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any other ingredients of the drug.

TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:

Have kidney or liver disease
Have low blood pressure
Have diabetes, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, a thyroid disorder, pheochromocytoma , myasthenia gravis or any other disease
Are allergic to any medicine
Are taking any other medicine
Are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.

HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?

The recommended dose will be prescribed to you after examining you thoroughly. The recommended dose will depend on age, weight, severity of condition, response to treatment, drug interaction and so on.

HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?

The medicine is to be taken each day as prescribed by your doctor. The drug is to be taken by mouth with the help of glass of water. It should not be chewed or crushed but taken as a whole.

FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?

The medicine is to be taken for the prescribed period of time and should not be stopped in between as it may lead to adverse effect in the body.

OVERDOSE:

Overdose of the medicine can lead to some series side effects. Some of the side effects of overdose of medicine include breathlessness, uneven heartbeat, dizziness, bluish colour fingernails, seizure, weakness or fainting. In case of overdose of the medicine you must get in touch with your doctor immediately.

MISS DOSE:

If you happen to miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember provided it is not close to the next dose. In case the next dose is close then you must skip the missed dose and follow the original schedule. Do not double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

SIDE EFFECTS OF METOLAR XR 100MG:

COMMON

• Dizziness
• Light headedness
• Tiredness
• Diarrhoea
• Drowsiness

SERIOUS

• Severe dizziness,
• Very slow heartbeat
• Fainting
• Breathing trouble
• Blue finger or toes
• New or worsening symptoms of heart failure
• Mental or mood changes
• Depression

COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:

There are few drugs which may interact with Metoprolol Succinate and affects its working. Some of such medicines are:

Cimetidine
Digitalis
Clonidine
Haloperidol
Dobutamine
Terbinafine
Isoproterenol
Warfarin
Prazosin
Doxazosin
Terazosin
Propafenone
Amiadarone
Fluconazole
Quinidine
Insulin or oral diabetes medicines
Other heart or blood pressure medicine
Antidepressants
This is not a complete list of medicines that may interact. There are other medicines as well. It is also wise to tell your doctor about the medicines that you are taking currently and the medicines that you are allergic to so as to avoid any drug interaction.

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

If you have to undergo any surgery you must tell your doctor that you are taking Metoprolol Succinate as the medicine needs to be stopped in such case for some time.
Do not share your medicine with any one even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
Use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose. Store the medicine in a cool and dark place away from heat, light and moisture and also away from the reach of children.
The medicine may affect your reflexes and thinking capacity. Hence you must not indulge in activity that requires lot of alertness such as operating machinery, driving and the likes.
It is best not to consume alcohol when you are taking the medicine as it may lead to several side effects.

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Metolar XR 100 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain), and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). It also helps to prevent migraines, future heart attacks, and stroke.

Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency will depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not have symptoms if you stop taking it your condition may worsen.

Main side effects

The main side effects of Metolar XR 100 Capsule are fatigue, headache, slow heart rate, feeling dizzy, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.

USES OF METOLAR CAPSULE ER

  • Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
  • Treatment of Arrhythmia
  • Prevention of Heart attack
  • Prevention of Migraine

BENEFITS OF METOLAR CAPSULE ER

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Metolar XR 100 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called long-acting beta-blocker. Metolar XR 100 Capsule works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps it to beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Metolar XR 100 Capsule relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take it regularly and as long as it is prescribed for it to work effectively.

In Treatment of Arrhythmia

Metolar XR 100 Capsule is used to stabilize heart rhythms (particularly atrial fibrillation). It helps in normalizing an abnormal heart rhythm, preventing it from occurring in the first place or slowing down the heart rate during an episode.

In Prevention of Heart attack

Metolar XR 100 Capsule helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Prevention of Migraine

Metolar XR 100 Capsule helps change electrical activity in the brain, reduce the flow of blood in your brain or increase activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

SIDE EFFECTS OF METOLAR CAPSULE ER

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Metolar

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness

HOW TO USE METOLAR CAPSULE ER

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metolar XR 100 Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

HOW METOLAR CAPSULE ER WORKS

Metolar XR 100 Capsule is a long-acting beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metolar XR 100 Capsule.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metolar XR 100 Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Metolar XR 100 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metolar XR 100 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metolar XR 100 Capsule is recommended.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Metolar XR 100 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE METOLAR CAPSULE ER?

If you miss a dose of Metolar XR 100 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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