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METOLAR XR 25mg Capsule

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METOLAR XR 25mg Capsule 15’s

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Metolar

ABOUT THE DRUG:

Metoprolol succinate is the drug that is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. There are numerous anti-hypertensive drugs that are available in the market for the control of cardiovascular problems. Some people may require more than one drug to control the elevated systolic or diastolic pressure. The drug metoprolol succinate is also prescribed for angina pectoris or angina attack and heart failure too.

USES OF THE DRUG:

Metoprolol succinate is prescribed for:

Angina pectoris or chest pain
Hypertension
Heart failure

WORKING OF THE DRUG:

Metoprolol succinate is a beta blocker drug that works by lowering the high blood pressure. This drug blocks the working of certain chemicals in the body, such as epinephrine that hampers the working of the heart and blood vessels.
In this way this drug lowers the heart rate and reduces the pressure on the heart.

DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:

Have an allergy to Metoprolol Succinate or any other ingredient of the drug
Are lactating mother
Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:

Have kidney disease
Have severe Bradycardia
Have had a cardiogenic shock
Have diabetes
Have liver problems, etc.

HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?

Always take the drug as prescribed by the doctor. The dose, strength depends upon the condition for which the drug is being administered.

FOR HYPERTENSION:

Adults: 25-100 mg dose once in a day.
Patient ? 6 years: dose should not increase 50 mg a day.
Pediatric patient < 6 years: Not recommended.

FOR ANGINA PECTORIS:

100 mg once in a day is generally recommended.

FOR HEART FAILURE:

General recommendation is 25 mg once daily for two weeks.
It is very important to consume medicine at the right time. The dose given to the patient must never exceed 400 mg. Doctor will prescribe the best suitable dose for you.

HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?

Swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew the tablets. This medicine can be taken once in a day. It can be taken with or without food. It is best to take it at the same time each day because it shows best results and will help you remember the time to take the drug. Always take the medicine as instructed by your doctor.

FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?

It is important to take the drug as directed by the doctor. Before stopping the drug intake, always consult a physician first because the sudden discontinuation of the drug may result in severe adverse reactions.

OVERDOSE:

In case of accidental over-dosage it is very necessary to contact the doctor immediately or rush to the nearest health care center.

MISS DOSE:

Take the dose as soon as you remember. But if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the dose and take your next dose at the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.

SIDE EFFECTS OF METOLAR XR 25MG:

COMMON

• Nausea
• Tiredness
• Headache
• Slow heart beat
• Diarrhea
• Dizziness and lightheadedness
• Fainting
• Blurred vision
• Dry cough
• Depression
• Confusion
• Impotency
• Pancreatitis
• Tachycardia
• Changes in taste receptors

COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:

Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. You may have to stop taking one of the medicines if you are on a dose of Metoprolol Succinate:

Itraconazole
Enalapril
Prazosin
Benzodiazepines
Dopamine
Propranolol
Levodopa
Phenelzine
Methyldopa
Hydralazine
Minoxidil
Nicorandil
Baclofen

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children
Don?t use the expired drugs
Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
If you experience any allergic reaction after taking this drug then immediately consult with your doctor
This medicine can pass into breast milk and may cause harm to the fetal damage

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Metolar XR 25 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 25 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.

The main side effects of Metolar XR 25 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 25 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called long-acting beta-blocker. Metolar XR 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metolar XR 25 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 25 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 25 Capsule.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metolar XR 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metolar XR 25 Capsule is recommended.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Metolar XR 25 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metolar XR 25 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 25 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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