Best Beta 50mg Tab
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Best Beta 50mg Tab contains metoprolol, a salt that belongs to the class of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disorders.
Uses of Best Beta 50mg Tab
- High blood pressure
- Angina pectoris
- Heart failure
- Prevention of stroke, heart attack, kidney disorders and migraine
Contraindications of Best Beta 50mg Tab
- Severe liver disorders
- Allergic reaction to the medicine or any other beta-blocker
- Heart block
- Untreated heart failure
- Low blood pressure
- Low pulse rate
Side effects of Best Beta 50mg Tab
- Common side effects of Best Beta 50mg Tab include fatigue, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, shortness of breath, drowsiness, dizziness, vision problems, ataxia and sleeplessness
- Severe side effects include worsening of heart failure, diabetes, excessive slowing of the heart rate and sexual dysfunction
Precautions and Warnings of Best Beta 50mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine should be avoided during pregnancy or while planning a pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about finding a safer alternative.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine may be unsafe to take while breastfeeding. The risks and benefits of taking the medicine while breastfeeding should be discussed with your doctor before consumption.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Only drive if you feel well.
Can I consume alcohol with Best Beta 50mg Tab?
Alcohol can lead to an increase in drowsiness and an excessive drop in one's blood pressure. It should be avoided during treatment.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have allergic reactions to the medicine, diabetes (the medicine may cause low blood sugar levels and also change body's response to low blood sugar), heart problems or suffer from muscle weakness, kidney or liver disorders, asthma or COPD, heart conduction disorder (AV block) and Prinzmetal's angina.
Mode of Action of Best Beta 50mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The beta-blocker composition of Best Beta 50mg Tab lowers the heart rate and relaxes the blood vessels.
Directions for Use of Best Beta 50mg Tab
Best Beta 50mg Tab dosage should be followed as prescribed. Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Interactions of Best Beta 50mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
Orange juice, grapefruit and apple are known to interact with this medicine. These fruits and juices should be avoided during treatment.
Storage and disposal of Best Beta 50mg Tab
The tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from heat and moisture. Follow the instructions on the label.
Dosage of Best Beta 50mg Tab
The symptoms of an overdose of this medicine are lethargy, breathing disorders, wheezing, missing or excessive slowing of heartbeats, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, shakiness, dizziness, sweating or confusion, blurred vision, headache, paleness, numbness or tingling of the mouth, etc. An overdose can be fatal and should be avoided. Contact emergency medical services immediately in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you remember. Avoid taking the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Avoid taking extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the precautions to be taken by diabetic patients with diabetes using Best Beta 50mg Tab?
A: This medicine can worsen one's diabetes. It can reduce blood sugar levels and affect the body's response to low levels of blood sugar. The warning signs of low blood sugar such as headache, sweating, hunger pangs, increased heart rate may not be experienced.
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine on my own?
A: This medicine can cause an irregular heartbeat, chest pain or heart attack if stopped abruptly. Hence, its dose should be reduced gradually before stopping it. Do not stop on your own. Consult your doctor prior to any dose-adjustments.
Q: What are the things to be discussed with my doctor prior to treatment with the medicine?
A: Women should share information about their pregnancy status, use of oral contraceptives, history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, etc. Your doctor should be informed about past or present diseases like liver, kidney or heart-related disorders, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders. They should also be informed about the ongoing prescription and non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal medicines, etc.
Q: Under what conditions are dose adjustments needed while using this medicine?
A: This medicine can cause the worsening of heart conditions and excessive lowering of the heart rate. It can also lead to altered body response in diabetics. In such cases, your doctor should be consulted, and your dose will need to be adjusted.
Q: What are the special precautions to be followed during treatment with this medicine?
A: In case of symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc., your doctor should be consulted, and the dose of the medicine needs to be adjusted as per the patient's blood pressure, heart rate, level of the medicine in the blood and other such important factors.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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