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Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

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Metoprolol(25.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Betabest Xl 25mg Tab is a medication that belongs to the class of beta blockers. It is used in the treatment and management of blood pressure and working of the heart. The generic name of the medicine is metoprolol.
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Uses of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

The uses of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab are in the control and management of high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) and heart failure along with the prevention of migraine, heart attacks, kidney disorders and stroke.
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Contraindications of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

  • Allergy to this medicine or other beta blockers
  • Serious liver damage
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart blocks

Side effects of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

  • The common side effects of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab include diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, shortness of breath, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, sleeplessness visual problems and ataxia
  • The critical side effects of this medicine include diabetes, excessive slowing of the heart rate, sexual dysfunction and worsening of heart failure

Precautions and Warnings of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The administration of this tablet is not advised during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not safe to be taken during breastfeeding as it enters into the baby through breastmilk.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
You may experience spinning sensations or imbalance after the administration of this medicine. Hence, it is better to avoid driving after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol intake is not advisable during the treatment with this medicine since it can severely increase the blood pressure.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have allergic reactions to this medicine or other beta blockers; diabetes; heart rhythm problems or suffer from muscle weakness; kidney or liver disorders; asthma or other respiratory disorders; a condition called Prinzmetal’s angina.
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Mode of Action of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab slows down the working of the heart and minimizes the blood pressure (which is increased), thus helping in the smooth functioning of the heart.

Directions for Use of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

This tablet has to be swallowed with a full glass of water. It is preferably taken with meals.

Interactions of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antifungals (for fungal infections)
  • Antipsychotics
  • Amlodipine (treatment of heart disorders)
  • Phenobarbital (treatment of fits)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (anti-malarial)
  • Diclofenac (pain relievers)
  • Fluoxetine
  • Ritonavir (anti-retroviral)
  • Diphenhydramine (anti-histamines)

Interactions with food items

This medicine interacts with fruits like apples and oranges along with their extracts and derivatives. So, it is best to avoid them during the treatment with this medicine.

Other general Interactions

Individuals with diabetes, heart problems or muscle weakness, kidney or liver disorders, asthma or COPD, heart conduction disorders (AV block) and Prinzmetal’s angina should avoid taking this medicine and opt for alternative medication.
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Storage and disposal of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

This tablet should be kept in a place away from moisture, heat and reach of children. Kindly ensure that the storage place is free of temperature variations. The tablets which are unused or expired should be disposed through proper channels suggested by the pharmacist.
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Dosage of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab


Taking more tablets than prescribed can lead to an overdose, which should be immediately reported. The overdose of Betabest Xl 25mg Tab causes difficulty in breathing, loss of sensation in the mouth, changes in vision, swelling in the lower legs along with changes in heart rhythms.
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose shortly as you recollect its time of administration. Do not double the tablet doses if you miss it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does this tablet affect sex drive?

A: Some patients have reported that they experienced a low sex drive and found it difficult to get an erection after the administration of this medicine. Sexual dysfunction is one of the major side effects of this medicine. Kindly report your doctor in case you experience it.

Q: How long it takes to show positive results?

A: This medication is taken for a longer duration and will slowly show its effects. You can monitor your blood pressure to check the efficacy of this medicine from time to time.

Q: Does this tablet cause fertility issues in both sexes?

A: There is no proven evidence that state that this tablet causes fertility problems in both males and females. If you are advised to take this tablet, inform your doctor about your pregnancy status or plans to become pregnant.

Q: Is this tablet useful in high thyroid levels?

A: This tablet can reduce the symptoms seen in a hyperthyroid state.

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Betabest Xl 25mg Tab

Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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