Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
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Betabest Xl 50mg Tab belongs to the class of beta blockers that are used in the management and control of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disorders. The generic name of the medicine is metoprolol.
Uses of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
The uses of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab are in the regulation and management of high blood pressure, angina (chest pain) and heart failure. This medicine is also used in the prevention of migraine, kidney disorders, heart attacks and stroke.
Contraindications of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
- Allergy to this medicine or any other beta blockers
- Low blood pressure, heart blockage, untreated heart failure and low pulse rate
- Asthma or COPD
- Severe liver disorders
Side effects of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
- Common side effects of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab are drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, shortness of breath, visual problems, ataxia, and sleeplessness
- Severe side effects of this medicine include worsening of heart failure, diabetes, excessive slowing of the heart rate and sexual dysfunction
Precautions and Warnings of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine should be avoided during pregnancy or while planning a pregnancy. The physician should be consulted for a safer alternative.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
As this medicine is known to pass via breastmilk and not considered completely safe to administer, the benefits and side effects should be discussed with the physician before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine is known to cause drowsiness and dizziness. It is recommended to only drive if you feel well.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol intake during the treatment with this medicine can lead to an increase in drowsiness and excessive drop in the blood pressure. Hence, alcohol intake should not be combined with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have allergic reactions to this medicine or other beta blockers, diabetes (this medicine may cause low blood sugar levels and also change in body’s response to low blood sugar), heart problems or suffer from muscle weakness, kidney or liver disorders, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart conduction disorder (AV block), a heart condition known as Prinzmetal’s angina.
Mode of Action of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab acts by lowering the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels, thereby relieving the extra strain on the heart (which was pumping excessively).
Directions for Use of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
The tablet should be swallowed (not crushed or broken) with water as a whole and taken exactly as prescribed by the healthcare practitioner.
Interactions of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
This medicine interacts with orange juice, grapefruit and apple. These fruits, their juices and extracts should be limited or completely avoided during the treatment with this medicine.
Other general Interactions
If you have allergic reactions to this medicine or other beta blockers, diabetes (this medicine may cause low blood sugar levels and also change in 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, you should avoid taking this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
This medicine needs to be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, sunlight and reach of children. Unused or unexpired medicines should be discarded via proper waste management techniques instructed by your pharmacist.
Dosage of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab
The overdose of Betabest Xl 50mg Tab can cause 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, pale colour, numbness or tingling of the mouth, etc. The patient should be immediately sent to the emergency department in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dose, it should be taken at the earliest whenever you realise it. The missed dose should be avoided if it is nearly the time for the impending dose. Extra or double doses for the compensation of the missed one should not be taken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the special precautions to be followed during treatment with the medicine?
A: In case you experience any symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc. after the administration of this medicine, you should immediately consult the physician. He/she will alter the dose accordingly.
Q: Can I stop treatment with this medicine on my own?
A: If the dosage of this medicine is stopped abruptly, it can result in irregular heartbeat, chest pain or heart attack. The dose should be altered or stopped with the proper consultation of a physician as he/she will reduce it gradually before stopping it.
Q: What are the things that need to be discussed with the doctor prior to treatment with the medicine?
A: The doctor should be informed about the ongoing prescription and non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal medicines; past or present diseases like liver-, kidney- or heart-related disorders, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders. Women should discuss the pregnancy status, the use of oral contraceptives, history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, etc. prior to the treatment with this medicine.
Q: While using the medicine, under which situations are dose adjustments required in the treatment?
A: This medicine can cause worsening of heart failure and excessive lowering of the heart rate. It can also lead to alteration in the body response to diabetes. If you suffer from any of these conditions, kindly apprise your doctor for dose adjustments.
Q: What are the precautions to be taken in case of patients with diabetes using the medicine?
A: The warning signs of low blood sugar, such as headache, sweating, hunger pangs, increased heart rate, etc., may be experienced during treatment with this medicine. It may reduce the blood sugar levels and affect the body's response to low levels of blood sugar.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC). Package leaflet: information for the user. Metoprolol tartrate 50 mg film-coated tablets. Metoprolol tartrate 100 mg film-coated tablets. Metoprolol tartrate.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Metoprolol.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:07 AM (IST)
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