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Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tablet

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Metoprolol(12.5 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain. It is a medicine that belongs to the classification of medicine called beta blockers. The generic name of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab is metoprolol.
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Uses of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab is used for the management and treatment of heart failure/attack, angina (chest pain) high blood pressure and kidney problems accompanied by the prevention of stroke and migraine.
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Contraindications of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

  • Low blood pressure
  • Allergic to this medicine and similar beta blockers
  • Heart blocks
  • Untreated heart failure
  • Asthma or other respiratory disorders
  • Liver disorders

Side effects of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

  • The prevalent side effects of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab are drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, sleeplessness, headache, shortness of breath, visual problems, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, and ataxia
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  • The serious side effects of this medicine can lead to diabetes, excessive slowing of the heart rate, sexual dysfunction and worsening of heart failure

Precautions and Warnings of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It is unsafe to use this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy as it is known to harm the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be administered during breastfeeding because it passes through the breastmilk to the infant and is not safe for him/her.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness; hence, it is advisable to not drive if experience these symptoms after its administration.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
The consumption of alcohol must be avoided during the prescribed period of this medicine as it is unsafe and may lead to severe side effects such as low blood pressure.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have allergic reactions to this medicine or other beta blockers, diabetes, heart-, liver or kidney-related problems or muscle weakness, asthma or other respiratory disorders and Prinzmetal’s angina.
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Mode of Action of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab slows down the heart rate and relaxes the blood vessels, thereby resulting in the easy pumping of the blood by the heart.

Directions for Use of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

This medicine needs to be consumed orally in exact dosage prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) whole with water.

Interactions of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Fluoxetine
  • Ritonavir
  • Phenobarbital
  • Amlodipine
  • Diclofenac
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Antipsychotic medicines

Interactions with food items

This medicine interacts with grapefruit and orange, its juices and extracts; hence, kindly avoid the usage of such food products while being on the prescription of this medicine.

Other general Interactions

This medicine is known to interact with medical conditions such as heart blocks, low blood pressure, asthma and liver disorders.

Storage and disposal of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab

This medicine needs to be stored in a closed container at ambient room temperature less than 24°C without the presence of heat, moisture and light. Medical waste management instructions provided by a pharmacist need to followed when you are disposing this medicine.
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Dosage of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab


The overdose of Cardibeta Xr 12.5mg Tab can lead to loss of sensation in the mouth, difficulty in breathing, changes in vision, swelling in the lower legs along with alterations in heart rhythms. An overdose needs to be swiftly reported to a medical professional.
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Missed a Dose

The usage of this medicine is continuous and at regular intervals; hence, do not miss a dose. If in case of a missed dose, it is advisable to administer this medicine at the earliest. If it is time for the following scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular dosage schedule.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider before using this medicine?

A: It is vital to provide your complete medical/surgical history, history of heart disorders and the intake of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications along with oral contraceptive pills to the doctor for the correct regulation of the dose.

Q: How long should I use this medicine?

A: The duration of the course of this medicine will determined by your doctor as per your test results and condition. Hence, you should take the medicine for the prescribed time.

Q: Is this medicine suitable for children?

A: The usage of this medicine is restricted to adults only, kindly consult your doctor for any child-specific dosage of this medicine or alternative medicine.

Q: Can I buy this medicine on online platforms?

A: Yes, this medicine is available for purchase on online platforms (authenticated or approved by FDA or recognised medical association); however, it is advisable to purchase this medicine at your nearest pharmacy by producing your valid doctor's prescription.

Q: How many times a day should I take this medicine?

A: Your doctor will determine the frequency of the intake of this medicine. Follow the prescribed schedule for effective results.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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