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Met Xl 100mg Tablet
Met Xl 100mg Tablet

Met Xl 100mg Tablet

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Metoprolol(100.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Met Xl 100mg Tab is a selective beta-1 blocker, which affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). It is commonly available as succinate and tartrate derivatives depending on whether Met Xl 100mg Tab formulation is designed for immediate- or extended-release. It is also used to lower the risk of death or the need for hospitalization due to a heart failure.
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Uses of Met Xl 100mg Tab

  • Angina (chest pain).
  • hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • migraine.

Contraindications of Met Xl 100mg Tab

Severe liver disease Asthma

Side effects of Met Xl 100mg Tab

Neuropsychological disturbances, worsening of heart failure itself and excessive slowing of heart rate. Other Met Xl 100mg Tab side effects after high doses can include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, diarrhoea, sexual dysfunction, worsening of diabetes, stomach pain or constipation, headache and shortness of breath.
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Precautions and Warnings of Met Xl 100mg Tab


Can I take Met Xl 100mg Tab during pregnancy?
Avoid Met Xl 100mg Tab use during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Met Xl 100mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Avoid the use of Met Xl 100mg Tab while breastfeeding as it can be excreted into the mother’s milk.


Can I drive if I have consumed Met Xl 100mg Tab?
Avoid consumption of Met Xl 100mg Tab if you are going to drive or use any machine as consumption of this drug may cause dizziness and sleepiness.


Can I consume alcohol with Met Xl 100mg Tab?
You should not drink alcohol while consuming Met Xl 100mg Tab as it may increase sleepiness or induce a drop in blood pressure.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Avoiding the consumption of Met Xl 100mg Tab may lead to allergic reactions, diabetes, heart problems or muscle weakness, kidney or liver problems, asthma and chest pain (Prinzmetal’s angina).

Mode of Action of Met Xl 100mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Met Xl 100mg Tab blocks ?1 adrenergic receptors in the heart muscle cells. It works by blocking the action of some natural chemicals, such as epinephrine, thereby reducing the blood pressure and heart rate.
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Directions for Use of Met Xl 100mg Tab

  • It is advisable to take this medicine as per your physician's advice. Use plenty of water to rehydrate. Confirm its usage with your pharmacist and do not modify the dosage or discontinue it, even if you feel better. In case of any unusual observations, contact the physician immediately.
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Interactions of Met Xl 100mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Drugs used to treat fits (phenobarbital)
  • Drugs used to treat heart problems (amlodipine)
  • Painkillers such as Diclofenac
  • Antidepressants like fluoxetine
  • Antipsychotic medicines
  • Antiretrovirals like ritonavir
  • Antihistamines like Diphenhydramine
  • Drugs used for the treatment of malaria (hydroxychloroquine)
  • Antifungals

Interactions with food items

  • Apple,
  • grapefruit
  • orange juice

Other general Interactions

There is no relevant information for this product.

Storage and disposal of Met Xl 100mg Tab

Met Xl 100mg Tab should be stored at room temperature and keep away from sunlight and moisture. Keep away from children. Discard the expired product and do not use it beyond the expiry date.

Dosage of Met Xl 100mg Tab


  • Lethargy.
  • breathing disorders.
  • wheezing (whistle-like sound from the chest).
  • missing heartbeat.
  • 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.
  • Met Xl 100mg Tab overdose may lead to fatal consequences.

Missed a Dose

Complete the scheduled course as prescribed by the medical practitioner. If the prescribed dose is missed, take the drug as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed one. Avoid skipping or taking an extra dose of the medication.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop the drug on my own?

A: The beta-blocker should not be discontinued abruptly without consulting with the doctor.

Q: What special precautions should I take before taking this drug?

A: If you experience any symptoms of dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction or slowing of heart rate, adjust the dose after immediate consultation with your doctor.

Q: What should I tell my healthcare provider before I start taking Met Xl 100mg Tab?

A: Please provide a history of your medical conditions and about the medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins and herbal medicines that you are currently taking. Women should share information about their pregnancy status, use of oral birth control pills and other vital information (like a history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure).

Q: Can I give Met Xl 100mg Tab along with food or milk to my child?

A: It is advisable to contact the doctor before consuming Met Xl 100mg Tab with food or milk.

Q: Does consumption of Met Xl 100mg Tab lead to gain weight??

A: Yes, consumption of some beta blockers may lead to weight gain. This is one of the side effects of some beta blockers.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 08:52 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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