Metoprolol is an active ingredient in Met XL 12.5 tablet, an anti-hypertensive medicine, used to lower the raised blood pressure. It is used to treat high blood pressure and other heart-related conditions like angina (chest pain), heart failure and helps prevent complications. Metoprolol relaxes the blood vessels by reducing the load on the heart and decreased blood pressure. You must not abruptly stop taking the medicine as it leads to hypertensive crisis and heart failure. Avoid the use of the medicine for children below 18 years of age....
Q: Can I use Met XL 12.5 tablet during low blood pressure?
A: Avoid the medicine if you have low blood pressure. The medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.
Q: What if I stop Met XL 12.5 medicine on my own?
A: You must not stop Met XL 12.5 medicine on your own. The doctor will gradually decrease the dose if required. If you stop the medicine abruptly you may experience symptoms like chest pain, irregular heartbeats or heart attack.
Q: On what basis will the doctor prescribe a dose of Met XL 12.5 medicine?
A: The doctor will prescribe Met XL 12.5 medicine based on the blood pressure, heart rate and condition.
Q: What I must let know the physician before prescribing Met XL 12.5 tablet for me?
A: Inform the doctor about the past or present diseases (e.g. liver, kidney or heart-related disorders). The physician must be aware of the medicines, nutritional supplements and vitamins you are taking.
Q: Met XL 12.5 tablet is safe for diabetic patients?
A: Diabetic patients must be cautious before using Met XL 12.5 tablet. It causes low blood sugar levels and changes the body's response to low blood sugar due to which you may not experience the warning signs of low blood sugar (like increased heart rate, hunger pangs and sweating).
Q: Is Met XL 12.5 tablet a beta-blocker?
A: Yes, Met XL 12.5 tablet is a selective beta-blocker, which has its action specific to the heart muscles.
Q: Is it safe to take Met XL 12.5 tablet if have asthma?
A: Avoid the medicine if you have asthma. The medicine must be avoided, as it may result in undesired effects.