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Met Xl 12.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
Met Xl 12.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Met Xl 12.5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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Metoprolol(12.5 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S is an antihypertensive medicine that belongs to the class of beta-blockers. Metoprolol is the primary therapeutic ingredient of the Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S composition.

Uses of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S is primarily used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), and heart failure. By lowering the blood pressure, it also helps prevent other conditions like stroke, problems in the kidney function, heart attack and migraine.
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Contraindications of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

  • Slow heart rate
  • Asthma
  • Untreated heart failure
  • Severe liver disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Allergic reactions
  • Heart blocks

Side effects of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

Fatigue, dizziness and sleepiness, problems with the vision, ataxia (loss of control over body movements), diarrhoea, and depression are common Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S side effects. Some of the severe Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S side effects include constipation, headache, and stomach pain. It might also cause sexual dysfunction or worsen diabetes.
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Precautions and Warnings of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S


Can I take Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
Do not take Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S unless the doctor prescribes it as there is no data to prove the effectiveness and safety of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S while breastfeeding?
Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S might pass onto the breastmilk. Hence, it is not safe to take Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S if you are breastfeeding. Take the medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S?
Dizziness and sleepiness might occur due to the medication. Therefore, be cautious while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S?
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S as alcohol might cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure or sleepiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Use Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S with caution if you are diagnosed with diabetes. Also, let your doctor know if you have liver disease.

Mode of Action of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

How Does It Work?

Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S for high blood pressure works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing down the heart rate. As a result of this, the excess workload on the heart to pump blood is reduced.

Directions for Use of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

Swallow the tablet with water or any other fluid your doctor has advised you. Do not take the tablet for longer than advised or change the dosing schedule mentioned in your prescription.

Interactions of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antidepressant medications like fluoxetine
  • Medicines used to treat fits like phenobarbital
  • Antiretroviral medicines like ritonavir
  • Antipsychotic medication
  • Medicines used to treat heart conditions like amlodipine
  • Antihistamine medicines
  • Pain-killer medicines like diclofenac
  • Antifungal medications
  • Malaria medicines, like hydroxychloroquine

Interactions with food items

Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S interacts with orange, grapefruit and apple juice.

Other general Interactions

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
  • Asthma or COPD (chronic pulmonary obstructive disease)
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Heart conduction disorder
  • Liver disease, like cirrhosis
  • Pheochromocytoma (tumour in the adrenal gland)
  • Problems in blood circulation

Storage and disposal of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S

Store the tablet at room temperature in a closed container. Do not refrigerate it. Ask a pharmacist or your doctor about the right way of disposing of unused or expired medicines.

Dosage of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S


In the case of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S overdose, contact your doctor immediately. If you happen to take excess doses of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S, you might notice the signs of swelling in the ankles, feet or hands, confusion, shakiness, sweating, paleness, tingling or numb sensation in the mouth, blurred vision, headache, missing heartbeat, or lethargy.
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Missed a Dose

If you happen to miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not compensate for the missed dose by taking extra doses of Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can the tablet be kept in the refrigerator?

A: Keep the medicine at room temperature. Do not let the medicine freeze.

Q: Will Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S interact with my antihistamine medications?

A: Interactions have been reported between Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S and antihistamine medicines. Let your doctor know about all antihistamine and other prescription medicines, including over-the-counter medicines, herbs and supplements you take.

Q: Do I take an extra dose if I have missed a dose?

A: Do not take extra Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S dose if you have missed a dose. Try following the Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S dosage as mentioned in your prescription. If in doubt, ask your doctor what to do.

Q: Can I take Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S with apple juice?

A: Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S interacts with certain foods which include apple. Therefore, avoid taking medicine with apple juice. Also, avoid taking it with orange or grapefruit juice.

Q: I experience unusual dreams after taking the Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S dose? Should I discontinue the medication?

A: Unusual dreams are one of the common Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S side effects. Inform your doctor about the symptom but do not discontinue taking the medicine unless it is advised by your doctor.

Q: I am pregnant. Will Met Xl 12.5 Tab 15'S affect my health and the baby's health?

A: Your doctor will prescribe the medicine after weighing out its risks and benefits during pregnancy. Do not start the medication unless it is prescribed to you.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:01 AM (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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