Met Xl 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S composition includes metoprolol that belongs to the group of medications known as beta blockers. It is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and to reduce chest pain that is caused due to low blood flow to the heart. The generic name of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S is Metoprolol.
Uses of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S uses are to treat chest pain (angina), heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). Reduction of high blood pressure can prevent strokes, heart attacks and renal problems. It is also used to treat migraine.
Contraindications of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
This medicine should be avoided in patients who are allergic to metoprolol or its constituents, have serious liver disease or asthma. It should also be avoided by patients who have heart problems like heart blockage, untreated heart failure and slow heartbeat or decreased blood pressure.
Side effects of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
Higher doses of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S can cause side effects, such as dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness and diarrhoea, and can further result in certain neuropsychological disturbances like unusual dreams, ataxia (loss of control over body movements), insomnia, depression and vision disturbance. Severe side effects include aggravation of heart failure itself and extreme reduction in heart rate, pain in the stomach, constipation, headache, breathlessness, worsening of diabetes. Certain cases have reported sexual dysfunction and allergic reactions.
Precautions and Warnings of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
Can I take Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S should not be taken during pregnancy unless instructed by your doctor. The doctor will consider the risks and benefits before prescribing you this medicine.
Can I take Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended during breastfeeding since it can pass into breast milk. Use this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor and if the potential benefits are higher than the risk to your breastfed infant. Monitor your baby in such cases for any side effects observed.
Can I drive if I have consumed Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S?
Do not drive after taking this medicine as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
Can I consume alcohol with Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S?
Do not consume alcohol with this medicine as it can increase the risk of sleepiness or can cause a drop in blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Women using oral birth control pills and other important information like history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure should inform their doctor. Also, before taking this medication, inform your doctor if you: are taking any medicines or nutritional supplements; have/had allergic reactions or diabetes (since this medicine can decrease blood sugar levels and also change body’s response to low blood sugar, you may not experience any symptoms of low blood sugar such as increased heart rate, sweating, hunger pangs, headache, etc.); have any heart problems or myasthenia gravis; have kidneys or liver problems (including liver cirrhosis); have asthma or COPD; suffer from a heart conduction disorder (Atrioventricular block); and have a type of chest pain (Prinzmetal’s angina).
Mode of Action of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
It works by reducing the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels, due to which the heart can pump blood efficiently.
Directions for Use of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
This medication should be administered as instructed or prescribed by your doctor. The dose of medication should not be stopped or altered unless directed/advised otherwise by your doctor. Monitor your blood pressure while taking the medicine.
Interactions of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines used for fits like phenobarbital
- Medications used to treat cardiac problems like amlodipine
- Medicines used to treat pain or fever such as diclofenac
- Antihistamines like diphenhydramine
- Antimalarial medicines such as hydroxychloroquine
- Medicine used to treat fungal infections
- Antidepressants like fluoxetine
- Antipsychotic medicines
- Antiretroviral medicines such as ritonavir
Interactions with food items
This medicine is known to interact with apple, grapefruit and orange juice. Hence, avoid the consumption of these fruits or their derivatives or juices.
Other general Interactions
- Heart block
- Liver disease
- High cholesterol and fat levels
Storage and disposal of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
This medicine should be stored at room temperature in its original packaging away from heat, moisture and the reach of children. If the medication has passed its expiration date, contact your pharmacist to know about its disposal method. It should not be dispose of via any wastewater.
Dosage of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S
Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S overdose symptoms include lethargy, breathing problems, wheezing, missing heartbeat, slowing of heartbeats, perspiration, trembling, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, dizziness, confusion, blurring in vision, headache, pale colour, numbness or tingling of the mouth, etc. Seek emergency medical attention or inform your doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
You can take the missed dose of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S when you recall it and as long as it is not the time for your impending dose. Continue with the scheduled dosage if that is the case. Consumption of double doses should be avoided at any costs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop using Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S on my own?
A: Do not stop using this medicine on your own without telling your doctor. If you stop a beta blocker medication suddenly, it can lead to chest pain, irregular heartbeats or heart attack. Gradual reduction or regulation of your dose will be advised by your doctor.
Q: What is the onset of action of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S?
- The onset of action of this medicine can be seen within one hour of oral administration.
Q: How long does the effect of Met Xl 25mg Tab 15`S lasts?
A: The duration of effect of this medication can remain for about three to six hours after its oral administration.
Q: Can this medicine cause weight gain?
A: This medicine can lead to weight gain, although it is rare.
Q: Is this medicine addictive in nature?
A: This medicine is not addictive as suggested by research studies.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:01 AM (IST)
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