Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20's
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Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S is prescribed for high blood pressure treatment. Metoprolol, its main constituent belongs to the class of beta-blockers.
Uses of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Apart from treating high blood pressure, Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S is used to treat angina (chest pain), and heart failure. Lowering the blood pressure also helps prevent other conditions like kidney problems, stroke, heart attack and migraine.
Contraindications of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Asthma Severe liver disease Allergic reactions Untreated heart failure Problems affecting the heart like heart blocks Low blood pressure Slow heart rate
Side effects of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Common Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S side effects include problems with the vision, ataxia (loss of control over body movements), fatigue, diarrhoea, dizziness and depression, sleepiness. Constipation, stomach pain, and headache are some of the severe Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S side effects. It might also cause sexual dysfunction.
Precautions and Warnings of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Can I take Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S during pregnancy?
Do not self-medicate and take the medicine only if prescribed by a doctor. Your doctor will provide you with a Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S prescription after evaluating the risks and benefits of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S in pregnancy.
Can I take Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S while breastfeeding?
Metoprolol can pass into the mother's milk. Therefore, take the Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S dosage only if prescribed by your doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S?
Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S can make you feel dizzy or sleepy. So, be cautious while driving after taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S.
Can I consume alcohol with Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S?
Alcohol might increase sleepiness or cause a drop in your blood pressure. Therefore, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before you start taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S, let the doctor know about your allergic reactions. Also, inform if you have diabetes. Metoprolol might change your body's response to low blood sugar levels; for example, you might not experience the typical signs of low blood sugar levels like sweating, headache, hunger pangs and increased heart rate. Also, inform your doctor if you are diagnosed with myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness) before taking the medicines.
Mode of Action of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
How Does It Work?
Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S treats high blood pressure by slowing the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels. By doing this, it reduces the workload on the heart of pumping the blood effectively.
Directions for Use of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Take the tablet with water or any other fluid as advised by your doctor. Do not extend the use of medicine unless prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet without chewing or breaking it.
Interactions of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Medicines used to treat malaria, like hydroxychloroquine
- Pain-killer medicines like diclofenac
- Antidepressant medications like fluoxetine
- Medications to treat fungal infections
- Antiretroviral medicines like ritonavir
- Medicines used to treat fits like phenobarbital
- Antipsychotic medication
- Medicines used to treat heart conditions like amlodipine
- Antihistamine medicines
Interactions with food items
Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S does not react with any other foods apart from grapefruit, orange and apple juice.
Other general Interactions
- Sick-sinus syndrome (a problem in the heart rhythm)
- Low blood pressure
- Lung disease
- Pheochromocytoma (tumour in the adrenal gland)
- Liver disease
- Emphysema or other lung diseases
- Clogged blood vessels
Storage and disposal of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
Keep the medicine at room temperature away from moisture. Do not expose it to direct light and heat as well. To dispose of the unused and expired medicines correctly, ask your pharmacist or doctor what to do.
Dosage of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S
The signs of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S overdose are swelling in the hands, feet or ankles, sweating, blurred vision, missing heartbeats, lethargy, confusion and shakiness. If you observe any of these symptoms in your body, contact your doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
Take a dose as soon as you remember you have missed a dose. However, if you are close to the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Try to follow the Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S dosage regimen regularly. Do not take extra doses of the medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I eat all fruits and vegetables while taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S?
A: Apart from consuming the fruit and juice of oranges, apples and grapefruit, you can eat all food items while taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S.
Q: I have problems with my vision. Is it because of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S dosage?
A: Vision disturbances are a common Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S side effect. Let your doctor know about the symptom. He might make changes in the prescription if needed.
Q: Can I have tobacco while taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S?
A: Consuming tobacco might alter with the metoprolol's therapeutic activities. Therefore, avoid consuming tobacco while taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S.
Q: I recently got diagnosed with diabetes. Can I start my Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S prescription?
A: Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S has to be used with caution in people with diabetes. Give the doctor your detailed medical history before starting with the medication.
Q: I have a fungal infection and am taking antifungal medicines. Can I take them along with the Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S dosage?
A: There can be interactions between Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S and antifungal medications. Therefore, inform your doctor about the details of the prescription of the antifungal medicine before you start taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S.
Q: What molecule does the Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S contain?
A: Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S contains metoprolol as its primary therapeutic ingredient.
Q: I have asthma. Is it safe for me to take Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S?
A: Some conditions like asthma might affect the use of Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S. Inform the doctor about your medical condition in detail before taking Met Xl 25mg Tablet 20'S.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:03 PM (IST)
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