Metolar 100mg Tablet
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Metolar 100mg Tab contains metoprolol that belongs to the class of beta-blockers which are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and other heart diseases.
Uses of Metolar 100mg Tab
Metolar 100mg Tab uses are in the prevention of stroke, heart attack, kidney disorders and migraine. It is also used in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris and heart failure.
Contraindications of Metolar 100mg Tab
The medicine is contraindicated in patients with heart block, untreated heart failure, low blood pressure and low pulse rate. It is also contraindicated in patients with asthma, severe liver diseases and allergic reactions to metoprolol.
Side effects of Metolar 100mg Tab
Metolar 100mg Tab side effects include fatigue, diarrhoea, constipation, stomach pain, shortness of breath, headache, drowsiness and dizziness, vision problems, ataxia, sleeplessness, worsening of heart failure, diabetes, excessive slowing of the heart rate and sexual dysfunction.
Precautions and Warnings of Metolar 100mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
The medicine should be avoided during pregnancy. However, if necessary, then the benefits and risks should be measured with the physician.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Metoprolol passes through the breast milk. Hence, it is not safe to be used while nursing. However, if needed then the physician should weigh the risks and benefits. The infant should be closely monitored during treatment.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The medicine causes drowsiness and confusion. Therefore, driving is not advisable.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol should not be taken as it can cause increase in sleepiness or excessive drop in the blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
The physician should be informed in case of allergic reactions, diabetes, heart problems, kidney disorders, asthma and chest pain prior to the use of Metolar 100mg Tab.
Mode of Action of Metolar 100mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Metoprolol acts by lowering the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels.
Directions for Use of Metolar 100mg Tab
Metolar 100mg Tab dosage should be swallowed orally as prescribed by the physician.
Interactions of Metolar 100mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Interactions with food items
Metoprolol is known to interact with orange juice, grapefruit and apple. Therefore, these should be avoided during treatment.
Other general Interactions
Interactions with other conditions is unknown.
Storage and disposal of Metolar 100mg Tab
Metolar 100mg Tab should be stored in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place.
Dosage of Metolar 100mg Tab
Overdose of metoprolol can be fatal. The immediate symptoms of overdose are lethargy, breathing disorders, wheezing, missing or 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, etc. Therefore, it should be avoided.
Missed a Dose
In case a dose is missed, it should be taken when remembered. Avoid taking the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Extra dose for compensation should not be taken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the healthcare practitioner prior to treatment with metoprolol?
A: Women should share information about pregnancy status, use of oral contraceptives, history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, etc. The physician should be informed about the past or present diseases like liver, kidney or heart-related disorders, diabetes mellitus and thyroid disorders. He should also be informed about the ongoing prescription and non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal medicines, etc.
Q: What are the special precautions to be followed during treatment?
A: Consult a physician immediately in case of symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc. The dose of the medicine needs to be adjusted as per the patients blood pressure, heart rate, level of the medicine in the serum and other such important factors.
Q: What happens if I stop taking the medicine abruptly?
A: Metoprolol if stopped abruptly can cause irregular heartbeat, chest pain or heart attack. Hence, its dose should be reduced gradually before stopping it.
Q: What are the precautions to be taken in case of patients with diabetes taking Metolar 100mg Tab?
A: Metoprolol can worsen diabetes. Therefore, it needs to be taken cautiously. It may reduce the blood sugar levels and affect the body's response to low levels of blood sugar.
Q: What are the serious side effects of the medicine?
A: The medicine can cause worsening of heart failure and excessive lowering of the heart rate. In such cases, the physician should be consulted and dose needs to be adjusted.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:07 AM (IST)
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