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Metolar Xr 100mg Capsule
Metolar Xr 100mg Capsule

Metolar Xr 100mg Capsule

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Metoprolol(100.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Metolar Xr 100mg Cap is a beta-1 blocker used in conditions of heart and blood circulation.

Uses of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • Prevention of migraine

Contraindications of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

  • The medicine is not recommended for people with slow heart rates.
  • Individuals who are allergic to metoprolol are advised against the medication.

Side effects of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

Metolar Xr 100mg Cap side effects include dizziness, slow heart rate, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, weight gain and muscles cramps

Precautions and Warnings of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap


Can I take Metolar Xr 100mg Cap during pregnancy?
The medicine is only to be taken when prescribed by a doctor, after weighing the benefits and side effects.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Metolar Xr 100mg Cap while breastfeeding?
Since the medicine passes into the milk produced, it depends upon the doctor whether or not to prescribe the medicine.


Can I drive if I have taken Metolar Xr 100mg Cap?
Driving should only be done if there no dizziness or sleepiness after a dose.


Can I consume alcohol with Metolar Xr 100mg Cap?
Consumption with alcohol is not recommended as it might result in a drop in blood pressure.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Individuals with myasthenia gravis or weak heart muscles should make the condition known to the doctor.
  • People with heart conditions of any kind are advised to discuss the issue at first consultation.

Mode of Action of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

How Does It Work?

Metolar Xr 100mg Cap composition, Metoprolol, works on epinephrine, which is a natural chemical produced inside the human body. It results in lowering of heart rate and blood pressure, which helps in reducing the stress on the heart.
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Directions for Use of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

The capsule is to be taken as prescribed by the doctor. No change in Metolar Xr 100mg Cap dosage should be made without a consultation.

Interactions of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Metoprolol is not to be taken along with amlodipine, which also helps in lowering high blood pressure.
  • Use of metoprolol is not recommended while on a medication for fits, or when on an antipsychotic.

Interactions with food items

Individuals on the medication are advised to avoid grapefruit, apple or orange juice as it may result in an increased effect of the medicine.

Other general Interactions

Metoprolol should only be taken after a consultation in cases of heart blockages. Individuals with diabetes are also advised to take extra precaution while on the prescription.

Storage and disposal of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap

The medicine is to be stored at room temperature and away from direct sunlight or moisture.

Dosage of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap


  • Trouble breathing
  • Fainting
  • Wheezing
  • Missed heartbeats
  • Swelling of limbs

Missed a Dose

A missed dose can be taken when you remember, but make sure that the next dose is taken far apart to avoid a double dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What are the precautions a diabetic person needs to take while on Metolar Xr 100mg Cap?

A: Metoprolol can result in masking the symptoms of low blood pressure. Diabetic patients are advised to monitor the condition closely.

Q: Can I stop the prescription without consulting a doctor?

A: No, an unplanned break in the prescription can result in a sudden rise of blood pressure which can cause a stroke.

Q: What is the normal onset period after an oral administration?

A: The general onset time after an oral administration is about 20 minutes.

Q: How long does the effect of Metolar Xr 100mg Cap lasts?

A: The effect lasts for about 3 to 6 hours in the human body.

Q: Why is metoprolol advised with caution in cases of kidney conditions?

A: Metoprolol can result in damaging the blood vessels in the kidney which can lead to a kidney failure.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:40 AM (IST)
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