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Metolar Xr 12.5mg Capsule

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By CIPLA LIMITED
10 Capsule(s) in Strip

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Metoprolol(12.5 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Medical Description

Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap is a beta blocker used to treat chronic heart conditions that can lead to a stroke. It helps in better circulation of blood.
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    Precautions and Warnings
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uses

Uses of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Migraine
contraindications

Contraindications of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

  • Individuals with heart blockages are advised against the prescription.
  • People allergic to metoprolol are recommended not to take the medicine.
sideEffects

Side effects of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap side effects include chest pain, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and discomfort in breathing
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap during pregnancy?
A:
For a pregnant woman, the medicine should be prescribed by a doctor only after carefully weighing the benefits and side effects.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap while breastfeeding?
A:
Medicines taken orally can pass into the milk produced. It is advised to consult a doctor first.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap?
A:
Side effects of metoprolol result in dizziness. Avoid driving if the side effect persists.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap?
A:
Consuming this medicine with alcohol is not advised as the medicine lowers blood pressure.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Individuals suffering from myasthenia gravis or weak heart muscles should make it known to the doctor.
  • People on psychotic medications are advised to discuss their prescription upon consultation.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

How Does It Work?

The Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap composition is metoprolol. It blocks certain natural chemicals in the human body which result in high blood pressure.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap dosage is to be taken as prescribed by the doctor, no alteration should be made without a consultation.
interactions

Interactions of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicine like amlodipine, which is a prescription for heart conditions is to be kept under monitoring with metoprolol.
  • Individuals on medication for a fungal infection should be careful with metoprolol.

Interactions with food items

People taking metoprolol should avoid apple, grapefruit and orange juice.

Other general Interactions

People with diabetes are advised to monitor their blood sugar levels closely.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

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

Dosage of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap

Overdose

  • Wheezing
  • Missing heartbeats
  • Fainting
  • Discomfort in breathing
  • Swelling of limbs

Missed a Dose

A missed dose should be compensated as early as possible, but not if it might result in a double dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What are the precautions a diabetic person must take while on Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap?

A: Metoprolol can mask the symptoms of low blood pressure. Diabetics are advised to monitor their blood sugar level closely.

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

A: An unplanned break in the prescription can result in a sudden rise of blood pressure which can lead to a stroke.

Q: What is the normal onset period after an oral administration of Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap?

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

Q: What is the half life of metoprolol?

A: The half life for the medicine is about 3 to 7 hours.

Q: Why is Metolar Xr 12.5mg Cap 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: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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