Metolar Xr 25mg Strip Of 15 Capsules
Metolar Xr 25mg Strip Of 15 Capsules
Metolar Xr 25mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

Metolar Xr 25mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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Metolar Xr 25 MG Description

Metolar XR 25 capsule is an 'Anti-hypertensive' medicine used to decrease the increased blood pressure and other heart-related conditions such as angina (chest pain), heart failure, thus preventing fu...
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ContainsMetoprolol(25.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure, heart conditions
Side effectsDizziness, headache, difficulty in breathing, low blood pressure
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Uses of Metolar Xr 25 MG

  • Metolar XR 25 capsule is used to treat high blood pressure mainly, along with certain heart conditions such as angina (chest pain) and heart failure.
  • Decreased blood pressure helps prevent other conditions like kidney problems, stroke, heart attack and migraine.

Contraindications of Metolar Xr 25 MG

  • If you are allergic to metoprolol or any other ingredients of Metolar XR 25 capsule.
  • If you have any heart condition such as heart block, uncontrolled heart failure.
  • If you have asthma or any lung condition.
  • If you have low blood pressure, diabetes.
  • If you have renal or liver disease.
  • If you have an electrolyte imbalance, acid-base imbalance.
  • If you have a decreased heart rate.
  • If you are on medication like verapamil, diltiazem, disopyramide (heart medicine).

Side effects of Metolar Xr 25 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand from a seated or lying down position (orthostatic hypotension)

Precautions and Warnings of Metolar Xr 25 MG


Can I take Metolar XR 25 capsule during pregnancy?
The use of Metolar XR 25 capsule is not recommended during pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor about the pregnancy and also if you think you may be pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Metolar XR 25 capsule while breastfeeding?
Metolar XR 25 capsule passes into the breastmilk and may cause harm to the breastfeeding infant. You should not take this medicine unless prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Metolar XR 25 capsule?
Metolar XR 25 capsule can make you feel dizzy or sleepy. Hence, be cautious while driving after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Metolar XR 25 capsule?
Alcohol might increase sleepiness or cause a drop in your blood pressure. Therefore, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metolar XR 25 capsule.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience an allergic reaction.
  • You had any side effects after taking Metolar XR 25 capsule.
  • You have any medical conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, liver or kidney diseases.
  • You have respiratory conditions like asthma, obstructive lungs disease (COPD).
  • Metolar XR 25 capsules should not be used in children below 18 years of age.

Mode of Action of Metolar Xr 25 MG

How Does It Work?

Metolar XR 25 capsule works by relaxing the blood vessels, thus slowing down the heart rate. By doing this, it reduces the workload on the heart of pumping the blood effectively.

Directions for Use of Metolar Xr 25 MG

Metolar XR 25 capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Take it at a fixed time for optimal results. Do not consume it more than that prescribed by yo...
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Interactions of Metolar Xr 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Certain medicines can interfere with the action of Metolar XR 25 capsule or the tablet itself can affect the action of other medicines if taken at the same time.
  • Always inform your doctor about all the medicine you are currently consuming, that includes all prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, dietary supplements as well as other treatment if you are...
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  • In particular, if you are taking any pain killers, other anti-hypertensive medicines, anti-tuberculosis medicines like Rifampicin, anti-allergic medicine like Hydralazine, anaesthetic like Lidocaine, ...
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Storage and disposal of Metolar Xr 25 MG

  • Store below 25°C. Protect from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach and sight of children and pets.

Dosage of Metolar Xr 25 MG


Excess of Metolar XR 25 capsule may cause decreased heart rate, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, heart failure, decreases blood sugar and oxygen levels, altered electrolyte levels and coma. If yo...
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Missed a Dose

Take a dose as soon as you remember if you have missed a dose. However, if you are close to the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Try to follow the Metolar XR 25 capsule dosage regimen regularly...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What happens if I stop taking Metolar XR 25 capsule abruptly?

A: Sudden stopping of Metolar xr 25 can be fatal and life-threatening. It can cause palpitations, irregular heartbeats, heart failure known as hypertensive crisis. Hence, the dose should be reduced gradually before stopping it.

Q: What are the precautions to be taken in the case of patients with diabetes taking Metolar XR 25 capsule?

A: Metolar XR 25 capsule can worsen diabetes. Thus, caution is needed. This medicine may reduce blood sugar levels and affect the body's response to low levels of blood sugar.

Q: What are the special precautions to be followed during treatment?

A: A physician should be consulted immediately in case of symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc. The medicine dose needs to be adjusted as per the patient's blood pressure, heart rate, level of medicine in the serum and other such important factors.

Q: What are the things to be discussed with the healthcare practitioner before treatment with Metolar XR 25 capsule?

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 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: Is Metolar XR 25 capsule and Metolar 25 same?

A: Yes, Metolar 25 capsule contains metoprolol as its active therapeutic ingredient. However, Metolar XR 25 capsule is a modified formulation designed as an extended-release, aimed to be released slowly into the body, providing a longer duration of action. Whereas Metolar 25 is in normal immediate release form has a shorter duration of action when compared with Metolar XR 25 capsule.

Q: Is Metolar a blood thinner?

A: No, it is not a blood thinner. It is anti-hypertensive medicine.

Q: Can I take other supplements along with Metolar?

A: It is advised to avoid potassium supplements or intake of a potassium-rich diet while on treatment. The doctor might ask for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function and electrolytes level while on the treatment with Metolar.

Q: When should I take Metolar XR?

A: You can take Metolar XR at any time of the day with or without food, but it's important to take it at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time will reduce the chances of missing the dose and it will also help you to get optimum results.

Q: What are the side effects of Metolar XR?

A: Dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness etc. are few common side effects that can be seen during the treatment with Metolar xr 25. Although not everyone gets them. Side effects often improve as your body gets used to the medicine.

Q: Can Metolar XR be taken on an empty stomach?

A: No, it is better to take beta-blockers like Metolar Xr in between meals or immediately after food to avoid stomach upset.

Q: What are the contents present in Metolar Xr?

A: The content present in Metolar Xr is metoprolol as its active ingredient.

Q: What is Metolar xr 25 used for?

A: Metolar xr 25 is used to decrease the increased blood pressure and other heart-related conditions such as angina (chest pain), heart failure, thus preventing further complications such as kidney failure, vision change.
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Last Updated on: 26 Apr 2022 | 10:24 PM (IST)

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