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Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules
Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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Metolar Xr 50 MG Description

Metolar XR-50 capsule is used to treat high blood pressure and other heart-related conditions such as angina (chest pain) and heart failure. Metoprolol is the active ingredient present in this capsule. It also reduces the risk of further complications such as kidney failure and vision change. Metoprolol is a selective beta-blocker, having action specific to the heart muscles. Metolar XR-50 capsule acts by relaxing the blood vessels thereby reducing the load on the heart and lowering the blood pressure. This medicine should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting Metolar XR-50 capsule.


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ContainsMetoprolol Tartarate(50.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure, heart conditions
Side effectsDizziness, headache, difficulty in breathing, low blood pressure
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Uses of Metolar Xr 50 MG

  • Metolar XR-50 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 50 MG

  • If you are allergic to Metoprolol or any other ingredients of Metolar XR-50 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 decreased heart rate.
  • If you are on medication like verapamil, diltiazem, disopyramide (heart medicine).

Side effects of Metolar Xr 50 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • A sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand from a seated or lying down position (orthostatic hypotension)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tiredness

Precautions and Warnings of Metolar Xr 50 MG



Can I take Metolar XR-50 capsule during pregnancy?
The use of Metolar XR-50 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-50 capsule while breastfeeding?
Metolar XR-50 capsule passes into the breast milk 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-50 capsule?
Metolar XR-50 capsule can make you feel dizzy or sleepy. So, be cautious while driving after taking this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with Metolar XR-50 capsule?
Alcohol might increase sleepiness or cause a drop in your blood pressure. Therefore, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metolar XR-50 capsule.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience an allergic reaction.
  • You had any side effects after taking Metolar XR-50 capsule.
  • You have any medical conditions such as diabetes, a heart condition, liver or kidney disease.
  • You have respiratory conditions like asthma, obstructive lungs disease (COPD).
  • Metolar XR-50 capsule should not be used in children below 18 years of age.

Directions for Use of Metolar Xr 50 MG

Metolar XR-50 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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Storage and disposal of Metolar Xr 50 MG

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

Quick Tips of Metolar Xr 50 MG

  • Metolar XR-50 tablet is prescribed to treat high blood pressure, along with certain heart conditions such as angina (chest pain) and heart failure. This medication can also help reduce the risk of hea...
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  • Take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as recommended. Do not take more than the prescribed dose.
  • Before starting Metolar XR-50 tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, inform your doctor about all other medicines that you take and your ...
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  • It is recommended that, in addition to taking Metolar XR-50 tablet on time, you make certain lifestyle changes. Among these changes are eating a low-fat, low-salt diet, maintaining a healthy weight, e...
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  • Headache, stomach pain, diarrhoea and nausea/vomiting may occur in some individuals with the use of this medicine. Inform your doctor if these effects bother you or do not go away.
  • If you experience dizziness or sleepiness after taking Metolar XR-50 tablet, it is recommended to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or performing any such tasks that require mental alertness.
  • Missing a dose of your blood pressure medication can lead to serious health problems. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • It is not recommended to consume apple, grapefruit or orange juice since it reacts with them.

Dosage of Metolar Xr 50 MG


Excess of Metolar XR-50 capsule may cause decreased heart rate, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, heart failure, decreased blood sugar and oxygen levels, altered electrolyte levels and coma. If yo...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed 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-50 capsule dosage regimen ...
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Mode of Action of Metolar Xr 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Metolar XR-50 capsule works by relaxing the blood vessels. By doing this, it reduces the workload on the heart for pumping the blood effectively.

Interactions of Metolar Xr 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The effect of medications used to treat diabetes such as insulin may be increased with Metolar XR-50 capsule.
  • Medicines used to treat heart failure like digoxin may alter the effect.
  • Medicines used to treat heart conditions such as verapamil, diltiazem, nifedipine can cause decreased heart rate, low blood pressure when used along with this medicine.
  • Pain-killer medicines like diclofenac, indomethacin may decrease the effect of Metolar XR-50 capsule.
  • Rifampicin (anti-tubercular) may decrease the effect of Metolar XR-50 capsule, whereas paroxetine, fluoxetine, sertraline (mood elevator), cimetidine (acid-lowering), hydralazine (anti-allergic), lido...
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  • Concurrent use of hormonal pills such as oestrogen decreases the anti-hypertensive action of this medicine.
  • Concurrent use of certain medicines such as aldesleukin (skin cancer), alprostadil (erectile dysfunction), clonazepam, diazepine (mood and sleep) increases the effect of Metolar XR-50 capsule.
  • Discuss with your doctor any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Content Details


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I exercise when I am on cap Metolar XR 50?

A: Moderate exercises can be done. However, heavy exercises can be uncomfortable and should be avoided.

Q: Can beta-blockers lead to weight gain?

A: Beta-blockers can sometimes lead to weight gain, but that is not the only cause, as not all beta-blockers lead to weight gain.

Q: What can happen if I suddenly stop Metolar XR 50 mg capsule?

A: Once you have started taking this medicine, your body becomes used to it. If you stop suddenly, you may experience few symptoms like palpitations and increase the risk of angina and chest pain. Hence consult the doctor before discontinuing.

Q: Are beta-blockers bad for kidneys?

A: Beta-blockers like Metolar XR-50 capsule contain metoprolol, which works on hormones released by kidneys to maintain blood pressure. So if taking adequate doses as per the need, they are not harmful. Overdose can lead to harmful effects.

Q: When does Metolar XR-50 capsule start showing effects?

A: The effects are seen within a few hours, but maximum results are seen in a week.

Q: Is Metolar XR-50 and Metoprolol same?

A: Yes, Metolar XR-50 capsule contains Metoprolol as its active therapeutic ingredient. However, Metolar XR-50 is a modified formulation designed as an extended-release, aimed to be released slowly into the body, thus providing a longer duration of action. Whereas metoprolol in normal immediate release form has a shorter duration of action when compared with Metolar XR-50 capsule.

Q: When should I take Metoprolol XR 50?

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: Is Metolar XR blood thinner?

A: No, Metolar XR is not a blood thinner. It works by relaxing the blood vessels, slowing down the heart rate. By doing this, it reduces the workload on the heart of pumping the blood effectively.

Q: What are the side effects of Metolar XR 50?

A: Dizziness, headache, difficulty in breathing, low blood pressure are a few side effects that can be seen during the treatment with Metolar XR 50. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on their own. Also, it is not important that everyone experience the same.

Q: What is Metolar XR used for?

A: Metolar XR-50 capsule is used to treat high blood pressure mainly, along with certain heart conditions such as angina (chest pain) and heart failure.
Last Updated on: 5 May 2023 | 7:51 PM (IST)

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