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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

Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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Therapeutic classification:


Medical Description

Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S composition is a beta-blocker called metoprolol.

Uses of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

  • Beta-blockers are used to treat heart and blood vessel problems.
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Migraines
  • Anxieties

Contraindications of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

  • Certain health conditions are contradictory to the use of beta-blockers:
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Asthma and lung conditions
  • Any allergic reactions
  • Pregnancy and Lactation

Side effects of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

  • Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S side effects include:
  • Stomach pains
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Neuropsychological problems like vivid dreams, sleeplessness
  • Numbness
  • Shortness of breath

Precautions and Warnings of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S


Can I take Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S during pregnancy?
Always consult the doctor before taking this medicine in pregnancy, as it is better to avoid it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is mostly not advisable as the medicine is secreted by the mother in milk. But if it is prescribed by the doctor due to benefits being more than the risks, it can be consumed.


Can I drive if I have consumed Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S?
Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S may cause dizziness and drowsiness and hence driving should be avoided


Can I consume alcohol with Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S?
Alcohol as such is known for lowering blood pressures and slowing the heart rate. It can interfere with beta-blockers and lead to hazardous effects

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S contains beta-blockers which react with certain foods like orange juice, grapefruits and apples.

Mode of Action of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

How Does It Work?

This medicine helps in slowing the heart rate by blocking certain stress hormones and relaxes the blood vessels. It reduces the pressure of blood flow that is being pumped in the body. It also works on kidneys, which helps in lowering blood pressure.
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Directions for Use of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

The medicine is best absorbed when taken with the meals or orally immediately after food.

Interactions of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Drugs used for malaria treatment like Hydroxychloroquine
  • Amlodipine used in heart conditions
  • Antihistamine such Diphenhydramin
  • Antifungals
  • Pain and fever medicines mainly Diclofenacs
  • Flouxetine given as antidepressants
  • antipsychotic medicines
  • Antiretroviral like retonavir

Interactions with food items

  • Grapefruit, orange juices and apples interfere with the beta-blockers.

Other general Interactions

Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S use during pregnancy should be avoided. One must avoid the medicine if she is breastfeeding. But if the healthcare provider prescribes and feel beneficial, then can be taken after consultating the doctor. Driving can be done if one does not have complain of dizziness. Alcohol can cause adverse effects of lowering blood pressure and slowing of heart rate so one should not consume.
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Storage and disposal of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S

This medicine should be prevented and kept away from heat, sunlight and moisture. It should be kept at room temperature. Be sure to keep it away from the reach of children.

Dosage of Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S


  • whistling sounds from the chest while breathing (wheezing)
  • missing heartbeat
  • excessive slowing of heartbeats can lead to fatal consequences
  • Swelling of hands, feet, lower legs, ankles
  • Numbness and tingling sensation felt in the mouth
  • Shakiness or dizziness
  • Sweating or confusion
  • Blurring of vision
  • Headache
  • Colour becomes pale

Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose take is as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra/double medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I exercise when I am on Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S?

A: Moderate exercises can be done; however, heavy exercises can be uncomfortable 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 the medicine?

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

Q: Are beta-blockers bad for kidneys?

A: Beta-blockers like Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S contain metoprolol, which work on hormones released by kidneys to maintain blood pressure. So if taking in adequate doses as per the need, they are not harmful. Overdose can lead to harmful effects.

Q: When does Metolar Xr 50mg Capsule 15'S start showing effects?

A: The effects are seen within a few hours, but maximum results are seen in a weeks time.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:35 AM (IST)

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