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Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

By CIPLA LIMITED
15 Capsule(s) in Strip

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Metoprolol(50.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE

Medical Description

Metolar XR-50 Capsule is used to treat high blood pressure and other heart-related conditions such as angina (chest pain), heart failure. Metoprolol is the active ingredient present in this tablet. It...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

  • 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

Contraindications of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

  • 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).
sideEffects

Side effects of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

  • 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
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Metolar XR-50 Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
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.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Metolar XR-50 Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
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.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Metolar XR-50 Capsule?
A:
Metolar XR-50 Capsule can make you feel dizzy or sleepy. So, be cautious while driving after taking this medicine.
alcohol

Alcohol

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

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.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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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interactions

Interactions of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

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

Dosage of Metolar Xr 50mg Strip Of 15 Capsules

Overdose

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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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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 the medicine?

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.

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ContainsMetoprolol(50.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure, heart conditions
Side effectsDizziness, headache, difficulty in breathing, low blood pressure
Last Updated on: 01 Jul 2021 | 11:50 AM (IST)
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