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 also reduces the risk of further complications such as kidney failure, 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....
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.