Prolomet Xl 25mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S is a metoprolol containing drug which belongs to a class of beta-blockers.
Uses of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S uses include treating chest pain (angina), high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney problems and migraine.
Contraindications of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
- People with low blood pressure should avoid it.
- Severe liver disease is also a contradiction.
- Allergic reactions to the drug.
- If you have a condition of untreated heart failure.
Side effects of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S side effects are drowsiness, fatigue, diarrhoea, neuropsychological problems like unusual dreams, loss of control of body movements (ataxia), sleeplessness, depression, and visual problems. Some serious side effects include heart failure itself or slowing of heart rate. Sexual weakness is also reported in some cases.
Precautions and Warnings of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
Can I take Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S during pregnancy?
No, it is not safe during pregnancy unless prescribed by the healthcare provider.
Can I take Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S while breastfeeding?
It is excreted through mother's milk so it can pass to the baby. Avoid its use during breastfeeding, but if your healthcare provider feels it is necessary to be taken, then can be consumed with proper precautions.
Can I drive if I have consumed Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S?
It is better to avoid driving as you may feel dizzy and sleepy due to this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S?
Alcohol interacts with this medicine and may increase sleepiness or lower the blood pressure excessively, so avoid the consumption alcohol during the treatment with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Since grapefruit, apple, and orange juice reacts with the medicine, so they should be avoided when on this medication.
Mode of Action of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
How Does It Work?
The main role of this medicine is to slow down the heart rate and relax the blood vessels. Due to this the heart doesn’t have to work hard to pump blood.
Directions for Use of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
This medicine should be taken with meals or after meals orally. It should be taken as per the prescription of the doctor, 1 or 3 times a day.
Interactions of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
It can react with phenobarbital (used in the treatment of epilepsy), amlodipine (used in heart conditions), diclofenac (used to treat pain and fever), fluoxetine (given as antidepressants), antipsychotic medicines, antiretroviral like ritonavir, diphenhydramine, which is an antihistamine, hydroxychloroquine (used in treatment of malaria), and antifungals.
Interactions with food items
This medicine reacts with apple, grapefruit and orange juice. Avoid the usage of these fruits.
Other general Interactions
- During pregnancy, discuss with your physician about the risks and benefits of this medicine and then only consume.
- It is excreted through mother's milk, so its use is not safe during breastfeeding. Only if a healthcare provider feels that the benefit is more than the risk then only consume it.
- It is not safe for the person who drives as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Taking alcohol with this medicine can cause more sleepiness or lower the blood pressure, so better to be avoided.
Storage and disposal of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
This medicine should be stored at room temperature. Keep it out of reach of children. Avoid keeping in places where there is too much sunlight, heat or moisture.
Dosage of Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S
Overdosing may cause the symptoms like lethargy, breathing disorders, whistling sounds from chest while breathing (wheezing), missing heartbeat, excessive slowing of heartbeats, swelling of hands, feet, lower legs, ankles, shakiness or dizziness, sweating or confusion, blurring of vision, headache, colour becomes pale, numbness and tingling sensation felt in the mouth. You must immediately report if any such symptoms are noted as it can turn to fatal consequences.
Missed a Dose
If a dose is missed, take at the time you remember it. But if it is time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular medications. Do not take double dose due to a missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop this medicine on my own?
A: One must never stop beta-blockers without consulting a doctor. If you stop it suddenly, then adverse effects like irregular heartbeat, chest pain or heart attack may occur.
Q: What special precautions should I follow when I am taking Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S?
A: While taking this medicine if you experience any symptoms such as irregular heartbeats, chest pain, dizziness, vision problem, sexual dysfunction, slowing down of heart rate, and syncope, then it should be immediately reported to the doctor so that the dose can be adjusted according to the blood pressure, heart rate, and drug concentration in the serum.
Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before I start taking this medicine?
A: The healthcare provider should be well informed about any pre-existing disease conditions like thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, liver or kidney diseases. Inform the doctor about your ongoing prescription and non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbal medicines, etc. Women should inform about their pregnancy status, use of any birth control pills, or if they have a history of high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Q: What should I know about the storage of the Prolomet Xl 25mg Tablet 10'S?
A: Do not keep the medicine under direct sunlight or a place where there is too much heat or moisture. Keep away from the reach of children. Keep the medicine at room temperature.
Q: Can beta-blockers be taken on an empty stomach?
A: No, it is better to take beta-blockers in between the meals or immediately after food.
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