Seloken XL 50 mg tablet is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and various other heart-related conditions such as angina (chest pain), heart failure. It contains Metoprolol as an active ingredient. Metoprolol in Seloken XL 50 mg tablet lowers the raised blood pressure and also has its specific action on the heart muscles. It acts by relaxing the blood vessels thereby reducing the load on the heart and decreasing the blood pressure. It should be taken as directed by the doctor and in doses and duration as prescribed. Do not abruptly stop taking this medicine. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may further cause harm to the heath of an individual by increasing the risk of damage to various organs such as the eye, brain, heart, kidney, etc. Following a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can aid in controlling the disease condition and blood pressure in an effective way along with this medicine....
Q: What will be the consequences if I stop Seloken XL 50 mg tablet on my own?
A: If you stop taking Seloken XL 50 mg tablet suddenly, you may suffer from chest pain, irregular heartbeat or heart attack. Your doctor might tell you to decrease the dose gradually. Don’t suddenly stop taking metoprolol which is a beta-blocker medicine without talking to your doctor.
Q: What special precautions should I follow when on Seloken XL 50 mg tablet?
A: If you experience any symptoms of dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc, immediately report to your doctor. The doctor will then adjust your dose depending on your blood pressure, heart rate, level of the medicine in your serum and other such relevant factors.
Q: I have asthma. Is it safe for me to take Seloken XL 50 mg tablet?
A: Some conditions like asthma might affect the use of Seloken XL 50 mg tablet. Inform your doctor in detail about all the medical conditions and medications, before taking Seloken XL 50 mg tablet.
Q: Is Seloken XL 50 mg tablet a beta-blocker?
A: Yes, Seloken XL 50 mg tablet is a selective beta-blocker that is specific to the heart muscles.
Q: Does Seloken XL 50 tablet work as a blood thinner?
A: No, Seloken XL 50 mg tablet is not a blood thinner medicine. This medicine acts by relaxing the blood vessels, which eases the blood flow and decreases the load on the heart as well as improves oxygen supply. Thus, reduces the risk of heart-related condition and pain such as chest pain in angina.