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Metolar 50 contains Metoprolol Succinate, a beta-adrenergic receptor blocker that widely used as an anti-hypertensive medicine. It prevents chest pain and improves the survival of a heart attack. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the blood pressure & heart rate. The medicines come in the form of a capsule that you must swallow with one glass full of water. Do not open or chew the capsule shell. Always take the drug as prescribed by the doctor.
Always take the dose as prescribed by the doctor. It is particularly important to consume your anti-hypertensive agent timely. The doctor decides the dose of Metoprolol after assessing so many factors like age, gender and health status. With time, dose adjustments are generally made according to the response of the patient. Always take medicine as prescribed by the doctor. The extended-release capsules can be taken by mouth, either always with food or immediately after a meal. It would be best for you to take medicine at the same time each day. It also lowers the chances of missing a dose.
Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children. Don’t use expired medicine. Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine. Patients having diabetes may not feel a clinical symptom of fast heartbeat due to Metoprolol Succinate. Other low blood sugar symptoms like dizziness, sweating remains unaffected with this drug. So, it is recommended to check your blood sugar levels regularly. Don’t take any cold or cough medicines without consulting a doctor. This drug passes into breast milk and may cause fetal damage. Limit the intake of alcohol as it may increase the effect of drowsiness. Metolar XR 50 causes a bit of dizziness, so avoid doing any activity that requires alertness. Monitor your blood pressure levels regularly. Along with this drug, diet exercise and weight control are also needed to keep blood pressure levels under control. Don’t exceed the recommended dose.
The common side effects of Metolar 50 are diarrhea, constipation, headache, lightheadedness, trouble sleeping, muscle aches, nausea, abdominal pain. some serious side effects which need medical attention are hives, itching and skin rashes, swelling of the mouth, face, lips and tongue, fainting, hallucinations, mood swings, lightheadedness, wheezing, vision-related problems, yellowing of skin and eyes