WHAT IS METOPROLOL TARTRATE?
Metoprolol Tartrate is a beta-blocker drug that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). It is prescribed primarily for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). It is also used to prevent or treat a heart attack. Metoprolol Tartrate is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Toprol XR and Metolar (made by Cipla).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT METOPROLOL TARTRATE:
Do not take Metoprolol Tartrate (Toprol XR, Metolar) if you have a known allergy to Metoprolol, or if you have a serious heart conditions such as a heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or slow heart rate
If you are scheduled for a surgery, inform your surgeon well in advance that you are using Metoprolol Tartrate. You may be required to suspend taking this medicine for a short time. Also do not stop taking Metoprolol Tartrate without your doctor?s advice. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, your condition will deteriorate for the worse.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, continue taking Metoprolol Tartrate even if you don?t have any symptoms. High blood pressure doesn?t have any outwardly signs. You may have to take this medicine formany years.
Metoprolol Tartrate is an pregnancy category C drug. It is not known whether this medication can harm an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. This medication can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing baby. You must consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
BEFORE TAKING METOPROLOL TARTRATE:
To ensure that this drug is safe for you, inform your doctor before taking Metoprolol Tartrate if you have any of the following conditions: diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, low blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, depression, a thyroid disorder, myasthenia gravis, pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland), circulation problems (such as Raynaud?s syndrome), or a history of allergies.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE METOPROLOL TARTRATE?
Take Metoprolol Tartrate strictly according to your doctor?s directions or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Metoprolol Tartrate should be taken with food or just after a meal. Do not chew or crush an extended release capsule, swallow it whole. You may break it in half and swallow it if the doctor has told you to do so. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.
Metoprolol Tartrate is a part of a full line of treatment for blood pressure which includes diet restrictions, exercises, and other medicines. Follow a proper regimen of these things as directed by your doctor to keep your blood pressure in control.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
If you miss a dose of Metoprolol Tartrate for any reasons out of your control, take it the moment you remember it. However, skip the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses near to each other can lead to overdose leading to harmful effects.
WHAT IF I OVERDOSE?
In case of an overdose of Metoprolol Tartrate, get emergency medical attention or call the Poison helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose may result in uneven heartbeat, breathlessness, bluish colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, seizure, or fainting.
THINGS AND ACTIVITIES TO AVOID WHILE TAKING METOPROLOL TARTRATE:
Metoprolol Tartrate may impact your thinking capability and reflexes. Take extra care while driving or other such activities that require a high level of mental awareness and alertness. Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Metoprolol Tartrate. Also, avoid getting up quickly from a lying or sitting position otherwise you may feel dizzy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for any other restrictions while using this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF METOLAR 50MG:
Diarrhea, or tiredness
Very Slow Heartbeat
Blue Finger Or Toes
New Or Worsening Symptoms Of Heart Failure (Swelling Of Ankles/Feet, Severe Tiredness, Shortness of Breath, Unexplained Or Sudden Weight Gain)
Mental Or Mood Changes (Confusion, Mood Swings, Depression)
METOPROLOL TARTRATE DOSING INFORMATION:
Metoprolol Tartrate dosage may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctor?s advice properly for best results.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
Other drugs can interact with Metoprolol Tartrate. Some of them include allergy drugs, cimetidine, clonidine, digitalis, dobutamine, terbinafine, haloperidol, isoproterenol, blood thinner such as warfarin, doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin, amiadarone, propafenone, quinidine, fluconazole, insulin or oral diabetes medicines, antidepressants, other heart or blood pressure medicine, medicines for asthma or other breathing disorders, HIV medicines, anti malaria medications, or MAO inhibitors.
However, these are not the only drugs that can interact with Metoprolol Tartrate. Inform your doctor in advance if you use any other medicines or related products. Never start a new medicine without proper medical advice.
Metolar 50 Tablet is also used to relieve the symptoms caused by an overactive thyroid gland. It may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill and if you stop taking it, your condition may worsen.
The main side effects of this medicine are sudden lowering of blood pressure, slow heart rate, headache, feeling dizzy, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.
USES OF METOLAR TABLET
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Treatment of Arrhythmia
- Prevention of Heart attack
- Prevention of Migraine
BENEFITS OF METOLAR TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
In Treatment of Arrhythmia
In Prevention of Heart attack
In Prevention of Migraine
SIDE EFFECTS OF METOLAR TABLET
Common side effects of Metolar
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Slow heart rate
- Stomach pain
HOW TO USE METOLAR TABLET
HOW METOLAR TABLET WORKS