AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate)
What is AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) used for?
AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) is an oral beta blocker prescribed to treat the symptoms of hypertension or angina. It operates by reducing the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This can reduce symptoms associated with these conditions including vertigo, tinnitus, headaches, or chest pain. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once daily, but your particular instructions will be determined by your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, bradycardia, trouble breathing, unusual weight gain, or a cold sensation in the extremities. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to beta-blocker medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have metabolic acidosis, uncontrolled heart failure, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, circulation problems in the extremities, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, hypotension, or who have an untreated tumour affecting the adrenal gland. Also disclose if you have a history of heart failure, angina not caused by exertion, an overactive thyroid gland, psoriasis, a history of allergies, an overactive thyroid gland, diabetes, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.