Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate)
What is Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) used for?
Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) is an oral beta-blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication operates by reducing the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood to reduce the blood pressure. This can prevent symptoms such as faintness, chest pain, flushing, or headaches. Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Always use Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered once daily, but your particular directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as faintness, slowed heartbeat, chest pain, trouble breathing, or cold sensations in the hands or feet. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to beta-blockers, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have circulation problems, uncontrolled heart failure, hypotension, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, sick sinus syndrome, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, metabolic acidosis, or an untreated tumour affecting the adrenal gland. Also inform your doctor if you have psoriasis, a history of heart failure, diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of asthma, history of allergies, 1st degree heart block, chest pain not caused by exertion, or severely reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Betaloc 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.
Betaloc 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.