Metolar XR (Metoprolol)
What is Metolar XR (Metoprolol) used for?
Metolar XR (Metoprolol) is an oral beta-blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication reduces the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This can prevent chest pain, headaches, faintness, or other symptoms associated with this condition. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Metolar XR (Metoprolol)?
Metolar XR (Metoprolol) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based 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 on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Metolar XR (Metoprolol)?
Metolar XR (Metoprolol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, slowed heart rate, trouble breathing, or a cold sensation in the hands or feet. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any intense symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Metolar XR (Metoprolol) should not be used by patients who are allergic to beta-blocker medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have sick sinud syndrome, bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, hypotension, circulation problems in the extremities, metabolic acidosis, uncontrolled heart failure, or an untreated tumour affecting the adrenal gland. Also inform your doctor if you have psoriasis, a history of allergies, diabetes, 1st degree heart block, a history of asthma, a history of allergies, heart failure, angina not caused by exertion, or severe reduced liver function. These condition may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Metolar XR (Metoprolol) 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.
Metolar XR (Metoprolol) 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.