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 patients suffering from hypertension or angina. The medication operates by weakening the effects of stress hormones in the body to increase circulation and reduce the amount of work placed on the heart. This action may also be effective for preventing migraines. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your physician while using AFT - Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken each day, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated, your health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a full glass of water. They may be taken with or without food but a meal is recommended before use if you experience an upset stomach. Never crush or split the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of AFT-Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
The use of AFT - Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, slowed heartbeats, difficulty breathing, unusual swelling, or a cold sensation in the extremities. Inform your physician immediately if you experience unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further problems. These may include lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
AFT - Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate) should not be used if you are allergic to beta-blocker medications or if you have uncontrolled heart failure, hypotension, sick sinus syndrome, metabolic acidosis, an untreated tumor of the adrenal gland, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, or second or third degree heart block. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you are elderly, allergic to similar treatments, or if you have angina, an overactive thyroid gland, diabetes, asthma, psoriasis, poor circulation, first degree heart block, or treated heart failure. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent potential health problems that may occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using AFT - Metoprolol CR (Metoprolol Succinate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.