Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate)
What is Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) used for?
Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) is an oral beta-blocker prescribed to patients suffering from hypertension, angina, or an irregular heartbeat. The medication relaxes the blood vessels to increase circulation and lower the amount of work required by the heart. This action may also make it useful for treating an overactive thyroid, increasing survivability following a heart attack, or preventing migraines. Your physician may use it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) should always be used according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once each day, but your instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these doses whole with a full glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the medicine by crushing or splitting the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are cold sensations in the hands or feet, faintness, trouble breathing, unusual weight gain, or slowed heart rate. Tell your physician about any worrying or intense symptoms you experience to ensure the correct response is taken to prevent further complications including lower doses or reduced frequency of administration.
Betaloc CR (Metoprolol Succinate) should not be used by patients who are allergic to beta-blockers, have hypotension, untreated heart failure, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, metabolic acidosis, circulation problems, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, or an untreated tumor affecting the adrenal gland. You are also suggested to disclose if you are elderly, have psoriasis, heart failure, an overactive thyroid gland, a history of allergies, diabetes, peripheral arterial disorders, a history of asthma, severe angina, or severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Betaloc 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.