Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol)
What is Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol) used for?
Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol) is a beta-blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from angina, high blood pressure, or risk of a heart attack. The medication lowers the heart rate to reduce hypertension and the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This action may also make the medication useful for treating irregular heartbeats, an overactive thyroid, or to prevent migraines from occurring. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol)?
Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They can be taken on an empty stomach, but you are suggested to eat a meal before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician or pharmacist any questions you have before using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol)?
The use of Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, unusual swelling, weight gain, or cold sensations in the hands or feet. Tell your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worry you to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol) should not be used by patients who are allergic to beta-blocker medications or those who have uncontrolled heart failure, bradycardia, circulation problems, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, metabolic acidosis, hypotension, cardiogenic shock, or an untreated tumor affecting the adrenal gland. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly or have psoriasis, an overactive thyroid gland, 1st degree heart block, diabetes, a history of asthma, a history of allergies to beta-blockers, severe angina, or peripheral arterial disorders. These conditions may lead to unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Metolar XR-100 (Metoprolol). 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.