Met XL-T 25 Tablet

Introduction

Met XL-T 25 Tablet is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke. Early treatment with this medicine also improves chances of survival in patients of heart attack.

It is advised to take Met XL-T 25 Tablet with food at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, weakness, dizziness, decreased blood pressure, and increased potassium level in blood. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food and supplements while taking this medicine. It may cause dizziness, avoid driving or rise slowly from the sitting position. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar level, kidney functioning, urea, or electrolytes level during the treatment.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.

Uses of Met XL-T Tablet PR

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Met XL-T Tablet PR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Met XL-T

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cold extremities
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Numbness of extremity
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use Met XL-T Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Met XL-T 25 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Met XL-T Tablet PR works

Met XL-T 25 Tablet is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Telmisartan and Metoprolol Succinate. Telmisartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the chemical angiotensin, thereby relaxing blood vessels. Metoprolol Succinate is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure. Together they allow the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Met XL-T 25 Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Met XL-T 25 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Met XL-T 25 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Met XL-T 25 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Met XL-T 25 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Met XL-T 25 Tablet is recommended.

Liver

CAUTION
Met XL-T 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Met XL-T 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.