Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet

Introduction

Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of any future heart attack and stroke. Early treatment with this medicine improves chances of survival in patients of heart attack.

Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is taken with or without food preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. 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.

Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.  Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure, hence rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

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. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar level and the levels of salts such as potassium or magnesium checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Betaloc H Tablet

Side effects of Betaloc H Tablet

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 Betaloc H

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Altered blood lipid level
  • Cold extremities
  • Slow heart rate
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Increased calcium level in blood

How to use Betaloc H Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Betaloc H Tablet works

Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Metoprolol Succinate and Hydrochlorothiazide. Metoprolol Succinate is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to reduce heart rate and make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg 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
Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betaloc H 50mg/12.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.