Metolar XR 25 Capsule
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Introduction

Metolar XR 25 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called beta blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain) and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). It also helps to prevent migraine, future heart attacks and stroke.

Metolar XR 25 Capsule may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency will depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not have symptoms if you stop taking it your condition may worsen.

The main side effects of Metolar XR 25 Capsule are fatigue, headache, slow heart rate, feeling dizzy and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.

Uses of Metolar Capsule ER

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Angina (heart-related chest pain)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Prevention of Heart attack
  • Prevention of Migraine

Benefits of Metolar Capsule ER

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Metolar XR 25 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called long-acting beta-blocker. Metolar XR 25 Capsule works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps it to beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Metolar XR 25 Capsule relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take it regularly and as long as it is prescribed for it to work effectively.

In Arrhythmia

Metolar XR 25 Capsule is used to stabilize heart rhythms (particularly atrial fibrillation). It helps in normalizing an abnormal heart rhythm, preventing it occurring in the first place or slowing down the heart rate during an episode.

In Prevention of Heart attack

Metolar XR 25 Capsule helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Prevention of Migraine

Metolar XR 25 Capsule helps change electrical activity in the brain, reduce the flow of blood in your brain, or increase activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

 

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Side effects of Metolar Capsule ER

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 Metolar

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness

How to use Metolar Capsule ER

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. Metolar XR 25 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metolar XR 25 Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Metolar Capsule ER works

Metolar XR 25 Capsule is a long-acting beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metolar XR 25 Capsule.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metolar XR 25 Capsule 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
Metolar XR 25 Capsule 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
Metolar XR 25 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metolar XR 25 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metolar XR 25 Capsule is recommended.

Liver

CAUTION
Metolar XR 25 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metolar XR 25 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.