Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR

Introduction

Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR contains two medicines, both of which help to control high blood pressure and heart rate. It is also used for heart-related chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms and chronic (long-term) heart failure.

You can take Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. 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.

It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on 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 AM Tablet PR

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Met XL AM 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 AM

  • Depression
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness

How to use Met XL AM Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Met XL AM Tablet PR works

Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Metoprolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR 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
Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR 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 AM 25/5 Tablet PR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR is recommended.

Liver

CAUTION
Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Met XL AM 25/5 Tablet PR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.