- Amlodipine Besilate–Olmesartan Medoxomil
- Bisoprolol Fumarate
- Perindopril Erbumine
- Tadalafil Xtenda
What is Metoprolol used for?
Metoprolol is used to treat chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure (hypertension). By lowering high blood pressure, this drug helps prevent kidney problems and strokes. It belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers, which is also used to treat or prevent heart attacks. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Metoprolol?
The dosage of Metoprolol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Metoprolol should be taken with food or right after a meal. Take this medication at the same time every day.
What if you miss a dose of Metoprolol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Metoprolol medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if your next dose is less than 4 hours away, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Metoprolol?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Metoprolol, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Metoprolol?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Metoprolol.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Metoprolol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Metoprolol can interact with anti-diabetic drugs, calcium channel blockers, anti-malaria medications, alpha-blockers, and barbiturates.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Metoprolol?
Like other medicines, Metoprolol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Metoprolol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Metoprolol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Metoprolol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Metoprolol can cause side effects such as headache, trouble sleeping, dizziness, diarrhea, tiredness, vomiting, and vision problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Metoprolol.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Metoprolol?
Is it possible for me to take Metoprolol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Metoprolol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Metoprolol?
How will Metoprolol work in my body?
How should Metoprolol be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Metoprolol drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Metoprolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.