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What does Metoprolol XL 50mg treat?

Metropolol XL 50mg treats medical conditions such as chest pain (angina), heart failure and high blood pressure. It belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blockers that work by blocking the action of some of the naturally occurring chemicals that impact the heart and blood vessels. This brings down the blood pressure and eases blood flow. Lowering blood pressure cuts down the risk of strokes and heart attacks occurring. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.

Possible Side Effects

Metropolol XL 50mg does not have any major side effects and if any, they are minor and temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought. Side effects cannot be anticipated in advance.

Some of the side effects are as headache, insomnia, dizziness, light-headedness, diarrhea, tiredness, vomiting and problems with the vision. This is not the complete list though.

In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.

Dosage Instructions

Follow the Metropolol dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. It must always be taken with food or after a meal. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.

Missed a dose?

Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time is less than four hours closer to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless specifically instructed by your doctor.


Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Metropolol is taken along with another drug or when taken with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may interfere with the effect of Metropolol.

It may interact with: 

  • Albuterol/Salbutamol 
  • Chloroquine 
  • Clonidine 
  • Digoxin 

It may also interact with anti-diabetic drugs, anti-malarial medications, calcium channel blockers, alpha-blockers and barbiturates. This is not an exhaustive list though.

Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.

Where can I buy Metoprolol XL 50mg over the counter?

It is important to have your own doctor prescribe of the medicine metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker. Once you might have taken them regularly and are established on a steady dose, they shall be available well to purchase through corresponding pharmacies with online stores that also provides prescription. A consultant shall well discuss the condition with you and forward a prescription to a pharmacy near you.

Can I buy Metoprolol XL 50mg without a prescription?

Metoprolol XL 50mg medication needs a prescription from a medical provider in the US for being dispensed. Because of this, metoprolol Over The Counter is not available as the first step to get metoprolol medication is consulting with a medical provider. You will need a prescription to get medicine metoprolol. It is also possible to have a prescription forwarded to your pharmacy and ready for you within approx. three days.

What to ask your doctor before you start on Metropolol XL 50mg tablet?

  • Can I take Metropolol along with other drugs?
  • Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Metropolol?
  • What is the dosage of Metropolol to be consumed? How should I use Metropolol?
  • How will Metropolol work in my body?
  • How can the drug interactions and side effects of Metropolol be minimized or completely avoided?


The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Metropolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.


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