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Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Metoprolol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is prescribed to patients to improve heart function and control blood flow through the vessels. The drug helps in the treatment of hypertension, that is, high blood pressure and angina, that is, chest pain. Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet effectively blocks the action of a few body chemicals that occur naturally in the body. The medicine can be taken either before or after a meal. The dosage of the drug depends on the severity of the condition. The doctor may increase dosage as per requirement. Over dosage of Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should be avoided. In case of accidental over dosage emergency medical care should be acquired. Patients with certain medical problems are generally not advised to take this drug. The medicine is not recommended for patients who have coronary heart disease or blood circulation issues. If you have suffered a heart attack recently Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet may not be the best option for you. Patients who suffer from kidney issues and liver problems, or have a thyroid disorder or even allergies should inform their doctor about their medical issues before consuming the drug.

certain side effects of Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet are-

  • fatigue and dizziness
  • mood swings and confusion
  • breathing issues
  • problems with sleeping
  • nightmares
  • rashes and irritation
  • diarrhea

Because Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet leads to confusion, one should avoid driving in order to avoid accidents. Alcohol should also be avoided when on the drug because liquor can intensify its side effects. The dosage of Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet may vary from 100mg to 450mg. Some medicines which may affect the action of Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet are prazosin, terbinafine, bupropion etc. Thus, you should inform your doctor about any medicines that you are currently taking before starting the medicine. In case of a missed drug dose, it should be taken as soon as possible. However avoid taking the missed dose along with the next dose as it may lead to complications.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is used for lowering high blood pressure.

Angina Pectoris

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is used for relieving long term chest pain caused due to reduced blood flow to the heart.
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is used during the early stages of treatment of heart attack.

Congestive Heart Failure

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is used for the management of a heart condition where the blood is pumped in less than normal quantities.
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is used with other medications to relieve certain symptoms of Hyperthyroidism.

Migraine Prevention

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is sometimes used to prevent and relieve migraine related headaches.
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for people who have a known history of allergy to this medication or any other medicines belonging to the group Beta Blockers. (Eg: Atenolol, Labetalol etc).

Heart diseases

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for people who have serious heart problems like heart block, Sick Sinus Syndrome etc.

Circulatory disorders

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for people who have a severe blood circulation related disease.
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in patients who have severe heart failure and are getting emergency attention.

Heart rhythm disorders

Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for people having slow heart rate i.e (Bradycardia).
In addition to its intended effect, Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Chest pain and discomfort

Major Common

Decreased blood pressure

Major Common

Blurred vision

Major Common

Dizziness

Major Common

Slow heart beat

Major Common

Shortness of breath

Major Less Common

Nausea or vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Skin rash

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect lasts for 3 to 6 hours upon oral administration. This increases to 5 to 6 hours upon intravenous infusion.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of Metoprolol (primary constituent of Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet) can be observed within an hour of oral administration. When given in the form of an intravenous infusion, the action starts in 20 minutes.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Even if the medicine is used, the dose should be as low as possible and should be discontinued at least 2-3 days before delivery.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine has not known to cause any alarming side effects on the infant as the amount passed through milk is very less. However, caution should be exercised and the medicine be used only when the potential benefits outweigh the risks associated. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Micro Labs Ltd
Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd
Panacea Biotec Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
Alembic Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose can be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.

Overdose instructions

An overdose of this medication can cause some serious effects on the heart, blood vessels, and nerve conduction. Report the incidence as soon as possible so that medical intervention can begin. Supportive measures like Gastric lavage and symptomatic treatment might be required based on severity.

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United States

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Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet blocks beta receptors sites in the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. This results in inhibition of epinephrine resulting in relaxed blood vessels. Thus pressure is lowered and blood flow to the heart is improved.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Asthma

Major
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should not be used in patients suffering from bronchial asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Report the incidence of Asthma to your doctor so that Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet can be substituted with another medication.

Heart Block

Major
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should not be used in patients having a heart block greater than first degree. However, it can be used in this case if a pacemaker is present to correct the disorder.

Diabetes

Major
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should be administered with caution in patients suffering from diabetes or a condition where blood sugar level is likely to get low. You should consult a doctor if any symptom indicating a lowered blood sugar level is suspected while using this medicine.

Liver disease

Major
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should be administered with caution in patients having a liver disease. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring are advised in such cases.

Glaucoma

Moderate
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should be administered with caution in a patient suffering from Glaucoma. A change in the dose of current Glaucoma medicine may be required. In some cases, your doctor may advise the use of another medicine in place of a beta blocker.

High cholesterol and fat

Moderate
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should be administered with caution in a patient having high levels of cholesterol and fats in their body. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases.

Interaction with Alcohol

Ethanol

Moderate
Use of alcohol should be avoided while taking Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet especially when you start taking the medicine or a change its dosage. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, change in pulse or heart rate should be reported to the doctor.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Multivitamin with Minerals

Moderate
Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet should be used with caution if you are taking vitamin and mineral supplement. Report the usage of supplements to the doctor so that dose adjustments and safety monitoring can be done. There should be a gap of at least 2 hours between the consumption of these two medicines.

Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Moderate
Report the usage of either of these medicines to the doctor. A dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases. Symptoms like headache, fainting, decrease in pulse or heart rate should be reported to the doctor.

Diltiazem

Major
Report the use of either of these medicines to the doctor. Dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases. Symptoms like fatigue, headache, fainting, an increase in weight, chest pain should be reported to the doctor.

Aminophylline

Major
Report the usage of either of these medicines to the doctor. Dose adjustments and safety monitoring may be required in such cases. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, lack of sleep, and uneven heartbeat. Do not discontinue the usage of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Ergotamine

Moderate
Report the use of either of these medicines to the doctor. A dose adjustment and safety monitoring may be required in such cases. Symptoms like cold and numb hands and feet, muscle pain and weakness, severe headache etc. should be reported to the doctor.
What are you using Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet for?
Hypertension
Other
Angina Pectoris
Heart Attack
Hyperthyroidism
Migraine Prevention
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Slow heart beat
Decreased blood pressure
Dizziness
Blurred vision
Chest pain and discomfort
Shortness of Breath
Nausea or vomiting
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

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Cardiologist, Delhi
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Eslo is safe but eslo will have gradual effect on BP, usually takes more than 3 weeks for full effect. It is much stronger than metoprolol succinate, so make sure you need strong medicine before it is started.
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About Metoprolol 25 MG Tablet
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