Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet

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    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet Information

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of High BP. Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Slow heart rate (pulse). Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. Further, the section on Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet related warnings talks about Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate) are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Metocard Xl. If you are pregnant, do not take Metocard Xl without a doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Breastfeeding women can take Metocard Xl as it bears very minor side effects for them.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Using Metocard Xl does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet on the Liver?


      Metocard Xl may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet on the Heart?


      Very few cases of side effects of Metocard Xl on the heart have been reported.

      Mild


    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet

    • Is this Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet for mental disorders.

      No

    Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet


      Some foods when eaten with Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet


      Taking alcohol with Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Metocard XL 12.5 Tablet

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Metocard Xl make you feel tired?

    Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

    Yes, Metocard Xl can make you feel tired, because it drops your heart rate, and if your heart rate is dropped, the amount of blood that your heart is pumping also decreases. This creates symptoms of fatigue, impotence, drowsiness, and lethargy. Please consult your doctor if you feel tired after taking this drug.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Metocard Xl cause hair loss?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    Rarely Metocard Xl causes hair loss. However, if you experience hair loss after taking this medicine then inform to doctor right away and follow his/her instructions.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Metocard Xl?

    Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

    Metocard Xl is a brand name of metoprolol. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called beta blocker. It is used to treat chest pain, heart failure, and high blood pressure. It also helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Can I take Metocard Xl without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Metocard Xl is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's advice.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Metocard Xl cause cough?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    Yes, Metocard Xl causes a cough. It is a common side effect of this drug. However, if you experience a severe cough after taking this medicine then inform the doctor and follow his/her instructions.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 148-149

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 847-850

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