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Metolar 100 MG Capsule

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsMetoprolol
Description
Metolar 100 MG Capsule is a beta-blocker that works on the heart and blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain. It slows down the activity of your heart allowing your heart to beat slower and less forcefully. As a result, Metolar 100 MG Capsule helps to prevent abnormally fast heartbeats. It also reduces the pressure at which blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body. Metolar 100 MG Capsule is used to prevent and relieve migraine-related headaches. Side-effects of Metolar 100 MG Capsule are dizziness, headache, breathing difficulty, and low blood pressure. If you feel dizzy or tired, care must be taken while driving a vehicle or operating machinery. Do not take this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. Metolar 100 MG Capsule can be taken with or without food. For ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Make sure to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Appropriate lifestyle changes like a low-fat diet, exercise, and stop smoking to feel better along with this medicine. You may have to take this medicine for the long-term. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Metolar 100 MG Capsule

Cardibeta 100 MG Capsule
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Metolar 100 MG Capsule

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dark urine
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellow eyes and skin
  • Headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Tiredness

Uses of Metolar 100 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Migraine prevention
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of the metoprolol capsule can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of the metoprolol capsule lasts for an average duration of 6 to 12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metolar 100 MG Capsule because it can lower blood pressure drastically.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Metolar 100 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Pregnant women often are prescribed with Metolar 100 MG Capsule for treating heart conditions. Metolar 100 MG Capsule is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before starting this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Metolar 100 MG Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid taking Metolar 100 MG Capsule if you are previously allergic to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Bradycardia

Bradycardia or slow heart rate occurs when your heart beats less than 60 times per minute. Metolar 100 MG Capsule is not recommended to treat a slow heart rate.

Second or third-degree heart block

There are electrical signals that control the heartbeat. These signals tell your heart muscle to contract and pump blood correctly. Heart block occurs when these signals are slowed down. Heart block is named first-, second-, or third-degree. First-degree heart block is the least severe, second-degree heart block is severe and can often progress to third-degree heart block, the most severe form. Metolar 100 MG Capsule is not recommended to treat second or third-degree heart block that requires emergency attention.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Pregnant women often are prescribed with Metolar 100 MG Capsule for treating heart conditions. Metolar 100 MG Capsule is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before starting this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Metolar 100 MG Capsule is safe to use during breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause adverse effects in breastfed infants. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Major surgery

Metolar 100 MG Capsule should be given with caution to patients who are going to have a major surgery done. The dose should be very carefully monitored in such cases both before and after the surgical procedure.

Sports

Athletes are advised not to indulge in certain sports while using Metolar 100 MG Capsule. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that are not to be taken while participating in certain specific sports events.

Driving or operating machinery

Metolar 100 MG Capsule may cause dizziness and fatigue in some people. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Metolar 100 MG Capsule. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek medical emergency in case of an Metolar 100 MG Capsule overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Metolar 100 MG Capsule because it can lower blood pressure drastically.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Aminophylline

Diltiazem

Disease interactions

Asthma/ COPD

Use Metolar 100 MG Capsule with caution in patients with a respiratory condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Metolar 100 MG Capsule can cause shortness of breath and also worsens other respiratory symptoms in such patients.

Diabetes

Metolar 100 MG Capsule can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar in diabetic patients. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary for diabetic patients receiving this medicine.

Liver disease

The primary conversion of Metolar 100 MG Capsule to its active form happens in the liver. Therefore patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Metolar 100 MG Capsule.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma or high eye pressure occurs when the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged. Patients with glaucoma may require dose adjustments while taking Metolar 100 MG Capsule.

Hyperlipidaemia

Hyperlipidaemia is a condition of high levels of fat or cholesterol in the blood. Metolar 100 MG Capsule can increase the cholesterol levels in the blood. Hence use Metolar 100 MG Capsule with caution in patients with hyperlipidaemia.
Food interactions
Using Metolar 100 MG Capsule together with multivitamin with minerals may reduce the effectiveness of Metolar 100 MG Capsule. Take Metolar 100 MG Capsule 2 hours before taking multivitamins with minerals.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Metolar 100 MG Capsule with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this capsule at around the same time daily. Appropriate lifestyle changes like a low-fat diet, exercise, and smoking cessation should be done along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Beta receptors, that are found in the heart increases the heart rate and the heart's strength of contraction. Metolar 100 MG Capsule blocks beta receptors and as a result, your heart beats more slowly and less forcefully. It also helps to lower the blood pressure and strain on the heart.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Cardioselective beta blockers, Beta Blockers

Schedule

Schedule H

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