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TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET

Manufactured byTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsMetoprolol
Description
TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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, TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET helps to prevent abnormally fast heartbeats. It also reduces the pressure at which blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body. Side-effects of TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET can be taken with or immediately after food. For the ease of remembering, take this metoprolol tablet PR 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.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Cough
  • Low blood pressure
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Dark urine
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Yellow eyes and skin
  • Headache

Uses of TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Congestive Heart Failure
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of metoprolol tablet PR can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of metoprolol tablet PR lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid drinking alcohol while taking TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET because it can lower the blood pressure drastically.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Pregnant women often are prescribed with TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET for treating heart conditions. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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?
    TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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 TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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.

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. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET is not recommended to treat second or third-degree heart block that requires emergency attention.

Bradycardia

Bradycardia or slow heart rate occurs when your heart beats less than 60 times per minute. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET is not recommended to treat a slow heart rate.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Pregnant women often are prescribed with TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET for treating heart conditions. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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

TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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

TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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 TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET. 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

TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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 TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek medical emergency in case of an TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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 TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET because it can lower the blood pressure drastically.
Interaction with Medicine

Amlodipine

Aminophylline

Diltiazem

Disease interactions

Asthma/ COPD

Use TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET with caution in patients with a respiratory condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET can cause shortness of breath and also worsens other respiratory symptoms in such patients.

Diabetes

TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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 TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET to its active form happens in the liver. Therefore patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET.

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 TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET.

Hyperlipidaemia

Hyperlipidaemia is a condition of high levels of fat or cholesterol in the blood. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET can increase the cholesterol levels in the blood. Hence use TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET with caution in patients with hyperlipidaemia.
Food interactions
Using TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET together with multivitamin with minerals may reduce the effectiveness of TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET. Take TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 2 hours before taking multivitamins with minerals.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET with or immediately after food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this tablet at around the same time daily. Appropriate lifestyle changes like 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. TOLOL XR 50 MG TABLET 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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