Metolar - 100 mg (Toprol XR)
US Brand Name Toprol XR
Strength 100mg
Generic Name Metoprolol Tartrate
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

What is Metolar


Most often called as Metoprolol Tartrate, which is a beta-blocker drug prescribed for the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). It affects the heart and blood circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins) and also used to prevent heart attack. This medicine is sold under various trade names, a few of which are Toprol XR and Metolar (made by Cipla).



Important information about Metoprolol Tartrate


The very first precaution is not to take this medicine if you are strictly allergic to it. If you have following conditions like a cardiac block, sick sinus syndrome, or slow heart rate, do not take this medicine. If you are scheduled an operation, inform your surgeon that you are having Metoprolol Tartrate. You are required to suspend medicine use in the above cases for a short time period. Moreover, do not stop taking Metoprolol Tartrate without your doctor’s permission. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, you might get worst results or your health conditions may deteriorate. If you are being treated with Metoprolol Tartrate for high blood pressure, you can use this drug for the rest of your life, if you don’t experience any serious symptoms.


This drug belongs to the pregnancy category C drug. It is not known whether this drug is harmful for an unborn baby if taken during the pregnancy. This drug can pass into the breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. You must get the medical attention before taking this medicine especially when you are pregnant and breast feeding.



Before taking Metoprolol Tartrate


Do not take this medicine without the permission of your doctor and to ensure whether this medicine is safe for you, let you doctor know if you have the following conditions: diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, low blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, depression, a thyroid disorder, myasthenia gravis, pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland), circulation problems (such as Raynaud’s syndrome), past allergies, etc.



Dosage Information


You should take Metoprolol Tartrate as per your doctor’s advice.  Do not alter the dosage unless you physician advices you to do so. Also, do not take this medicine if the prescribed period is over. Refer the medicine leaflet to know the detailed information regarding this medicine. It can be taken with food or just after the food.  Do not crush or chew the medicine, swallow it as a whole to retain maximum benefits. Store the medicine in a cool and dry place. Metoprolol Tartrate is a comprehensive medicinal treatment for blood pressure which includes diet restrictions, exercises, and other medicines. You should follow a proper regimen to keep your blood pressure balanced.



What if you miss a dose


If you miss a dose of Metoprolol Tartrate, try to take as soon as you remember the dose. Always take care that you should not take the missed tablet if the next dose time is close. Taking multiple doses just after other can causes harmful effects.  



What if you overdose


In case of overdose, seek for an emergency medical treatment or call your Doctor immediately. Overdose may leads to uneven heartbeat, breathlessness, bluish colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, seizure, or fainting.



Things to avoid


Metoprolol may have adverse effect on your thinking power and reflexes. You should not do the work which requires high mental awareness and reflexes such as driving.  Limit the consumption of alcohol and avoid getting up quickly and lying suddenly from a sitting position because it can lead to dizziness in your body.



Side Effects 


Some non serious side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, light headedness, diarrhea, or tiredness. But, in case these effects persist or deteriorate, seek medical attention easily. On some rare conditions, it causes slow rate of heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, blue finger or toes, breathing trouble, new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (swelling of ankles/feet, severe tiredness, shortness of breath, unexplained or sudden weight gain), mental or mood changes (confusion, mood swings, depression). It may also stop the flow of blood which causes frozenness in hands and foots. These are not only the side effects, there may be some other. If you get any serious side effects, seek the medical help right away. You can also report the side effects by calling 1800-FDA-1088.



Interaction with other drugs


Just like other drugs, Metoprolol Tartrate can also interact with other drugs and products. Some of them are allergy drugs, cimetidine, clonidine, digitalis, dobutamine, terbinafine, haloperidol, isoproterenol, blood thinner such as warfarin, doxazosin, prazosin, terazosin, amiadarone, propafenone, quinidine, fluconazole, insulin or oral diabetes medicines, antidepressants, other heart or blood pressure medicine, medicines for asthma or other breathing disorders, HIV medicines, anti malaria medications, or MAO inhibitors. Never start a new medication without your doctor advice.


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