Metolar XR - 25 mg (Toprol XL)
US Brand Name Toprol XL
Strength 25mg
Generic Name Metoprolol Succinate
Manufacturer Cipla
Pharmaceutical Form Capusles

What is Metolar XR:


This drug has a generic name Metoprolol Succinate, which is a beta blocker drug that affects the heart and blood circulation through arteries and veins. It is primarily used for the cure of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina (chest pain). It is also used to prevent congestive heart failure and heart attack. This drug sold under several trade names including Toprol XL and Metolar XR (made by Cipla). It relaxes the blood vessel and lowers down the heart beat rate and pressure.



Important information about Metoprolol:

Avoid ingestion of this drug, if you have a known allergy to Metoprolol, or if you have serious heart attack conditions, sick sinus syndrome and slow heart rate. If you have any kind of pre scheduled operation, inform your doctor well in advance that you are taking this medicine. You may be required to suspend the use for short time period. You should not stop the use without your doctor’s permission. In case you stop taking the pills suddenly, your health condition will deteriorate for the worse.

If you are pursuing the treatment for high blood pressure, then continue taking Metoprolol Succinate if you don’t have any symptoms. High blood pressure doesn’t have any outwardly signs, so you can continue the medication for rest of your life. It belongs to the class of FDA pregnancy C drug category, so it might not be known whether it would cause any harm to an unborn baby if taken while being pregnant. You must consult your doctor before using this medication because it can cause harmful effects if you are breast feeding. 



How it works:


Metoprolol Succinate gets bind with beta receptors in the heart and cardio vascular muscles and start the action. The process results in following steps-


§  It relaxes the blood vessels and pump smooth arterial blood flow.     

§  Reduces high level of blood pressure.

§  It balances pumping of blood out of the heart and around the body.

§  Reduces workload of the heart and amount of oxygen which is required to pump the blood across the whole body.

§  It reduces the risks of future heart attack by improving electrical activity of heart blood vessels resulting in fast or slow heartbeat.



Before taking Metoprolol Succinate:


To ensure this drug is helpful and safe for you, inform your doctor about all the conditions you might be suffering like: 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), or a history of allergies.



Dosage information:


You should take Metoprolol Succinate as per your doctor’s direction. Make sure not to alter the dosage until your doctor advices you to do so. Do not take this medicine after the prescription period is over. You should refer the medicine instructions for detailed information. It should be taken with food or after the food. Swallow the tablet as a whole, do not chew or crush it. Make sure to store this tablet in a cool and dry place. This tablet is a part of full line treatment for blood pressure which includes diet restrictions, exercises, etc. You should follow a proper regimen of these things as directed by your doctor to ensure proper functioning of this medicine.  


Note: Metoprolol Succinate dosage depends on lots of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition, your doctor may fix the dosage by examining you properly.  Strictly follow the dosage instruction prescribed by your doctor.



What if you miss a dose:


It has happened many times, but you should take the missed dose as soon as possible. Always take care that you should not take the missed tablet if the next dose time is close.



What if you overdose:


In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call your doctor immediately. Overdose can cause uneven heartbeat, breathlessness, bluish colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, seizure, or fainting.



Things and activities you should not do:


This drug may impact on your thinking capability and reflexes, hence you should avoid such things which require high alertness and mental awareness like driving etc. Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol while using this medicine. Also, avoid getting up quickly from a sitting position because it can lead to dizziness in your body. Ask your doctor for any other restrictions or limitations while using Metoprolol Succinate.



What are the Side Effects:


All the medicines have their side effects, sometimes they leads to a critical situation, but most of the time they are not. The common side effects include dizziness, diarrhea, drowsiness, light headedness, fatigue, tiredness or headache. If any of these side effects persists in your body for long time, seek medical help immediately. It may reduce blood supply to hands and feet causing them to feel cold. This effects may take serious form if you equally smoking. Avoid warm dressing and tobacco intake.


Some serious side effects due to this medicine are as follows-

§  Hives, itching and skin rashes

§  Swelling of mouth , face, lips and tongue

§  Slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, blue finger or toe

§  Fainting

§  Hallucinations

§  Mood swings

§  Lightheadedness

§  Wheezing

§  Vision related problems

§  Yellowing of skin and eyes


The side effects mentioned above are not all inclusive that you may experience by the ingestion of Metoprolol Succinate. If you get any serious side effects, seek medical help right away.



Interaction with other drugs:


Some of the other drugs that can interact with Metoprolol Succinate 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 permission.   


If you are looking for a drug to reduce the risks of heart failure and other cardiovascular problems, you can buy Matolar XR-25 MG online at and prevent hypertension.

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Metolar XR - 25 mg (Toprol XL)

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