Meritol 50mg Tablet XL

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Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Meritol 50mg Tablet XL

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Medicine Overview of Meritol Tablet XL

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Uses of Meritol Tablet XL

Meritol 50mg Tablet XL is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), arrhythmias, heart attack, hypertension, heart failure and migraine headaches.
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Side effects of Meritol Tablet XL

Common

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness.

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How to use Meritol Tablet XL

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Meritol 50mg Tablet XL at a fixed time.
Avoid Meritol 50mg Tablet XL with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Meritol Tablet XL works

Meritol 50mg tablet xl is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

In Depth Information on Meritol Tablet XL

Expert advice for Meritol Tablet XL

  • May cause transient lethargy and depression. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
  • May increase wheezing and shortness of breath if you have a lung disease.
  • May lower heart rate and cause dizziness and fainting.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
  • Should not be discontinued abruptly as it may increase the chances of a heart attack or other heart problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Meritol 50mg Tablet XL
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Metoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in
lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Meritol 50mg Tablet XL may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Meritol 50mg Tablet XL is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Meritol 50mg Tablet XL may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Meritol 50mg Tablet XL is safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. No dose adjustment of Meritol 50mg Tablet XL is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
Meritol 50mg Tablet XL should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Meritol 50mg Tablet XL may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Voglistar 0.3mg Tablet MD, K Glim 1mg Tablet
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Meritol 50mg Tablet XL

Frequently asked questions for Metoprolol

Meritol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Meritol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Meritol can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Meritol does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Meritol as it may require further investigation and management.
Meritol can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Meritol does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Meritol can be taken with alprazolam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Meritol is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
Meritol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Meritol is not a diuretic. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Meritol can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Meritol as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
Meritol does not have diuretic in it. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Meritol. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Meritol with grapefruit juice.
Meritol is not a blood thinner. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Meritol is not a statin. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Meritol is not a vasodilator. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Meritol can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Meritol.
Meritol can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Meritol.
Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Meritol. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Meritol can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Meritol is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Meritol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
Meritol can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Meritol as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Use of Meritol is seen to be associated with constipation. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathlessness and slow heart rate.
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