Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Met XL AM Tablet ER

Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.

Met XL AM Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Palpitations
  • Cold extremities

How to use Met XL AM Tablet ER

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. Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Met XL AM Tablet ER works

Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and Metoprolol, which lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.

Met XL AM Tablet ER related warnings

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.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet 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.
Lactation
Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Met XL AM 50/5 Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Met XL AM

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Met XL AM if I feel well?

No, keep using Met XL AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Met XL AM suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Met XL AM?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Met XL AM cause headache?

Yes, the use of Met XL AM can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and do not go away.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Met XL AM?

Met XL AM Succinate is considered to be harmful for patients who are allergic to any of its active or inactive ingredient. It should be avoided in patients with a history of asthma or lung disease. Inform your doctor about the your medical history and medicines to avoid any side effects.

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Met XL AM?

Yes, the use of Met XL AM can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 15th May 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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