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MET XL NT TABLET

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Primary uses of MET XL NT TABLET

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Medicine Overview of MET XL NT TABLET

Uses of Metoprolol Succinate

Metoprolol Succinate is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), heart failure and high blood pressure.

Metoprolol Succinate side effects

Common

Stomach pain, Cold extremities, Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Shortness of breath.

How to use Metoprolol Succinate

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. Avoid MET XL NT TABLET with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How MET XL NT TABLET works

Metoprolol Succinate is a long-acting 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.

Uses of Isosorbide Mononitrate

Isosorbide Mononitrate is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).

Isosorbide Mononitrate side effects

Common

Headache, Dizziness, Increased heart rate, Flushing of face, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

How to use Isosorbide Mononitrate

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. Avoid MET XL NT TABLET with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How MET XL NT TABLET works

Isosorbide Mononitrate is a nitrate. It reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.

In Depth Information on MET XL NT TABLET

Expert advice for Metoprolol Succinate

  • Metoprolol Succinate lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic . Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Side effects like headache, cold hands or feet, constipation or diarrhea can be experienced with its use. These are usually mild, short-lived and may not be with everyone. 
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
  • Do not stop taking Metoprolol Succinate suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Expert advice for Isosorbide Mononitrate

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Isosorbide Mononitrate with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Notify your doctor about other medicines (eg. sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil) that you are taking as Isosorbide Mononitrate may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
Met XL NT Tablet ER related warnings
Special precautions for Met XL NT Tablet ER
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 NT 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 NT 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
MET XL NT TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
MET XL NT TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of MET XL NT TABLET is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
MET XL NT TABLET is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of MET XL NT TABLET may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about MET XL NT TABLET

Frequently asked questions about Metoprolol Succinate

Q. What is the difference between Metoprolol Succinate And Metoprolol Tartrate?
Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release form of metoprolol. This means it is released into your body slowly and only needs to be taken once a day. Metoprolol tartrate, on the other hand, is available as an immediate-release tablet. It doesn’t stay in your body as long as metoprolol succinate does. Hence, multiple doses in a day may be required.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate safe?
Metoprolol Succinate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
Metoprolol Succinate belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with vitamins?
Metoprolol Succinate 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.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause anxiety?
Metoprolol Succinate does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Metoprolol Succinate as it may require further investigation and management.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause diarrhea?
Metoprolol Succinate can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Metoprolol Succinate does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with alprazolam?
Metoprolol Succinate 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.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate for anxiety?
Metoprolol Succinate is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Metoprolol Succinate is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate a diuretic?
Metoprolol Succinate is not a diuretic. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause erectile dysfunction?
Metoprolol Succinate can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Metoprolol Succinate as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate have a diuretic in it?
Metoprolol Succinate does not have diuretic in it. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with grapefruit juice?
It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Metoprolol Succinate. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Metoprolol Succinate with grapefruit juice.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate a blood thinner?
Metoprolol Succinate is not a blood thinner. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate a statin?
Metoprolol Succinate is not a statin. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate a vasodilator?
Metoprolol Succinate is not a vasodilator. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause hair loss?
Metoprolol Succinate can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Metoprolol Succinate.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause insomnia?
Metoprolol Succinate can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Metoprolol Succinate.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Metoprolol Succinate. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Metoprolol Succinate with birth control?
Metoprolol Succinate 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.
Q. Is Metoprolol Succinate a controlled substance?
Metoprolol Succinate is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Metoprolol Succinate belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause weight gain?
Metoprolol Succinate can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Metoprolol Succinate as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Metoprolol Succinate cause constipation?
Use of Metoprolol Succinate 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.

Frequently asked questions about Isosorbide Mononitrate

Q. Does Isosorbide Mononitrate cause erectile dysfunction (ed)/ lower blood pressure/hair loss?
Isosorbide Mononitrate does not cause erectile dysfunction but should not be used with the drugs such as Viagra used to treat ED. Low blood pressure is a common side effect of Isosorbide Mononitrate. Hair loss is not common, but may occur in some especially in older (60+) females
Q. Is isosorbide mononitrate the same as isosorbide dinitrate?
Isosorbide mononitrate is the active metabolite of isosorbide dinitrate and is primarily used in the management of chronic stable angina. It has high bioavailability and a longer half-life (4-6 hours) than isosorbide dinitrate
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate get you high?
No, Isosorbide Mononitrate does not get you high
Q. Is isosorbide mononitrate a beta blocker/ a blood thinner/ a calcium channel blocker/a statin /ace inhibitor/ a diuretic/ a narcotic?
No, isosorbide mononitrate is vasodilator. It is not a beta blocker, a blood thinner, a calcium channel blocker, ace inhibitor/ a diuretic or a statin. It is not a narcotic but narcotic symptoms may develop in some people
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate be crushed/ cut half/ be split?
Do not crush, split, cut half or chew the Isosorbide Mononitrate tablets. Its efficacy may get reduce. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. Can i take paracetamol with isosorbide mononitrate?
No interactions are found for paracetamol with isosorbide mononitrate, but it does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist
Q. Can Isosorbide Mononitrate be taken at night?
It is better to take Isosorbide Mononitrate in the morning during the time patients are active and leave them drug free during sleep.

Substitutes for Met XL NT

No substitutes found for this medicine
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