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Metapro 50 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Metapro 50 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain), irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). It also helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke and to prevent migraines.

Metapro 50 Tablet is also used to relieve the symptoms caused by an overactive thyroid gland. It may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill and if you stop taking it, your condition may worsen.

The main side effects of this medicine are sudden lowering of blood pressure, slow heart rate, headache, feeling dizzy, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.

Benefits of Metapro Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Metapro 50 Tablet belongs to a group of medicine called long-acting beta-blocker. It works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps the heartbeat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Metapro 50 Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take it regularly and as long as it is prescribed for it to work effectively.

In Arrhythmia

Metapro 50 Tablet is used to stabilize heart rhythms (particularly atrial fibrillation). It helps in normalizing an abnormal heart rhythm, preventing it from occurring in the first place, or slowing down the heart rate during an episode.

In Prevention of Heart attack

Metapro 50 Tablet helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.

In Prevention of Migraine

Metapro 50 Tablet helps change electrical activity in the brain, reduce the flow of blood in your brain, or increase activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.

Side effects of Metapro Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Metapro

  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Slow heart rate
    Splash your face with cold water and breathe deeply. This will help you to relax. Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy weight. Manage your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Limit your alcohol intake or drink in moderation, do not smoke and manage your stress levels. If your condition does not improve, speak to your doctor as you may be offered a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Breathlessness
    Control your breaths by breathing in slowly through your nose and breathing out through your mouth. Sitting on a chair and leaning your chest slightly forward may also help. Increase the flow of air around you by opening windows or using a fan. Try to learn breathing techniques and do regular physical exercise. Wearing loose clothing around your waist and chest may also be helpful. Your breathing will usually return to normal within a few weeks of starting the medicine. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse. Shortness of breath can also be a sign of an ongoing or worsening heart problem.

How to use Metapro Tablet

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. Metapro 50 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Metapro Tablet works

Metapro 50 Tablet is a short-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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metapro 50 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metapro 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metapro 50 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Metapro 50 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metapro 50 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metapro 50 Tablet is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metapro 50 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Metapro 50 Tablet is recommended.

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Quick Tips

  • 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 are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Do not stop taking Metapro 50 Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Alcohol & phenols
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No

Patient Concerns

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What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
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Cardiology
Related to chest pain angina commonly
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Please consult to your nearest doctor for blood pressure examination. then let me know.
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FAQs

Q. What is the difference between Metoprolol Succinate and Metapro?

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. Metapro, 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 Metapro effective?

Metapro is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Metapro too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Which is better, Metapro or Metoprolol Succinate?

Metapro and Metoprolol Succinate are both effective depending on the condition being treated. Metoprolol Succinate is more effective for treating heart failure. Metoprolol Succinate may also be less likely to cause some side effects as compared to Metapro.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Metapro?

If you have missed a dose of Metapro, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I take alcohol while on treatment with Metapro?

No, you should not take alcohol while on treatment with Metapro. Drinking alcohol while taking Metapro may increase the risk of drowsiness and dizziness. Therefore , it is generally not recommended to use Metapro with alcohol. However, you may consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding the same.

Q. Can you switch from Metapro to Metoprolol Succinate?

Yes, in some cases, Metapro may be switched to Metoprolol Succinate. Metoprolol Succinate may be preferred for its once-daily dosing. Consult a doctor to determine your treatment options when switching medications to know what suits you best and to get maximum benefit.

Q. When should you not take Metapro?

Metapro should not be taken if you experience very low heart rates, low blood pressure, or severe heart failure. It is important to discuss your medical history with a doctor to determine if you should be on Metapro or not.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Metapro?

Alcohol and certain medications should be avoided while taking Metapro. Some medications including calcium channel blockers, certain antidepressants, and those processed in a similar way as Metapro may increase the risk of adverse effects with Metapro.

Q. Can I use Metapro in pregnancy?

No, Metapro should not be used in pregnancy. It may be used during pregnancy if the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. Not enough studies have been done to show that these medications are 100% safe during pregnancy. Consult a doctor if you are planning a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding to avoid any harmful effects on the baby.

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References

  1. Benowitz NL. Antihypertensive Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 182.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 904-905.

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