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Metcy 25 Tablet ER

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Overview

Introduction of Metcy Tablet ER

Metcy 25 Tablet ER is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure, heart-related chest pain, abnormal heart rhythms, and chronic (long-term) heart failure. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke. Early treatment with this medicine improves chances of survival in patients of heart attack. This medicine is also used to prevent migraine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. This medicine should be taken regularly at a fixed time each day. Since this is a long-acting medicine, it is taken once a day. It should not be stopped abruptly. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine work better. Dizziness may occur as a side effect in some patients but it gets better with time.

Metcy Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Slow heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath

How to use Metcy 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. Metcy 25 Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metcy 25 Tablet ER with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Metcy Tablet ER works

Metcy 25 Tablet ER 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.

Metcy Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metcy 25 Tablet ER. 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
Metcy 25 Tablet ER may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Metcy 25 Tablet ER is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Metcy 25 Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Metcy 25 Tablet ER is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metcy 25 Tablet ER is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Metcy 25 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metcy 25 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Metcy 25 Tablet ER suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Metcy with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Miglicon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glicla
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tamocas
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Metcy

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I am having pain in left side of the chest also in left arm is it related to heart attack what can be done get relief ??
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Please consult to your nearest doctor for blood pressure examination. then let me know.
(1) I am diabetic and on insulin. Actrapdid 35, 35, 25 with Lantus 30. Recent HbA1C value 6.4 (2) I have high blood pressure and I am taking Rampiril (5mg b.i.d) with Hydrochloride thiozide (12.5 mg OD) and+ ? HS . BP is normally well below I have Cholesterol problem and so I am taking Atorvastatin 40(HS). My recent Lipid Profile is: Cholesterol 169, Triglycerides 107, HDL 38, LDL 109.6, VLDL 21.4, Cholestorol:HDL 4.44. (4) I also have Glaucoma and I am on eye drops (5) I have Ostopenia and so am taking Calcium tablets.(6) I underwent CABG surgery 14 months ago after surviving heart attack. Medication includes: Clopitab 150 A (7) Echo LVEF: 55% Low Haemoglobin: 11.2. Prescribed tablets for improving Haemoglobin discontinued due to aggravating situation (8) Current Unsolved Problem: Breathlessness: Severe breathlessness while rising up, sitting down, bending down, bending up, climbing stairs. (No breathlessness while walking. But daily walking not done for some months, because walking causes inflammation at the suture site.)
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
How is ur echo n pft
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FAQs

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. While metoprolol tartarate is available as an immediate-release tablet. It doesn’t stay in your body as long as metoprolol succinate does.

Q. Will the use of Metcy affect my fertility?

Metcy is not know to affect fertility in males or females. However, talk to your doctor if you are facing fertility issues while taking this medicine.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Metcy?

You may not feel any difference after taking Metcy, if you are taking it for high blood pressure. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits. If you are taking Metcy for angina or heart failure, it may take several weeks or months to make you feel better.

Q. Can I take Metcy with vitamins?

Metcy 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. Can I take Metcy with grapefruit juice?

It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Metcy. There are no known interactions between them.

Q. Does Metcy cause weight gain?

Metcy can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Metcy as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.

Q. Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

You can eat and drink normally while taking Metcy. However, making lifestyle changes like stop smoking, eating healthy food and exercising regularly can further give a boost to your health.

Q. Do I need to avoid playing sports while taking Metcy?

You can continue playing sports while taking Metcy. Exercising regularly can help you in controlling your blood pressure. However, do not over do it or push yourself too hard while exercising or playing sports.

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