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Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a combination of two medicines that effectively controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It is also used for 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 should be taken regularly at a fixed time each day. It should not be stopped abruptly as it may result in sudden increase of blood pressure. This medicine should be used along with a proper diet, salt restriction, and regular exercise for best results. Some patients may develop swelling of ankle as a side effect of this medicine. It may also produce dizziness initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Metcy AM Tablet

Metcy AM Tablet 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 Metcy AM 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. Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Metcy AM Tablet works

Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg 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.

Metcy AM Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet. 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 AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet 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 AM 5 mg/25 mg 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.
Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg 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
Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Metcy AM 5 mg/25 mg 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 Metcy AM

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I am a patient of hypertension
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Hypertension is clinal condition of high blood pressure. Please see a physician.
sir my bp is below 150/100 about one week. what medicine i used for control it.i take etopress at 50 but it had not control my blood pressure.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Amlopress am 5/25 daily once
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Metcy AM if I feel well?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Metcy 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 Metcy AM cause headache?

Yes, the use of Metcy 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 Metcy AM?

Metcy 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 Metcy AM?

Yes, the use of Metcy 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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