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Metel 80mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Metel 80mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent future heart attack and stroke. This medicine is also effective in preserving kidney function in patients with diabetes.

Metel 80mg Tablet can be prescribed either alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food during the day or at night. However, try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It is important to continue taking it regularly even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This is a widely used medicine and is considered safe for long-term use.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will also help lower your blood pressure. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor.

This medicine is tolerated well by most patients and has few side effects. However, it may cause upper respiratory tract infection, back pain, sinus infection, and diarrhea in some people. Let your doctor know if you experience any of these side effects.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor may check your kidney function, blood pressure, and potassium levels in your blood at regular intervals while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Metel Tablet

Benefits of Metel Tablet

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Metel 80mg Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. This effectively lowers the blood pressure. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Metel 80mg Tablet reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes, such as eating healthy and staying active, to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

In Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Metel 80mg Tablet is an effective treatment for heart failure. This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

Side effects of Metel 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 Metel

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Metel 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. Metel 80mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Metel Tablet works

Metel 80mg Tablet is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It relaxes blood vessels by blocking the action of a chemical that usually makes blood vessels tighter. This lowers the blood pressure, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly to different organs and the heart to pump more efficiently.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metel 80mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metel 80mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metel 80mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Metel 80mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Metel 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metel 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure, creatinine, and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Metel 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metel 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Metel 80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Metel Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Metel 80mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Your doctor may get regular test done to monitor the level of urea, creatinine, and potassium in your blood.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, along with Metel 80mg Tablet without consulting your doctor.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as bananas, coconut water and broccoli.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzimidazole derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

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FAQs

Q. Should Metel 80mg Tablet be taken in the morning or at night?

Metel 80mg Tablet is generally recommended to be taken once daily, either in the morning or in the evening. Consider taking it at the same time each day as it will help you to remember taking it.

Q. How long does it take for Metel 80mg Tablet to work?

You may see an improvement within a few days. But, the maximum benefit can be seen within 4-8 weeks of starting treatment.

Q. My blood pressure is now controlled. Can I stop taking Metel 80mg Tablet now?

No, do not stop taking Metel 80mg Tablet without consulting your doctor even if your blood pressure is controlled. Stopping it suddenly may increase your blood pressure which could be detrimental for you. Metel 80mg Tablet does not cure high blood pressure but controls it. So, you may have to take the medicine lifelong. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Q. If I have some kidney problem, can I take Metel 80mg Tablet? Can it further deteriorate my kidney function?

You can take Metel 80mg Tablet if it has been advised by your doctor. Your doctor may ask you to get regular tests done (potassium and creatinine levels) in order to monitor your kidney function. Metel 80mg Tablet may cause worsening of kidney function, therefore you should contact your doctor in case you notice swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands or unexplained weight gain.

Q. I am overweight and the doctor has prescribed me Metel 80mg Tablet for blood pressure control. I am bothered that Metel 80mg Tablet can increase my weight. Is it true?

No, do not worry since Metel 80mg Tablet is not known to cause weight gain. In fact in animal studies Metel 80mg Tablet has been found to decrease fat tissue.

Q. Does Metel 80mg Tablet affect blood glucose levels in diabetics?

Metel 80mg Tablet may lower blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. Therefore, it is essential to keep a regular track of your blood glucose levels. Talk to your doctor if you are a diabetic because the dose of insulin or antidiabetic medicines may need adjustment.

Q. Can the use of Metel 80mg Tablet cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood)?

Yes, Metel 80mg Tablet can cause hyperkalemia (increased potassium level in blood). A regular monitoring of blood potassium levels may be advised by your doctor while taking this medicine.

Q. Does Metel 80mg Tablet work by causing excessive urination?

No, Metel 80mg Tablet does not cause excessive urination and does not belong to the diuretic class of medicines. Metel 80mg Tablet works by relaxing the blood vessels by blocking the effect of a substance known as angiotensin II. This substance is responsible for increasing the blood pressure by narrowing down the blood vessels.

Q. Do I need to follow any precautions if I take ibuprofen and Metel 80mg Tablet together?

If you are taking ibuprofen and Metel 80mg Tablet together, you should continuously keep a check on your blood pressure and kidney function. Metel 80mg Tablet may enhance the side effects of ibuprofen which may further cause water retention, especially in patients taking Metel 80mg Tablet for heart failure. Ibuprofen may interfere with the working of Metel 80mg Tablet and decrease its efficiency at lowering blood pressure.

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