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STARPRESS H XL 12.5 MG TABLET

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Composition for STARPRESS H XL

Metoprolol(12.5 mg),Hydrochlorothiazide(NA)

food interaction for STARPRESS H XL

alcohol interaction for STARPRESS H XL

pregnancy interaction for STARPRESS H XL

lactation interaction for STARPRESS H XL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Starpress h xl 12.5 mg tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
UNSAFE
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.
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Starpress h xl 12.5 mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for STARPRESS H XL

Metoprolol(12.5 mg)

Uses

Metoprolol is used for increased blood pressure , angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack, heart failure and migraine.

How it works

It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure.Early intervention and start of metoprolol in myocardial infarction reduces infarct size and the incidence of ventricular fibrillation.

Common side effects

Nausea, Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Cold extremities, Constipation, Dizziness, Depression, Dry mouth, Heartburn, Lightheadedness, Rash, Itching, Running nose, Skin rash, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Fatigue
Hydrochlorothiazide(NA)

Uses

Hydrochlorothiazide is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and kidney stone.

How it works

Hydrochlorothiazide lowers blood pressure and swelling by increasing the amount of urine, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Excessive thirst, Abnormal heart rhythm, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered blood lipids, Convulsion, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Electrolyte imbalance, Vomiting, Gastrointestinal disorder, Gout, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased uric acid level in blood, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Decreased sodium level in blood, Decreased blood pressure, Lethargy, Muscle pain, Weakness

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Expert advice for STARPRESS H XL

  • Metoprolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Metoprolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Metoprolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Metoprolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include:
     
    • Maintain a normal body weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9 kg/m2).
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
    • Limit alcohol consumption to less than or equal to 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml ethanol eg 24oz beer, 10 oz wine, or 3 oz 80-proof whiskey).

Frequently asked questions for STARPRESS H XL

Metoprolol

Q.Is metoprolol safe?
Metoprolol (also available as metolar XR 50/ met Xl/ metolar/ embeta XR) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is metoprolol a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
Metoprolol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker

Q.Is metoprolol tartrate the same as toprol XL?
Metoprolol tartrate and toprol XL are same and Toprol xl is the brand name of the generic drug metoprolol

Q.Can I take metoprolol with amlodipine/ Nyquil /Xanax/ Aspirin/ Ibuprofen/ Benadryl/ Zoloft/ Lisinopril?
Metoprolol can be taken with amlodipine, Lisinopril, Xanax and Aspirin. It is advised to take Nyquil and Metoprolol with doctor’s advice, because Nyquil contains antihistamines which might elevate blood pressure. Ibuprofen is NSAID, which interacts with metoprolol and should be avoided. Metoprolol may slow down the heart rate, and diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness, so Benadryl should be taken only if needed and under doctor’s advice. Metoprolol tartrate oral will increase the level or effect of Zoloft (sertraline) by altering drug metabolism

Q.Does metoprolol cause hair loss/ headache/ lower heart rate/ lower blood pressure/ weight gain/ memory loss/ itching/ cough/ itching/ gas?
Metoprolol may cause some of these effects. Always consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.

Hydrochlorothiazide

Q.Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?
Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?
No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide

Q.Is hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?
No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?
Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.Does hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?
Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide

Q.Does hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?
No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)