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Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER


Overview

Introduction

Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER 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. 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 with food 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 Twinblok M Tablet ER

Twinblok M Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Tiredness
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Cold extremities

How to use Twinblok M 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. Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER is to be taken with food.

How Twinblok M Tablet ER works

Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER is a combination of two medicines: Cilnidipine and metoprolol which lower blood pressure effectively. Cilnidipine 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.

Twinblok M Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Twinblok M 50 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
Twinblok M 50 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
No information is available on the use of Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Twinblok M 50 Tablet ER 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.

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