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Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Vivalol Tablet XL

Uses of Vivalol Tablet XL

Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), heart failure and high blood pressure.

Vivalol Tablet XL side effects

Common

Side Effects of Vivalol are Fatigue, Headache, Slow heart rate, Dizziness, Stomach pain, Nausea, Shortness of breath, Cold extremities.

How to use Vivalol Tablet XL

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. Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Vivalol Tablet XL works

Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL 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.

In Depth Information on Vivalol Tablet XL

Expert advice for Vivalol Tablet XL

  • Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • 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're diabetic . Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Side effects like headache, cold hands or feet, constipation or diarrhea can be experienced with its use. These are usually mild, short-lived and may not be with everyone. 
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
  • Do not stop taking Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Vivalol Tablet XL related warnings
Special precautions for Vivalol Tablet XL
Alcohol
CAUTION
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
Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL 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.
Lactation
Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vivalol 50 mg Tablet XL may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Vivalol Tablet XL

Frequently asked questions about Metoprolol Succinate

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. Metoprolol tartrate, on the other hand, is available as an immediate-release tablet. It doesn’t stay in your body as long as metoprolol succinate does. Hence, multiple doses in a day may be required.
Q. Is Vivalol safe?
Vivalol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Vivalol a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
Vivalol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Q. Can I take Vivalol with vitamins?
Vivalol 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. Does Vivalol cause anxiety?
Vivalol does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Vivalol as it may require further investigation and management.
Q. Does Vivalol cause diarrhea?
Vivalol can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Does Vivalol contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Vivalol does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Vivalol with alprazolam?
Vivalol can be taken with alprazolam. 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 Vivalol for anxiety?
Vivalol is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
Q. Is Vivalol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Vivalol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Vivalol a diuretic?
Vivalol is not a diuretic. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Vivalol cause erectile dysfunction?
Vivalol can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Vivalol as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
Q. Does Vivalol have a diuretic in it?
Vivalol does not have diuretic in it. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Vivalol with grapefruit juice?
It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Vivalol. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Vivalol with grapefruit juice.
Q. Is Vivalol a blood thinner?
Vivalol is not a blood thinner. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Vivalol a statin?
Vivalol is not a statin. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Vivalol a vasodilator?
Vivalol is not a vasodilator. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Vivalol cause hair loss?
Vivalol can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Vivalol.
Q. Does Vivalol cause insomnia?
Vivalol can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Vivalol.
Q. Can I take Vivalol with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Vivalol. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Q. Can I take Vivalol with birth control?
Vivalol can be taken with birth control pills. 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. Is Vivalol a controlled substance?
Vivalol is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Vivalol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
Q. Does Vivalol cause weight gain?
Vivalol can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Vivalol as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Q. Does Vivalol cause constipation?
Use of Vivalol is seen to be associated with constipation. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathlessness and slow heart rate.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Vivalol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Vivalol with Tolbutamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Told, Rastinon
Vivalol with Miglitol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miglitol: Miglicon, Glock, Glybloc, Mignar, Misobit, Euglitol, Miglit
Vivalol with Acarbose
SERIOUS
Vivalol with Chlorpropamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpropamide: Diabinese
Vivalol with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Vivalol with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun, Epikon, Nytoin, Barbee, Gardenal, Fenobarb, Luminal, Beetal, Emgard, Phenotone, Epitan, Phenobarb, Luminalettes, Piplar
Vivalol with Thiopental Sodium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Thiopental Sodium: Pentothal, Anesthal, Thipen, Thiopental, Thioz, Pentone
Vivalol with Phenoxybenzamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenoxybenzamine: Zaxyben
Vivalol with Terazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Terazosin: Terapress, Vicard T, Hytrin, Teradip
Vivalol with Doxazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Doxazosin: Duracard, Doxacard
Vivalol with Alfuzosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Alfuzosin: Efzu, Alfutrol, Zyalfa, Alfusin, Alfoo, Xelflo, Velfu, Flotral, Fual, Emzosin, Alfman
Vivalol with Silodosin
MODERATE
Vivalol with Prazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Prazosin: Prazovin, Biozocin, Prazonol, Renopress, Minipress, Prazopill, Pracept, Resplend, Prazolin
Vivalol with Naftopidil
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Naftopidil: Nafodil, Naftomax

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