Q. How long does Metlol 50mg Capsule SR take to work?
The time taken by Metlol 50mg Capsule SR to start working varies from person to person. Usually, Metlol 50mg Capsule SR starts working within 15 minutes. However, in some patients, it may take up to 2 hours to start working. It starts acting slowly and the maximum or full effect is usually experienced within a span of 1 week. In case you do not feel any difference while taking Metlol 50mg Capsule SR, do not panic. The medicine exerts its beneficial effects when taken for a long time.
Q. Is taking Metlol 50mg Capsule SR dangerous?
Metlol 50mg Capsule SR is usually safe when taken as per the doctor’s prescription. This medicine exhibits dangerous effects if the medicine is stopped suddenly. Stopping the medicine suddenly can cause an abrupt increase in the heart rate and affect its activity, which can be dangerous for heart failure patients and can even lead to a heart attack in some patients. So, do not stop the medicine suddenly and take it for the prescribed duration.
Q. Does Metlol 50mg Capsule SR help you sleep better?
Metlol 50mg Capsule SR belongs to the beta-blockers class of medicine. Though their effect on sleep varies from person to person, it has been found that these medicines are known to alter the sleep pattern and disturb sleep in few patients. On the other hand, it has also been seen to promote better sleep in patients with increased heart rate and anxiety by calming down the heart and nerves. Do consult your doctor in case you have any sleep disturbances.
Q. What should I do if I forget to take Metlol 50mg Capsule SR?
If you forget to take a dose of Metlol 50mg Capsule SR, then take it as soon as you remember it. However, if the time of your next dose is nearby, then skip the missed dose to avoid taking a double dose.
Q. Can I take alcohol after taking Metlol 50mg Capsule SR?
No, you should not consume alcohol after taking Metlol 50mg Capsule SR. Alcohol may increase the blood-pressure-lowering effects of this medicine and lead to low blood pressure.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Sep 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.