Q. How long does Metocard XL 50 Tablet take to work?
The time taken by Metocard XL 50 Tablet to start working varies from person to person. Usually Metocard XL 50 Tablet 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 Metocard XL 50 Tablet, do not panic. The medicine exerts its beneficial effects when taken for a long time.
Q. Is taking Metocard XL 50 Tablet dangerous?
Metocard XL 50 Tablet 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 Metocard XL 50 Tablet help you sleep better?
Metocard XL 50 Tablet 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 Metocard XL 50 Tablet?
If you forget to take a dose of Metocard XL 50 Tablet, 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 Metocard XL 50 Tablet?
No, you should not consume alcohol after taking Metocard XL 50 Tablet. 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 29th Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.