Q. How long does Metprol 50mg Tablet ER take to work?
The time taken by Metprol 50mg Tablet ER to start working varies from person to person. Usually, Metprol 50mg Tablet ER 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 Metprol 50mg Tablet ER, do not panic. The medicine exerts its beneficial effects when taken for a long time.
Q. Is taking Metprol 50mg Tablet ER dangerous?
Metprol 50mg Tablet ER 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 Metprol 50mg Tablet ER help you sleep better?
Metprol 50mg Tablet ER 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 Metprol 50mg Tablet ER?
If you forget to take a dose of Metprol 50mg Tablet ER, 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 Metprol 50mg Tablet ER?
No, you should not consume alcohol after taking Metprol 50mg Tablet ER. 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.