Metolar XR 100 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain), and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). It also helps to prevent migraines, future heart attacks, and stroke.
Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency will depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not have symptoms if you stop taking it your condition may worsen.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.
BENEFITS OF METOLAR CAPSULE ER
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Metolar XR 100 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called long-acting beta-blocker. Metolar XR 100 Capsule works by blocking the effects of some chemicals on your heart and blood vessels. It slows down your heart rate and helps it to beat with less force. This lowers your blood pressure and helps in reducing your risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Metolar XR 100 Capsule relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body and makes sure that your heart is getting a good supply of oxygen. This makes it less likely that you will suffer chest pain caused by angina. This medicine can help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more easily by reducing the frequency of angina attacks. You should take it regularly and as long as it is prescribed for it to work effectively.
In Treatment of Arrhythmia
Metolar XR 100 Capsule is used to stabilize heart rhythms (particularly atrial fibrillation). It helps in normalizing an abnormal heart rhythm, preventing it from occurring in the first place or slowing down the heart rate during an episode.
In Prevention of Heart attack
Metolar XR 100 Capsule helps lower your blood pressure and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This reduces the chances of you having a heart attack. It can also reduce the risk of dying if it is given immediately after a heart attack. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective, so keep taking it even if you feel well. Do not stop without talking to your doctor.
In Prevention of Migraine
Metolar XR 100 Capsule helps change electrical activity in the brain, reduce the flow of blood in your brain or increase activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks, the medicine can help you carry out your daily activities and improve your quality of life.
HOW TO USE METOLAR CAPSULE 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. Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Metolar XR 100 Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
HOW METOLAR CAPSULE ER WORKS
Metolar XR 100 Capsule 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.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Metolar XR 100 Capsule.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metolar XR 100 Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Metolar XR 100 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metolar XR 100 Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Metolar XR 100 Capsule is recommended.
Metolar XR 100 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metolar XR 100 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE METOLAR CAPSULE ER?
If you miss a dose of Metolar XR 100 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Metolar
- Slow heart rate
Q. How long does Metolar XR 100 Capsule take to work?
The time taken by Metolar XR 100 Capsule to start working varies from person to person. Usually, Metolar XR 100 Capsule 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 Metolar XR 100 Capsule, do not panic. The medicine exerts its beneficial effects when taken for a long time.
Q. Is taking Metolar XR 100 Capsule dangerous?
Metolar XR 100 Capsule 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 Metolar XR 100 Capsule help you sleep better?
Metolar XR 100 Capsule 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. Can I take alcohol after taking Metolar XR 100 Capsule?
No, you should not consume alcohol after taking Metolar XR 100 Capsule. Alcohol may increase the blood-pressure-lowering effects of this medicine and lead to low blood pressure.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.