MeTop-XL-50 – Description
MeTop-XL is a composition of Metoprolol Succinate which is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol Succinate is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to lower your risk of death or needing to be hospitalized for heart failure.
How Metoprolol Succinate works
Metoprolol succinate is a long-acting beta blocker, a heart medication that works by blocking the effects of epinephrine on beta-1 receptors within the heart tissue, causing the heart to pump more slowly and with less force and slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
What Conditions does Metoprolol Succinate Treat?
Metoprolol Succinate is used to treat high blood pressure, prevention of anginal chest pain associated with coronary artery disease, chronic heart failure, migraine prevention, myocardial reinfarction prevention, a feeling of restlessness with inability to sit still, prevention of ventricular arrhythmia due to congenital long QT syndrome, ventricular rate control in atrial fibrillation, prevention of post cardio-thoracic surgery atrial fibrillation, multifocal atrial tachycardia, an unusually high heart rate at rest, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, inappropriate sinus tachycardia.
How should I take MeTop-XL-50?
MeTop-XL-50 should be taken with a meal or just after a meal. Take the medicine at the same time each day. Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it. The usual initial dosage is 25 mg to 100 mg once daily in a single dose. Adjust dosage at weekly (or longer) intervals until optimum blood pressure reduction is achieved. For patients with swallowing difficulty, MeTop-XL-50can be opened and contents can be sprinkled over soft food. The contents of the capsules should be swallowed along with a small amount (teaspoonful) of soft food (such as applesauce, pudding, or yogurt). The drug/food mixture should be swallowed within 60 minutes and not stored for future use.
What should I avoid while taking Metoprolol Succinate?
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how Metoprolol Succinate will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Metoprolol Succinate.
Drugs which affect Metoprolol Succinate
Drugs which affect Metoprolol Succinate are as follows: Any other heart or blood pressure medications; epinephrine (Epi-Pen); an antidepressant; an ergot medicine–dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine; or an MAO inhibitor–isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Store at 25°C (77°F). Excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F)