Metapro -XL 25 Tablet
Metapro -XL 25mg Tablet is used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort caused when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood), arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), thyrotoxicosis (the symptoms caused by the overactive thyroid gland). It also prevents migraines (severe headache accompanied by sensitivity to light) and heart damage following a heart attack.
Metapro -XL 25mg Tablet slows down the activity of your heart, allowing your heart to beat less forcefully. Thus, this medicine helps to prevent abnormally fast heartbeats. It also reduces the blood pressure in your body.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet may cause some side effects like dizziness, headache, breathing difficulty, and low blood pressure. If you feel dizzy or tired, care must be taken while driving vehicles or operating machines. Do not take this medicine if you are previously allergic to it.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet may interact with the action of other medicines. Inform your doctor about any other health issues you have or if you are undergoing any medical treatment before taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
List of substitutes for Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet
Betafit 25 MG Tablet
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Kingbeta 25 MG Tablet
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Metolar 25 MG Tablet
Sustameto 25 MG Tablet
Xmbeta 25 MG Tablet
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Major & minor side effects for Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet
Low blood pressure
Shortness of breath
Nausea and Vomiting
Uses of Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension is a condition in which your blood pressure is very high. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet reduces your blood pressure by widening the blood vessels and improving the heart rate.
Angina pectoris is chest pain or discomfort due to reduced blood flow to your heart. It occurs when the blood vessels are narrowed or blocked. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet causes blood vessels to relax resulting in an improved blood flow to your heart and treats Angina.
Migraine is a throbbing headache that mainly affects one side of the head in varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is used to prevent and relieve migraine-related headaches.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet reduces heart damage and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. It is also used during the early stages of treatment of a heart attack.
Thyrotoxicosis or overactive thyroid occurs when your body makes too much of the thyroid hormones- thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet helps to control symptoms like a fast or irregular heartbeat, anxiety, heat intolerance, or shivering that are associated with an overactive thyroid gland. It has no effect on balancing thyroid hormone levels.
Cardiac arrhythmia is a condition where the heartbeats in an irregular pattern. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet slows down the activity of your heart allowing your heart to beat slower and less forcefully. Therefore it is used to treat heart rhythm problems.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Bradycardia or slow heart rate occurs when your heart beats less than 60 times per minute. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is not recommended to treat a slow heart rate.
Second or third-degree heart block
There are electrical signals that control the heartbeat. These signals help your heart muscle to contract and pump blood properly. Heart block occurs when these signals are slowed down. Heart block is named first-, second-, or third-degree. First-degree heart block is the least severe, second-degree heart block is severe and can often progress to third-degree heart block, the most severe form. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is not recommended to treat second or third-degree heart block that requires emergency attention.
Warnings for special population
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
If you are planning to undergo major surgery, you should use Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet with care.
Driving or operating machine
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet may cause dizziness and fatigue in some people. Do not drive vehicles or operate machines after taking this medicine.
Athletes are advised not to indulge in certain sports while using Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. If you are actively involved in sports, you are advised to refer to the list of medicines published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that are not to be taken while participating in certain sports events.
Use in children
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children and adloescents below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of its use are not clinically established.
If you miss a dose of Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet, make sure that you take your next dose when it is due. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose
If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet, seek immediate medical guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on treatment with Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet because it can lower the blood pressure drastically.
Interaction with Medicine
Use Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet with caution if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet can cause shortness of breath and also worsens other respiratory symptoms.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar in diabetic patients. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary if you are a diabetic patient and taking this medicine.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet should be used with extreme caution if you have a history of liver troubles. This medicine breaks down in your liver and is excreted through urine. Using this medicine while you have pre-existing liver troubles can further worsen your condition and may cause serious damages to your liver. Inform your doctor if you have liver troubles.
Glaucoma or high eye pressure occurs when the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged. Take Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet with caution if you have such a condition as it may increase the risk of mydriasis (a condition in which the pupil of the eye gets widened due to increased eye pressure).
Hyperlipidaemia is a condition in which there are high levels of fat or cholesterol in the blood. Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet can increase the cholesterol levels in your blood. Hence use Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet with caution.
Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have hypotension (reduced blood pressure).
Multivitamins with minerals may reduce the effectiveness of Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet when used together. Take Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet 2 hours before taking multivitamins with minerals.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Metapro Xl 25 MG Tablet with or without food.
Appropriate lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and smoking cessation should be done along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.
It may cause dizziness. If this happens, get up slowly from a sitting or lying position.