Metocard H 50 Tablet
The primary use of Metocard H 50 Tablet is to treat hypertension and angina pectoris. It is also prescribed as a preventive measure to treat myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, flutter, and symptomatic treatment of hypertrophic subaortic stenosis.
Metocard H 50 Tablet is prescribed to patients to improve heart function and control blood flow through the vessels. The drug helps in the treatment of hypertension, that is, high blood pressure and angina, that is, chest pain.
Metocard H 50 Tablet effectively blocks the action of a few body chemicals that occur naturally in the body. The medicine can be taken either before or after a meal. The dosage of the drug depends on the severity of the condition. The doctor may increase dosage as per requirement.
Over dosage of Metocard H 50 Tablet should be avoided. In case of accidental overdosage emergency medical care should be acquired. Patients with certain medical problems are generally not advised to take this drug. The medicine is not recommended for patients who have coronary heart disease or blood circulation issues.
If you have suffered a heart attack recently Metocard H 50 Tablet may not be the best option for you. Inform your doctor before consuming the drug, if you have clinical conditions like-
Because Metocard H 50 Tablet leads to confusion, one should avoid driving in order to avoid accidents. Alcohol should also be avoided when on the drug because liquor can intensify its side effects. The dosage of Metocard H 50 Tablet may vary from 100mg to 450mg.
Some medicines which may affect the action of Metocard H 50 Tablet are prazosin, terbinafine, bupropion etc. Thus, you should inform your doctor about any medicines that you are currently taking before starting the medicine. In case of a missed drug dose, it should be taken as soon as possible. However, avoid taking the missed dose along with the next dose as it may lead to complications.
Symptoms of intoxication include cardiac disturbances, CNS toxicity, bronchospasm, hypoglycemia and hyperkalemia. The most common cardiac symptoms include hypotension and bradycardia; atrioventricular block, intraventricular conduction disturbances, cardiogenic shock, and asystole may occur with severe overdose, especially with membrane-depressant drugs (eg, propranolol); CNS effects include convulsions, coma, and respiratory arrest.
Treatment includes symptomatic treatment of seizures, hypotension, hyperkalemia and hypoglycemia; bradycardia and hypotension resistant to atropine, isoproterenol or pacing, may respond to glucagon; wide QRS defects caused by the membrane-depressant poisoning may respond to hypertonic sodium bicarbonate; repeat-dose charcoal, hemoperfusion, or hemodialysis may be helpful in removal of only those beta-blockers with a small Vd, long half-life or low intrinsic clearance (acebutolol, atenolol, nadolol, sotalol).
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.
Primary use of this medicine are as follows:
Congestive Heart Failure (Chf)
Common side effects of this medicine are as follows:
Decreased Sexual Urge
Congestive Heart Failure
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose can be skipped if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
An overdose of this medication can cause some serious effects on the heart, blood vessels, and nerve conduction. Report the incidence as soon as possible so that medical intervention can begin. Supportive measures like Gastric lavage and symptomatic treatment might be required based on severity.
This medication works by blocking the beta receptors sites in the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. This results in inhibition of epinephrine resulting in relaxed blood vessels. Thus pressure is lowered and blood flow to the heart is improved.