Vinicor XL 50 Tablet
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is a heart medicine that contains Metoprolol. It is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina pectoris (chest pain caused when your heart muscle does not get enough oxygen-rich blood), and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL helps in preventing heart attack (a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle) and stroke (damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply). Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL works by reducing the rate and force of the contractions of your heart. Thus it decreases high blood pressure.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL may cause side effects like headache, breathing difficulty, low blood pressure, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist for a longer time. This medicine may also cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine. Do not take Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL if you are allergic to it.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL should be taken with food or immediately after food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL may interact with other medicines. Hence, inform your doctor about your complete medical history including medical conditions if any. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding before taking Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL. This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age.
List of substitutes for Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
Lopresor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
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Metscore 50 MG Tablet XL
Sms Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
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Starpress-Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
Supermet Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Major & minor side effects for Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
Shortness of breath
Nausea or vomiting
Fever and chills
Low blood pressure
Unusual tiredness or weakness
Yellow eyes and skin
Uses of Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension is a condition in which your blood pressure is very high. Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL reduces your blood pressure by widening the blood vessels and improves 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. Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL causes blood vessels to relax resulting in an improved blood flow to your heart and treats Angina.
Cardiac arrhythmia is a condition where your heartbeats are irregular. Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL 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.
List of related products
Vinicor Xl 100 MG Tablet XL
Vinicor Xl 12.5 MG Tablet XL
Vinicor Xl 25 MG Tablet XL
When not to use?
Avoid taking Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL if you are allergic to it. 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 difficulty, etc.
Second or third-degree heart block
Heart block is a condition that occurs when the signals that control your heart are slowed down. Heart block is of three stages named as 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. Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is not recommended to treat second or third-degree heart block that requires emergency attention.
Bradycardia or slow heart rate occurs when your heart beats less than 60 times per minute. Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is not recommended to treat a slow heart rate.
Warnings for special population
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is safe to use during breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk in very low levels that are not expected to cause any side effects in breastfed infants. However, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Use Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL with caution if you are planning to undergo major surgery.
Athletes are advised not to indulge in certain sports while using Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL. 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.
Driving or operating machines
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL may cause dizziness and fatigue in some people. Do not drive vehicles or operate machines after taking this medicine.
Use in children
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of its use are not clinically established.
Do not skip any dose of Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL. If you forget to take a dose of Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together to make up for a missed dose.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL, seek immediate medical attention.
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 Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL because it can lower the blood pressure drastically.
Interaction with Medicine
Use Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL with caution if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma (a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe). Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL can cause shortness of breath and also worsen other respiratory symptoms.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your blood sugar levels while on treatment with this medicine.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL should be used with extreme caution if you have a liver problem. 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.
Glaucoma or high eye pressure occurs when the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged. Take Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL 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. Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL can increase the cholesterol levels in your blood. Hence use Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL with caution.
Multivitamins with minerals may reduce the effectiveness of Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL when used together. Take Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL 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.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL is used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. Take Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL with food or immediately after food.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL at around the same time daily.
Appropriate lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and smoking cessation should be done along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.
Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL may cause dizziness. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine.
Do not break or crush Vinicor Xl 50 MG Tablet XL in your mouth.