Metocard XL Tablet :

Metocard XL Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Angina Pectoris, Hypertension, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Hyperthyroidism, Heart Failure and other conditions.

Metocard XL Tablet contains Metoprolol as an active ingredient.

Metocard XL Tablet works by relaxing blood vessels thus decreasing blood pressure and by reducing infarct size.

Metocard XL Tablet Uses

Metocard XL Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Angina Pectoris
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Heart Failure

Metocard XL Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Metocard XL Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Relaxing blood vessels thus decreasing blood pressure and by reducing infarct size.

Metocard XL Tablet – Composition and Active Ingredients

Metocard XL Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Metoprolol (100 MG)

What are the side-effects of Metocard XL Tablet?

The most commonly reported side-effects of Metocard XL Tablet are headache, cold hands and feet, nightmares, slow heart rate, hypotension, and arterial insufficiency.

The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from the use of Metocard XL Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Headache
  • Cold Hands And Feet
  • Nightmares
  • Slow Heart Rate
  • Hypotension
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Insomnia
  • Short Term Memory Loss
  • Severe Itching Of The Skin
  • Rash
  • Increased Redness, Itchiness, Scaly Patches On Skin
  • Reversible Partial Or Complete Absence Of Hair From Areas Of The Body
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Impotence
  • Peyronie’S Disease
  • Blurred Vision
  • Dry Eyes
  • Shrinkage Of The Conjunctiva
  • Bronchospasm
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty In Sleeping

Metocard XL Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Foods with high potassium content
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Patients with impaired hepatic function

Metocard XL Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Metocard XL Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Metocard XL Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Amiodarone
  • Cimetidine
  • Digitalis glycosides
  • Diltiazem
  • Ergotamine
  • Hydralazine verapamil
  • Indometacin Epinephrine
  • Inhalation anaesthetics
  • Lidocaine
  • Nifedipine
  • Quinidine
  • Rifampin

Metocard XL Tablet Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Metocard XL Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Metocard XL Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Heart block
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Overt cardiac failure
  • Sinus bradycardia