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Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets
1. What Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets
3. How to take Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets contains metoprolol tartrate and is one of a group of medicines called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers slow the heartbeat, lessen the force with which the heart muscle contracts and reduces blood vessel contraction in the heart, brain, and throughout the body.
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets are used to treat a number of different conditions including:
If any of the above applies to you, do not take Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets and talk to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets if you:
If any of these apply to you, discuss your treatment with your doctor or pharmacist because this medicine might not be the right medicine for you.
If you are going to have a general anaesthetic, tell the doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets.
If you are diabetic, take particular care with your blood sugar control since Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets may make you less aware of low blood sugar levels.
The doctor will want to keep an eye on your heart and thyroid function while you are taking this medicine. You might also need regular eye examinations.
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets are not recommended for the treatment of children or adolescents.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines you can buy without prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because metoprolol can affect the way some medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way metoprolol works.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
Be careful when drinking alcohol - it may affect you more than usual.
Metoprolol is not recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
If you feel dizzy or sleepy, or if you have problems with your eyes when you start to take these tablets, do not drive or use machinery until these effects have worn off.
This medicine contains lactose monohydrate which is a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine contains less than 1 mmol sodium (23 mg) per tablet, that is to say essentially “sodium-free”.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The doctor will tell you how many Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets to take and when to take them. The dose you are prescribed will depend on the condition you have and how severe it is.
The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. Check the label carefully. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Keep taking your tablets for as long as you have been told, unless you have any problems. In that case, check with your doctor.
Swallow your tablets with a drink of water.
The recommended doses are:
High blood pressure
The usual starting dose is 100 mg a day. This can be increased by your doctor if necessary.
Angina (Chest pain)
The usual dose is 50-100 mg taken two or three times a day.
For other conditions, the usual total daily dose is between 100 and 200 mg. Your doctor will choose a suitable starting dose and monitor your progress.
Your doctor may also recommend that you take a lower dose of 25 mg based on your condition.
If you accidentally take too many tablets, tell your doctor at once or contact your nearest hospital casualty department. Take your medicine with you so that people can see what you have taken.
If you forget to take a dose, take it when you remember and then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
Do not stop taking your tablets suddenly as this may cause your condition to get worse.
Ask your doctor first. When discontinuing the treatment, the dose should be withdrawn gradually over a period of 10 days, the doses diminishing to 25 mg for the last 6 days.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Very rare: may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people
The following have also been reported:
Do not be alarmed by this list - most people take metoprolol without any problems.
If any of the symptoms become troublesome, or if you notice anything else not mentioned here, please go and see your doctor as they may want to give you a different medicine.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Each tablet contains 25mg of the active ingredient metoprolol tartrate.
The other ingredients are: cellulose, microcrystalline; maize starch; lactose monohydrate; silica, colloidal anhydrous; sodium starch glycolate; calcium stearate; silica, hydrophobic colloidal; povidone.
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg tablets are white to off white lentil shaped tablets with a diameter of 7 mm.
The tablets come in blister packs containing 28 or 56 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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This leaflet was revised in April 2021.