Metoprolol Tab 50mg (ANGIMET)-100
Metoprolol is used in the management of hypertension, angina pectoris, cardiac arrythmias and myocardial infarction. It is also used in the management of hyperthyroidism and migraine.
Dosage and Administration:
For Hypertension: 100mg Tablet: Initial dose of 1 tablet daily, increased weekly according to the response of the patient to 4 tablets, can be taken as single daily dose or twice daily or as prescribed by the physician.
Usual maintenance dose is 1 to 2 tablets daily taken with or immediately following a meal. Or as prescribed by the physician.
For Angina Pectoris: 50mg Tablet: 1 to 2 tablets 2 or 3 times daily, or as prescribed by the physician.
For Cardiac Arrythmias: 50mg Tablet: 1 tablet to be taken 2 or 3 times daily, increased if necessary to 6 tablets daily in divided doses or as prescribed by the physician.
Metoprolol should not be given to patients with heart failure unless it is controlled. Other contraindications include metabolic acidosis, sinus bradycardia or partial heart block.
Metoprolol should not be given to patients with bronchospasm or asthma or to those with history of obstructive airways disease.
Serious adverse effects include, heart failure, heart block and bronchospasm. Metoprolol, like other beta blockers are associated in the management of hyperthyroidism and migraine.
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