You can take Metolar AM 50 Tablet at any time of day, with or without food, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.
Uses of Metolar AM Tablet
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Side effects of Metolar AM Tablet
Common side effects of Metolar AM
- Slow heart rate
- Abdominal pain
- Ankle swelling
- Edema (swelling)
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Visual disturbance
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Muscle cramp
How to use Metolar AM Tablet
How Metolar AM Tablet works
Metolar AM 50 Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.