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What is AFT-Metoprolol?
AFT-Metoprolol containing the active ingredient metoprolol succinate belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. The medication works by blocking the actions of certain natural substances in the body to relax blood vessels and slow the heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. It can be used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina), irregular heartbeats and help improve survival after a heart attack. Lowering high blood pressure can also help decrease the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
How is AFT-Metoprolol used?
AFT-Metoprolol is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken with or just after a meal along with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not broken, split or chewed to reduce the risks of side effects.
Patients using AFT-Metoprolol may encounter minor side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Slow heartbeat
- Cold hands or feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Unusual weight gain
- Shortness of breath
- Mental or mood changes
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Visual disturbances
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
AFT-Metoprolol is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.