|| AFT-Metoprolol CR
|| Metoprolol Succinate
|| AFT Pharmaceuticals
What is AFT-Metoprolol CR?
AFT-Metoprolol CR containing the active ingredient metoprolol succinate is considered a beta blocker type of medication. The medication works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in the body to relax blood vessels and slow the heart rate. It can be used to treat chest pain (angina), heart failure and high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure can help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
How is AFT-Metoprolol CR used?
AFT-Metoprolol CR is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken with or just after a meal along with a full glass of water. Dosage will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy, contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment. The controlled release tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, crushed, split or broken before consumption to prevent all of the drug from being released at one time.
Patients using AFT-Metoprolol CR may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Excessive fatigue
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Mental or mood changes
- Very slow heartbeats
- Shortness of breath
- Cold hands or feet
- Decreased sex drive or performance
Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the medication may cause a relapse in the patientís condition.
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 CR 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.