|| Metoprolol Succinate
|| AFT Pharmaceuticals
What is AFT-Metoprolol?
AFT-Metoprolol works by blocking the actions of certain natural substances in the body to slow the heart rate and relax blood vessels which can decrease blood pressure and improve blood flow. The active ingredient metoprolol succinate is considered a beta blocker type of medication. The medication is used to treat irregular heartbeats, angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure) and to improve survival after a heart attack. Lowering high blood pressure will also decrease the risks of suffering future strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
How is AFT-Metoprolol used?
AFT-Metoprolol should be taken orally as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times per day. The medication should always be taken with or just after a meal along with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not split, chewed or broken to minimize the risk of side effects.
AFT-Metoprolol may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Cold hands or feet
- Slow heartbeat
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Visual disturbances
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Mental or mood changes
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual weight gain
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.