| Metoprolol Tartrate
| Astra Zeneca Pharma India Ltd.
What is Betaloc?
Betaloc containing the active ingredient metoprolol tartrate is considered a beta blocker type of medication. It works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow, decrease blood pressure and strain on the heart. The tablets can be used alone or along with other medications to treat chest pain (angina), heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension) and to improve survival after a heart attack. Treating high blood pressure can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
How is Betaloc used?
Betaloc is usually taken orally 1 to 3 times 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. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. To reduce the risk of side effects, the doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase the dosage. Do not discontinue the treatment without consulting a doctor, even if you feel well, as there are generally no visible signs of high blood pressure.
Patients using Betaloc may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Cold hands or feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Very slow heartbeats
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Worsening of heart failure
- 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.
Betaloc 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.