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AFT-Metoprolol CR 190mg 90 Tablets/Pack


AFT-Metoprolol CR 190mg 90 Tablets/Pack

AFT-Metoprolol CR 190mg 90 Tablets/Pack

 

Product Name
AFT-Metoprolol CR 190mg 90 Tablets/Pack
Also known as Torprol XL
Active Ingredient
Metoprolol
Manufacturer
AFT Pharmaceuticals
Product Type
Beta-blocker
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock

This product has been discontinued and we currently do not have an alternative available at this time.

AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg contain metoprolol, a beta-blocker that is used to treat various conditions of the cardiovascular system, like hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure; also other conditions like migraine. 

AFT-Metoprolol general information

What is AFT-Metoprolol used for?

AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg are used treat a variety of conditions of the cardiovascular system including, control of hypertension (high blood pressure) by lowering blood pressure to reduce the risk of complications such as stroke and heart attack; management of angina (chest pain) in patients with heart disease; long-term prevention of myocardial infarction (heart attack); treatment of heart failure to improve survival and quality of life; and control of most forms of arrhythmias and dysrhythmias (irregular heart beat or rhythm) and palpitations.  AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg are also used for preventing migraine, and as a supplementary treatment for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).  AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg work through a common mechanism in several different body systems to manage the condition and relieve symptoms by reducing heart rate (pulse), workload on the heart (force needed to pump) and oxygen demand by the heart, which increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

How does AFT-Metoprolol work?

AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg contain metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker or selective b1-receptor antagonist and acts by blocking the action of chemicals called catecholamines, such as adrenaline (epinephrine), which are released by the adrenal glands in response to nerve stimulation during physical and mental stress.  Adrenaline works via b-receptors in the heart to stimulate increased heart rate and constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels.  These actions of adrenaline are reduced or inhibited by metoprolol in AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg, to slow heart rate, dilate (widen) blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and increase blood flow and oxygen to the heart.  Since b-receptors are found in many tissues, particularly the heart, kidneys, vascular smooth muscle in blood vessel walls, lung, skeletal muscle and liver, all short-term and long-term symptom relief due to taking AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg, is based on blocking b-receptors in the target tissue.  AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg are formulated for controlled release so that metoprolol is released in a sustained and time controlled manner, to ensure a more even effect over 24 hours, which provides better symptom relief with fewer side effects.

What does AFT-Metoprolol contain?

AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg contain the active ingredient metoprolol succinate, a beta-blocker used to treat variety of conditions of the cardiovascular system and other conditions.  They also contain ethylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, glycerol, maize starch, magnesium stearate, stearic acid and titanium dioxide (E 171).

Treating high blood pressure (hypertension) with AFT-Metoprolol

AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg contain metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker and acts by blocking the action of chemicals called catecholamines, such as adrenaline (epinephrine), which are released by the adrenal glands in response to nerve stimulation during physical and mental stress.  AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) by widening blood vessels, reducing heart rate (number of heart beats) and reducing the force of the heart contraction.  These actions lower blood pressure and help the heart to cope better, reducing symptoms of breathlessness on exertion and reducing the risk of complications such as stroke and heart attack, due to high blood pressure.

AFT-Metoprolol for heart disease

AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg contain metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker and acts by blocking the action of chemicals called catecholamines, such as adrenaline (epinephrine), which are released by the adrenal glands in response to nerve stimulation during physical and mental stress.  AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg work through a common mechanism in several different body systems to manage the condition and relieve symptoms by reducing heart rate (pulse), workload on the heart (force needed to pump) and oxygen demand by the heart, which increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. These actions help the heart to cope better, reducing symptoms of breathlessness on exertion and reducing the risk of complications such as stroke and heart attack, due to high blood pressure.  AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg are used to treat a variety of conditions of the cardiovascular system to improve survival, reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life in patients with heart disease, including, control of hypertension (high blood pressure), management of angina (chest pain); long-term prevention of myocardial infarction (heart attack) and treatment of heart failure. 

What are the side effects of AFT-Metoprolol?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg include: tiredness, dizziness when you change position, cold hands and feet, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, constipation, palpitations, weight gain, sleep disturbances or nightmares, shortness of breath on exertion, mood changes or confusion, dry eyes. 

When should AFT-Metoprolol not be used?

You should not use AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg if you:

  • are allergic to metoprolol or any other ingredients in AFT-Metoprolol tablets
  • have a history of obstructive lung disorder, bronchial asthma or bronchospasm
  • are diabetic and taking hypoglycaemic therapy, without discussion with your doctor as metoprolol may prolong the hypoglycaemic response to insulin
  • are pregnant or breast feeding, without discussion with your doctor
  • have, poor peripheral blood circulation, uncontrolled heart failure, low blood pressure (hypotension),
  • have a phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of the adrenal gland) which is not already being treated with other medicines
  • have certain other heart problems
  • are taking medication that may interact with AFT-Metoprolol tablets, including: other medicines for high blood pressure; angina or an irregular heartbeat such as calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine), antiarrhythmics like amiodarone and disopyramide, digoxin, clonidine for high blood pressure, hydralazine; other beta-blockers, including eye drops; the antibiotic rifampicin; adrenaline for emergencies like anaphylaxis; monoamine oxidase inhibitors;  antiinflammatories like ibuprofen or indomethacin; cimetidine for reflux and ulcers; chlorpromazine for psychiatric disorders.

What medications interact with AFT-Metoprolol?

Several medications interact with AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg and should either not be taken while you are taking AFT-Metoprolol or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:

  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with AFT-Metoprolol: monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression, antiarrhythmics like amiodarone
  • Drugs that affect AFT-Metoprolol: other medicines for high blood pressure; angina or an irregular heartbeat such as calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine) and clonidine, other beta-blockers, including eye drops, the antibiotic rifampicin, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen or indomethacin, cimetidine for reflux and ulcers
  • Drugs that are affected by AFT-Metoprolol: the immunosuppressant cyclosporine, insulin or metformin for diabetes, digoxin for heart failure

How should AFT-Metoprolol be taken?

You should take your AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg 100mg with a glass of water, swallowed whole, once daily at the same time each day preferably with the morning meal.  You should take Metoprolol tablets 190mg according to your doctor’s recommendations and the number of tablets you take each day, how often you take them and for how long depends on the condition you are being treated for.  The dose you are taking may be increased by your doctor.  You must continue to take your Metoprolol tablets 190mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, as they will help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition.  If you are advised to stop taking them, withdrawal should be gradual and treatment should not be discontinued abruptly.

How long should you take AFT-Metoprolol?

You should continue to take your Metoprolol tablets 190mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, as they will help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition.  If you are advised to stop taking them, withdrawal should be gradual and treatment should not be discontinued abruptly.

Missed dose of AFT-Metoprolol

If you miss a dose of AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose.  Do not take a double dose.

How should AFT-Metoprolol be stored?

You should store your AFT-Metoprolol tablets 190mg below 25°C in a cool dry place. 

 

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