Betaloc CR 47.5mg (Metoprolol)
Betaloc CR 47.5mg 30 Tablets/Pack
Also known as Toprol
Metoprolol Succinate 47.5mg
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Betaloc CR general information
What is Betaloc CR used for?
Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg are used to 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. Betaloc CR tablets are also used for preventing migraine, and as a supplementary treatment for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Betaloc CR tablets 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 Betaloc CR work?
Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg contain metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker or selective beta 1-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 beta-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 Betaloc CR tablets, to slow heart rate, dilate (widen) blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and increase blood flow and oxygen to the heart. Since beta-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 Betaloc CR, is based on blocking beta-receptors in the target tissue. Betaloc CR tablets are formulated for controlled release so that metoprolol is that 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 Betaloc CR contain?
Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, paraffin, polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, sodium stearyl fumarate, titanium dioxide
What Betaloc CR doses are available?
Betaloc CR tablets are available to order and buy online from Inhouse Pharmacy in doses of 23.75mg, 47.5mg, 95mg and 190mg.
Treating blood pressure (hypertension) with Betaloc CR
Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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. Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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.
Treating heart disease with Betaloc CR
Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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. Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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 Betaloc CR?
The mot common side effects reported while taking Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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 Betaloc CR not be used?
You should not use Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg if you:
- are allergic to metoprolol or any other ingredients in Betaloc CR 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 Betaloc CR tablets, including: other medicines for high blood pressure; angina or an irregular heart beat such as calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine), antiarrhythmics (disopyramide) digoxin, clonidine, 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.
How should Betaloc CR be taken?
You should take your Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg with a glass of water, swallowed whole, with or without food, usually once daily either morning or evening, but at the same time each day. You should take Betaloc CR tablets according to your doctor’s recommendations and the number of capsules 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 take your capsules every day, as instructed and if you are advised to stop taking them, withdrawal should be gradual and treatment should not be discontinued abruptly.
How long should you take Betaloc CR?
You should take your Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg for as long as your doctor recommendations, which may be for a few days, weeks, months or longer depending on the condition you are being treated for.
Missed dose of Betaloc CR
If you miss a dose of Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg 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 Betaloc CR be stored?
You should store your Betaloc CR tablets 47.5mg in a cool dry place below 25°C, protected from light and moisture.