Denex

Denex

metoprolol

Manufacturer:

Medochemie

Distributor:

Medochemie
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Metoprolol tartrate.
Description
Each tablet contains 100mg of Metoprolol tartrate.
Indications/Uses
Arterial hypertension, angina pectoris.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Hypertension: Starting dose is 100mg daily and can be increased by 100mg per day at weekly intervals up to 400mg taken as a single dose.
If control is not achieved on the single daily dose basis the daily requirement should be taken in two doses (morning and evening) and addition to the treatment of a diuretic or another antihypertensive agent may be considered.
Angina: 50-100mg twice or three times daily.
Contraindications
AV-block or digitalis refractory heart failure.
Pregnancy.
Warnings
In labile, insulin-dependent diabetes, therapy may need adjustment.
Use of all β-blockers should be reported to the anaesthetist. Digitalization may be necessary for patients with poor cardiac reserve.
Although Metoprolol is a selective β-blocker and has proved safe to a large number of asthmatics care should be exercised with this group of patients.
Side Effects
These are mild and infrequent and include lassitude and disturbances of sleep pattern.
Drug Interactions
Metoprolol Tartrate interacts with anesthetics, Antidiabetic agents - oral or insulin, Antihypertensives, Diuretics, Antiinflammatory analgesics, nonsteroidal (NSAID), Calcium Channel blocking agents. Cimetidine, Clonidine Diazoxide, Digitalis Glycosides Lidocaine, Nicotine, Phenothiazines, Reserpine, Sympathomimetics, Timolol and Xanthines.
Storage
Store below 25°C.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
C07AB02 - metoprolol ; Belongs to the class of selective beta-blocking agents. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Tab 100 mg x 50's, 100's, 250's, 500's, 1,000's.
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