Metazero (Metoprolol succinate)
What is Metazero?
Metazero is brand name of drug called metoprolol succinate and manufactured by Actoverco pharmaceutical factory under license of KRKA, Slovenia.
Metazero (metoprolol succinate) is an antianginal and antihypertensive drug belongs to Beta-blockers (Beta-1 selective).
Scored extended release tablets 47.5, 95 mg
What is Metazero (metoprolol sucinate) used for?
- It is used to treat high blood pressure;
- It is used to treat chest pain or pressure;
- It is used to treat heart failure (weak heart);
- It is used after a heart attack to help prevent future heart attacks and lengthen life.
Important notes before taking Metazero (metoprolol succinate):
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have an allergy to metoprolol or any other part of this drug.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of these health problems: Certain types of abnormal heartbeats called heart block or sick-sinus syndrome, heart failure (weak heart), low blood pressure, poor blood flow to the arms or legs, shock caused by heart problems, or a slow heartbeat, Asthma or other breathing problems like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Important notes while taking Metazero (metoprolol succinate):
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- Check blood pressure and heart rate as the doctor has told you.
- Have laboratory tests checked as you have been told by the doctor. This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
- This drug may hide the signs of low blood sugar. If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- If you are taking this drug and have high blood pressure, talk with your doctor before using OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
- This drug may make it harder to tell if you have signs of an overactive thyroid like fast heartbeat. If you have an overactive thyroid and stop taking this drug all of a sudden, it may get worse and could be life-threatening. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have had a very bad allergic reaction, talk with your doctor. You may have a chance of an even worse reaction if you come into contact with what caused your allergy. If you use epinephrine to treat very bad allergic reactions, talk with your doctor. Epinephrine may not work as well while you are taking this drug.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
Metazero (metoprolol succinate) side effects:
Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat;
- Low mood (depression);
- Very bad dizziness or passing out;
- Chest pain that is new or worse;
- An abnormal heartbeat that is new or worse;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Feeling tired or weak;
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
How do I store and/or throw out this drug?
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from heat.
Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs.