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Metoprolol Succinate (ER) and Amlodipine

Metomet AM 2.5, 5 - It consists of Metoprolol Succinate and Amlodipine to treat heart-related conditions. Metoprolol Succinate and Amlodipine Capsules help in the prevention of spasms of the coronary artery and reduce how hard the heart has to work to pump blood around the body, lowering its oxygen requirements. Metoprolol plays a vital role in relaxing our blood vessels and lowering blood pressure by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that inhibits the entry of calcium across the heart relaxes and widens the heart's smooth muscles for better blood flow.

Uses of Metoprolol Succinate (ER) and Amlodipine Capsules

It can improve an individual’s tolerance to physical activity and exercise to keep their blood pressure normal during exercise. But it is not recommended for people who have asthma or similar breathing difficulties. The usage of this medication is taken in the treatment of the following conditions-

  • Hypertension

  • Angina pectoris

Possible Side Effects

This medicine may cause some side effects which are common but if the following symptoms concern you then reach your healthcare provider-

  • Headache

  • Slow heart rate
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness

Directions For Use

  • It is taken with or without food as directed by the doctor. 

  • Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water. 

  • Do not crush, chew or break it.

Safety Precautions for Metoprolol Succinate (ER) and Amlodipine Capsules

  • Avoid chronic stress as it can raise your blood pressure, and do not double dose it whenever the need is felt.

  • People with diabetes, asthma, cardiogenic shock, heart valve problem, low blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, or heart failure should avoid it.

  • It severely interacts with grapefruit and rich protein foods, so do not use it with multivitamins.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is dizziness experienced by people after taking Metoprolol Succinate (ER) and Amlodipine Capsules?

Yes, the use of these medications can make you feel dizzy. 

Will the use of these capsules cause headaches?

Yes, its use can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. But will go away as the body will adjust to its dosage.

Can someone stop using this medication if they feel well?

No, do not skip the doses whenever you feel well. It may not work the next time you are prescribed.