Metoprolol Succinate is a prescription used to treat chest pain or angina and high blood pressure.
Angina is caused by reduced blood flow. It is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina is often described as pressure, squeezing, tightness, heaviness, and pain in your chest.
High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough. That it may eventually cause health problems. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent:
- Kidney problems
- Heart attacks
How does Metoprolol Succinate work?
Metoprolol Succinate works by blocking beta receptors that are found in the heart. This medicine causes the heart to beat slower and less forcefully. That it lessens the pressure at which blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body. Therefore, it lowers blood pressure.
The effects of this drug mean that the heart does not use as much energy to pump blood around the body. Angina happens when the heart does not get enough oxygen to meet demand. Metoprolol Succinate prevents angina attacks because it lessens the workload of the heart and so decreases its demand for oxygen.
Metoprolol Succinate controls irregular heartbeats because a slower heart rate tends to allow the electrical signals in the heart to fire more regularly. Thus, it helps the heart to beat more regularly.
Why use Metoprolol Succinate?
Metoprolol Succinate is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation. This comes as an extended-release capsule for oral use. This has the brand name of Kapspargo Sprinkle. This capsule comprises a multiple unit system that has Metoprolol Succinate in a multitude of controlled release pellets. Each is available in the strengths of 25mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg. This prescription has already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Metoprolol Succinate?
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it. The usual intake of this medicine is once a day. Swallow the capsule with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the capsule. Metoprolol Succinate can be taken with or without food.
Tell your doctor if you stop taking it. It is important that you take it exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take more than it is given.
What are the side effects of Metoprolol Succinate?
- Shortness of breath
Warnings and Precautions
- Let your doctor know if you have a medical history, current medications, or allergies.
- You should not share this with others with the same symptoms as yours.
- Do not use this past the expiration date.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.