Metoprolol Tartrate USP
Composition : Metoprolol Tartrate USP 25mg & 50mg Tablet.
Betaloc is indicated for hypertension, angina, arrhythmia (including arrhythmias during anaesthesia), early intervention in acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, migraine prophylaxis and thyrotoxicosis.
Dosage and administration :
Hypertension : Initially 100mg tablets daily, for maintenance therapy 100- 200mg tablets daily in 1-2 doses for adults and 25mg tablet once daily for elderly. Angina : 50-100mg tablet 2-3 times daily.
Arrhythmias : Usually 50mg tablet 2-3 times daily upto 300mg tablets daily in divided doses, if necessary. Myocardial Infarction : If patient can not tolerate IV doses then he/she should be switched to oral treatment. Starting dose for such patient is 25mg tablets 6 hourly for 48 hours.
Heart Failure : 12.5-25mg once daily. Dose is increased at intervals of 2 weeks, to a maximum of 200mg once daily.
Migraine Prophylaxis : 100-200mg tablets daily in divided doses. Thyrotoxicosis : 50mg tablet 4 times daily. Or as directed by the registered physician.
Use in pregnancy and lactation : Pregnancy Category C by FDA.