CarSel Plus 100 Tablet is a combination medication containing two active ingredients: Metoprolol & Hydrochlorothiazide. Metoprolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers, while Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic. This combination is used to manage certain cardiovascular conditions.
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): CarSel Plus 100 Tablet is commonly prescribed to treat hypertension, where the blood pressure is persistently elevated, and it helps to reduce blood pressure to a more normal level.
- Cardiac Conditions: It may also be used to manage certain cardiac conditions like angina (chest pain) and to improve symptoms in individuals with congestive heart failure.
- Common Side Effects: The following side effects may occur in some individuals:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Fatigue or weakness
- Upset stomach or nausea
- Increased urination
- Serious Side Effects: While rare, some individuals may experience severe reactions to the medication and should seek immediate medical attention if they notice any of the following:
- Allergic reactions (rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing)
- Irregular or slow heartbeat
- Sudden weight gain
- Signs of kidney problems (changes in urine output, swelling in the ankles/feet)
When Not to Use:
- Allergy or Hypersensitivity: CarSel Plus 100 Tablet should not be used if you have a known allergy or hypersensitivity to Metoprolol, Hydrochlorothiazide, or any other ingredients present in the medication.
- Heart Conditions: It is contraindicated in patients with severe bradycardia (very slow heart rate), heart block, or cardiogenic shock.
- Asthma and COPD: Individuals with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should avoid using this medication as beta-blockers like Metoprolol may worsen respiratory symptoms.
- Severe Liver or Kidney Dysfunction: CarSel Plus 100 Tablet should be used with caution or avoided in patients with severe liver or kidney impairment.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: The safety of this combination during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been well-established, and it is generally not recommended unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks. Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals should consult their healthcare provider before using this medication.
- Gout: Hydrochlorothiazide can raise uric acid levels and may trigger gout attacks in susceptible individuals.
Always follow your doctor’s recommendations and inform them about your medical history and any medications you are currently taking before starting CarSel Plus 100 Tablet. This information is for general awareness and should not replace professional medical advice.