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Generic Lopressor (tm) Metoprolol Tartrate 50, 100mg

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Generic Name : Metoprolol Tartrate
Therapy : Antiemetic
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Generic Lopressor (tm) Metoprolol Tartrate 50, 100mg

Brand : Lopressor
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Generic Lopressor® : METOPROLOL
Metoprolol Tartrate  is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Lopressor® Lopressor® is the registered trademark of Novartis.

Information on Generic Lopressor Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects..

Tablets Chemical Name: METOPROLOL (me-TOE-proe-lole)

Other name brands for this medication
Toprol-XL  Metaprolol is a common misspelling of metoprolol
Metroprolol is a common misspelling of metoprolol
Prolomet, Seloken, Starpress, Metocard, Revelol, Tolol, Vinicor

Possible Uses of Lopressor: This medicine is a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain). It is also used after a heart attack to improve survival. Controlling high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before using Lopressor: If you have angina or have had heart problems, do not suddenly stop using this medicine without first consulting your doctor. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this medicine, you must stop this medicine gradually according to your doctor's instructions. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking mibefradil. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking amiodarone, barbiturates, birth control pills, cimetidine, disopyramide, flecainide, indomethacin, methimazole, propylthiouracil, quinidine, or verapamil. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have a history of heart block. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.

How to take Lopressor: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take this medicine with food or immediately following a meal, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Precautions When Using Lopressor: DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. BEFORE TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any medicines used to treat colds or congestion. IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS INSTRUCTED YOU TO CHECK your blood pressure and heart rate regularly, be sure to do so. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS: this medicine may mask signs of low blood sugar such as a rapid heartbeat. Check blood glucose levels regularly.

Side Effects of Lopressor: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include mild drowsiness; lightheadedness or dizziness; or unusual tiredness or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Lopressor: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other. Check drug interactions

Overdose of Lopressor: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include very slow heart rate, severe dizziness, fainting, weakness, and difficult or slowed breathing.

Other Information of Lopressor: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.


1. What is Metoprolol Tartrate (lopressor) and what is it used for?
Metoprolol Tartrate is a medical drug available to us under the brand name Lopressor which belongs to a class of medication called Beta blockers. This medicine is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure(Hypertension) which reduces the risk and prevents strokes, heart attack and some kidney problems. This medicine could also be used to treat Angina(Chest pain) and post heart attack survival.

2. When and how to use Metoprolol Tartrate?
Metoprolol Tartrate is available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth with or without food as per your doctor's prescription. It is usually taken 1-3 times a day daily. The dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition, response to the treatment and other medicine that you may be taking for the same or different reason. Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth as it may release all the drug in your mouth which increases the risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you with a low dose which will increase gradually. Take the medicine daily at the same time to get the most benefits from it. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed as this may also increase the risk of side effects without any improvement in your condition. Discuss all the other medicines that you might be taking along with Metoprolol Tartrate for the same or different reasons. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

3. What are the side effects of Metoprolol Tartrate?
Common side effects observed while medicating with Metoprolol Tartrate are dizziness, tiredness, diarrhea, drowsiness and slow heartbeat may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse. There are some serious side effects which must be informed to the doctor right away if observed such as very slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, blue fingers/toes, trouble breathing, new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain), mental/mood changes (confusion, mood swings, depression) etc. There are also some severe allergic reactions involved with these medications which require immediate medical attention if observed such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing, severe dizziness etc.

4. Which drugs cause interaction with Metoprolol Tartrate?
Interaction with Metoprolol Tartrate generally refers to the changes in effectiveness and potential risk that can be developed in the body when drugs come into contact inside your body. Some drugs may affect the departure of Metoprolol Tartrate from your body which indirectly affects its working such as propafenone, SSRI antidepressants (paroxetine, Fluoxetine), quinidine etc. There are also some products which carry ingredients that can ascend your heart rate or blood pressure and could also worsen your heart condition. You must provide every detail of all the medicine that you may be using for the same or different cause with Metoprolol Tartrate.

5. How long does Metoprolol Tartrate take to work?
Metoprolol Tartrate is a kind of medicine that starts working two hours after its administration orally. However to observe its full effects, it may take one complete week of daily medication. For late treatment of heart attack, the medication may lasts upto 3 months. This medicine could cause malfunctioning of heart and arteries if used for a long time.

6. How to store Metoprolol Tartrate?
Metoprolol Tartrate is available to us in a leaflet pill form which contains a half shelf life of 5 years. It must be kept in a closed container generally in a cool or room temperature(Generally not above 25 degree Centigrade) and out of the reach and site of children's. Better to avoid contact of direct sunlight, heat or moisture while storing the medicine.

7. What is Metoprolol tartrate used for?
Metoprolol is used with or without other medicinal drugs to treat high blood strain (high blood pressure). Decreasing excessive blood strain helps save you strokes, coronary heart assaults, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to treat chest pain (angina) and to improve survival after a heart assault.

8. What is the best time to take Metoprolol?
Your first actual dose of metoprolol can also make you feel dizzy, so take it at bedtime. In case you do not experience dizzy after that, you may take it inside the morning. Metoprolol is commonly taken a couple of times a day, but now and again it is prescribed to be taken up to four instances an afternoon.

9. How long does it take Metoprolol tartrate to work?
Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) starts to paintings after approximately 2 hours, but it can take up to 1 week to take complete impact. You can not experience any exclusive when you're taking Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate), but this does not mean it's not working.

10. What is the difference between Metoprolol and Metoprolol tartrate?
The main difference between metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate is that metoprolol tartrate is only available as an instantaneous-launch tablet which means it ought to be taken several times in keeping with day, while metoprolol succinate is an prolonged-release tablet that may be taken once an afternoon.

11. What are the side effects for Metoprolol tartrate?
There are some common side effects such as headache, double vision, cough, troubled breathing, loss of vision, chest pain or discomfort, slow or irregular heartbeat, unusual tiredness or weakness, dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

12. Is Metoprolol Tartrate safe during pregnancy?
Metoprolol Tartrate is a kind of medicine that is not recommended to be used during pregnancy. One must consult the doctor before medicating with Metoprolol Tartrate during pregnancy. Also, the component of medicine gets passed on to breast milk. Kindly consult the doctor before breastfeeding your baby.

13. Which is better, Metoprolol Tartrate or Metoprolol Succinate?
Metoprolol Tartrate and Metoprolol Succinate, both the drug are considered effective medicines whose effectiveness is similar in treating high blood pressure. However, Metoprolol Tartrate could be more effective in treating heart attacks while Metoprolol Succinate could be superior in handling chronic heart failure.

14. What precautions must be taken before using Metoprolol Tartrate?
Before starting the medication with Metoprolol Tartrate, one must inform the doctor regarding allergies related to any component of the medicine, any other beta-blocker, or any other allergies as these products may contain some ingredient that causes an allergic reaction inside your body. Tell your doctor if you have any medical history related to breathing problems, heart rhythm problems, heart failure, liver disease, mental/mood disorders, certain muscle diseases, blood circulation problems, serious allergic problems, etc. Use of alcohol and marijuana while medicating with Metoprolol Tartrate will make you dizzier than usual which must be avoided.

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