Metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor)

10 Tablets, 20 mg

Generic Name: Metoprolol Tartrate
Used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain after a heart attack
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What is Metoprolol Tartrate used for?

  • Metoprolol Tartrate, the generic name for Lopressor, is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain after a heart attack.
  • Metoprolol can be taken once to three times daily with meals depending on different tablet formulation.
  • Metoprolol can mask potentially life threatening symptoms of low blood sugar in diabetics such as fast beating of the heart, cold sweat, and confusion. Use caution or avoid Metoprolol in patients with diabetes.
  • Metoprolol can reduce the effectiveness of life saving asthma medications such as an albuterol inhaler. Avoid Metoprolol or use with caution in patients with asthma.

What are the most common side effects of Metoprolol Tartrate?

  • Common side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, and slow heartbeat.

What is the drug classification for Lopressor?

  • Lopressor is in a drug class called beta receptor blocker.

Can Metoprolol Tartrate make you lose weight?

  • Not exactly… in fact, many drugs in beta receptor blocker class can cause some weight gain.

Can Metoprolol Tartrate affect the kidneys?

  • Metoprolol can affect kidney functions by reducing blood flow to the kidneys.

Can you drink alcohol while taking Metoprolol Tartrate?

  • Yes, but with moderation. Mixing the two can increase symptoms of side effects such as dizziness and lightheadedness.

Can Metoprolol Tartrate lower your heart rate?

  • Yes. Metoprolol is in a drug class called beta receptor blocker and blocking the beta receptor will directly reduce your heart rate.

Do beta blockers make you feel tired?

  • Yes. Taking beta blocker which can reduce your heart rate can reduce your tolerance to exercise and make you feel tired. This is a common side effect of most beta blockers, but should resolve within few weeks.

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