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Metoprolol Tartrate
Metoprolol is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to treat chest pain (angina) and to improve survival after a heart attack.Metoprolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
CHEMICAL NAME
Metoprolol Tartrate
DRUG TYPE
High Blood Press/Heart Disease

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when you suddenly stop this drug. Some people who have suddenly stopped taking similar drugs have had chest pain, heart attack, and irregular heartbeat. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, your doctor may direct you to gradually decrease your dose over 1 to 2 weeks.When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Get medical help right away if you develop chest pain/tightness/pressure, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, unusual sweating, trouble breathing, or fast/irregular heartbeat.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Lopressor Tablet 100 Mg50 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Metoprolol Tartrate Tablet 25 Mg37.5 Mg50 Mg100 Mg75 Mg
Vial 5 Mg/5 Ml