Lopressor is used for treating high blood pressure levels, alone or along with other medicines; long-term treatment of chest pain; and reducing the risk of death due to heart problems in patients who've had cardiac arrest. Lopressor is really a beta-adrenergic blocking agent (beta-blocker). It works by decreasing the amount of work one's heart has to do (reduces chest pain) and also the amount of blood the heart pumps out (lowers high blood pressure). It is also utilized to stabilize the heart rhythm in conditions in which the center is beating too fast or in an irregular rhythm.
Use Lopressor as directed by your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions maybe you have about how exactly to work with Lopressor.
Store Lopressor at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store from heat, moisture, and lightweight. Do not store inside bathroom. Keep Lopressor out of your reach of youngsters and faraway from pets.
Active Ingredient: Metoprolol tartrate.
All medicines may cause unwanted effects, but some individuals have no, or minor, side effects.
Check with your physician if any of these most frequent unwanted side effects persist or become bothersome:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth/eyes; gas; headache; heartburn; lightheadedness; mild drowsiness; muscle aches; nausea; pain, redness, or swelling in the injection site; stomach pain; sleep problems; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting.
Seek medical help straight away if all of these severe negative effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blue or unusually cold hands or feet; chest pain; fainting; hallucinations; mood or mental changes (eg, confusion, depression); pounding inside the chest; severe dizziness or lightheadedness; breathlessness; slow or irregular heartbeat; swelling from the arms, hands, and feet; vision changes; wheezing; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not an entire set of all side effects which could occur. If you have questions regarding unwanted effects, contact your medical provider.
Contact a medical expert or health care provider immediately if these affect you.
Some health conditions may communicate with Lopressor. Tell your physician or pharmacist for those who have any medical ailments, in particular when any of the following affect you:
Some medicines may interact with Lopressor. Tell your medical provider if you might be taking another medicines, especially any of the following:
This is probably not a whole listing of all interactions that could occur. Ask your medical provider if Lopressor may interact to medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before starting, stop, or customize the dose of the medicine.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.