Lopressor (Metoprolol) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Lopressor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, angina, and heart attack. Lopressor is also known by its drug name, Metoprolol.

Lopressor is a beta blocker. Beta blockers are believed to work by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heartrate.

How do I take it?
Lopressor is generally taken one or more times a day after meals.

Lopressor comes as tablets or ampules for injection.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Lopressor lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, dry mouth, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and sexual difficulties.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Lopressor include heart failure, heart attack, and low blood pressure.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to beta blockers during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Lopressor – RxList

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