Rx: Only available by prescription
Brand Name Lopressor Options
Generic Metoprolol Tartrate Options - Manufacturer: Generic
What are Generics? A generic
drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality,
how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available
on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients
as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics
are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color),
as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large
sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies
can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and angina. It is classed as a beta blocker, and works by reducing the workload of the heart. It is important to have a healthy blood pressure as this helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This medicine is also used after a heart attack to improve survival and lower cardiovascular risk. Lopressor contains the active ingredient called metoprolol.
This medicine may be prescribed for other reasons determined by your doctor.
Please follow the directions provided by your doctor. Take your tablet with food immediately following a meal, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is nearly time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once or two doses within a short time period.
Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new prescription or over-the-counter medication (e.g. cough or cold medicine). If your doctor has advised that you check your blood pressure regularly, it is important that you do this while taking this medication. Before having any medical, dental or surgical procedure, advise your doctor or dentist you are taking Lopressor or Metoprolol.
This medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Please avoid driving, operating machinery or any other potentially hazardous activity until you know how you react to this medicine.
For patients who have diabetes, Lopressor or metoprolol may mask the signs of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Please speak to your doctor about recognizing other signs and how to manage a hypoglycemic episode.
For women who wish to become pregnant, please discuss the risks and benefits of metoprolol during pregnancy. This medicine is excreted in breast milk, therefore it is advised that you discuss the risks with your doctor before breastfeeding your baby.
Lopressor Side Effects
Patients may experience some minor side effects that usually subside with treatment. These include: tiredness, weakness, mild drowsiness, or lightheadedness. If these are severe or continue for some time, contact your doctor.
If you experience difficulty breathing, see your doctor immediately.
If you notice any other effects or symptoms not listed above, contact your nurse, doctor or pharmacist.
Patients can buy quality branded Lopressor or generic Metoprolol at discounted prices from our online pharmacy.
Lopressor Active Ingredients