Generic equivalents for Lopressor...What are generics?
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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.
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