Lopressor metoprolol tartrate

Get an overview of LOPRESSOR (metoprolol tartrate tablet), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Lopressor can be sold under different names.

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Drug Basics

Brand Name: Lopressor

Generic Name: METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET

Data Current As Of: 2019-03-11

( metoprolol tartrate USP ) Tablets

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Prescribing Information

indications & usage

hypertension

Lopressor tablets are indicated for the treatment of hypertension. They may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents.

angina pectoris

Lopressor is indicated in the long-term treatment of angina pectoris.

myocardial infarction

Lopressor tablets are indicated in the treatment of hemodynamically stable patients with definite or suspected acute myocardial infarction to reduce cardiovascular mortality when used alone or in conjunction with intravenous Lopressor. Oral Lopressor therapy can be initiated after intravenous Lopressor therapy or, alternatively, oral treatment can begin within 3 to 10 days of the acute event  (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION , CONTRAINDICATIONS , and WARNINGS ).

contraindications

hypertension & angina

Lopressor is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure (see WARNINGS ).

Hypersensitivity to Lopressor and related derivatives, or to any of the excipients; hypersensitivity to other beta-blockers (cross sensitivity between beta-blockers can occur).

Sick-sinus syndrome.

Severe peripheral arterial circulatory disorders.

myocardial infarction

Lopressor is contraindicated in patients with a heart rate < 45 beats/min; second- and third-degree heart block; significant first-degree heart block (P-R interval ≥ 0.24 sec); systolic blood pressure < 100 mm Hg; or moderate-to-severe cardiac failure  (see WARNINGS ).

also known as

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