Metoprolol (Lopressor®, Toprol XL®)

is a beta-blocker

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • is a beta-blocker
  • Effects
    • slows heart rate significantly
    • causes the heart not to pump as forcefully
    • can reduce blood pressure
    • is used for some heart rhythm disturbances
  • Side Effects
    • this medication is very powerful, and side effects are common at inappropriate doses
      • Weakness or even collapse can occur with this medication
      • this medication will often be started at low doses and increased slowly
      • this medication has less affects on the lungs than some other beta blockers
  • Other Info
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