Drug Class: What is Lopressor and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does it work?
Dosage: How should you take this medication?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication
Special information on Lopressor
Lopressor side effects
|Drug Class: What is Lopressor and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Lopressor 100 mg, a type of medication known as a Beta-Blocker, is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), and heart attack.
When prescribed for high blood pressure, it is effective when used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. Beta-blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thereby reducing the demand for
|Drug Mechanism: How does it work?|
Generic Lopressor 100 mg/Metoprolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent. Generic Lopressor 100 mg (Metoprolol) blocks the action of the sympathetic nervous system, a portion of the involuntary nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system stimulates the pace of the heart beat. By blocking the action of these nerves, metoprolol reduces the heart rate and is useful in treating abnormally rapid heart rhythms. Generic Lopressor 100 mg (Metoprolol) also reduces the force of heart muscle contraction and lowers
|Dosage: How should you take this medication?|
| Generic Lopressor should be taken with food or immediately after you have eaten.
Take Generic Lopressor exactly as prescribed, even if your symptoms have disappeared.
Try not to miss any Generic Lopressor doses. If this medication is not taken regularly, your condition may worsen.
High Blood Pressure:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication|
If Generic Lopressor 100 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Lopressor 100 mg with certain high blood pressure drugs such as reserpine (Ser-Ap-Es).
Other medications that might interact with Generic Lopressor 100 mg include: Albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin), Amiodarone (Cordarone), Barbiturates such as phenobarbital, Calcium channel blockers such as Calan
|Special information on Lopressor|
Special information on Generic Lopressor 100 mg, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding: The effects of Generic Lopressor 100 mg during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Generic Lopressor 100 mg appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with this medication is finished.
|Lopressor side effects|
Side effects of Generic Lopressor 100 mg cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Lopressor 100 mg.
More common side effects of Generic Lopressor 100 mg: May include depression, diarrhea, dizziness, itching, rash, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, tiredness.
Less common or rare side effects of Generic Lopressor 100 mg: May include, blurred vision, cold
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