Generic Name - Metoprolol
Category - Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agent.
High blood pressure, Heart attack.
Generic for Lopressor* is indicated to treat High blood pressure, alone or in combination with other medications. It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to treat heart attacks. Metoprolol (Generic for Lopressor*) is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard.
Generic for Lopressor* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Lopressor* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Lopressor* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Asthma, bronchitis or bronchospasm
Circulation problems, or blood vessel disease (such as Raynaud's disease)
Emphysema, or other lung disease
History of heart attack or heart disease
Muscle weakness or disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Lopressor*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
Medicines for diabetes
Medicines for high blood pressure
Medicines to control heart rhythm
Medicines for malaria
Generic for Lopressor* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericLopressor*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Lopressor* for hypertension is 100 milligrams a day taken in 1 or 2 doses, whether taken alone or with a diuretic. The initial dosage of Lopressor* ranges from 50 to 100 milligrams once a day. The dosage may be increased to 400 mg gradually.
Generic for Lopressor* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Lopressor* side Effects include anxiety, cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness or fainting spells, increase in the amount of urine passed, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat and skin rash.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lopressor*.
Generic for Lopressor* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Lopressor* is likely to cause any harm to the fetus. Do talk to your doctor before using Generic for Lopressor* if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Generic for Lopressor* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Lopressor* passes into breast milk and could affect the nursing infant. It is recommended not to use Generic for Lopressor* if you are breast feeding a baby.
Generic for Lopressor* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Lopressor* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Lopressor* and Geriatric
Consideringthe age-related problems the geriatric patients may have, right dosage selection and administration of Generic for Lopressor* is imperative.
The above information about Generic for Lopressor* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.