Metoprolol Drug Information
Available by prescription only, metoprolol is a beta blocker used to treat several conditions. It is sold under the brand names Lopressor® and Toprol-XL®. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is the immediate-release form of the drug, while Toprol-XL (metoprolol succinate) is the extended-release form.
Depending on the type of metoprolol you take, the medication can be used to:
- Treat angina
- Treat high blood pressure
- Treat congestive heart failure
- Improve survival after a heart attack.
Prior to beginning treatment with metoprolol, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This medicine is not right for everyone, and your healthcare provider will need this information to make sure it is right for you.
(For more information on this drug, click Metoprolol. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining what to expect while taking it, generic availability, and more.)