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A healthcare provider may prescribe metoprolol (Lopressor® and Toprol-XL®) to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. The 50 mg metoprolol tablets are available in both immediate-release and extended-release forms. However, your metoprolol dosage will be based on several factors, such as your age, the form of metoprolol, the medical condition being treated, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking.
For example, the recommended starting dose for people with angina or high blood pressure is 50 mg (immediate-release form) twice a day. Based on the response and/or side effects, the dosage of metoprolol may be increased or decreased until the optimal dose is determined. Some of the possible side effects of metoprolol include tiredness, dizziness, and diarrhea.
(Click Metoprolol Dosing for a closer look at how metoprolol can help treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This article also describes the factors that may affect your dose and offers some tips on when and how to take this medication.)