Metoprolol 25 mg Tablets
Metoprolol (Lopressor® and Toprol-XL®) comes in the form of immediate-release or extended-release tablets. However, the 25 mg tablets are only available in the extended-release form. A healthcare provider may prescribe metoprolol to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. 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 treating high blood pressure or congestive heart failure, a healthcare provider may recommend a starting dosage of 25 mg metoprolol tablets. 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.
The 25 mg extended-release tablets should not be crushed or chewed. However, they may be cut in half along the score line without causing any problems.
(Click Metoprolol Dosing for more information on how metoprolol can be beneficial in treating several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This article also explains the factors that may affect your dose and provides some tips on when and how to take this medication.)