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Metoprolol Medication Information

Metoprolol (Lopressor® and Toprol-XL®) is a prescription medication approved for treating several conditions, such as high blood pressure, angina, and congestive heart failure. This drug can also help improve survival rates following a heart attack. However, because metoprolol is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, you may not be able to take metoprolol if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or hyperthyroidism. Also, you may not be able to safely use metoprolol if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medicine, metoprolol can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include tiredness, dizziness, and diarrhea.
Metoprolol comes in the form of tablets that are available in immediate-release or extended-release forms. It is typically taken once or twice a day.
(Click Metoprolol for a more in-depth look at important information on metoprolol, a medication used for treating conditions related to the heart or blood vessels. This article discusses how metoprolol works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)
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