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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Overview)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle.


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What does metoprolol tartrate do?

What does metoprolol tartrate do?

It is a beta blocker: It protects the heart and blood vessels from adrenaline. Thus, it lowers heart rate and blood pressure and can protect the heart muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Prakash Deedwania
701 doctors shared insights

Metoprolol (Overview)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle.


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Please describe the medication: metoprolol?

Please describe the medication: metoprolol?

Beta-blocker: Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle. ...Read more

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I take metoprolol, fosinopril and diltiazem. Why did my doc prescribe me all of these?

I take metoprolol, fosinopril and diltiazem. Why did my doc prescribe me all of these?

High blood pressure?: Most likely your blood pressure can not be controlled with a single med. It is not uncommon to use different drugs that have different mechanism of action in these cases to contribute to decrease the blood pressure. ...Read more

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My husband has been prescribed metoprolol to reduce his heartrate, which was running over 100 bpm. Will the medicine help?

My husband has been prescribed metoprolol to reduce his heartrate, which was running over 100 bpm. Will the medicine help?

Hopefully: Metoprolol is part of a class of medications called beta blockers that inhibit beta receptors in the heart. This action lead to slowing of the heart rate. You should follow closely with the doctor to determine if any adjustments in the medication are needed. ...Read more

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What are the uses of metoprolol?

What are the uses of metoprolol?

Lots: Metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medicine and used for a wide variety of condtions. Here's just a few 1 : high blood pressure 2: congestive heart failure (reduces progression of disease) 3: suppress abnormal rhythms (eg. Atrial fibrillation 4: prevent heart attacks. There's more! seeing how many indications there are, bet a blockers are quite important in managing cardio vascular disease. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Heart disorders: Metoprolol tartrate (lopressor) is an immediate-release (short duration) beta-blocker dosed twice daily for long-term management of hypertension and angina (chest pain). Metoprolol tartrate can also be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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What is more effective metoprolol, toprol-xl?

What is more effective metoprolol, toprol-xl?

Equally effective: Toprol xl is the long acting formulation of metoprolol. So equal efficacy as long as dosing is equivalent. Metoprolpl is a twice a day drug and toprol is once daily. ...Read more

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Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs ..Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! help!

Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs ..Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! help!

There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with an mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...Read more