Lopressor

Active Ingredient(s): Metoprolol
FDA Approved: * August 7, 1978
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: Blood Pressure

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Lopressor Overview

Metoprolol, marketed under the tradename Lopressor among others, is a medication of the selective β1 receptor blocker type.[3] It is used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain due to poor blood flow to the heart, and a number of conditions involving an abnormally fast heart rate.[3] It is also used to prevent further heart problems after myocardial infarction and to prevent headaches in those with migraines.[3] Metoprolol is sold in form...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metoprolol

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pink pill n 50 oblong

Its a small oblong pink pill with a score in the middle of it... on one side is N amd the other side of the score is 50 and blank on the other side ## Lopressor beta blocker I found it finally the for ur help in advance

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lopressor and lisinopril

May I take Lopressor 25 mg and lisinopril 10 mg daily? ## Hello, Moe! How are you? Have they both been prescribed for you? They can be taken together, if your doctor says it's safe and that you need to take them. They are often prescribed together in order to bring blood pressure down as fast and as safely as possible. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My moms blood pressure was 80 / 48. She is taking the following blood pressure medications: Lisinopril 40 mg and Lopressor 20 mg. I feel that her blood pressure is too low. Please advise.

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what is the difference between lopressor and toprol XL

I was switched from toprol XL 25 mg once a day to lopressor 25 mg 2x aday. The nurse said it was the same because one is extended release ad the other is not ## Hi Koolau, Based on my research, the nurse was right in saying that they are the same medication and that Toprol XL is simply an extended-release version of Lopressor. Because of this however, there may be a slight variation of inactive ingredients which can actually be detrimental to how the drug is metabolized and used by your body. I'd just be aware of this factor if for some reason you don't get the same relief or effects that you may have had from the Toprol XL. When you switch brand names or manufacturers, the drug itself doesn't change, but rather the binders or fillers that they put with it. I hope this helps...

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Lopressor brand availability

I use to take lopressor, the long pink pill. They switched me to metoprolol succinate 2 yrs ago. I liked the brand name lopressor better as it had no side effects and kept my blood pressure down. The insurance company said they stopped making the original lopressor then. But now I heard they are back on the market. Does anyone know this answer? ## From what I can tell, it is still available, but that doesn't necessarily mean that your insurance will cover it for you, since the generics are usually cheaper. What type of side effects have you been experiencing? The FDA lists the typical ones as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. How long have you been taking your current dosage? You may need a dosage adjustment, or to try a different ...

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is safe to take lopressor 2hours after i took losartan

I'm on lopressor and cozaar, is safe to takethem at the same together,lopressor is 50mgs and cozaar is 50mgs ## Hello, Katrina! How are you? Yes, you can take them together, or a couple hours apart, unless your doctor specifics otherwise. When multiple blood pressure and cardiac medicines are prescribed, most doctors do instruct them to be taken together, that way it's easier for someone to remember to take them, so they don't miss any doses. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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time to take medicine

My lopressor says take in am and pm, what times should I take it? ## Hello, Sherry! How are you? Unless your doctor specifies otherwise, that generally means to take one when you get up in the morning and the other at bedtime. The FDA classifies this medication as a beta blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Changing dose time

Lopressor 25mg I have been on Lopressor 25mg for about 6 months, prescribed by my cardiologist for irregular heart beat and palpitations. I take it right before bed with a glass of water. More nights than not I wake up many time thru the night and lately I have been having trouble falling asleep. My heart beats irregularly when I lay down but if I get up and sit in a chair all is well. I would like to change the time I take the pill from night to morning. Is it safe to skip my nighttime dose and take it the next morning instead? Thanks in advance for your help. ## Hello, Harvey! How are you? I would suggest checking with your doctor, before making a change. It sounds like this medication just isn't lasting you a full 24 hours, so something needs adjusted. Were you originally instruc...

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Concor Cor 2.5 MG

CONCOR COR 2.5 MG what are the side effects of concore core 2.5 and should it be taken instead of lopressor.and how can i know if its going o.k with my body withoit any problems ## HI, Georges! You should take whichever one that your doctor has advised you to take, since there are various factors that may affect which one is appropriate for you, such as blood pressure levels, heart health, other medications you may be taking and etc. Concor contains the active ingredient Bisoprolol, which is a beta blocker and it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Learn more Concor details here. And Lopressor contains the active ingredient Metoprolol, it's also a beta blocker, so the side effects can be very similar. Learn more Lopressor details here. And th...

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concor

CONCOR COR 2.5 MG ## what are the side effects of concore core 2.5 and should it be taken instead of lopressor.and how can i know if its going o.k with my body withoit any problems ## Hi, My mother is taking Concor, but she was left without any pills. She is not a US citizen. How can I get her a refill ? Does she have to go to a doctor in the US, to get the prescription? Can Carvedilol substitute Concor? ## i am 56 years of age..i have been taking concor cor 2.5 mg for the last 30 days.is there any side effect if i let this medicine be continued ?

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lopressor 25mg

Have been on Metoprolol tartate 25 mg for a yeay now, I take half a pill 12.5 mg bid. For one week I have been feeling light headed and my BP has been from 150/55 to 110/47 most of the time the systolic has been in the low 50's or 47. Should I bee concerned.I am 77 years old and very active,walk daily 2-3 miles. Thank you Henriette ## Hello, Henriette! How are you? Sorry about the problem you're having. And yes, you should consult your doctor. At your age, you can become much more sensitive to medications, so they may actually work better for you than they would for a younger person and that may be what's causing the low number. You may need to switch to a different medication, or lower the dosage of this even further. Learn more Metoprolol details here. I've found a ver...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Metoprolol
  • Injection: 1mg/ml, 5mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 25mg, 50mg, eq 100mg tartrate, eq 200mg tartrate, eq 300mg tartrate, eq 400mg tartrate
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lopressor: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0400 Lopressor 5 mg/5ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0458 Lopressor 50 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0459 Lopressor 100 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 30698-458 Lopressor 50 mg Oral Tablet by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
  • 30698-459 Lopressor 100 mg Oral Tablet by Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC

Other drugs which contain Metoprolol or a similar ingredient: (7 results)

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