What is Metoprolol (Lopressor), and what does it do?
Metoprolol (Lopressor) belongs to the beta-blocker class of medications. To a large extent, beta-blockers function by reducing the heart’s rate. They relax your blood vessels and slow your pulse, making you feel more relaxed.
Metoprolol (Lopressor) is used to treat hypertension. Preventing angina (chest pain) and enhancing survival after a heart attack are also two of its many applications. Metoprolol (Lopressor) is also used in the treatment of heart failure in conjunction with other drugs.
What dosages of Metoprolol (Lopressor) are available?
Metoprolol (Lopressor) is only available as a tablet. The available dosages are:
- 25 mg
- 37.5 mg
- 50 mg
- 75 mg
- 100 mg
What side effects are common with taking Metoprolol (Lopressor)?
The most common side effects of Metoprolol (Lopressor) are:
- Nausea and dizziness
- Confusion, memory loss, depression
- Recurring nightmares and difficulty sleeping
- Itching or rash
Some people experience more serious side effects from Metoprolol (Lopressor), including:
- Deliberate heartbeats
- Shortness of breath, swelling, or rapid weight gain
- Cold feeling in hands or feet
If you are taking Metoprolol (Lopressor), and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Does Metoprolol (Lopressor) interact with other medications?
Metoprolol (Lopressor) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements, and herbs.
When taking Metoprolol (Lopressor), you should avoid taking:
- Other medicines for hypertension (such as diuretics, ACE Inhibitors)
- Medicines that lower blood pressure and cause hypotension (such as antidepressants)
- NSAIDs (such as Ibuprofen)
- Cough medicines that contain Xylometazoline and Pseudoephedrine
- Diabetes medicines
- Medicines for allergies
- Medicines for asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Who should NOT take Metoprolol (Lopressor)?
Not all people can take Metoprolol (Lopressor). Metoprolol (Lopressor) may not be a good choice if you have:
- An allergic reaction to it or any other similar medicines
- Low blood pressure or slow heart rate
- Lung disease or asthma
- Metabolic Acidosis
- Blood circulation problems
- Liver problems
What drugs are similar to Metoprolol (Lopressor)?
Other drugs that are similar to Metoprolol (Lopressor) include:
Does Metoprolol (Lopressor) have a generic form?
Metoprolol is a generic version of the brand name drug, Lopressor. Metoprolol (Lopressor) is a drug that is prescribed to treat hypertension.
What is the price of Metoprolol (Lopressor) without insurance?
The average retail price of Metoprolol (Lopressor) without insurance is $13.45.
Look up Metoprolol (Lopressor) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.
How can I save money on Metoprolol (Lopressor)?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Metoprolol (Lopressor) prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Metoprolol (Lopressor) at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
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