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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lopresor.
Lopresor may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
Lopresor is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
It is not known whether Lopresor alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and re... View More
Lopresor is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lopresor is recommended.
Lopresor is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Lopresor is recommended.
Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain)... View More
Uses of Lopresor
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain)
Side effects of Lopresor
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Slow heart rate
- Stomach pain
How to use Lopresor
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lopresor is to be taken wi... View More
How Lopresor works
Lopresor is a short-acting beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient... View More
- It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Do not stop taking Lopresor suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Heart failure, Migraine, Acute MI, Diabetic nephropathy, Hypertension, Cardiac arrhythmias, Angina pectoris
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Hypertension Adult: Conventional tab: Initially, 100 mg/day in single or 2 divided doses, may increase wkly to 400 mg/day depending on response. ... View More
Oral Hypertension Conventional tab: 1-17 years: 1-2 mg/kg/day PO divided BID; not to exceed 6 mg/kg/day or ?200 mg/day Extended-release tab: >6 years... View More
Renal impairment: No dosage adjustment needed.
2nd or 3rd degree AV block, sick sinus syndrome, hypotension, decompensated heart failure, sinus bradycardia, severe peripheral arterial circulatory dis... View More
Mode of Action
Metoprolol selectively inhibits beta1-adrenergic receptors but has little or no effect on beta2-receptors except in high doses. It does not exhibit memb... View More
Patients w/ myasthenia gravis, well-compensated heart failure, bronchospastic disease, AV conduction disorders, substantial cardiomegaly. May mask signs... View More
1-10% Dizziness (10%),Headache (10%),Tiredness (10%),Depression (5%),Diarrhea (5%),.Pruritus (5%),Bradycardia (9%),Rash (5%),Dyspnea (1-3%),Cold extrem... View More
Additive effect w/ catecholamine-depleting drugs (e.g. reserpine) and MAOIs. May antagonise ?1-adrenergic stimulating effects of sympathomimetics. Addit... View More
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