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Lopresor 50 (Metoprolol) 100 Tablets/Pack


Lopresor 50 (Metoprolol) 100 Tablets/Pack

Lopresor 50 (Metoprolol)


Product Name
Lopresor 50 (Metoprolol) 100 Tablets/Pack
Active Ingredient
Metoprolol Tartrate 50mg
Manufacturer
Novartis
Product Type
Beta-blocker
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Nov 2015
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Lopresor tablets 50mg contain metoprolol, a beta-blocker that is used to treat various conditions of the cardiovascular system, like hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure; also other conditions like migraine.

Lopresor general information

What is Lopresor used for?

Lopresor tablets 50mg are used to treat a variety of conditions of the cardiovascular system including, control of hypertension (high blood pressure) by lowering blood pressure to reduce the risk of complications such as stroke and heart attack; management of angina (chest pain) in patients with heart disease; long-term prevention of myocardial infarction (heart attack); treatment of heart failure to improve survival and quality of life; and control of most forms of arrhythmias and dysrhythmias (irregular heart beat or rhythm) and palpitations. Lopresor 50 is also used for preventing migraine, and as a supplementary treatment for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Lopresor tablets 50mg work through a common mechanism in several different body systems to manage the condition and relieve symptoms by reducing heart rate (pulse), workload on the heart (force needed to pump) and oxygen demand by the heart, which increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

How does Lopresor work?

Lopresor tablets 50mg contain metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker and selective beta1-receptor antagonist. Metoprolol in Lopresor tablets 50mg acts by blocking the action of chemicals called catecholamines, such as adrenaline (epinephrine), which are released by the adrenal glands in response to nerve stimulation during physical and mental stress. Adrenaline works via beta-receptors in the heart to stimulate increased heart rate and constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels. These actions of adrenaline are reduced or inhibited by metoprolol in Lopresor tablets, to slow heart rate, dilate (widen) blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and increase blood flow and oxygen to the heart. Since beta-receptors are found in many tissues, particularly the heart, kidneys, vascular smooth muscle in blood vessel walls, lung, skeletal muscle and liver, all short-term and long-term symptom relief due to taking Lopresor 50, is based on blocking beta-receptors in the target tissue.

What does Lopresor contain?

Lopresor tablets 50mg contains the active ingredient metoprolol tartrate, a beta-blocker used to treat variety of conditions of the cardiovascular system and other conditions. They also contain Silica aerogel, cellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium carboxymethyl starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, red iron oxide (E 172), polysorbate 80, talc, titanium dioxide (E 171).

Treating high blood pressure (hypertension) with Lopresor

Lopresor tablets 50mg contain metoprolol, a beta-blocker that acts by blocking the action of chemicals called catecholamines, such as adrenaline (epinephrine), which are released by the adrenal glands in response to nerve stimulation during physical and mental stress. Lopresor tablets 50mgare used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) by widening blood vessels, reducing heart rate (number of heart beats) and reducing the force of the heart contraction. These actions lower blood pressure and help the heart to cope better reducing the risk of complications such as stroke and heart attack, due to high blood pressure.

Treating heart disease with Lopresor

Lopresor tablets 50mg contain metoprolol, a beta-blocker that acts by blocking the action of chemicals called catecholamines, such as adrenaline (epinephrine), which are released by the adrenal glands in response to nerve stimulation during physical and mental stress. Lopresor tablets 50mg are used to treat a variety of conditions of the cardiovascular system to improve survival, reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life in patients with heart disease, including, control of hypertension (high blood pressure), management of angina (chest pain); long-term prevention of myocardial infarction (heart attack) and treatment of heart failure.

What are the side effects of Lopresor?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Lopresor tablets 50mg include: tiredness, headache, dizziness when you change position (orthostatic hypotension), bradycardia (slow heart rate), shortness of breath on exertion (exertional dyspnoea), nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, fatigue,

When should Lopresor not be used?

You should not use Lopresor tablets 50mg if you:
  • are allergic to metoprolol or any ingredients in Lopresor
  • have liver disease, without discussion with your doctor
  • have a history of obstructive lung disorder, bronchial asthma or bronchospasm
  • are diabetic and taking hypoglycaemic therapy, without discussion with your doctor as metoprolol may prolong the hypoglycaemic response to insulin
  • are pregnant or breast feeding, without discussion with your doctor
  • have, poor peripheral blood circulation, uncontrolled heart failure, low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • have a phaeochromocytoma (a rare tumour of the adrenal gland) which is not already being treated with other medicines
  • have certain other heart problems
  • are taking medication that may interact with Lopresor, including: other medicines for high blood pressure; angina or an irregular heartbeat such as calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine), antiarrhythmics like amiodarone, disopyramide and quinidine, digoxin and nitroglycerin for heart failure; other beta-blockers, including eye drops; the antibiotic rifampicin; adrenaline for emergencies like anaphylaxis; monoamine oxidase inhibitors; antiinflammatories like ibuprofen or indomethacin; cimetidine for reflux and ulcers; chlorpromazine for psychiatric disorders, insulin for diabetes, the anesthetic lidocaine.

What medications interact with Lopresor?

Several medications interact with Lopresor tablets 50mg and should either not be taken while you are taking Lopresor or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Lopresor: calcium channel blockers like diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine
  • Drugs that affect Lopresor: antiarrhythmics like amiodarone, disopyramide and quinidine, digoxin and nitroglycerin for heart failure; other beta-blockers, including eye drops, the antibiotic rifampicin; adrenaline for emergencies like anaphylaxis; monoamine oxidase inhibitors; antiinflammatories like ibuprofen or indomethacin; cimetidine for reflux and ulcers; chlorpromazine for psychiatric disorders.
  • Drugs that are affected by Lopresor: insulin for diabetes, the anesthetic lidocaine

How should Lopresor be taken?

You should take your Lopresor tablets 50mg with a glass of water, swallowed whole, with or without food, usually once or twice daily morning and evening, but at the same time each day. You should take Lopresor tablets 50mg according to your doctor’s recommendations and the number of tablets you take each day, how often you take them and for how long depends on the condition you are being treated for. The dose you are taking may be increased by your doctor. You must continue to take your Lopresor tablets 50mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, as they will help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition. If you are advised to stop taking them, withdrawal should be gradual and treatment should not be discontinued abruptly.

How long should you take Lopresor?

You must continue to take your Lopresor tablets 50mg for as long as recommended by your doctor, as they will help control your symptoms but will not cure your condition. If you are advised to stop taking them, withdrawal should be gradual and treatment should not be discontinued abruptly.

Missed dose of Lopresor

If you miss a dose of Lopresor tablets 50mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Lopresor be stored?

You should store your Lopresor below 25°C in a cool dry place and protect from heat and light.


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