Metoprolol is a beta blocker. It is used to treat chest pain associated with angina and high blood pressure. It is also used in the prevention and treatment of heart attacks.
Dosage Information for Metoprolol
- Inform your physician of any medications you take prior to starting a treatment of Metoprolol.
- Take as directed by your physician. This medication should be taken at the same time every day.
- You should drink a full glass of water when you take your dose of Metoprolol.
- You should not stop taking Metoprolol without first consulting your physician.
- Do not break, chew or crush this medication.
- Your blood pressure will be tested regularly on this medication. You will also have regular blood work performed. This is to insure the medication is working properly. You should keep all of your checkups when taking Metoprolol.
- You will have to stop taking Metoprolol prior to having surgery.
- Keep Metoprolol away from heat and store at room temperature.
Special Information About Metoprolol
- If you plan on becoming pregnant, you should not take Metoprolol.
- Metoprolol passes into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding, you should consult with your physician prior to taking Metoprolol.
- This medication may cause you to become dizzy and drowsy. You should not drive or do any hazardous activities until you see how the medication affects you.
- Alcohol may enhance drowsiness and dizziness.
- Metoprolol alone does not treat hypertension. You should take this medication and eat properly. You should also exercise.
- You should tell you physician if you have any of the following conditions prior to taking Metoprolol: respiratory problems, depression, diabetes, thyroid disorders and liver or kidney disease.
Contact your physician if you experience any side effects.
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