Lopressor – Treatment for Chest Pains and High Blood Pressure

What you should know about Lopressor. Read on.


Lopressor is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain and high blood pressure. It is also used after an acute heart attack to improve survival. High blood pressure reduction helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels.

GENERIC NAME: Metropolol tartrate
BRAND NAME: Lopressor


Lopressor is available in a form of tablets and injection. It is in 50-100mg tablets. It is capsule-shaped, biconvex, light blue and pink, should be stored at room temperature and protect from moisture. In injection form, it is supplied in 5ml, each containing 5mg of metropolol tartrate. It should also be stored at room temperature and protect from light. Lopressor should be taken after meals and should take it at the same time everyday. If you miss taking it in a day, don’t double dose it the next day, just return to your regular dosage a day.


If you have chest pain (angina) or have heart disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, high blood pressure), do not stop using this drug without first consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, you must gradually decrease your dose according to your doctor’s instructions.

Patients should avoid operating automobiles and machinery or any task requiring alertness until your response to therapy with lopressor has been determined. Patients should also inform the physician or dentist that you are taking lopressor before taking any surgery.


Side effects includes low blood pressure, dizziness, tiredness, short-term memory loss, depression, confusion, headaches, vomiting, rashes, itching, diarrhea, shortness of breath, slow heart rate, heart block and heart failure.



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  1. galing mo talaga, sis!

  2. Interesting medical article

  3. Impressive research work, dear.:)

  4. I’m sure this will perform well in Google Search. I just hope there won’t be any need for me to search about Lopressor in the next 10 years. Nice title and a very informative article.

  5. Sure, mtr, nice topic for this drug. Thanks

  6. Well researched and written. Lopressor is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

  7. informative article

  8. I love all this drug shares… there’s so many of them on the market it’s nice to be able to make sense of some. Great share, keep em coming!

  9. great post.

  10. Great advices..thanks for sharing this useful health tips, especially for the high blood pressure patients. :)

  11. nice share po!!!

  12. Good sound advice. I am on 4 tablets a day for Hypertension this is a new one to me. LB

  13. nice information

  14. A nice share buddy

  15. This was a very interesting post. Thanks for that!

  16. I was not aware of this drug but if it can help get someone back to good health it is worth knowing.

  17. thumbs up madam… very well presented and research… well done… :-}

  18. nice work

  19. Thanks for precious info.

  20. Good information about this drug.

  21. Additional info on our choices of medicines..great post!

  22. very good info. for people who have this problem

  23. hmp!

  24. nice information

  25. good medical facts! Great share!

  26. Good piece of info. I hope I don’t need to use this in the future.:)

  27. nice info

  28. YES! Agree with Ma’am GV :) good info inAY!

  29. great article!!!

  30. thanks for all the comments.

  31. gayahin ko na lang ang mga style ng **** Nice share.
    good info naman talaga.

  32. Persons who start taking this medication can take a break from driving for a short while, and let their spouse drive.

  33. I agree with Sharifa. “Olol” medicines should be taken with extra care.

  34. good info.

  35. Very well written

  36. Thanks for sharing, my friend. Who’s taking these meds, anyway?

  37. Nice article . Thanks for the share :)

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