Generic Name: metoprolol, Injectable Solution

Generic Name:

metoprolol, Injectable Solution

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Highlights for metoprolol

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METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used to after a heart attack and to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring.
This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral tablet
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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metoprolol Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives
  • breathing problems
  • cold or numb hands or feet
  • depression
  • feeling faint
  • fever with sore throat
  • irregular heartbeat, chest pain
  • rapid weight gain
  • swollen legs or ankles

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • anxiety or nervousness
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • dry skin
  • headache
  • nightmares or trouble sleeping
  • short term memory loss
  • stomach upset or diarrhea
  • unusually tired
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metoprolol May Interact with Other Medications

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This medicine may interact with the following medications:

  • certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
  • certain medicines for depression like monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, fluoxetine, or paroxetine
  • clonidine
  • dobutamine
  • epinephrine
  • isoproterenol
  • reserpine
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use metoprolol

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This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes
  • heart or vessel disease like slow heart rate, worsening heart failure, heart block, sick sinus syndrome or Raynaud's disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma or emphysema
  • pheochromocytoma
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to metoprolol, other beta-blockers, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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How Much Does metoprolol Cost?

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