Lopressor Dosage

Dose of Lopressor for Angina

The recommended starting dosage for people with angina is Lopressor 50 mg twice a day. After one week, based on the response and/or side effects, the Lopressor dosage may be increased or decreased. Your dose may continue to be increased until your angina symptoms improve. The usual range for angina treatment is between 50 mg and 200 mg twice a day.
The maximum daily dose for treating angina symptoms is Lopressor 400 mg.

Dose of Lopressor Following a Heart Attack

Following a heart attack, Lopressor may be given in the hospital through an intravenous line (IV). Your healthcare provider may then recommend continuing the medication in tablet form following discharge from the hospital. In other people, Lopressor might be started in the tablet form in the hospital and continued following discharge. The specific dosage of Lopressor your healthcare provider recommends can vary, depending on a number of factors.

General Information on Your Lopressor Dosage

Some considerations for people taking Lopressor include the following:
  • Your dose should be taken by mouth.
  • Lopressor should be taken with or immediately following a meal.
  • Make sure to take your dose of Lopressor at the same time(s) each day to maintain even levels of the medicine in your blood.
  • For Lopressor to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it in a way other than how your healthcare provider has prescribed it.
  • If you do not take your Lopressor as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
  • You should not stop Lopressor without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Abruptly stopping the medication increases the risk of serious side effects (see Lopressor Precautions and Warnings).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Lopressor dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Also, as explained, you should not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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