Lopressor is commonly used to treat angina symptoms and high blood pressure, as well as to improve survival following a heart attack. The medicine can help reduce heart rate, blood pressure levels, and the workload of the heart. Side effects may include shortness of breath, dizziness, and diarrhea. Conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking this drug are depression, emphysema, and heart disease.
What Is Lopressor?
Lopressor® (metoprolol tartrate) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called beta blockers.
Who Makes It?
Lopressor is manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
What Is Lopressor Used For?
This medication has been licensed to treat a number of conditions. These uses include:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Relieving angina symptoms
- Improving survival following a heart attack.
This medication may also be recommended for other reasons, such as the treatment for migraines or anxiety. Lopressor has not been licensed for use in children, but it is often used off-label to treat specific conditions seen in children, such as Marfan syndrome.
(Click Lopressor Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)