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When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take Lopressor include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day. It is also available in injectable form that is given by IV.
     
  • Lopressor should be taken along with, or immediately after, a meal.
 
  • Lopressor should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
      
  • For this medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Lopressor will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • You should not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Abruptly stopping Lopressor increases the risk of serious side effects (see Lopressor Precautions and Warnings).
     

Dosing Information

The dose of Lopressor your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • How you respond to the drug.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Lopressor Dosage for more information.)
 
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