Lopressor should be stored at room temperature in a dry place. The tablets should be kept in an airtight, light-resistant container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you do not take your Lopressor as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Never take a double dose.
Lopressor tablets come in a number of strengths, including:
Lopressor 50 mg
Lopressor 100 mg.
The medication also comes in an injectable form that is given by IV.
Lopressor is available as a generic medicine (see Generic Lopressor for more information).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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