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What is Metoprolol Tartrate?

Metoprolol Tartrate is used for Elevated blood pressure, Angina pectoris, Blood pressure, Hypertension, Myocardial infarction and other conditions. This salt may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Detailed information related to Metoprolol Tartrate's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:

Metoprolol Tartrate Uses

Metoprolol Tartrate is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Metoprolol Tartrate Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Metoprolol Tartrate improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
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Metoprolol Tartrate - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Metoprolol Tartrate. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Metoprolol Tartrate - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Metoprolol Tartrate, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
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Metoprolol Tartrate - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Metoprolol Tartrate may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Metoprolol Tartrate may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Clonidine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Paroxetine
  • Propafenone
  • Quinidine
  • Reserpine
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Metoprolol Tartrate - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Metoprolol Tartrate is a contraindication. In addition, Metoprolol Tartrate should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • cardiogenic shock
  • decompensated cardiac failure
  • heart block greater than first degree
  • hypersensitivity
  • sick sinus syndrome
  • sinus bradycardia
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Where to Buy Metoprolol Tartrate

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Metoprolol Tartrate - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Metoprolol Tartrate safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
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  • Is Metoprolol Tartrate safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
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  • Can Metoprolol Tartrate be used for elevated blood pressure and angina pectoris?
    Yes, elevated blood pressure and angina pectoris are among the most common reported uses for Metoprolol Tartrate. Please do not use Metoprolol Tartrate for elevated blood pressure and angina pectoris without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Metoprolol Tartrate.
  • How long do I need to use Metoprolol Tartrate before I see improvement of my conditions?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported same day and within 2 hours as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Metoprolol Tartrate. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Metoprolol Tartrate.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Metoprolol Tartrate?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported once a day and twice a day as the most common frequency of using Metoprolol Tartrate. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Metoprolol Tartrate. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Metoprolol Tartrate.
  • Should I consume Metoprolol Tartrate empty stomach, before food or after food?
    all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Metoprolol Tartrate after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Metoprolol Tartrate.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Metoprolol Tartrate medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Metoprolol Tartrate. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Metoprolol Tartrate

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
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Overdosage of Metoprolol Tartrate

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Metoprolol Tartrate, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
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Storage of Metoprolol Tartrate

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Metoprolol Tartrate.
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Expired Metoprolol Tartrate

  • Taking a single dose of expired Metoprolol Tartrate is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
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Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Metoprolol Tartrate

There are not enough studies indicating a significant weight loss with the use of Metoprolol. However, weight gain with the use of Metoprolol has been seen in studies Metoprolol comes under the category of beta blockers which is a subclass of cardiovascular drugs.

A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Hypertension found that patients taking Metoprolol had a gain in body weight and the exact weight gain varied, depending on the type of cardiovascular drug used.

Metoprolol acts by binding to beta-adrenergic receptors and decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output. Metoprolol can also cause some other side effects like diarrhea, tiredness, constipation, dizziness, depression, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth and runny nose.

Beta blockers are not the only class of cardiovascular drugs that may have side effects of weight gain or loss. There are some other cardiovascular drugs that may also cause weight changes. If you're concerned about weight changes while taking Metoprolol, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Manrique C, Johnson M, Sowers JR. Thiazide diuretics alone or with beta-blockers impair glucose metabolism in hypertensive patients with abdominal obesity. Hypertension. 2010;55(1):15-7 URL: Accessed December 5, 2017
2. MedlinePlus Metoprolol URL: Accessed December 5, 2017
3. PubChem Metoprolol URL: Accessed December 5, 2017
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Yes, Metoprolol can cause weight gain. Metoprolol comes under the category of beta blockers which is a subclass of cardiovascular drugs.
 A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Hypertension found that patients taking Metoprolol had a gain in body weight and the exact weight gain varied, depending on the type of cardiovascular drug used.
 Metoprolol acts by binding to beta-adrenergic receptors and decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output. Metoprolol can also cause some other side effects like diarrhea, tiredness, constipation, dizziness, depression, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth and runny nose.
 Beta blockers are not the only class of cardiovascular drugs that may have side effects of weight gain. There are some other cardiovascular drugs that may also cause weight gain.
 If you're concerned about weight changes while taking Metoprolol, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Manrique C, Johnson M, Sowers JR. Thiazide diuretics alone or with beta-blockers impair glucose metabolism in hypertensive patients with abdominal obesity. Hypertension. 2010;55(1):15-7 URL: 
2. MedlinePlus Metoprolol URL: 
3. PubChem Metoprolol URL: 
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Yes, Metoprolol can cause weight gain. Metoprolol comes under the category of beta blockers which is a subclass of cardiovascular drugs.
 A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Hypertension found that patients taking Metoprolol had a gain in body weight and the exact weight gain varied, depending on the type of cardiovascular drug used.
 Metoprolol acts by binding to beta-adrenergic receptors and decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output. Metoprolol can also cause some other side effects like diarrhea, tiredness, constipation, dizziness, depression, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth and runny nose.
 Beta blockers are not the only class of cardiovascular drugs that may have side effects of weight gain. There are some other cardiovascular drugs that may also cause weight gain.
 If you're concerned about weight changes while taking Metoprolol, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Manrique C, Johnson M, Sowers JR. Thiazide diuretics alone or with beta-blockers impair glucose metabolism in hypertensive patients with abdominal obesity. Hypertension. 2010;55(1):15-7 URL: 
2. MedlinePlus Metoprolol URL: 
3. PubChem Metoprolol URL: 
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Yes, Metoprolol can cause weight gain. Metoprolol comes under the category of beta blockers which is a subclass of cardiovascular drugs.
 A study published in 2011 in the Journal of Hypertension found that patients taking Metoprolol had a gain in body weight and the exact weight gain varied, depending on the type of cardiovascular drug used.
 Metoprolol acts by binding to beta-adrenergic receptors and decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output. Metoprolol can also cause some other side effects like diarrhea, tiredness, constipation, dizziness, depression, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth and runny nose.
 Beta blockers are not the only class of cardiovascular drugs that may have side effects of weight gain. There are some other cardiovascular drugs that may also cause weight gain.
 If you're concerned about weight changes while taking Metoprolol, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Manrique C, Johnson M, Sowers JR. Thiazide diuretics alone or with beta-blockers impair glucose metabolism in hypertensive patients with abdominal obesity. Hypertension. 2010;55(1):15-7 URL: 
2. MedlinePlus Metoprolol URL: 
3. PubChem Metoprolol URL: 
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Yes, Metoprolol tartrate can cause weight gain. Metoprolol tartrate is an active ingredient of Lopressor which comes under the beta blockers subclass and belongs to the class of cardiovascular drugs.
 According to a study published in 2007 in The American Journal of Medicine found that patients taking Metoprolol tartrate had experienced weight gain and the exact weight gain varied, depending on the cardiovascular drugs used.
 Metoprolol tartrate acts by binding to beta-adrenergic receptors and decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output.
 Metoprolol tartrate can also cause some other side effects, and few of them are diarrhea, tiredness, constipation, dizziness, depression, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth and runny nose.
 Metoprolol tartrate should not be used in patients who have hypersensitivity reactions from it.
 Beta blockers are not the only class of cardiovascular drugs that may have side effects of weight gain. Some other cardiovascular drugs may also cause weight gain.
 If you're concerned about any weight changes, while taking Metoprolol tartrate, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Messerli FH, Bell DS, Fonseca V, et al. Body weight changes with beta-blocker use: results from GEMINI. Am J Med. 2007;120(7):610-5 URL: 
2. MedlinePlus Metoprolol URL: 
3. PubChem Metoprolol URL: 
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Yes, Metoprolol tartrate can cause weight gain. Metoprolol tartrate is an active ingredient of Lopressor which comes under the beta blockers subclass and belongs to the class of cardiovascular drugs.
 According to a study published in 2007 in The American Journal of Medicine found that patients taking Metoprolol tartrate had experienced weight gain and the exact weight gain varied, depending on the cardiovascular drugs used.
 Metoprolol tartrate acts by binding to beta-adrenergic receptors and decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output.
 Metoprolol tartrate can also cause some other side effects, and few of them are diarrhea, tiredness, constipation, dizziness, depression, heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, dry mouth and runny nose.
 Metoprolol tartrate should not be used in patients who have hypersensitivity reactions from it.
 Beta blockers are not the only class of cardiovascular drugs that may have side effects of weight gain. Some other cardiovascular drugs may also cause weight gain.
 If you're concerned about any weight changes, while taking Metoprolol tartrate, consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

References
1. Messerli FH, Bell DS, Fonseca V, et al. Body weight changes with beta-blocker use: results from GEMINI. Am J Med. 2007;120(7):610-5 URL: 
2. MedlinePlus Metoprolol URL: 
3. PubChem Metoprolol URL: 
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Metoprolol Tartrate - Demographic Information

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