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Lopressor Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- What are the possible side effects of metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- How should I take metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lopressor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lopressor)?
- What should I avoid while taking metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- What other drugs will affect metoprolol (Lopressor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lopressor)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lopressor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include slow or uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking metoprolol (Lopressor)?
Metoprolol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of metoprolol.
What other drugs will affect metoprolol (Lopressor)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- clonidine (Catapres);
- ritonavir (Norvir);
- terbinafine (Lamisil);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- cold medicines, stimulant medicines, or diet pills;
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Aralen) or hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Quineprox);
- medicine to treat depression or mental illness, such as bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), paroxetine (Paxil), thioridazine (Mellaril), and others;
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);;
- a diabetes medication such as insulin, glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glynase), glipizide (Glucotrol), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), or metformin (Glucophage);
- a heart medication such as nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), quinidine (Quin-G), propafenone (Rythmol), reserpine (Serpasil), verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Isoptin), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem); or
- medicine for asthma or other breathing disorders, such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil), bitolterol (Tornalate), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl), and theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with metoprolol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about metoprolol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Lopressor Information
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- Lopressor Side Effects Center
- Lopressor Overview including Precautions
- Lopressor FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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