- Are Betapace and Lopressor the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Betapace?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lopressor?
- What Is Betapace?
- What Is Lopressor?
- What drugs interact with Betapace?
- What drugs interact with Lopressor?
- How Should Betapace Be Taken?
- How Should Lopressor Be Taken?
Are Betapace and Lopressor the Same Thing?
Betapace is used for treating ventricular arrhythmias.
Side effects of Betapace and Lopressor that are similar include headache, indigestion/heartburn, dizziness, tiredness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems (insomnia), and decreased sexual ability (decreased sex drive, impotence, difficulty having an orgasm).
Betapace may also interact with amiodarone, ketoconazole, itraconazole, calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, beta-agonists, blood pressure medications, other medicines that contain sotalol, and antacids containing aluminum or magnesium.
Lopressor may also interact with cimetidine, clonidine, ritonavir, terbinafine, diuretics (water pills), cold medicines, stimulant medicines, diet pills, anti-malaria medications, medicines to treat mental illness, MAO inhibitors, heart medications, or medicines for asthma or other breathing disorders.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Betapace?
Side effects of Betapace include:
- slow heart rate,
- chest pain,
- upset stomach,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- pain in your arms or legs, or
- decreased sexual ability.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lopressor?
Common side effects of Lopressor include:
- dry mouth,
- decreased sex drive, impotence,
- difficulty having an orgasm,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- nervousness, and
Serious side effects of Lopressor include
What Is Betapace?
What Is Lopressor?
Lopressor is a selective beta-adrenoreceptor blocking agent (beta-blocker) used to treat high blood presure (hypertension), angina, and heart attacks. Lopressor is available as a generic.
What Drugs Interact With Betapace?
What Drugs Interact With Lopressor?
Lopressor may interact with cimetidine, diabetes medications, heart medicines, MAO inhibitors, and medicine to treat psychiatric disorders.
Lopressor may also interact with clonidine, digoxin, ritonavir, terbinafine, diuretics (water pills), cold medicines, stimulant medicines, diet pills, anti-malaria medications, or medicines for asthma or other breathing disorders.
How Should Betapace Be Taken?
The recommended dose for adults is 80 to 160 mg twice daily.
How Should Lopressor Be Taken?
Lopressor USP is available as 50 and 100 mg strength tablets for oral administration and as (metoprolol tartrate) Injection, USP in 5 mg strength, in 5 ml ampoules for IV administration. Usual oral dosage is 100 mg per day in single or divided doses; IV begins with a 5 mg injection.
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