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Metoprolol

Also known as Dutoprol 100/12.5, Dutoprol 25/12.5, Dutoprol 50/12.5, Lopressor Hct 100/25, Lopressor Hct 50/25, Lopressor Hct 100/50, Arbralene, Betaloc, Betaloc-Sa, and Lopresor Sr


Metoprolol is a selective β1 receptor blocker used in treatment of several diseases of the cardiovascular system, especially hypertension. The active substance metoprolol is employed either as metoprolol succinate or metoprolol tartrate (where 100 mg metoprolol tartrate corresponds to 95 mg metoprolol succinate). The tartrate is an immediate-release and the succinate is an extended-release formulation.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $16.47 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed metoprolol to treat coronary atherosclerosis, heart attack, thoracic aortic aneurysm, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm).

What side effects are related?

Patients taking metoprolol most commonly experience side effects like heart failure, decreased heart rate, and heart block.

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