Lopressor (Injection)


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Lopressor (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Lopressor (Injection)

Lopressor (Injection) Medication Classification

METOPROLOL (Injection)

Lopressor (Injection) Brandname

Lopressor

Lopressor (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Metoprolol (met-oh-PROE-lol) Treats the after-effects of a heart attack. Helps to reduce the risk of death by making the heart more stable after the attack. This medicine is a beta blocker.

When To Not Use Lopressor (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of beta blocker medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, Corgard®, Inderal®, Lopressor®, Toprol®, Tenormin®), or if you have a low heart rate, low blood pressure, or certain heart problems. Talk with your doctor about what these heart problems are.

How Should You Use Lopressor (Injection)

Proper Lopressor (Injection) Storage

Store Lopressor (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Lopressor (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Lopressor (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using digoxin (Lanoxin®), deserpidine, or reserpine.

Lopressor (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have asthma, emphysema, or other lung problems. Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes, liver disease, or overactive thyroid.
  • This medicine may raise or lower your blood sugar, or it may cover up symptoms of very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Lopressor (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Chest pain.
  • Lightheadedness or fainting.
  • Slow heartbeat.
  • Shortness of breath, cold sweat, and bluish-colored skin.
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feeling dizzy, drowsy, confused or depressed.
  • Headache or sleep disturbances.
  • Dry mouth, nausea, constipation.

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