used with or without other medications to treat high blood
pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps
prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is
also used to treat chest pain (angina) and to improve survival after
a heart attack.
belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers. It works by blocking
the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, such as epinephrine,
on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers
the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
tiredness, diarrhea, and slow heartbeat may occur. Decreased sexual
ability has been reported rarely. If any of these effects persist or worsen,
tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when
rising from a sitting or lying position.
drug may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to
feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and
avoid tobacco use.
that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has
judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many
people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
very slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, blue fingers/toes, trouble
breathing, new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as
shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden
weight gain), mental/mood changes (such as confusion, mood swings, depression).
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get
medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic
reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
taking metoprolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
allergic to it; or to other beta-blockers (such as atenolol, propranolol);
or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive
ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your
pharmacist for more details.
using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical
history, especially of: certain types of heart rhythm problems (such
as a slow heartbeat, sick sinus syndrome, second- or third-degree
atrioventricular block), breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic
bronchitis, emphysema), liver disease, heart failure, serious
allergic reactions, including those needing treatment with epinephrine, blood circulation
problems (such as Raynauds disease, peripheral vascular disease), mental/mood
disorders (such as depression), a certain muscle disease (myasthenia
you have diabetes, this product may mask the fast/pounding heartbeat you
would usually feel when your blood sugar falls too low (hypoglycemia).
Other symptoms of low blood sugar, such as dizziness and sweating,
are unaffected by this drug. This product may also make it harder to control
your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed
and share the results with your doctor. Tell your doctor right away if you have
symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst/urination. Your doctor
may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program,
having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products
you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal
drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis)
can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything
that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn
baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
drug passes into breast milk. Discuss the risks and benefits with
your doctor before breast-feeding.