Metoprolol is a beta blocker, used to treat high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney damage. After a heart attack it can be given to improve the patient’s chance of survival. It is prescribed to treat angina, a type of crushing chest pain that occurs when the heart muscle is unable to get enough oxygenated blood through the coronary arteries. Beta blockers work by blocking the hormone adrenaline, slowing down the heart and making it beat less forcefully. It also relaxes blood vessels, which decreases the strain on the heart.
Dose of Metoprolol
Metoprolol is available as tablets taken orally with meals, 100 to 400 mg per day, divided into two doses. Metoprolol ER (extended release) usually only has to be taken once a day.
Common side effects:
- Memory difficulties
- Sleep difficulty
Cost of Metoprolol
Lopressor (metoprolol) starts at $4.00 for a month supply with a coupon.
How to Get a Metoprolol Prescription
Metoprolol is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your medications remotely through telemedicine and prescribe metoprolol online. No insurance is needed.