Lopressor SR Metoprolol Tartrate SR and/or alternatives
Lopressor SR 200mgMarketed as Lopresor SR in Turkey Manufacturer: Novartis Source Country : Turkey
Shipped from : Turkey
Metoprolol Tartrate SR 100mgGeneric Alternative to Lopressor SR 100mg
Manufacturer: Apotex Inc. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Metoprolol Tartrate SR 200mgGeneric Alternative to Lopressor SR 200mg
Manufacturer: Sandoz Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
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Description of Lopressor SR
Lopressor SR is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain. It belongs to the therapeutic class of Beta-Adrenergic Blocker. The generic name of the medicine is Metoprolol Tartrate.
You must buy Lopressor SR only as per the prescription of the doctor. Read the instructions carefully on the patient information leaflet before using the drug. If you have any doubts regarding the usage of this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You must not crush, chew or break the tablet as it will result in the excess release of the drug. Take Lopressor SR with a full glass of water. You may take the tablet with or without food. Don’t take the drug in excess or for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. Don’t stop the medication without consulting the doctor.
Indications & Dosage of Lopressor SR
Lopressor SR is used to treat high blood pressure. Lopressor SR is available in 100mg and 200 mg strength tablets.
The dosage of Lopressor SR depends on the weight of the patient, medical condition of the patient, and his/her response to treatment. The recommended dosage varies from 100 to 400 mg per day. However, the dosage must not exceed 450 mg a day. Your doctor will prescribe a low dose in the beginning. If you don’t find any improvement after using Lopressor SR for a few days, the doctor may increase the dosage. Don’t share the drug with others even if your symptoms are the same. Don’t miss any dose of Lopressor SR. If you miss a dose; take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, avoid the missed dose. Don’t take an overdose of the drug as it will result in serious side effects. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
You must store Lopressor SR at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. It must be kept away from direct light, heat and moisture. Make sure that the drug is kept away from the reach of children and pets.
Side Effects & Interactions of Lopressor SR
Less serious side effects of Lopressor SR are:
- Upset stomach
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Trouble sleeping
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Unusual dreams
Serious side effects of Lopressor SR are:
- Wheezing and breathing difficulty
- back, joint and chest pain
- Confusion, hallucination or depression
- Irregular heartbeat
- Skin rash and itching
- Cold hands and feet
- swelling of feet and lower legs
- Easy bleeding and bruising
You must contact your doctor if the serious side effects persist for a long time.
Several drugs may interact with Lopressor SR:
- Oral diabetes medications
- Medications for HIV or AIDS
- Anti-malaria medications
- Calcium channel blockers
You must tell your doctor about all your previous and current medications before using Lopressor SR.
Warnings & Precautions of Lopressor SR
You must not use Lopressor SR if you have:
- An allergy to any of the ingredients in the drug
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Slow heartbeat
- Severe circulatory disorders
- overt heart failure
You must not buy Lopressor SR if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Don’t administer the drug on children below the age of 12 years.