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Metoprolol Tartrate - Summary
Metoprolol, marketed under brands such as Lopressor and Toprol XL, is a medication that is frequently prescribed in the treatment of high blood pressure although it has several other uses. Push Health can connect people who need a metoprolol prescription with licensed medical providers who can prescribe metoprolol if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Metoprolol - Mechanism of Action
Metoprolol belongs to a class of medications known as selective B1 receptor blockers, also known as beta blockers. As a beta blocker medication, metoprolol is used to manage high blood pressure, chest pain and tachycardia (fast heart rate) in some people. Metoprolol, like atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), nebivolol (Bystolic) and propranolol (Inderal), specifically targets B1 adrenergic receptors in the muscle cells of the heart which makes it different from nonselective blockers such as carvedilol (Coreg). Metoprolol may be better tolerated by people with diabetes when compared to similar medications.There are reports that metoprolol for anxiety is used off label as well. Metoprolol has a half life of three to four hours and up to seven hours in some people.
Metoprolol Succinate and Metoprolol Tartrate
Metoprolol is typically incorporated into medications as metoprolol succinate and metoprolol tartrate. The main difference between the two forms of metoprolol is that metoprolol succinate can be incorporated into metoprolol ER (extended-release) tablets for once daily dosing. On the other hand, metoprolol tartrate is used in tablets that are immediate release and generally needs to be prescribed more than once per day.
Metoprolol - Dose and Cost
Metoprolol tartrate is typically available as 50 mg and 100 mg tablets. Metoprolol tartrate is a white and mostly odorless crystalline powder that is soluble in water. Metoprolol can be administered via oral administration as well as intravenously. Generic metoprolol is relatively affordable at under twenty cents per pill at many pharmacies. People paying out of pocket may find that some insurance plans may cover the cost of metoprolol at a pharmacy. Online metoprolol coupons may also be available to help defray the cost of metoprolol even further.
Can I Buy Metoprolol Online?
Metoprolol requires a prescription from a medical provider in the US in order to be dispensed. Because of this, metoprolol OTC is not available as the first step to getting metoprolol medication is consulting with a medical provider. The first step to getting a metoprolol medication prescription is consulting a licensed medical provider. Push Health helps people who need a metoprolol prescription connect with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe metoprolol prescription medication when appropriate to do so.
Metoprolol Side Effects
Metoprolol, like other medications, can cause side effects. Side effects after metoprolol use include dizziness, fatigue, depression, shortness of breath, bradycardia, bronchospasm, delirium and diarrhea. Metoprolol should not be used by people with sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, or people with cardiogenic shock or overt cardiac failure. Metoprolol should also be avoided in people with a hypersensitivity or allergy to metoprolol, people with sick sinus syndrome, severe peripheral artery disorders or pheochromocytoma. Care should be taken when metoprolol is prescribed to people with COPD. All questions regarding metoprolol use should be discussed with one's medical provider and pharmacist prior to use.
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Last updated May 16, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.