Metoprolol tartrate tablets 20 mg for hypertension, angina pectoris and tachyarrhythmia (Lopressor, Seloken, Metolar)
What are Metoprolol tartrate tablets 20 mg for essential hypertension, angina pectoris, tachyarrhythmia (Lopressor, Seloken, Metolar)?
Metoprolol tartrate is an immediate-release form of metoprolol, a selective antagonist of b1 receptor. It reduces the pulse rate, regulates irregular pulses and lowers blood pressure. Unlike succinate forms of metoprolol, which have a longer release, Metoprolol tartrate tablets prevent angina attacks by rapidly suppressing excess heart activity. Also, this medicine prevents myocardial damage and headaches.
Metoprolol tartrate tablets are effective for the treatment of essential hypertension, angina pedis, and tachyarrhythmia. Researchers proved that an active principle provides a significant effect on quality of life of patients, ejection percentage, exercise capacity, and reduces the risk of need of heart transplantation. Currently, some studies are also showing that metoprolol can be used to treat social anxiety and performance anxiety by suppressing stress-related reactions like sweating, dizziness and rapid heart beat.
Active principles: metoprolol tartrate
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. / Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. / Sun Pharma Japan Limited, Japan
- essential hypertension,
- angina pectoris,
How to take
For essential hypertension (mild to moderate): adults should take 1-2 tablets (20-40 mg of the active principle) at a time, 3 times a day. If the effect is insufficient, the dosage may be increased up to 12 tablets (240 mg) a day.
For angina pectoris, tachyarrhythmia: adults should take 3-6 tablets (60-120 mg) a day, dividing this amount into 2-3 times.Your doctor may adjust the amount according to your age, weight and symptoms.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breastfeeding women,
- patients with diabetic ketoacidosis,
- patients with metabolic acidosis,
- patients with sinus bradycardia,
- patients with atrioventricular or sinoatrial block,
- patients with sick sinus syndrome,
- patients with cardiogenic shock,
- patients with right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension,
- patients with congestive heart failure,
- patients with hypotension,
- patients with peripheral circulatory disorder (gangrene, etc.),
- patients with untreated pheochromocytoma or asthma,
- patients awaiting surgery.
As these tablets may cause dizziness, patients should be cautious when driving a car, working at heights or operating dangerous machinery.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.