High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition when your blood pressure increase to unhealthy levels. When the arteries become narrow, your blood pressure increase. If the blood pressure remains high for a long period, it may lead to other serious problems or disease.
Metoprolol Tartrate is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension.
How do Metoprolol works?
Metoprolol belongs to the class of drugs called as beta – blockers. They prevent a natural chemical (adrenalin) from acting on beta receptors in blood vessels and in the heart. Thus blood vessels relax. This results in smooth flow of blood and oxygen supply to the heart. The drug helps to lower blood pressure. It also helps to reduce chest pain as the muscles relax. The drug reduces the strain on the heart by lowering heart rate and hearts demand for oxygen.
How to take Metoprolol Tartrate?
Metoprolol Tartrate is available in the form of a capsule. The strengths are 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. Take the capsule with or after a meal.
Dosage depends on,
Your doctor may adjust or increase the dose at a periodic interval, depending on your condition.
What are the uses of Metoprolol Tartrate?
What are the precautions in taking Metoprolol Tartrate?
Certain conditions may limit the use of Metoprolol Tartrate. Inform or ask your doctor if you have/are.
v Inform your doctor about other medical conditions like
Use of the above drug in pregnancy and breastfeeding is unknown.
The drug is not recommended to use in a patient younger than 18 years old.
Tell your doctor regarding all other medications you take. This may avoid drug interaction.
Cost of generic Metoprolol Tartrate (generic & brand)
Generic medicines are cheap as compared to the brand ones. They contain the same active ingredient. The effect of both the drugs is same. The Generic medicines do not have to spend much on packaging and pricing. They don’t undergo research and development. This helps us to sell cheap and effective medicines.
Cost of Generic Metoprolol Tartrate.
Quantity Strength Total price per unit price
60 caps 25 mg $ 25 $ 0.42.
60 caps 50 mg $ 33 $ 0.55.
60 caps 100 mg $ 49 $ 0.82.
Cost of brand Lopressor.
Quantity Strength total price per unit price
60 caps 50 mg $ 142.30 $ 2.37.
60 caps 100 mg $ 210.37 $ 3.51.