Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL

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Novartis India Ltd

Composition for Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lopresor Tablet XL

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Side effects of Lopresor Tablet XL

Common

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness.

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How to use Lopresor Tablet XL

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Lopresor Tablet XL works

Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

In Depth Information on Lopresor Tablet XL

Expert advice for Lopresor Tablet XL

  • Lopresor helps reduce blood pressure and lower heart rate.
  • Do not miss doses. In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible up to 8 hrs before next dose. Don’t double the dose.
  • Stopping Lopresor suddenly can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • You may feel dizzy during the initial few days. You may also have fatigue and headaches. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. If you take insulin or other anti-diabetic medications, you may have to check your blood sugar level more closely.
  • Know how to check pulse daily and blood pressure (BP) twice a week, and teach your family as well.
  • Notify your doctor if slow pulse, troubled breathing, wheezing, cold hands and feet, dizziness, light-headedness, confusion, depression.
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Lopresor Tablet XL related warnings
Special precautions for Lopresor Tablet XL
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Metoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in
lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL is probably safe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL is safe to use in patients with kidn
ey disease. No dose adjustment of Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL should be used with caution in patie
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lopresor 25mg Tablet XL may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Barbinol 20mg/5ml Syrup, K-Vog 0.3mg Tablet MD, Cyblex 60mg XR Tablet, Voglistar 0.3mg Tablet MD

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Lopresor Tablet XL

Frequently asked questions about Metoprolol

Lopresor is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Lopresor belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
Lopresor can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Lopresor does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Lopresor as it may require further investigation and management.
Lopresor can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
Lopresor does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Lopresor can be taken with alprazolam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Lopresor is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
Lopresor is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Lopresor is not a diuretic. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Lopresor can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Lopresor as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
Lopresor does not have diuretic in it. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Lopresor. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Lopresor with grapefruit juice.
Lopresor is not a blood thinner. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Lopresor is not a statin. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Lopresor is not a vasodilator. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Lopresor can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Lopresor.
Lopresor can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Lopresor.
Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Lopresor. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
Lopresor can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Lopresor is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Lopresor belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
Lopresor can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Lopresor as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Use of Lopresor is seen to be associated with constipation. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathlessness and slow heart rate.
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