Metoprolol Succinate + Atorvastatin is a combination of two medicines: Metoprolol Succinate + Atorvastatin1 and Metoprolol Succinate + Atorvastatin2 which treat high blood pressure and cholesterol. Metoprolol Succinate + Atorvastatin1 is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It slows down the heart rate and relaxes blood vessels to improve blood flow. Metoprolol Succinate + Atorvastatin2 is a lipid-lowering medication which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Together they reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.