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Lopressor Patient Information Sheet

PLEASE KEEP THIS MEDICATION OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!

Pronounced: low-PRESS-or
Generic name: Metoprolol tartrate

Store Lopressor at room temperature in a tightly closed container, away from light. Protect from moisture.

Lopressor is a type of medication known as a beta-blocker, which acts to decrease the force and rate of heart contractions. It is essential for your coronary CTA exam to have a heart rate of 60 or preferably lower.

More common side effects of Lopressor may include itching, rash, dizziness, diarrhea, tiredness, shortness of breath, and slow heart beat.

Who should NOT take this medication?

  • If you have a slow heart beat already, certain heart irregularities, low blood pressure, heart failure.
  • If you suffer from moderate to severe asthma, seasonal allergies or other bronchial conditions, or liver disease, this medication should be taken with caution.

If you are currently taking a beta-blocker or high blood pressure medication, PLEASE check with your doctor prior to taking Lopressor.