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Metoprolol Tartrate is the generic version of Lopressor—a tablet used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). A beta blocker, it slows down heart rate, encourages blood flow and allows the heart to use less oxygen. When effective, hypertension treatment can reduce the risk of heart attack, kidney disease and stroke.
Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.
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About Metoprolol Tartrate (Generic Lopressor)
How does it work?
Metoprolol Tartrate works by blocking specific receptors in the heart, which slows down the heart rate and reduces the force of its contractions. This helps lower blood pressure and makes the heart's job easier—especially for people with medical conditions like high blood pressure or chest pain (angina).
What does it treat?
Metoprolol Tartrate treats health conditions like high blood pressure. High blood pressure happens when the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. It can also help manage chest pain (angina) and prevent future heart attacks.
What forms does it come in?
This medication comes in the form of tablets that you take by mouth. They’re designed to absorb quickly into the body to help control conditions like high blood pressure or chest pain.
Metoprolol Tartrate vs. Lopressor
Metoprolol Tartrate and Lopressor are the same medication. Lopressor is a brand-name medication, while Metoprolol Tartrate is a generic version. Both contain the same active ingredient and treat conditions like high blood pressure and chest pain (angina) in the same way.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg (60 tablets) start at $4.00.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg (60 tablets)*
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Metoprolol Tartrate (Generic Lopressor) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of taking Metoprolol Tartrate (Generic Lopressor)?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers heart rate
- Eases heart strain
- Reduces risk of stroke and heart attack
- Improves angina (chest pain)
- Slows progression of heart failure
Who should not take this medication?
- People allergic to Metoprolol or other beta-blockers
- People with a known allergy or severe reaction to beta-blockers.
- People with diabetes
- Those who have kidney or liver disease
- People with severe circulation problems
- People with pheochromocytoma tumor
- People who have untreated hyperthyroidism
- Those with myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder)
- People who have slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Those with low blood pressure (hypotension)
- People with severe heart conditions or heart failure
- People with sick sinus syndrome (a heart rhythm problem)
- Those who have second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (a heart rhythm problem)
- People with asthma, other breathing problems or history of serious lung diseases
- Individuals with a history of severe depression or certain mental health conditions
- Those with Raynaud's syndrome (a condition that causes the fingers and toes to become numb and cold)
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant
These health conditions can increase the risk of severe side effects. Discuss possible risk factors with your medical provider before you start treatment if you have any of these conditions.
How do you take this medication?
You take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 1 or more times a day as directed by your licensed medical provider. Follow your health provider’s instructions carefully, and do not crush or chew the tablets—they’re designed to be swallowed whole.
High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Don’t take extra medication or double up to make up for it.
What happens if I take too much?
Symptoms of a Metoprolol Tartrate overdose include a very slow heart rate, severe dizziness, severe weakness, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), trouble breathing and fainting.
If you’ve taken too much medication, call your healthcare provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) right away.
Can I get Metoprolol Tartrate (Generic Lopressor) online?
If you’ve already been prescribed Metoprolol Tartrate (or another hypertension medication), Dr. B can help you keep your prescription filled. Our convenient $15 online consultations don’t require an in-office visit or phone appointment, so they’re an affordable and convenient way to access prescription refills. At this time, we cannot provide a first-time hypertension medication prescription.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Sudip Bose
Sudip Bose, MD is a world-leading emergency medicine physician, combat veteran, professor, and entrepreneur. With a wide variety of experience, Dr. Bose is focused on endeavors with large-scale health and educational impact. He founded The Battle Continues, a nonprofit assisting veterans with healthcare needs. Dr. Bose is also a clinical professor at Texas Tech and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a graduate of the honors program at Northwestern University, where he continued his medical school education at The Feinberg School of Medicine.
Not everyone experiences side effects when taking this hypertension medicine. When they do occur, they’re often mild. Such mild, common side effects include:
- Slow heartbeat
- Cold hands and feet
- Mental/mood changes or depression
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
Call your licensed provider immediately if you experience severe side effects like an irregular or very slow heart rate (bradycardia), low blood pressure, blue hands or feet, severe dizziness, fainting or trouble breathing. Also, tell them about signs of heart failure, like sudden weight gain, swelling in your ankles or feet, shortness of breath, or unusual tiredness.
Contact your health provider immediately if you experience an allergic reaction or other new, worrying symptoms.
Don’t drive until you know how this medicine affects you. Be extra careful in the first hours after taking your pill because of the risk of dizziness or lightheadedness.
Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.