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Lopressor: Oral tablet

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Lopressor 50mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: 51 51  |  GEIGY
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Lopressor 100mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: 71 71  |  GEIGY
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Lopressor 50mg Tab
PD-RX Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: 51 51  |  GEIGY
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Lopressor 100mg Tab
Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: 71 71  |  GEIGY
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Lopressor 50mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: GEIGY  |  51 51
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Lopressor 100mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: GEIGY  |  71 71
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Lopressor 50mg Tab
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Pill Identification: 51 51  |  GEIGY
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Lopressor 50mg Tab
Validus Pharmaceuticals LLC
Pill Identification: GEIGY  |  51 51
How This Drug Works
Beta Blockers
Beta-blockers prevent natural chemicals called neurotransmitters from over-stimulating and damaging the body.
Beta-blockers prevent natural chemicals, neurotransmitters, from over-stimulating and damaging the body. These neurotransmitters can attach to beta-receptors located all over the body including the heart, kidneys, and eyes. Neurotransmitters that attach to beta-receptors can cause a faster heartbeat, narrower blood vessels, and more fluid pressure in the eyes. Beta-blockers compete with neurotransmitters to attach to the beta-receptors and prevent their stimulation. Beta-blockers can target just one or a few different locations to block the receptors. In the heart, blocking the receptors slows the heart rate. In the kidneys, blocking the receptors affects a hormone, renin, and keeps the blood vessel walls open. In the eye, blocking the receptors decreases fluid pressure.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Lopressor: Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used to after a heart attack and to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring.

Similar Generic Drugs : Metoprolol Tartrate: Oral tablet

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