Metoprolol Succinate is a cardioselective competitive beta-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist that possess antihypertensive properties. This is used as the active component adrenergic receptors in the myocardium so as to reduce the rate and force of myocardial contraction. It diminished cardiac output. This active factor may also decrease the secretion of renin with a subsequent reduction in levels of angiotensin II.
Class of Drugs – Beta-blockers
Molecular Formula – C34H56N2O10
Molecular Weight - 652.8 g/mol
Working: This particular medication is a member of a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. This type of medication approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. Blood pressure is often increased because blood vessels are tightened. This stretched a strain on the heart and increases the oxygen demand of the body.
Metoprolol Succinate prevents norepinephrine from acting on beta receptors in blood vessels and in the heart. It causes blood vessels to relax. Through relaxing the blood vessels, beta-blockers help to lower the heart rate and reduce the demand for oxygen in the heart. This, in turn, helps reduce blood pressure and reduce chest pain.
Uses: Given beta-blocker medication is indicated to lower the elevated level of blood pressure. It is also used to treat chest pain, heart failure, and high blood pressure. Reducing high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Metoprolol Succinate blocks the action of certain natural chemicals in the body that affect the heart and blood vessels. It decreases heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Popular Brands and Dosages: It is available for the oral administration and used in popular brand medicine as given below:
- Toprol XL: 25 mg and 50 mg ER
This medication may also make it harder to control blood sugar. Check the blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with the doctor.