Metoprolol Tartrate is a cardioselective competitive beta-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist with antihypertensive properties. It shows intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is used as the active component in medications to lower the high blood pressure. It antagonizes beta 1-adrenergic receptors in the myocardium so as to decrease the rate and force of myocardial contraction. It also diminished cardiac output. It reduces the secretion of renin with a subsequent reduction in levels of angiotensin II.
Class of Drugs – Beta-blockers
Molecular Formula – C34H56N2O12
Molecular Weight - 684.8 g/mol
Working: This mentioned medication is called heart medication. Metoprolol Tartrate works by blocking the effects of epinephrine on beta-1 receptors in the heart tissue. This causes the heart to pump more slowly and with less force. If consumed more, it may also block beta-2 receptors within the lungs and breathing tubes which may sometime affect breathing.
Uses: This particular medication is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension. Reducing high blood pressure helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This active component is also indicated to treat chest pain like angina. It can also be used to improve survival after a heart attack. Metoprolol Tartrate is a beta-blocker medication that restricts the action of certain natural chemicals in the body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. It lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active medication is used in the following popular brand medications:
- Lopressor: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
Blood sugar should be monitored regularly while treating with this medicine. Seek medical attention right away in case experienced symptoms such as increased thirst/urination.