What is Lopressor?
Lopressor is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
What is Lopressor used for?
Lopressor is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to lower your risk of death or needing to be hospitalized for heart failure.
How does Lopressor work?
It works by affecting the response to nerve impulses in certain parts of the body, like the heart. As a result, the heart beats slower and decreases the blood pressure. When the blood pressure is lowered, the amount of blood and oxygen is increased to the heart.
How to consume Lopressor?
Lopressor should be taken with a meal or just after a meal. Take the medicine at the same time each day. Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
What should be avoided while taking Lopressor?
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how Lopressor will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of metoprolol.