Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Lopressor

Descriptions


Metoprolol injection is used to reduce the risk of death from an acute heart attack. It is given to people who have already had a heart attack.

This medicine is a beta-blocker. 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.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution