Overview of Metoprolol Used to Treat High Blood Pressure
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Overview of Metoprolol Used to Treat High Blood Pressure

August 30, 2019


Metoprolol is a prescription medication used
to treat high blood pressure, chest pain, heart failure, and is also used to improve
survival after a heart attack. Metoprolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers,
which work by relaxing blood vessels and slowing your heart rate in order to improve blood
flow and to decrease blood pressure. This medication comes in an immediate release tablet
form and an injectable form. The tablet is taken once or twice daily, and the injectable
form is administered by your healthcare provider. Metoprolol also comes as an extended release
tablet form, which is taken once a day. Common side effects of metoprolol include
dizziness, tiredness, and nausea. Take this medication only if it is prescribed for you
by health care provider. For RxWiki, I’m Lindsay Morrison.

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