Lopressor blocks the beta-adrenoreceptors of the heart, thus reducing hypertension, angina, and irregular heartbeats. It is also used in the prevention of myocardial infarction. Lopressor affects the autonomic nervous system, thereby decreasing rapid heartbeats. It also reduces the effect of myocardial irritability and cardiac output. Besides this, it is also used to treat other conditions.
Dosage and Direction
- Lopressor should be taken orally with food, or after meals, with a glassful of water.
- Never break, chew, cut or break the tablet, as it will lead to a quick release of the drug.
- The dosage varies according to the ailment and other factors.
- Usually, a patient consumes between 100 and 450 mg per day, as per the instructions of the doctor.
- Older patients should start the medication with 50 mg per day.
- Although patients suffering from kidney failure, need to alter the dosage, yet patients suffering from liver disorders need to use another beta- adrenoblockers that will not harm the liver.
Word of Warning
- Consuming Lopressor may cause drowsy and dizzy spells. And this effect is aggravated by consuming alcohol and other medicines.
- Patients who are hypersensitive to the ingredients of Lopressor should abstain from consuming it.
- Patients suffering from low blood pressure, congestive heart failure, breathing disorders like asthma, diabetes, liver, kidney or thyroid issues, and other ailments should speak to the doctor before taking this medicine.
- Lopressor hides the symptoms of low sugar levels in the blood, hence, patients who have diabetes should be careful of this and inform their doctor.
Some patients complain of cramps in the stomach, abnormal tiredness, loss of memory, depressive spells, giddiness, fever, impotence, reduced heart rate, drop in the blood pressure, soreness in the throat, abnormal bowel movement, breathlessness, or wheezing.
Lopressor interacts with calcium channel blockers and digoxin.
Missed or Overdose
In case you miss a dose and realize it close to the time of your next dose, then you can resume your regular schedule. Never consume a double dose, or consume two doses within a short time gap, else it may trigger side effects. In case you notice any unusual symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
Lopressor should be stored at room temperature between 15and 30 C. It should be kept far from places which are moist and bright. It is better to store it in a light-resistant container. Ensure that it is not in the range of children and pets.
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