Metoprolol Tartrato: Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and Review

Metoprolol Tartrato, known in English as metoprolol tartrate is a brand of Metoprolol which belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing the heart rate to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.

Metoprolol Tartrato is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to treat heart attacks. Metoprolol Tartrato is also used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure.

How is Metoprolol Tartrato Taken?

Follow the prescription instructions carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything you do not understand. Take metoprolol exactly as directed. Do not increase or decrease the dose, or take it more often than directed by your doctor. Long-acting tablets can break. Swallow the tablets whole or in halves, but do not chew or crush them.

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension:

Metoprolol Tartrate Immediate Release Tablets:
Initial dose: 100 mg orally per day in single or divided doses

Maintenance dose: 100 to 450 mg orally per day.

Usual Adult Dose for Angina Pectoris:

Initial dose:
Metoprolol tartrate immediate release tablets: 50 mg orally twice a day

Maintenance dose: 100 to 400 mg per day.

Your doctor may prescribe a low dose of metoprolol at first and then gradually increase it.

Metoprolol controls high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), but it does not cure them. The extended-release metoprolol controls heart failure, but does not cure it. It may take several weeks before you feel the full benefits of metoprolol. Keep taking metoprolol even if you feel fine.

You may find useful information on: What To Do If You Accidentally Took Double Dose of Metoprolol?

What are the side effects of Metoprolol Tartrato?

Metoprolol Tartrato may cause side effects. Notify your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

•          dizziness or lightheadedness

•          fatigue

•          depression

•          sickness

•          dry mouth

•          stomach ache

•          vomiting

•          gas or inflammation

•          heartburn

•          constipation

•          rash or itching

•          cold hands and feet

•          runny nose

Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are rare, but if you have any of them, call your doctor immediately:

•          shortness of breath

•          wheezing

•          swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or calves

•          weight gain

•          fading

•          fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat

Metoprolol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unexpected problems while taking this medicine.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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