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What is Metroprolol succinate ER (metoprolol)?
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation
(blood flow through arteries and veins).
Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension
(high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart
Metroprolol succinate Application
This medication is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain
(angina), heart failure, and high blood pressure. Lowering high
blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney
This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals
in your body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood
vessels. This lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the
Metroprolol succinate Usage and Dosage
Metoprolol should be taken with a meal or just after a meal.
A Toprol XL tablet can be divided in half if your doctor has told
you to do so. The half tablet should be swallowed whole, without
chewing or crushing.
While using metoprolol, you may need frequent blood tests at your
doctor's office. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are
You should not stop using metoprolol suddenly. Stopping suddenly
may make your condition worse.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this
medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no
symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the
rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.