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Metoprolol tartrate

Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Cardiosel  100 mg Tablet

Therapeutic Category
Cardiovascular and Hematopoietic System

Sub Therapeutic
ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II Antagonist, Anti-anginal Drugs, Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, Fibrinolytics, Thrombolytics, Beta-Blockers, Calcium Antagonists,Cardiac Drugs, Diuretics, Dyslipidaemic Agents, Hematopoietic Agents, Hemostatic Agent

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor, Diuretic, Angiotensin-II Receptor Blocker, Angiotensin-II Receptor Blocker, Diuretic, 3-Ketoacyl Coenzyme A Thiolase (3-KAT) Inhibitor, Nitrates Salicylate, Antiplatelet, Peripheral Vasodilator, Beta-Andrenoceptor Blocker, Calcium Channel Blocker, Direct-acting Inotropic Agent, Diuretic, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor, Diuretic, Angiotensin-II Receptor Blocker, Diuretic, Fibric Acid Derivative, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor, Recombinant Human Erythropoietin, Hemostatics

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Most adverse effects of metoprolol are mild and transient and occur more frequently at the onset of therapy than during prolonged treatment. The most frequent adverse effects are dizziness, tiredness, insomnia, and gastric upset. Other reported undesirable effects are as follows:

CV and cerebrovascular: Shortness of breath, bradycardia, cold extremities, arterial insufficiency (e.g., Raynaud’s phenomenon), palpitations, CHF, peripheral edema, syncope, chest pain, hypotension, claudication, intensification of AV block, AV dissociation, complete heart block or cardiac arrest

Nervous system: Tiredness or dizziness, vertigo, sleep disturbances, insomnia, hallucinations, nightmares, headache, visual disturbances, confusion, somnolence, increased dreaming, impotence (rarely), nervousness, depression, acute reversible syndrome characterized by disorientation to time and place, short term memory loss, emotional lability, slightly clouded sensorium, decreased performance on neuropsychometric tests, lethargy

GI: Diarrhea, nausea, gastric pain, constipation, flatulence, digestive tract disorders, abdominal pain, heartburn, xerostomia, hiccups, hepatitis, jaundice, non-specific hepatic dysfunction, rare cases of increase in transaminase, ALP, and LDH

Endocrine: Unstable DM

Respiratory: Bronchoconstriction, dyspnea, wheezing

Hypersensitivity reactions: Pruritus, dry skin, worsening of psoriasis, and psoriasiform maculopapular, urticarial rash, erythematous rash, fever combined with aching and sore throat, laryngospasm, respiratory distress, reversible alopecia, dry eyes

Hematologic: Eosinophilia, agranulocytosis, nonthrombocytopenic and thrombocytopenic purpura

Miscellaneous reactions: Peyronie’s disease, musculoskeletal pain, blurred vision, tinnitus, decreased libido, dry mucous membranes

Last Update: Aug 12, 2011

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