Lopressor is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and other conditions. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Lopressor is available in tablet form and is usually taken two or three times a day.
Common side effects of Lopressor include dizziness, lightheadedness, tiredness, and headache. Lopressor may also cause low blood pressure, which can lead to fainting. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
Less common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, skin rash, and itching. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
Lopressor can also cause serious side effects including shortness of breath, swelling of the legs or ankles, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and fainting. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
Before taking Lopressor, tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Lopressor should not be used by children under the age of 18. Lopressor may interact with other medications.
-The usual starting dose for Lopressor is 100 mg twice daily.
-The maximum recommended dose is 400 mg per day.
-Lopressor should be taken with food or milk to reduce stomach upset.
-If you miss a dose of Lopressor, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses of Lopressor at the same time.
How does Lopressor work?
Lopressor works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Lopressor is a beta blocker, which means it blocks beta-adrenergic receptors found in the heart and blood vessels. This action reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. Lopressor is used to treat high blood pressure, heart attacks, irregular heartbeat, and other conditions. Lopressor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.