The  metropol  serves and is recommended clinically in preventing and reducing damage to vessels  blood and heart; In addition to controlling chest pains and preventing heart attacks, it is clinically prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from hypertension.

It is a drug from the range called “beta blocker”, which is usually used alone or in conjunction with other products and components to treat high blood pressure, they are one of the most prescribed medicines among doctors for this condition.

What is metroprolol for and main functions

When the patient suffers from a so-called angina (discomfort that is basically severe pain in the chest) it is prescribed. In another case, if what is sought is to avoid possible heart failure, metoprolol is the indicated drug.

The main functions attributed to this drug are:

  • Prevent damage to the brain, blood vessels and the heart.
  • It is used to treat and reduce the severe pain caused by angina pectoris.
  • It is used for the prevention of migraines.
  • Treat irregular heartbeats.
  • Prevent some movement disorders caused by some prescription drugs for mental illness.

Benefits and main uses of Metoprolol

High hypertension is observed in people regardless of their age or physical condition and when not treated correctly it can cause severe damage to the heart, kidneys and many other parts of the body that are compromised with these alterations.

This medicine, like those called in the beta blockers group, basically helps the blood vessels to relax so that the heart rate can slow down.

Its presentations are in ordinary tablets and prolonged-release tablets , administered orally. Depending on the complication of the affected person and his prescription, it can be ingested once or twice a day, that will depend on the recommendation of a specialist.

Although the benefits offered by this product are varied, unfortunately it does not offer a definitive cure or guarantee a healing process in conjunction with its use, however, it has the ability to provide relief from the inconveniences caused by these diseases.

Presentations of Metoprolol

Tablets: a blister contains 20 tablets, each containing 100 mg of metoprolol.

Commonly acquired brands

It can be located pharmacologically by other trade names such as:

  • Lopressor
  • Tropol XL
  • Tropol

Eating methods

Usually the population that suffers from hypertension is referred to a nutritionist to be assigned a diet, which will work to reduce the levels that may affect their condition, a significant reduction in salt or sodium is common.

In such a case that the treating physician prescribes this measure, it is vitally important to follow each indication for a healthy process during treatment.


Of course, before any warning can be mentioned, it must be emphasized that the main recommendation or precaution that should be taken when ingesting any medicine is that it be prescribed by a specialist doctor in the area.

  • Treat allergies carefully before consuming metoprolol and mention to your doctor immediately if your body rejects or has an allergic reaction to ingredients such as: esmolol (Brevibloc), atenolol (Tenormin, in Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR), propanolol (Inderal, Inderal LA, Innopran XL, in Inderide), betaxolol, bisoprolol (Zebeta, in Ziac), timolol, sotalol (Betapace, Betapace AF, Sorine).
  • The patient must inform a doctor in detail if he has suffered at any time in his life asthma or any other disease related to lung problems, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, among others.
  • If you are about to undergo any surgical intervention, you should report the use of metoprolol.
  • It should be taken into account that this drug can make you drowsy, so it is preferable to avoid work or physical effort, as well as the consumption of alcoholic beverages until you can cope with the medicine correctly.
  • It should be administered with great care in patients with impaired liver function.
  • In case of breastfeeding, it is recommended to administer with caution since it is disposed of in minute amounts in breast milk.


  • It should not be consumed by children.
  • It should not be used in case of myocardial infarctions.
  • Metoprolol has been shown to increase the percentage of embryo loss and to reduce possible neonatal survival in animals. Therefore, it should not be given while pregnant or suspected, only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Side effects

It is very common to detect side effects with any consumption of medical treatments, in this case among the side effects found after the consumption of metoprolol are:

  • Constant nausea
  • Abdominal swelling or gas
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Runny nose
  • Dry mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness or even lightheadedness

Other side effects that may appear are those shown below. In these cases, the patient’s condition can be seriously compromised and it is necessary to go to a medical center as soon as possible, as well as to consult with a specialist about the need to stop or reduce treatment. These other symptoms are:

  • Disproportionate weight gain
  • Swelling in the hands or feet
  • Wheezing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Lack of oxygen

Metropolol storage

It is suggested to keep this product in the container it was purchased, perfectly closed at room temperature, it is recommended to keep away from high or low temperatures or humidity. It is completely wrong to store in the bathroom.

Staying away from children is of the utmost importance since in many cases the original containers are not suitable for them, making it very easy for them to open them.

It is necessary to dispose of medicines in an appropriate and specific way so that in the first instance other people who are not authorized to consume them cannot access it, such as pets or children.

It is also important that when the medicine expires, it is not flushed down the toilet but through the garbage. If the issue date is approaching or has already reached, it is absolutely advisable to avoid consumption as it could cause intoxication or, in that case, death.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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