Metoprolol (Lopressor) online prescription available

If you're suffering from angina pectoris or high blood pressure, metoprolol (Lopressor) can help. Get a same-day prescription or refill from a caring doctor online.*

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Refill your metoprolol tartrate prescription online*

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About metoprolol

Metoprolol tartrate is a beta-blocker prescription medication that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through the arteries and veins). It's is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and angina pectoris (chest pain). It can also lower the risk of death or hospitalization due to heart failure.

Metoprolol is the generic formula and it's also available under different brand names, including Lopressor.

Metoprolol can be prescribed as a capsule, tablet, or injection. Always follow the specific instructions on your doctor's prescription, as they vary based on the formula, dose and your symptoms.

If you're prescribed metoprolol tartrate, be sure to take your full course of the beta-blocker unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. Otherwise, the beta-blocker may not fully treat your chest pain or high blood pressure.

Metoprolol uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for metoprolol tartrate, but your healthcare provider may also prescribe it off-label to treat other medical conditions.

Your PlushCare doctor may prescribe metoprolol tartrate for the following reasons or other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • High blood pressure

    Metoprolol tartrate is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure. Metoprolol tartrate tablets may be used alone or with other antihypertensive medications.

  • Angina pectoris

    Metoprolol tartrate is FDA-approved for the long-term treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain).

  • Myocardial infarction

    Metoprolol tartrate tablets are FDA-approved to treat hemodynamically stable patients with acute myocardial infarction. Metoprolol tartrate can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality and hospitalization from future events.

Metoprolol side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking metoprolol tartrate are typically mild. Most metoprolol tartrate side effects are associated with dizziness and tiredness.

    Metoprolol tartrate has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Dizziness and tiredness

    • Mood changes, confusion, or memory problems

    • Nightmares or trouble sleeping

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Very slow heartbeat

    • Lightheadedness

    • Severe dizziness

    You should call your doctor if you notice any adverse effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take metoprolol

Your doctor or pharmacist will give you with specific instructions on how to take your metoprolol prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Metoprolol can come in different forms and doses. The initial dose for high blood pressure is typically 100 mg orally per day, while the initial dose to treat chest pain is typically 50 mg orally twice a day.

What to avoid while taking metoprolol (interactions)

Metoprolol tartrate has 492 drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with metoprolol tartrate include:

  • Other heart and blood pressure medications, including other beta-blockers

  • Epi-Pen (epinephrine)

  • Antidepressants

  • MAO inhibitors

  • Ergot medicines

Because alcohol may lower blood pressure, drinking alcohol can increase the adverse effects of metoprolol tartrate. Talk to your doctor before drinking alcohol.

Medication alternatives to metoprolol tartrate

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another beta-blocker or an antihypertensive drug in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Metoprolol tartrate prescription FAQs

  • How much does metoprolol tartrate cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, metoprolol tartrate tablets cost around $10 for fourteen 25 mg tablets without insurance. Metoprolol tartrate is a generic drug, and brand names may cost more.

  • How can I refill my metoprolol tartrate prescription online?

    To refill your metoprolol tartrate prescription, simply book a virtual appointment with a board-certified PlushCare doctor! After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • How many times a day can you take metoprolol?

    It's typically taken 1–3 times a day. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and take your medication as prescribed.

  • Who should not take metoprolol?

    Avoid taking metoprolol if you have certain health conditions, such as:

    • Serious heart problems, such as severe heart failure or sick sinus syndrome

    • Severe circulation problems

    • A history of slow heartbeat

    • Lung disorders or breathing problems

  • When should you not take metoprolol tartrate?

    Talk to your doctor about taking metoprolol tartrate if you:

    • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

    • Regularly operate heavy machinery

    Metoprolol tartrate can cause dizziness, so be cautious when driving or doing hazardous activity.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of metoprolol?

    If you miss a dose of metoprolol tartrate, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Take only one dose to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much metoprolol tartrate?

    If you've taken too much metoprolol tartrate, contact your local poison control center or seek emergency medical help.

3 simple steps to request your metoprolol prescription online

Step 1

Book a Lopressor prescription request appointment.

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Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Lopressor prescription.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your Lopressor prescription.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

 Lopressor prescription pricing details

How pricing works

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

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  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

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  • Cancel anytime

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Initial visits are $129.

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