Lopressor is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina pectoris. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of aggressive behavior, prevention of migraine headache or for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Take Lopressor exactly as prescribed by your doctor. However, it may also be taken with food or immediately after you have eaten.
If you miss a dose of Lopressor and if it is within 4 hours of your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. But never take a double dose ever.
Store Lopressor at room temperature away from light and heat. Protect from moisture.
Some of the typical symptoms of a Lopressor overdose include asthma-like symptoms, coma, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, shock, slow heartbeat and stopped heart. So seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Maintain caution while using this drug if you have congestive heart failure, asthma, seasonal allergies or liver disease. Discuss your medical history in detail with your doctor before using this drug.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
blurred vision; cold hands and feet; confusion; constipation; depression; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth/eyes; gas; hair loss; headache; heartburn; itching; lightheadedness; mild drowsiness; muscle aches; nausea; nightmares; ringing in the ears; short-term memory loss; sleeplessness; stomach pain; unusual tiredness or weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; fainting; pounding in the chest; swelling of the arms, hands, and feet; wheezing; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Lopressor is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
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