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Metaprolol

Pronunciation

Metaprolol is a common misspelling of metoprolol.

What is metoprolol (Metaprolol)?

Metoprolol (metaprolol) belongs to a group of medicines called beta blockers. Metoprolol (metaprolol) is used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), and heart failure. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack.

When prescribed for high blood pressure, metoprolol (metaprolol) is effective when used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thereby reducing the demand for oxygen and lowering blood pressure.

Occasionally doctors prescribe metoprolol (metaprolol) for the treatment of aggressive behavior, prevention of migraine headache, and relief of temporary anxiety.

Metoprolol (metaprolol) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

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