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Metroprolol

Pronunciation

Metroprolol is a common misspelling of metoprolol.

What is metoprolol (metroprolol)?

Metoprolol (metroprolol) is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent ("beta blocker"). Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol (metroprolol) works by reducing the amount of work the heart has to do and the amount of blood the heart pumps out, thereby reducing the demand for oxygen and lowering blood pressure.

Metoprolol (metroprolol) is used alone or with other medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure. Metoprolol (metroprolol) is also used to treat angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), heart attack and to stabilize the heart rhythm in conditions in which the heart is beating too fast or in an irregular rhythm. Metoprolol (metroprolol) is used to reduce the risk of death because of heart problems in patients who have had a heart attack.

Occasionally doctors prescribe metoprolol (metroprolol) for the treatment of aggressive behavior, prevention of migraine headache, and relief of temporary anxiety. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

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