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In the US, Metoprolol (metoprolol systemic) is a member of the drug class cardioselective beta blockers and is used to treat Angina, Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis, Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation, Benign Essential Tremor, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Migraine Prevention, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Premature Ventricular Depolarizations, Supraventricular Tachycardia and Tapering Regimen.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiarrhythmic agent, class II

Antihypertensive agent

β-adrenoceptor antagonist (beta blocker), cardioselective

Treatment of coronary heart disease

Treatment of heart failure (adjunct)

Chemical Name

2-Propanol, 1-[4-(2-metoxyetyl)phenoxy]-3-[(1-metyletyl)amino]-, (±)-

Foreign Names

  • Metoprololum (Latin)
  • Metoprolol (German)
  • Métoprolol (French)
  • Metoprolol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Metoprolol (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Métoprolol (OS: DCF)
  • Metoprololo (OS: DCIT)
  • H 93/26 (IS)
  • Metoprolol Fumarate (OS: USAN)
  • CGP 2175 C (IS: Ciba-Geigy)
  • Metoprolol Fumarate (PH: USP 38)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • Métoprolol (succinate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprolol Succinate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Metoprolol succinate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprololi succinas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprololsuccinat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • CGP 2175 (IS)
  • Metoprololhemi-(R,R)-tartrat (IS)
  • Opresol (IS)
  • Métoprolol (tartrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprolol tartrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Metoprololi tartras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Metoprololtartrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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