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Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Lopressor?

metoprolol

What is the Trade Name for metoprolol?

Lopressor

What are the Indications of Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

tachyarrhythmias, HTN, angina, prevention of MI, heart failure management, may be used for migraine
prophylaxis

What are the Actions of Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

blocks the stimulation of beta1 receptors in the SNS, does not usually effect on beta2 receptors
(cardioselective)

What is the Therapeutic Class of Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antianginal, antihypertensive

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

beta blocker

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Date Published - Feb 23, 2018
Date Modified - Apr 8, 2019

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