What Are You Struggling With?

Metoprolol (Lopressor)

What is the Generic Name for Lopressor?


What is the Trade Name for Metoprolol?


What are the Indications of Metoprolol (Lopressor)?

  • Tachyarrhythmias
  • HTN
  • Angina
  • Prevention of MI
  • Heart failure management
  • May be used for migraine prophylaxis

What are the Actions of Metoprolol (Lopressor)?

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

What is the Therapeutic Class of Metoprolol (Lopressor)?

antianginal, antihypertensive

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Metoprolol (Lopressor)?

beta blocker

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Date Published - Jul 31, 2015
Date Modified - Jun 10, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.