By Mike Mc Evoy Generic Name: Metoprolol (multiple manufacturers) Common Brand Name: Lopressor (Novartis Pharmaceuticals – U. S.) Popularity: 16th most commonly prescribed drug between 2002 – 2008 (U. S.) Classes: Beta-adrenergic blocker, antianginal, antiarrhythmic, antihypertensive, antimigraine. Treatment Uses — Angina pectoris, heart failure, mild to moderate high blood pressure, and to improve survival after heart attacks. Also effective in treating arrhythmias, pheochrocytoma, essential tremor and neuroleptic drug induced movement disorders, preventing migraine headaches, reducing eye pressures in glaucoma, and reducing the frequency of vasovagal syncopal episodes. May have a role in treatment of aggressive behavior, panic attacks, and reducing atherosclerosis. Widely used (off-label) by performers to reduce symptoms of stage fright. Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling. [DSC] = Discontinued product Capsule ER 24 Hour Sprinkle, Oral: Kapspargo Sprinkle: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg [contains corn starch]Solution, Intravenous, as tartrate: Lopressor: 5 mg/5 m L (5 m L [DSC])Generic: 5 mg/5 m L (5 m L)Solution, Intravenous, as tartrate [preservative free]: Generic: 5 mg/5 m L (5 m L)Solution Cartridge, Intravenous, as tartrate: Generic: 5 mg/5 m L (5 m L)Tablet, Oral, as tartrate: Lopressor: 50 mg [scored]Lopressor: 100 mg [scored; contains fd&c blue #2 aluminum lake]Generic: 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg Tablet Extended Release 24 Hour, Oral, as succinate: Toprol XL: 25 mg Toprol XL: 25 mg [scored]Toprol XL: 50 mg Toprol XL: 50 mg [scored]Toprol XL: 100 mg Toprol XL: 100 mg [scored]Toprol XL: 200 mg Toprol XL: 200 mg [DSC] [scored]Generic: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg . Based on evidence-based guidelines for pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, metoprolol is effective for migraine prevention in adults. Based on the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society (ACC/AHA/HRS) guidelines for the management of adult patients with supraventricular tachycardia, the use of an oral or intravenous beta-blocker, including metoprolol, is effective and recommended for a variety of symptomatic supraventricular tachycardias (atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia [AVNRT], atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia [AVRT], focal atrial tachycardia [AT], and multifocal atrial tachycardia [MAT]). In patients without pre-excitation, intravenous metoprolol is recommended for acute treatment in hemodynamically stable patients and oral metoprolol is recommended for ongoing management of symptomatic supraventricular tachycardias in patients who are not candidates for, or prefer not to undergo, catheter ablation. Intravenous or oral metoprolol may be useful for rate control in the acute treatment or ongoing management of hemodynamically stable patients with atrial flutter. Based on the American Thyroid Association guidelines for diagnosis and management of hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis, beta-blockers, including metoprolol, are effective and recommended in the treatment of symptomatic thyrotoxicosis.
Lisinopril Nursing Considerations & Management. metoprolol Nursing Considerations & Management. nitroglycerin Nursing Considerations & Management. ranolazine. Jul 1, 2010. By Mike McEvoy Generic Name Metoprolol multiple manufacturers Common Brand Name Lopressor Novartis Pharmaceuticals U. S.