Why do I need this medicine?
Metoprolol is used to treat high blood pressure (alone or together with other medicines), chest pain and fast and irregular heartbeats.
This medicine may also be used as a treatment after a heart attack, and as a prophylaxis for migraine.
Metoprolol may be used to treat other conditions, as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Metoprolol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day. Some preparations are recommended to be taken immediately after meals. Please refer to the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist for your prescribed medicine.
If you are taking the extended-release type of tablets (usually labelled as “XL”, “ER”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablets.
Metoprolol must be taken regularly for it to work well. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.