Generic Name: Lopressor, Toprol-XL
Brand Name: Metoprolol, Metoprolol Succinate ER, Metorpolol Tartrate
Some information about metoprolol dosage may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice.
If a patient has: Angina (pain/tightness in the chest; blockage of coronary arteries); Hypertension (high blood pressure); Tachycardia (rapid heart rate);
Starting dose: 100 mg by mouth in one dose or in two separate doses. Dose range: 100 to 450 mg/day.
IV route: three doses of 5 mg Metoprolol administered at intervals of 2 minutes time.
Oral route: if the patient gives no sign of complication from the IV route, a total of 15 mg, then a tablet of 50 mg in 6 hour block should start immediately after the IV dose. The 50 mg dose of Metoprolol of up to 200 mg/day should last no more than two days. Afterwards, a dose of 100 mg/day should be the recommended dosage. In the cases of patients who do not respond well to the IV route, a lower tablet dose of 25 mg/6 hours Metoprolol is recommended with the prospect of increasing it to 50 mg/6 hours as the patientâ€™s reaction to the medication improves. After the two day introduction of Metoprolol at about 200 mg/day, a 100 mg intake a day is recommended.