Metoprolol May Reduce Infarct Size in STEMI Patients

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

According to a recent study, metoprolol administered intravenously at the right time may reduce infarct size and increase the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Specifically, this can happen when it is injected within 6 hours of the onset of STEMI and prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The […]

Lower Blood Pressure by Metoprolol Not Good for Kidney Disease

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

A recent study done by Case Western Reserve University researchers shows that blood pressure level lower than the usual target does not slow down kidney disease rate. High blood pressure is on of the leading causes for kidney disease, with African Americans at an increased risk of this condition. The study was done to see […]

Metoprolol Being Prescribed Too Often for NH Medicare Patients

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

A recently release report on prescriptions filled by Medicare in 2010 by state, specialty, and doctor has uncovered a worrying trend. It shows that Medicare patients in New Hampshire are being commonly prescribed metoprolol and other medicines that should ideally be used only for short intervals. When used for too long, such medicines could cause […]

Metoprolol Formulation Packs Priced Lower in India

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The prices of metoprolol and other essential medications have been lowered in India. This revised pricing is in accordance with the new pharmaceutical pricing policy set up by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority or NPPA. A total of 25 formulation packs have been revised in their price, and the new prices will come into effect […]

Risks Associated with Metoprolol and other Beta-blockers

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

A recent article by Philip D. Hansten, PharmD, and John R. Horn, PharmD, looked at the risks associated with metoprolol and other beta-blockers and beta-agonists. The interaction between these two types of medications is generally not recommended and avoided in most cases. However, it is difficult to broadly classify this interaction recommendation as dangerous because […]