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You are here: Home » eGM Resources » Health Information & Resources Portal|Home » RX Drug List (listed alphabetically) » Drug Reference (M's) » Metoprolol Tartrate



DESCRIPTION

Metoprolol tartrate, is a selective beta1-adrenoreceptor blocking agent, available as 50- and 100-mg tablets for oral administration and in 5-ml ampuls for intravenous administration. Each ampul contains a sterile solution of metoprolol tartrate, 5 mg and sodium chloride, 45 mg. Metoprolol tartrate is (±)-1-(isopropylamino)-3-(p-(2-(methoxyethyl) phenoxy)-2-propanol (2:1) dextro-tartrate salt.

Metoprolol tartrate is a white, practically odorless, crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 684.82. It is very soluble in water; freely soluble in methylene chloride, in chloroform, and in alcohol; slightly soluble in acetone; and insoluble in ether.

Lopressor Inactive Ingredients: Tablets contain cellulose compounds, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C red no. 30 aluminum lake (50-mg tablets), FD&C blue no. 2 aluminum lake (100-mg tablets), lactose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.

CATEGORIES, BRAND NAMES

CATEGORIES: Angina pectoris; Hypertension, essential; Infarction, myocardial; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approved 1978 Aug; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Antianginals; Antihypertensives; Beta Blockers

BRAND NAMES:

BRAND NAMES: Apo-Metoprolol; Beloc; Beloc Duriles; Beloc Zok; Betaloc; Betaloc CR; Betaloc Zok; Betalor; Betazok; Bloxan; Cardeloc; Cardinol; Cardiosel; Cardoxone; Denex; Kenaprol; Lofarbil; Lopresor; Lopresor Oros; Lopresor Retard; Lopresor SR; Lopressor; Metolar; Metolol; Metopress Retard; Minax; Mycol; Mycol CR; Neobloc; Prolaken; Ritmolol; Selokeen; Seloken; Seloken Retard; Seloken Zoc; Selopral; Seloxen; Selozok; Selo-zok
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

FOREIGN BRAND AVAILABILITY:
Apo-Metoprolol (Canada)
Beloc (Austria; Germany)
Beloc Duriles (Austria)
Beloc Zok (Switzerland)
Betaloc (Australia; Canada; Colombia; England; Hong-Kong; Hungary; India; Ireland; Japan; Korea; Malaysia; New-Zealand; New-Zealand; Philippines; Taiwan; Thailand)
Betaloc CR (New-Zealand)
Betaloc Zok (Hong-Kong; Malaysia; Taiwan)
Betazok (Philippines)
Cardeloc (Thailand)
Cardinol (Taiwan)
Cardiosel (Indonesia; Philippines)
Denex (Malaysia; Thailand)
Kenaprol (Mexico)
Lofarbil (Greece)
Lopresor (Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bahrain; Barbados; Belgium; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Bulgaria; Burkina-Faso; Canada; Colombia; Curacao; Cyprus; Czech-Republic; Egypt; England; Ethiopia; Gambia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Guinea; Guyana; Indonesia; Iran; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Israel; Italy; Ivory-Coast; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Netherland-Antilles; Netherlands; New-Zealand; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Peru; Portugal; Puerto-Rico; Qatar; Republic-Of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; South-Africa; South-Africa; Spain; Sudan; Surinam; Syria; Tanzania; Trinidad; Tunia; Uganda; United-Arab-Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Lopresor Oros (Taiwan)
Lopresor Retard (Austria; Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Portugal; Switzerland)
Lopresor SR (England)
Metolol (Thailand)
Metopress Retard (Israel)
Minax (Australia; Hong-Kong; New-Zealand; Taiwan)
Mycol (New-Zealand)
Mycol CR (New-Zealand)
Neobloc (Israel)
Prolaken (Mexico)
Ritmolol (Mexico)
Selokeen (Netherlands)
Seloken (Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Indonesia; Italy; Japan; Mexico; Norway; Spain; Sweden)
Seloken Retard (Austria; Italy)
Seloken Zoc (Finland; Mexico; Sweden)
Selopral (Finland)
Selozok (Belgium)
Selo-zok (Denmark; Norway)

COST OF THERAPY: $401.50 (Hypertension; Lopressor Tablet; 100 mg; 1/day; 365 days)





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