Manufacturer: Apotex Inc.
Metoprolol is used, alone or together with other medications, to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering high blood pressure will help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medicine is also used to treat chest pain (angina) or to improve survival after a heart attack. Metoprolol belongs to a class of medications known as beta-blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in the body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces the heart rate, blood pressure, and the workload of the heart.