Lopressor (Metoprolol) for Migraine | MyMigraineTeam

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Lopressor is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, angina, and heart attack. Lopressor may be prescribed off-label to prevent migraines. Lopressor is also known by its drug name, Metoprolol.

Lopressor is a beta blocker. Beta blockers are believed to work by relaxing blood vessels and reducing inflammation.

How do I take it?
Lopressor is generally taken one or more times a day after meals.

Lopressor comes as tablets or ampules for injection.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Lopressor lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, dry mouth, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and sexual difficulties.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Lopressor include heart failure, heart attack, and low blood pressure.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Lopressor – RxList

Beta Blockers – Migraine.com

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