• adrenergic
  • General pharmacological principles of metoprolol:[citation needed] beta-1 selective moderately lipophilic without intrinsic sympathomimetic activity with weak membrane stabilizing activity decreases heart rate, contractility, and cardiac output, therefore decreasing blood pressure Metoprolol blocks β1 adrenergic receptors in heart muscle cells, thereby decreasing the slope of phase 4 in the nodal action potential (reducing Na+ uptake) and prolonging repolarization of phase 3 (slowing down K+ release). (wikipedia.org)
  • tablets
  • After Apotex obtained licenses to manufacture and sell metoprolol in Canada, its version of the tablets have had the same get-up (shape, size and colour) as those of Ciba-Geigy since 1986. (wikipedia.org)
  • In June 1986 the Ciba-Geigy brought passing-off actions against Apotex and Novopharm, alleging that its metoprolol tablets have a unique get-up by reason of their size, shape and colour and that this get-up has become associated with its product. (wikipedia.org)
  • injection
  • Treatment of hemodynamically stable acute myocardial infarction (MI) to reduce cardiovascular mortality (injection to be used in combination with metoprolol oral maintenance therapy). (drugs.com)
  • Metoprolol injection is used to reduce the risk of death from an acute heart attack. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of metoprolol injection in the elderly. (mayoclinic.org)
  • patients
  • While metoprolol is used to treat AR, is it also possible for the drug to actually cause AR in patients experiencing heart block? (medhelp.org)
  • category
  • Metoprolol is category C in Australia, meaning that it may be suspected of causing harmful effects on the human fetus (but no malformations). (wikipedia.org)
  • prescription
  • Ciba-Geigy brought an action against Apotex and Novopharm, alleging that their versions of the prescription drug metoprolol were causing confusion to the public due to their similar appearance to Ciba-Geigy's version of the drug Lopresor. (wikipedia.org)