Metoprolol can help reduce your symptoms if you have too much thyroid hormone in your body (thyrotoxicosis). You'll usually take it together with medicines to treat an overactive thyroid. This medicine comes as tablets and is only available on prescription. It's also given by injection, but this is usually done in hospital. Your doctor may advise you to take your first dose before bedtime because it could make you feel dizzy. If you don't feel dizzy after the first dose, take metoprolol in the morning. If you have metoprolol more than once a day, try to space the doses evenly throughout the day. Metoprolol is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker. These medicines work by blocking beta receptors that are found in the heart. Metoprolol causes the heart to beat slower and less forcefully. This reduces the pressure at which blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body, and so lowers blood pressure. The effects of metoprolol mean that the heart doesn't use as much energy to pump blood around the body. Angina chest pain occurs when the heart doesn't get enough oxygen to meet demand, such as when doing exercise. Metoprolol prevents angina attacks because it reduces the workload of the heart and so decreases its demand for oxygen.
Metoprolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation blood flow through arteries and veins. Metoprolol is used to. Metoprolol is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure hypertension. High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and.