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metoprolol ( Lopressor)
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CATEGORY CLASS_Beta Blockers
PURPOSE OF MEDICATION
Expected Pharmacological Action
. Used to treat angina and hypertension
lowers risk of death or hospital stayfor Heart failure
- High Blood pressure ( Hypertension)
. Used in early phase of heart attack to lower risk of
. Reduce heart rate / cardiac output at rest of
reduced interest in sex
Peak Plasma Concentration
2 - 4 hr
SOB, coughing, wheezing
- dry mouth
3 - 8 hr
3 - hr .
5- 8 hr
10 - 20 hr
. Known drug allergy
. acute MI
. second / third-degree AV Block- unless PT has a pacemaker
. Take Apical Pulse & BP before administering.
monitor BP, HR, + ECG during /Vadmin.
Take several BP readings close to
the end of a 12 h closing interval
to evaluate adequacy of dosage for it
Antidepressants - Prozac, Paxil
w / Hypertension.
Lab test- obtain baseline + periodic eval
. Antihistamines - diphenhydramine ( Benadryl)
of blood cell counts , blood glucose, liver, kidney fone
Heart meds- me- Ruthmol
monitor I . 0 , daily weight auscultate daily
. meds used to treat heartburn / or stomach conditions- Zantac
for pulmonary rates .
. certain HIV drugs
Teach how to take radial pulse
Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness
before each dose.
Reduce insomnia or increased dreaming
by avoiding late evening doses.
. monitor Blood glucose
Do not breast feed while taking wlbut
talking to Physician first
. do not alter dosage
do not drive until known response
Report immediately w/ any vision problems.
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- Fall '17
- Cardiology, pulse, Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness