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  • n. A selective β1 receptor blocker used in treatment of several diseases of the cardiovascular system, especially hypertension.

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  • n. beta blocker (trade name Lopressor) used in treating hypertension and angina and arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)


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  • Rather, metoprolol seemed to improve shooting by alleviating hand tremor.


  • Shooting was about 13 percent better in the marksmen given metoprolol compared to those who got the sugar pill.


  • A study conducted in the mid-1980s suggests that beta-blockers do work.18 A group of Dutch scientists asked about thirty skilled marksmen to shoot a standard 25 mm pistol after taking either the beta-blocker metoprolol or a placebo drug.


  • A long-acting beta-blocker metoprolol also worked as well as brand-name Toprol XL.

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  • I had one episode of AFIB in June 2006 and was put on metoprolol 12.5 mg b.i.d. with no further episodes till a month ago when I began having AFIB 3 to 4 times/day with episodes lasting up to six hours before self converting.

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  • I will have to admit that if I took 200 mg of metoprolol a day, I would move like a turtle and have a heart of 12.

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  • Research has shown that beta blockers like carvedilol, bisoprolol and sustained-release metoprolol lower mortality by 30 percent or more.


  • The treatment arm received metoprolol 2 to 4 hours pre-op and had the medication continued for one month after surgery.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • I used I-Scribe for two years, but the program "corrected" my metoprolol to metformin, repeatedly, introducing error.

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  • In pooled data analyses, beta-blockers reduced death by 21 percent and heart attack by 24 percent in people who already had heart disease.39 Examples of beta-blockers include propranolol (Inderal), atenolol, metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), and carvedilol (Coreg).

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