Metoprolol Tartate is a beta-blocker which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain). This type of medicine controls high blood pressure which can ultimately prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Metoprolol Tartate is taken in the form of regular tablets and extended-release tablets. The extended release tablet usually only needs to be taken once a day; the regular tablets usually need to be taken twice. Taking more or less than what has been prescribed by your doctor can potentially result in serious harm.
Some of the common side effects associated with Metoprolol Tartate which do not require medical attention include lightheadedness, depression, tiredness, dry mouth and stomach pain. If the side effects persist or appear to be getting progressively worse, contact your doctor for immediate assistance.
Occasionally, Metoprolol Tartate will be prescribed to improve survival in patients who have suffered from a heart attack. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as determined by your doctor.