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Metoprolol

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Read time: 17 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

In the management of:

1) Hypertension.

2) Angina pectoris.

3) Cardiac arrhythmias (especially supraventricular tachyarrhythmias).

4) As an adjunctive treatment of thyrotoxicosis.

5) Prophylaxis of migraine.

6) Early intervention of metoprolol tartrate in acute myocardial infarction reduces infarct size and the incidence of ventricular fibrillation. Pain relief may also decrease the need for opiate analgesics.

Metoprolol tartrate has been shown to reduce mortality when administered to patients with acute myocardial infarction.

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