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3 Interactions found for:

metoprolol
Interactions Summary
  • 2 Major
  • 1 Moderate
  • 0 Minor
  • metoprolol

Drug Interactions

A total of 477 medications are known to interact with metoprolol.
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Common Interactions Checks

Drug and Food Interactions

Moderate
Metoprolol + Food

The following applies to the ingredients: Metoprolol

Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Drug and Pregnancy Interactions

The following applies to the ingredients: Metoprolol

Professional Content

US: This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
AU and UK: Use is not recommended unless benefit outweighs risk; if used during pregnancy, administer the lowest possible dose and discontinue at least 2 to 3 days prior to expected delivery, if possible.

AU TGA pregnancy category: C
US FDA pregnancy category: C

Animal studies have revealed increased postimplantation loss, fetolethality, and decreased neonatal survival. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

References

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Lopressor (metoprolol)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

Drug and Breastfeeding Interactions

The following applies to the ingredients: Metoprolol

Professional Content

AU and UK: Use is not recommended unless benefit outweighs risk.
US: This drug has been used without apparent harmful effects; caution is recommended.

Excreted into human milk: Yes (in small amounts)

Comments: This drug has been used without apparent harmful effects in the nursing infant.

An infant consuming 1 L of breast milk a day would receive a dose of less than 1 mg of drug.

References

  1. "Product Information. Lopressor (metoprolol)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

Therapeutic Duplication Warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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