Unlike Propranolol, Metoprolol is selective β-1 receptor blocker; Eliminates the unwanted effects of bronchoconstriction (β2- effect). Its potency to block cardiac stimulation is similar to Propranolol & less likely to worsen Asthma, but not entirely safe. It may also be preferred to Propranolol in diabetics receiving insulin or oral hypoglycemic. With increase in dose can also block β-2 andrenoceptor.

Metoprolol is lowers blood pressure in hypertension and increase exercise tolerance in angina. It has little effecton pulmonary functions, peripheral resistance, and carbohydrate metabolism. It is given intravenously only if required during surgery or diagnostic procedure.


Hypertension, angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, migraine

Side effects:

Dizziness, Insomnia, Headache, nightmare, hypotension, eye and ear reactions, bradycardia, G.I. pain, Heart burn, nausea, rashes etc

Dosage forms:

Metoprolol 25 mg tablets
Metoprolol 50 mg tablets
Metoprolol 100 mg tablets
Metoprolol 1mg/ml (5ml) injections
Metoprolol 12.5 mg extended release capsules
Metoprolol 25 mg extended release capsules
Metoprolol 50 mg extended release capsules
Metoprolol 100 mg extended release capsules
Metoprolol 25 mg extended release tablets
Metoprolol 50 mg extended release tablets


Metoprolol 100 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
Metoprolol 50 mg + Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg
Metoprolol 50 mg ER + Amlodipine 5 mg
Metoprolol 25 mg ER + Amlodipine 5 mg

Brand Names from Company Name

Ace Revelol from IPCA

Actiblok-AM from Biocon

Adblock-MT from Olcare

Amlopin-M from USV

Amtas-M from Intas

Asoprol from AS Pharma

Betacon-ER from Concertina

Betafit from Unichem

Betaloc from AstraZeneca

Betaone-XL from Dr. Reddy’s

Betpro-S-25 from Baroda

Blumeta from Blue Cross

Cardibeta-AM from Ranbaxy

Carpro from Cubit

CG-Rol-Xl from CMG Biotech

Cgrol from CMG Biotech

Embeta from Intas

Gudpres-XL from Mankind

Intramet from Intra Labs

Kimet XL from Zuventus

Libmet-XL from Daffohils Pharma

Lopresor from Novartis India

Lopresor-XL from Novartis India

Lopressor from Taj Pharma

Mepol from Taurus Labs

Met-Stamlo from Dr. Reddy’s

Met-XL from Ajanta

Metapro from Micro Cardicare

Meto from Orchid (Mano)

Meto-AM from Orchid

Metocard-XL from Torrent

Metocare from Invision

Metofin from Q Check

Metolar from Cipla

Metolex-XL from Unilex

Metolife from Life Sciences

Metolis from Invision

Metosafe-XL from Zinnia

Metosartan from Sun

Metotrust-XL from Centaur

Metox-AM from Wockhardt

Metox-ER from Wockhardt

Metpure-AM from Emcure

Metzok from USV

Mexes-XL from Aamorb

MT-Loc from PIL

Prolomet-AM from Sun

Protol-XL from Eris

Revelol from IPCA

Seloken-XL from AstraZeneca

Seloram from AstraZeneca

Sitelol-AM from Sanofi

Starpress-AM XL from Lupin

Supermet-AM from AHPL

Tenmet from Invision

Tolol-AM from Unichem

Topol-XL from Lupin

Vinicor-AM from IPCA

Vivalol from Glenmark

XM-Beta from Macleods

Zoticus from Micro Cardicare

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