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Who Should Avoid Metoprolol Tartrate?

Who Should Not Take Metoprolol Tartrate?

You should not take metoprolol tartrate if you:
  • Are allergic to metoprolol, Lopressor, other beta blockers, or any inactive component used to make the drug. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of inactive ingredients.
  • Have a slow heartbeat (less than 45 beats a minute).
  • Have certain types of irregular heart rhythms (specifically second- or third-degree heart block).
  • Have serious heart failure.  


  • Have sick sinus syndrome.
  • Have severe disease within the blood vessels of the hands, lower legs, or feet.

Precautions and Warnings With Metoprolol Tartrate: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which metoprolol tartrate should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting treatment with this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions and warnings with metoprolol tartrate were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the safety concerns that may apply to you.
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