Dipyridamole is used for heart testing. Because Jutabloc affects your heart rate, you should stop taking it before you’re given dipyridamole to help ensure an accurate test result.
All possible dosages and forms may not be included here. Your dosage, form, and how often you take the drug will depend on:
- your age
- the condition being treated
- how severe your condition is
- other medical conditions you have
- how you react to the first dose
Is Jutabloc (Lopressor, Toprol XL) safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- Safe use of Jutabloc during pregnancy has not been established.
- Small quantities of Jutabloc are excreted in breast milk and may potentially cause adverse effects in the infant.
Rated Jutabloc (Lopressor) for Hypertension Report
In the last 3 weeks I have been to the emergency room 3 times. I’ve had EKG’s, Chest X Ray & a CT Scan. Blood work & urine normal. I was prescribed Jutabloc on tuesday to keep palpitations down. I’m 27 years old & the side effects to this medicine is horrible. I’m extremely fatigued I sleep for hours & hours. Shortness of breath is another one. Just horrible.
What else should I know about Jutabloc (Lopressor, Toprol XL)?
- Jutabloc (Lopressor, Toprol XL) is available as:
- Tablets: 25, 50, and 100 mg.
- Tablets (extended release): 25, 50, 100, and 200 mg.
- Injection: 1 mg/ml
- Jutabloc (Lopressor, Toprol XL) Tablets should be stored between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F). The tablets should be protected from moisture and dispensed in tight, light-resistant containers
- Metropolol is available in the US under the brand names Lopressor and Toprol XL.
- Metropolol is available in generic form.
Q: What is Jutabloc used for?
A: Jutabloc belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers that affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). It is used to treat angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), and to treat or prevent heart attack. Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in the patient leaflet and/or prescribing information. These uses are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are often referred to as "unlabeled uses," "off-label uses," or "unapproved uses." Jutabloc has a variety of these unlabeled uses including migraine prevention, treatment of tremors, and anxiety. Common side effects of Jutabloc include nausea, vomiting, decreased sex drive, impotence, insomnia, tiredness, and nervousness. This is not a complete list of side effects that can occur with Jutabloc. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Sarah Lewis, RPh, PharmD
A beta-blocker used for hypertension and angina.
Adverse effectsHeadache, fatigue, dizziness, dry cough, angiooedema.
ContraindicationsSinus bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, heart failure, heart block > 1st degree.
Q: Does Jutabloc cause fatigue if taken for a long period of time? I've been taking it for 3-1/2 years now.
A: Jutabloc belongs to the class of drugs known as beta blockers. According to the package insert, fatigue, mental depression, and drowsiness can occur in patients taking beta-blockers. Fatigue or tiredness was reported in about 10% of patients receiving Jutabloc during scientific studies of the drug. You are encouraged to report any negative side effects of prescription drugs to your health care practitioner and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch, or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information, please contact your health care provider. Michelle McDermott, PharmD