Sunday, May 12, 2013

Metoprolol and CNS effect

 One less know side effect of Metoprolol (Lopressor) is CNS effect, which may be of importance in ICU. Lopressor's CNS effect is dose dependent. It has high penetration across the blood brain barrier due to its lipophilic nature. In return, it may cause sleep disturbances, vivid dreams, nightmares, depression, and vision problems.

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