Today, we’re talking about metoprolol, which is a beta-blocker. Examples of other beta blockers are atenolol, labetalol, and propranolol.
I picked metoprolol because it has three different pronunciations. This is the only drug name I have encountered [so far] in the USP Dictionary Online that has more than one pronunciation.
Links from this episode
USP Dictionary Online (USAN)
United States Adopted Name Stems list (“-olol” suffix is used for beta blockers)
Highlights from this episode
- me TOE proe lol (TOE has the emphasis)
- me TOP roe lol (TOP has the emphasis)
- MET oh PROE lol (MET has the secondary emphasis. PROE has the primary emphasis.)
Thank you to the USP Legal Dept for permission to publish pronunciations in my show notes and YouTube episodes!
Toprol XL is metoprolol succinate.
Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate.
Thank you for listening to The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast Episode 177!