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metoprolol & hair loss
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I have been taking 200 mg. a day for about 4 years. I thought it was a coincidence that I've lost 50% of my hair during this time because I am also going through menopause. I just found out that it is possible the hair loss is caused by metoprolol, so my doctor just wrote me a RX for a different drug. Will my hair grow back? It was very long, down to my waist, but I've been cutting it to compensate for the thinness. I just touch my head and lose a few hairs! Any ideas? ## I have been on 25 mg of metoprolol for 2 months and my hair is rapidly falling out. I have stopped taking it. Will my hair stop falling out? Is the hair loss that I have already experienced reversable? ## If your hair loss truly was caused by taking Metoprolol, then yes, your hair will all grow back. BUT you we...
Updated 8 hours ago.
metoprolol withdrawal
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i've been taking metoprolol for several years as partial treatment for high blood pressure. through diet and xcercise, i've lowered my BP to the point my doctor says drop the metoprolol. i did, 3 days ago, and i'm soooo tired, dizzy, irritable, and my vision is blurred. is this withdrawal? how long will it last? i remember starting this medication was terrible to get used to. it appears that stopping it is just as bad. ## I am experiencing the same thing and I am tapering off of the metoprolol. I have only been on for a couple of months and now the withdrawal is just as bad. I am down to 12.5 mg two times a day. It is tough. ## it went away after a week or so. i feel great now, and my BP and heart rate have risen slightly, but thats the reason we stopped it. i've lost en...
Updated 8 days ago.
Sleep aid safe to take with metoprolol er succinate
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I could not sleep the last two nights and wonder if there is a sleep aid safe to take with the metoprolol er succinate that I have been taking in the morning and evening, 25 mg pills. Been taking these b/p pills for months now. ## Hello, Peg! How are you? The main problem with them is that most sleep aids, such as Tylenol PM, Unisom and etc. use antihistamines, which may not always be safe for someone that has high blood pressure, because they can cause further elevations, according to the FDA. Thus, you should not take them, unless your doctor specifies that it is safe for you to do so. There may also be an issue if someone is overweight, since they may cause more weight gain. I have high blood pressure, as well, and suffered full congestive heart failure several years ago, and given t...
Updated 8 days ago.
Metoprolol: Do the side effects improve eventually?
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I started Metoprolol this Monday after the cardiologist prescribed it because of being in the ER with extremely fast heartbeats. After a heart ultrasound, chest xray, blood tests, and wearing a holter moniter, they found there was nothing wrong with my actual heart other than the fact that I have a mild heart arrhythmia which they believe was brought out by a virus I also had. Now that I have started the medicine, I have had dizziness, nausea, sever mood swings, insomnia, and anxiety. The cardiologists' nurse said these were all normal, but it seems a little excessive to me. I am on the lowest possible dose (25MG) minus the possibility of cutting the pill in half and I take it once a day. I do not have high blood pressure and am young and not overweight (5ft and 105lbs). Has anyone ...
Updated 9 days ago.
metoprolol 50mg ER
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I refilled my prescription and received a different looking pill. My old pill was small like a aspirin w/ m and 50 on it the new pill is white.round and has 381 stamped on it with a v setting side ways are these the same pill ## Yes, same medication, just a different manufacturer, there are just not regulations regarding the way they look. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness and headache. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I just picked up my prescription of metoprolol er succinate 50 mg and the pills look different, white w/ logo A and mo right underneath. Is this the same pill.
Updated 14 days ago.
metoprolol 50 mg twice daily along with lisinopril 20 mg twice daily. what is best way to take these doseage in hours?
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How many hours apart do I separate these meds. and what is the best and less confusing way to take these pills. Together or Separated? ## There is no need to separate them, as a matter of fact, most doctors will tell you not to, in order to try to help you remember to take them all and not miss any doses. They can be taken together. They may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Is it ok to take 12.5 Motroprel Sa tabs with 20mg liisinopril htz in the morning and the same at nite time. ## Metoprolol Succinate Sa 12.5 mg tab and HCTZ Lisinopril 12.5 20 mg in the morning and the same doses at nite. Is this a ok way to do it. I WAS on 40 mg Lisinopril in the morning and 12.5 metoprolol in the evening and doctor ju...
Updated 16 days ago.
best time to take metoprolol XL to prowl.?
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Have been on 50 mg twice a day now on toprolXL is it better to take the new pill morning or evening? Thank you for your advice. ## I take Metoprolol 100 mg now/once a day, but when I was on the 50 mg and it increased to 100, the dr. said take one in a.m., one in p.m...12 hours apart, at the same time every day, until that prescription was used up and the new one started. If you were prescribed to take it twice a day then you would HAVE to take one in a.m. and one in p.m., right? Plus the directions should be on the bottle! ## Hello, Susan! How are you? Unless you've been instructed otherwise, it's usually meant to be taken in the morning, that way it is most effective during the times of day you will be most active and may experience the most fluctuations in your blood pressure ...
Updated 18 days ago.
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oblong tablet, G282 imprint on back, scored on front to break in half ## I could not find anything with that marking in the US prescription drug database listings, however, Metoprolol is the generic for Lopressor or Toprol, the ER stands for extended release. This is used to lower blood pressure and reduce the work load on your heart. ## I got the generic equivalent to Toprol XL 50 mg tablet used for high blood pressure treatment. I wanted to double check prior to taking the medication. My METOPROLOL ER 50 MG tablets also are an oblong tablet, G282 imprint on back, scored on front to break in half. Although the G was hard to read because of the triangular shape of the letter G. I just refilled the same perscription again. The new pills are more like Toprol XL. They are round with the co...
Updated 20 days ago.
Prolomet Xl 25mg
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WHAT IS IT FOR? AFTER EFFECTS? DURATION TO TAKE THIS ? ## Need more info on drugs molecules to understand drug intake and avoid side effects if any can be avoided ## Prolomet-XL contains the active ingredient Metoprolol, which is a beta blocker that is commonly used to treat high blood pressure, cardiac conditions and migraines. As to how long of a time period that you have to be on it, that really depends on why you are taking it. If you are using it to help control high blood pressure and/or a cardiac condition, then it is highly likely that you will be on this or a similar mediation for the rest of your life to keep those conditions under control. As to the side effects and avoiding them, not everyone experiences them and if you do, there is really no known way to avoid the side effe...
Updated 22 days ago.
picture metoprolol 50mg
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round peach colored 93 733 scored on one side ## It's pink with an l score 50 on one side mtr on the other
Updated 27 days ago.
apo me 25 white oval pill
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I have this white oval pills IT says APO on one side back side says me the a line in the middle and 25 on the bottom What's is this pill ## Hello, Mark! How are you? Apotex Canada lists this tablet as containing 25mgs of Metoprolol, which is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. The U.S. FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 30 days ago.
metoprolol vision side effect
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I have been on various doses of metoprolol since July. The dr. Reduced dose from 100 mg. Twice a day to 50 mg. Twice a day then 25 mg twice a day. Still had vision problems and dizzy. 5 days ago reduced it to 12/12mg. Twice a day. Still have blurry vision and dizzyjudi ## Hello, Judi! How are you? Wow! That's horrible! Has there been any change? While those can be side effects of this medication, they usually go away after about 4 to 5 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication, according to the FDA. Other side effects may include nausea, headache, and hypotension. However, given the length of time you've been dealing with this, I think it's time to try a different medication and I'm not sure why your doctor hasn't already suggested that you do so. Are you wor...
Updated 1 month ago.
watson drug company
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Just got a refill of metoprolol er succinate 50mg which used to have Watson listed as the manufacturer but now says Actavis. The pills look exactly the same and the imprint is the same with an 831 number but they stink like paint. Never had this before. The pharmacist checked the original container and that stinks too. Anyone else notice this? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Most pills do have an odor, but many manufacturers use a coating on them to prevent patients from smelling it. Thus, I have to assume that when Actavis bought out many of Watson's products, they stopped coating them. It is, however, nothing to worry about, even though I know it may be annoying. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased uri...
Updated 1 month ago.
actavis ph metoprolol succinate er tab 50 mg
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My generic toprol xl just changed to this and II want info on this manufacturer to see if there are any problems with it ## I was also changed to the Actavis Metoprolol success er 25 MG due to lack of availability or discontinuation of Mylan's generic version. I find the Avtavis version not nearly as effective as Mylan and am trying to learn the status of the Mylan MT1 version, or the effectiveness of other generics for this drug. ## Although some manufacturers have a reputation for more or less effective meds, I find that everyone's response/reaction is also going to vary based on several factors; including but not limited to one's unique body chemistry, metabolism, sensitivities to inert ingredients, etc. That said, trial and error may be the only way to determine what wor...
Updated 1 month ago.
Can metoprolol succinate affect vision
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Does metoprolol succinate oral have any effect on macular degenerative eyesight? I suddenly have had drastic lose of eyesight. ## Hello, Shirley! How are you? As reported by the FDA, it has been known to cause blurred vision, dry eyes, and visual disturbances, but not usually anything permanent. Other side effects may include nausea, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 1 month ago.
Does metoprolol er 100mg ever loose its effectiveness
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Does this drug loose its effectiveness if it is split in half like 90 days before taking it? Also will taking tums (2 - 750 mg tablets) with this drug reduce its effectiveness? ## This is a time released formulation of Metoprolol, so it needs to be taken whole, the tablets should not be cut or broken, because that could cause you to get too much of the medication, at once. If you have a tablet that's been cut or broken, you should discard it. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. And yes, Tums will reduce it's efficacy, so if you need an antacid you should look for an alternative. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi Mom... I also take 100mg of Metoprolol ER. If y...
Updated 1 month ago.
ic metoprolol succ er 100mg tpar
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is this a blood thinner ## No, Metoprolol is a beta blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and hypotension. You can learn more Metoprolol details here. Are there any comments or questions? ## Can i have root canal theraphy while taking metropolol? ## I had a root canal therapy without anesthesia while I am on metoprolol 50 mg twice a day. But later after taking antibiotic; I suffered severe bloating and short breathing until my family doctor recommend eating yogurt with the antibiotic.
Updated 1 month ago.
white round pill with imprint m on top and 3 the bottom
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white round tablet with a capital M on top then an open line dividing and 3 on the bottom ## Hi Nydia, From what I could gather, a white round pill with the letter "M" over a dividing line and "3" underneath, reportedly contains 100mgs of Metoprolol succinate ER. This medication is indicated for use in treating hypertension. According to, the pill itself carries a National Drug Code of 55111-468 and is manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. I hope this helps!
Updated 1 month ago.
metoprolol morning or night
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I used to take 25mg of metoprolol er succinate for 2 yrs. Dr. Moved up dosage to 50 mg a month ago and I am sooo tired. I take it with dinner around 6 each evening. Would it be ok to take at bed time......afraid if I take it in the morning I'll sleep all day! ## Hello, Emily! How are you? It can be taken at night, as long as your doctor approves. The reason they usually tell someone to take it in the morning is so that it can help control blood pressure and heart rate during the times of a day a person will usually experience the most fluctuations. However, this is the time released formulation, so there should not be a problem. The FDA patient advisory leaflet lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is ...
Updated 1 month ago.
flu symptoms from metoprolol succ er
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Has anyone experienced a sick flu-like feeling, blurry vision, dizziness, headache and general malaise from taking metoprolol succ ER? ## Hello, Lily! How are you? Yes, those can be side effects of this medication, along with nausea, increased urination and hypotension. They should go away, once your body gets used to this medication, but that may take 4 to 5 weeks. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.

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