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Metoprolol Overview

Metoprolol (/mtoproll/, /mtoproll/), marketed under the tradename Lopresor among others, is a selective β1 receptor blocker medication.[1] It is used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain due to poor blood flow to the heart, and a number of conditions involving an abnormally fast heart rate.[1] It is also used to prevent further heart problems after myocardial infarction and to prevent headaches in those with migraines.[1] It comes in formulations that can be taken by mouth or given i...

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I have just got a prescription for metoprolol tartrate 25 mg twice a day, for an occasional misfire of my heart valves,causing a short fiberlation. After reading ALL of the side effects , is there a safer alternative to this med.
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I was diagnosed as diabetic mid-December 2014 and put on Lantus shots and Metformin 500 mg at breakfast and dinner. Does this med harm kidneys or liver or any other bad effects from taking it? Are there metformin pills that are lower in mg? Will I have bad reaction if I stop taking it? ## Hello, Fred! How are you? I understand your concern, but the reality of your situation is that your organs would suffer far more damage if you don't take the medication and keep your blood sugar under control. Yes, there is some slight risks to taking the Metformin, but these problems only happen to a very small percentage of people that take it. However, 100% of the people who have diabetes and don't properly keep it under control will suffer organ damage and complications. Thus, I strongly ur...
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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...
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metoprolol causing problems
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I started taking metoprolol 25mg. Half in morning and half at night.3 weeks ago for tachycardia brought on by anxiety, ekg normal, chest xray normal, cbc normal, last couple of days i wake up at night to my heart pounding and sometimes a chest pain that comes and then is gone just that fast, i woke up and checked my resting pulse to be up to 115 to 120, then goes back down after a few minutes,bp normal. kind of scary why would this be happening, also went to hospital a week ago for stomach pains, did a ct scan with contrast and was told i was constipated. could this be related? never had this problem before, and no treatment is helping it. please let me know. ## Hello, Karen! How are you doing? There is a chance it may be related, anything that can cause pressure on your vagus nerve cou...
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Metoprolol and nerve pain
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I was on Metoprolol XR for 6 months, the most consistent dose was 50 mg once/day. I had many of the common side effects - fatigue, headaches, muscle pain - but the most distressing has been the cold hands and feet along with an intense burning feeling along the nerves in my arms, legs and face. I tapered off over the last month I was on it, but the nerve pain seems worse. I have been completely off the med for only 3 days now. Has anyone experienced this? Does it get better or am I doomed? I'm only 33 with 2 young boys. I would like to be able to enjoy them! ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you had from this medication. Yes, if it was solely due to the Metoprolol, it should go away entirely, but it may take a couple of weeks to fully taper off. Th...
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i need metolar 50 mg how to get it at valley green san jose ca ## Hello, Swaminathan! How are you? Metolar is listed by the FDA as being an Indian brand name for Metoprolol. In the U.S. this medication requires a doctor's prescription and then you'd get the prescription filled at a pharmacy. The FDA classifies this medication as being a beta blocker and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
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I've been taking Metoprol for about 4 months now to help prevent A-Fib episodes, but since I've been taking it, first I had a location on my back that would itch, and now most days I have a dull ache, or tired feeling between my shoulder blades, it comes and goes. Another strange thing, is some days I get to feeling burpy, not forcefully, just in a minor but on-going way. Didn't have any of this prior to taking this medication. ## Hello, Karen! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about the issues you're having. Metoprolol is classified by the FDA as a beta blocker and they have been known to cause such issues in some people that take them, sometimes to the point where they had to switch to something else to treat their conditions. Other side effects may possibly include n...
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round white with a three digit code 368 ## was perscribed to me for pain or to help deal with hiv? ## is Metoprolol SUC 100mg Er tab a generic for toprol? Also just making sure that it is for high blood pressure, correct? PLEASE let me know the answers. THANKS ## Yes, Sandra, your information is correct. It is a generic for Toprol XL, also sold under the trade name Lopressor. It is a beta-blocker, used to treat high blood pressure as well as other cardiovascular issues. Some of the most common side effects are dizziness and drowsiness. ## Since starting metoprolo er tab 50 mg. I have been perspiring profusely. Has anyone else had this side effect? ## is metoprolo ER Tab suc 50mg the same as metoprolol 50 mg ? ## I also have been taking 50 mg x 2 a day for years and I have been gradually...
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Small white round pill with RE over 79 on one side and blank on other side. I was told it wad roxy. ## This tablet is manufactured by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 25mgs of Metoprolol. The FDA classifies this medication as being a beta blocker that is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Metoprolol And Stomach Problems
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I been on metoprolol for 2 months and at the beginning I experience severe constipation and now I have loose stools and it makes my sugar drops to very low levels to the point of i can not take metforming any more because I am afraid of an episode, and it gives a constant dry mouth how long before the stomach symtoms go away? ## Actually, the side effects should have hit their peak and started tapering off at around 4 to 6 weeks of use. However, Metoprolol is a beta blocker, used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions and some people tend to have bad reactions to them. If your symptoms have not started to improve, you should contact your doctor, because this is probably not the right medication for you. I also experienced severe problems with Metoprolol and had to stop taki...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 1mg/ml, 5mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 100mg, 200mg, 25mg, 50mg, eq 100mg tartrate, eq 200mg tartrate, eq 300mg tartrate, eq 400mg tartrate
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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