Metoprolol

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Metoprolol Overview

Metoprolol, marketed under the tradename Lopressor among others, is a selective β1 receptor blocker medication.[2] 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. It is also used to prevent further heart problems after myocardial infarction and to prevent headaches in those with migraines.[2] It comes in formulations that can be taken by mouth or given intravenously. The medicatio...

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Metoprolol side effects
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I started Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg being one tab every 12 hours. I was in the hospital with pressure of 200/130 , sometimes higher with high pulse and irregular heartbeat. I experienced tightening in chest, slight difficulity in breathing, and extreme variables in my pressures. Most of the time they are in the normal range, but occasionally my systolic has dropped under 100 and my diastolic was 58. I am monitoring my foods and am also taking Ativan twice daily. I am terrified. Anybody else have these variables in pressures.? I have only been on the medicines for four weeks now. I have had diabetes and thyroid neg testing. I was diagnosed with Panic Disorder??? Never heard of it before. All my family including five sibbkings have high blood pressure as well. ## These types of variations ...
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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...
Updated 2 days ago.
 
uses for metropolol
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I have been taking metoprolol tart 25mg twice a day. My heart feels like its racing n my blood pressure always high. Is this med used for both problems or am i needing additional meds? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? Yes, the FDA classifies it as a beta blocker and it's used to treat both conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. How high is your blood pressure? What is your heart rate? Are you on any other medications?
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metoprolol and joint pain
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Taking Metoprolol Succer for about 18 mos. About six months ago, started knee & joint pain . . . sometimes severe. I know the drug is causing the pain after doing allot of research. So . . . what is my alternative? ## Hello, Bob! How are you? Have you consulted your doctor? It would be unusual for the medication to start causing it that far into treatment with it. Side effects usually manifest early on, though it could be different for you, since none of us are the same. However, there are other medications you can try, if you'd like something that isn't known to cause as many side effects, you may want to ask your doctor about Labetalol. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness and headache.
Updated 6 days ago.
 
Metoprolol tartrate side effects
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I was put on metoprolol about 3 weeks ago for hypertension and an ascending aortic aneurysm. I also have PVCs. I take 25 MG every 12 hours. My BP is better but not great. Some readings are normal and most are high (130/90-5 range) I have noticed more heart palpitations since taking it instead of less. I am having intermittent episodes of chest tightness and breathing being more labored. Also have a cough. Feels like a mild asthma attack. In the past, I would get exertional asthma with heavy exercise or laughing. My sleep is worse for waking up with a cough, palpitations, anxiety, or chest heaviness. I also have been hoarse and have a tickle in the back of my throat (postnasal drip?) Are these typical side effects? Do they warrant a reduction in my dosage? I see my cardiologist on Monday...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
Metoprolol Tartrate 25mg Tab
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is it best time to take this medicine morning or night ## Has your doctor made any specific recommendation? Metoprolol is a beta blocker, used to treat high blood pressure and cardiac conditions and, in most cases, this type of medication is taken in the morning, because most people are far more active during the day, so that is the time their blood pressure can be elevated. However, it can cause some drowsiness and dizziness, in some people, as a side effect, and in those instances, it may be necessary for someone to take it at night. ## I am taking Lisinopril @20mg and also i am taking Metoprolol tart 25mg tab myl, my question is why do i take two High bloodpressure pills? Can i stop taking the Metoprolol Tablet? i think it is the culperet that makes me dizzy aswell, I have no regulad...
Updated 16 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 25 days ago.
 
Metoprolol Succ ER 25mg - withdrawal question
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So I was prescribed Metoprolol for high BP and have taken it for a total of about 8 years. It was horrible in the beginning - weird, vivid nightmares, constant fatigue, weight gain..but I kept on because I thought that I had to for my BP. Probably a bad decision. My dosage has been as high as 100mg in the beginning, and was gradually lowered by the doctor over the years. Most recently for about the last year I had taken a half of a 25mg per day, so a pretty low dose. I started to feel as if this medicine was hurting more than helping so I asked the doctor who said that I could wean off. So I did for about two weeks - a half of a 25mg every other day, then stopped. The last pill I took was about two months ago. I still feel as if I'm having withdrawal, but is that still possible two ...
Updated 26 days ago.
 
Metoprolol TarTa 50mg
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Is metoprolol tarta 50 mg the same as metoprolol 50mg? I normally get metoprolol 50mg!! ## It is the same medication, the tarta is for tartrate and is just a long version of the name that designates the chemical salt. Some pharmacies use it on the labels and some don't. Metoprolol is a beta blocker that is used to treat high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions. It may cause side effects, such as: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been taking metroprolol tarta 50MG for almost 5 weeks after surgery on my aortic aneurism -and I coninue to have a loss of appetite and nausea on and off -is this normal and should I change medications? ## Ricky, it can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks for the side effects to hi...
Updated 29 days ago.
 
METOPROLOL SUCC ER 50 MG
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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 1 month ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Metoprolol
  • 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.

NDC Database Records for Metoprolol: (239 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-0733 Metoprolol Tartrate 50 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 47.5 mg) Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-0734 Metoprolol Tartrate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg) Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0378-0018 Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg (Metoprolol Succinate 23.75 mg) Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0032 Metoprolol Tartrate 50 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 47.5 mg) Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-0047 Metoprolol Tartrate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg) Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4595 Metoprolol Succinate 25 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4596 Metoprolol Succinate 50 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4597 24 Hr Metoprolol Succinate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg Equivalent To 100 mg Metoprolol Tartrate) Extended Release Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-4598 Metoprolol Succinate 200 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-0462 Metoprolol Tartrate 50 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 47.5 mg) Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-0463 Metoprolol Tartrate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg) Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0615-3552 Metoprolol Tartrate 50 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 47.5 mg) Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-3553 Metoprolol Tartrate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg) Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6547 Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg (Metoprolol Succinate 23.75 mg) Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6589 Metoprolol Succinate 25 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6597 Metoprolol Succinate 50 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-6598 24 Hr Metoprolol Succinate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg Equivalent To 100 mg Metoprolol Tartrate) Extended Release Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-7530 Metoprolol Succinate 200 mg 24 Hr Extended Release Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0781-1223 Metoprolol Tartrate 50 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 47.5 mg) Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-1228 Metoprolol Tartrate 100 mg (As Metoprolol Succinate 95 mg) Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
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Other drugs which contain Metoprolol or a similar ingredient: (7 results)


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