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Metoprolol Overview

Metoprolol (/mtoproll/, /mtoproll/) is a selective β1 receptor blocker used in treatment of several diseases, especially hypertension. The active substance metoprolol is employed either as metoprolol succinate or as metoprolol tartrate (where 100mg metoprolol tartrate corresponds to 95mg metoprolol succinate). The tartrate is an immediate-release and the succinate is an extended-release formulation.[1] Metoprolol is used for a number of conditions including: hypertension, angina, acute m...

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Metoprolol Tart 25mg - Mylan
I took Metoprolol Tart for 2 months, June - July 09 and my heart rate dropped drastically, admitted to hospital with chest pains, breathing difficulty, dizziness, disoriented, head ache, suicidal/homicidal thoughts, heart rate was 32 bpm. Doctor said it was metoprolol and took me off it (was told later should never go off cold turkey) and my heart rate got up above 50. I continued to have problems (have had high bp 140-160 over 80 for several years) tightness in chest, chest pains, persistant dry cough, dizziness, suicidal/homicidal thoughts, headaches, was referred to a pulmonary doctor and then another and was told I developed severe asthma from the beta blocker, also restrictive lung disease, neither have a cure and I continue to have chest pain and dizziness and dry cough and headac...
Updated 7 hours ago.
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metoprolol success er
My daughter has a pacemaker due to electrical problems with her heart from the Mustard Procedure for Transposition of the Great Arteries. She is 24 and has had the PaceMaker fo 2 years. Within the last few months she had 1 life threatening low heart rate. Will metoprolol success er help prevent the low rate. If she continues to have low rate may need to put in a defribilator. ## Hello, Clide! How are you and your daughter? It's actually succinate, not success, but anyway, it could actually cause her heart rate to go low, so it's kind of iffy. These beta blockers can sometimes cause low heart rate as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Has it been prescribed for her? She might do better with something that just helps with overall heart function...
Updated 15 hours ago.
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metoprolol withdrawal
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 4 days ago.
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alternative medicine instead of metoprolol
Metoprolol lowers pulse to much for my comfort level. Pulse runs sometimes in low 50's and once in a while into 40's p/m. This actually causes anxiety. If I don't take it I feel slight angina pectorus. I am taking 25 mg 2 times daily (extended release) ## @wbmjr, According to the US National Library of Medicine, Metoprolol is reported to be in a class of medications known as beta blockers. This type of medication works by relaxing the blood vessels and slowing your heart rate to improve blood flow & decrease blood pressure. Ref: So as far as alternatives are concerned, it sounds to me like you may need to ask your doctor about looking into a different class of drugs altogether (such as ACE inhibitors or Diuretics) in ord...
Updated 4 days ago.
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My Pills Metoprol ER 50 is oval with a line for splitting. On other side 369. Is this Metoprolol? Can' find that description for Metoprolol ## Yes - the white oval pill scored on one side, 369 on the other side is Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release Tablets 50mg manufactured by Ethex. [1] Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... References: [1] ## I p/u my meds today, on the bottle it has the letters (wats), on the old bottle it has (par) what does that mean any diffence ## Chili, I'm guessing it stands for the manufacturers of the generic medication. Wats is most likely Watson Pharmaceuticals, and Par is most likely Par Pharmaceuticals. Let us know if you notice any differerence between the two ... ## is there any difference betwe...
Updated 8 days ago.
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When to take medication
Took metoprolol tartrate 50mg last night and woke up 4 hours later with bp 145/107 went back to sleep woke up 151/98. What to do? ## Hello, Lucy! How are you? My first question is how long have you been taking it? This medication will take about a month to reach its full level of efficacy in your body, so you're not going to see an immediate improvement in your blood pressure. My second question is why are you checking it when you wake up in the middle of the night? As I said, these medications don't work immediately, it will take a few weeks to see improvement, if it works for you. Obsessively checking, whenever you have trouble sleeping or what have you is only going to worry you needlessly. You should only check it as often as your doctor has instructed and make sure to take ...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Hearing Loss Metoprolol
Loss hearing in my right ear after taking Metoprolol Tarta 50 mg. Woke up in the morning and couldn't hear out of my right ear at all and still can't hear out of it. I have an appointment with a ENT doctor day after tomorrow. Has anybody else had this problem and know what can be done for it? It's driving me bonkers. Thanks, Nora ## How long were you taking it? Learn more Metoprolol details here. It's not a side effect commonly caused by this medication. It's also possible that it's due to a blockage, water in the ear, or an infection. Can you post back and let me know what the ENT says? ## I only took Metoprolol a few days. I take other medications too. I go to the ENT doctor today so I will see what he says. My B/P is hard to control even with medication so it ...
Updated 10 days ago.
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changed from metropolol to ramipril
I just was put on ramipril yesterday after taking metropolol for 3 years because of diarrhea ,seems I'm having side effects today .dizzy , fast pulse is this normal . ## Hazel your doctor just said take this instead of Metropolol? I am weaning off of the (M) and I would def. call the doctor ..if you don't feel right. but yes it is quite normal for that to happen but I would think one has to be weaned off.. are those two drugs the same in nature? you could try some black strap molasses to slow heart rate down.. Magnesium, organic apple cidar vinegar, maybe some celtic sea salt.. if you can use these ... ## metropolol is a beta blocker and ramipril is a Ace Inhibitor there both for hypertension .As the day goes on I'm starting to feel better , thank you for replying . ## Hi; Y...
Updated 15 days ago.
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I am currently taking A- "METOPROLOL ER 25MG TAB WAT". & I want to change med. insurance & the close's they got for my medication is B- "METOPROLOL & HYROCHLOROTHTAZIDE 100MG- 25MG,,, 50MG-25. Mine is a 30- day supply.. Is the 2nd, med I mention as "B", the same as my current med. that I am taking, I indicated as "B"???? Can you please help with this concern.. Thank you.. Daniel Ortiz
Updated 15 days ago.
Telzy Mt 50
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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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