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Metoprolol Overview

Metoprolol (/mtoproll/, /mtoproll/), marketed under the tradename Lopressor 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 ...

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When can I take medication that I forgot?
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I take metoprolol tart 50mg 1 1/2 tabs daily and I also take Losartan/HCTZ 100-25mg 1 tab daily. I forgot to take my Losartan after lunch and now it is almost suppertime, when can I take the Losartan? ## You should take it as soon as you remember, unless it's into the next day and time for the next dose, then you should skip the missed one, unless your doctor instructs otherwise. Losartan is an ARB that is most commonly used to help treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, increased urination and hypotension. If you have a smart phone, there are many free apps available that will sound an alert, when you need to take your medication, so that can help you avoid missed doses in the f...
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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 18 hours ago.
Weaning off metoprolol succ 25 mg
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I been on metoprolol for 2 half weeks. I had know side effects until 5 days ago. I started have dizzyness and was very tried. My dr. told me to cut it in half once a day and now I'm lightheaded all day and still tired. I don't know if this normal or not but can someone help!!! Is this going to go away soon cause Im trying to stop taking it all together. Oh Im taking it for pvcs. ## Hello, Tasha! How are you? Yes, those can be normal side effects of the medication, as listed by the FDA, since it is a beta blocker. Other side effects may possibly include nausea, headache and increased urination. However, they should taper off in severity and then go away entirely, in a few weeks, once your body adjusts to the medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you verwon,...
Updated 2 days 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 2 days ago.
metoprolol succ er and hydrocodone acetaminophon 10-325
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I am a new heart patient on Clopidogrel 75m, Metoprolol succ er 50 mg, I take in the a.m. and night its pravastatin sodium 40 mg, losartan potassium 50 mg, lorazepam .5(major insomnia), I have two herniated disc, arthritis scoliosis and and been on pain mngt for years as they do not want to do surgery. I am 52. drove myself to ER with chest and arm pain and had two blocked arteries, so new stents and he said no damage to heart. i take only cardiac meds prescribed. I got scared to take anything else.! Tylenol is a joke, shots last maybe 5 days...i sit at my job because i need it and can hardly walk due to pain. what can i do that wont kill me? Can i take hydrocodone acetaminophin 10-325, just 1 a day to make it through work? ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? I'm very sorry that you'r...
Updated 3 days ago.
Met XL 50 - telma 40
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My husband is having problems with no for the past couple of months.. He has hypertension ranging from 170/110 to 150/90...he was given metoprolol 25 by the doc .. But yesterday he started feeling very restless towards the evening and was sweating badly and there was uneasiness in the body .. We went to the doc today and he has been diagnosed with perpetual hypertension and is advised the below medicines Met XL 50- 2 times a day Telma 40- 1 a day along with nerve up and gem cal etc... Please advise if its ok to take such high doses at this stage... Ate there any side effects for the same.. ## Hi, Latika! How are you? All medications carry the risk of causing side effects, even over the counter products. And yes, higher doses may be necessary for awhile to bring his blood pressure down a...
Updated 6 days ago.
Amlopin M Side Effects
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In what condition of a patient does doctors prescribe metoprolol (Amlopin M 50) pills? ## Amlopin-M actually contains Amlodipine and Metoprolol, it is used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and stomach pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## first Ampine M was prescribed and consumed. But in the present place of residence this was not available and instead Amplopin M was used. The patient suffers from headache, heaviness in rectum, lack of focus and understanding and decision. ## Does intake of Amlopin M for hypertension, for more than 3 yrs,cause constipation problem .If yes what is the alternative drug which won't cause constipation.
Updated 8 days ago.
Metolar Xr 25 Side Effects
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i am using for metolor xr 25 for last seven month some times after i taken the tablets my heart beat also very slow and some sutting also coming to ceast area kindly give me ur feedback ## This contains the active ingredient Metoprolol, which is a beta blocker that's most commonly used to treat high blood pressure and certain cardiac conditions. That said, it can cause slowed heart rate and palpitations in some people, as a side effect. Learn more Metoprolol details here. So, it may not be the right medication for you to take and you may need to try something else. Have you informed your doctor of these problems? How slow is your heart rate? ## I am taking Metolar xr 25 once a day since 6 weeks after valve replacement, now, I am feeling regular stomach pain. Is this due to side effe...
Updated 13 days ago.
Cutting dose in half
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Taking metoprolol tartrate for 6 months the side effects are horrible tired irritated fogginess forgetful, but blood pressure normal just wondering cutting dose in half will it make side effects go away, just want some input thanks
Updated 23 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 23 days ago.

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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