Metoprolol Tart 25mg - Mylan

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GrayHairedBlonde Says:


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 headaches, feeling out of breath. When I took the pills they were pink and now they are white from what the pharmacist told me the pills I was taking were voluntarily recalled and (that means they don't report to the FDA) then changed to the new white pills. I have been hospitalized again for chest pain and my heart checked out throughly and seems no heart problems but all lung problem. I still have high blood pressure but now only take lasic and potassium. I now have to take daily inhalers/breathing treatments. I use to enjoy hiking, fossil hunting, rock hounding, tennis, jogging and am now only able to walk about 500 feet without being out of breath. I also get horrible pains in my upper thighs and feel fatigued all the time. This sucks and the drug companies just consider us collateral damage.. They don't want to compensate for medical or pain or suffering. Attorneys won't take the claim for one reason or the other, it just makes me angry. I don't know if I'll ever be more well or if I will be dead in the next couple of years but I'm not going to give up without a fight. This drug does more harm than good and needs to be taken off the market!



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GrayHairedBlonde Says:

oh yeah I almost forgot that both my hands and feet went completely numb for about 3 months..

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Verwon Says:

The reason that attorneys will not take the case is because with such a short duration of use and your symptoms, it is difficult to definitively tie it directly to the medication.

Most people don't suffer permanent ill effects after using a medication for such a short period of time, unless they suffered anaphylactic shock and organ failure.

While a doctor may have said you developed asthma from it, if there is no proof, then you don't have a leg to stand on for any type of claim or lawsuit.

Metoprolol isn't known to cause those types of conditions on a permanent basis. Rarely, there are times it can cause lowered heart rate, breathing difficulties and other issues as side effects, but they are usually solved by lowering the dosage or discontinuing the medication.

And yes, abruptly stopping it can cause rebound effects, such as elevated blood pressure and faster heart rate.

I am sorry to read of what has happened to you, but unfortunately, unless you have some way to prove that everything your experiencing was a direct result of using this medication, then there isn't much you can do.

Did you report your experience to the FDA and the manufacturer?

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Metoprolol/­

I have used Metoprolol myself and experienced some of the same issues, however, they all resolved themselves with discontinuation of the medication.

I now take Carvedilol, at the highest daily dose and have no problems with it.

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GrayHairedBlonde Says:

yes reported to both the manufacturer and FDA, didn't have these issues before this drug and I'll not give up trying to get someone to take notice. There are too many people reporting problems, including death after use of this drug. I may never get someone to take my claim, but I'll still continue to voice my situation. Not everyone reacts to the same medications the same way, and I understand it will be difficult, but its very difficult living the way I am now. I'm exhausted, can't even laugh anymore without going into an asthmatic attack. Can't play with my grandchildren the way I want. Can't make love to my husband. It's not right and someone needs to take notice! If enough people come forward, contact the FDA and the manufacturer surely the will at least reevaluate this medication.

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Wow Says:

Now, I have read your case several of times and discuss it with my colleagues. I am going to be direct and not sugar coating anything, just being honest. You have place yourself in jeopardy by abruptly discontinue your medication. In any legal case no matter who it is, the plaintiff (you) will have to absorb some responsibility in the wrongdoing that occurred. You did not follow the correct protocol of decreasing the medication in a safely manner for termination. Instead of, you call the physician/s reporting your side effects and wanting to be discharge from the medication as soon as possible. The physician would have given the appropriate instructions for eliminating the medication safely. The physician will discuss your progress during the reduction of medication and to discover another medication w/less side effects and tolerable. Therefore, you have made it difficult for a lawyer to pursue a case against the manufactory of the medication because of your negligence and the assign fault for you would be 50-60% without looking your health records.
It’s unfortunate, a manufactory produce a medication to do something good but the side effects could produce other undesirable effects. Sometimes, the medical practitioners know there are nasty side effects of a medication but the medication is great to use for this type of disorder/s. They weigh out the greater good over a few side effects, those patients do not ask questions or do not inquire about their medication, and health will never know what hit them when it happens.
Now, is it possible those signs and symptoms are from the medication, yes? Everyone is effective differently. If you had taken great notes, follow the protocol of terminating the medication, correctly and been truly a part of your health team. Those lawyers would be knocking down your door.
What you can learn from this lesson incident? A. Keep fighting and something may link everything together. B. Be an active voice in your health care. C. Gather your health records and read them. Ask questions of the information you do not understand. D. In our society, vast amount of resources are available for the public to learn about the medical conditions, medications, tests, treatments, etc. E. Have all your medical practitioners meet each other and you at least twice a year if no disorders, illnesses, injuries. This time can be use to introduce everyone, the importance of communication between them and you, working as a team not individually and everyone is aware of each other’s goal. This gives you time to evaluate their willingness of working together and meeting your needs. Kick him or her off the team and find a replace if one does not meet your standards. F. Become a medical writer about your case and be prepare with your information for these meeting (if not, they will walk on top of you).G. Learn and understand medicine is a science and it is a hit or miss or try this and that. No one can give anyone a 100% result because it is impossible and a person can say, this medication has been successful with this illness or disorder and injury, which the research studies have revealed the success rate. If you think the physician/medical practitioners are bull crapping than ask them for ten articles to take home with you. You will be happy to wait and
sometimes ask to keep them on their toes. If you are not a writer, ask if you could use your tape recorder and have them sign your permission slip and let them make a copy for the record.

Always on every visit get a copy of your health records. It will be much easier now since it is on an electronical disc. You need the visitation notes.

Remember tell the doctor every side effect to feeling great.

Research every medication and illiness.

Seek out specialist who will speak to you in general not specific to your case. You can ask questions could it be possible these type of side effect could be seen and why?

Do not blindside a physician or anyone into a sucker punch then you will be knock out and no one will work with you.

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Marty Says:

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grayhairedblonde Says:

I was hospitalized and the doctor took me off the medication, I DID NOT stop taking it on my own, the Cardiologist took me off it immediately, they should have known the risk, and taken me off it slowly. The pulmologist said the Asthma/Lung disease was caused from the drug, and there is no cure for either.

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elvis j Says:

I have been taking metoprolol tart 25mg for 25 days now and I am experencing itching on my penis ,dry cougth,am upset very easily and a sick stomach,also heart palpatations ,heaveness in my chest,I am out of work,have no money and have only 5 days of pills left,I have been taking 2 25mg pills daily,I want to stop taking these altogether but I dont know what to do.

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JM Says:

I WAS SWITCHED FROM LOPRESSOR BRAND TO METROPOLOL TARTRATE I TOO DO NOT FEEL WELL ON IT I ALSO HEARD THAT THE CO WHO MANUFACTURED THIS PINK PILL IS UNDER GOV SANCTION FOR HAVING A BADWORK ENVIRONMENT. I ALSO HEARD THAT IT COMES FROM INDIA AND CO IS RANDSTAD CO IHEARD THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE PINK METRPOLOL AT ONE TIME BECAUSE OF THIS . READ IT ITS ON THE INTERNET.

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JM Says:

I AM CORRECTING MY OTHER MESSAGES E MAIL IT WAS {edited for privacy}


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Ryan Says:
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I dont know why others are having a problem. I know im not. I wa s taking the lopressor @ 50mg once a day. Now I take the metoprolol @ 25mg twice daily. No difference in reaction except I feel the medicatiin reaction thruout the day. Not only half. I have non of th sire effects I have read in these posts except for a dry throat from time to time, which is jot that bothersome. Since my start of this mee my hear rate has slightly slowed, has evened out, no more palpitations or out of no where fast beating or fluttering. My diastolic has dropped to the 70's. My systolic around 120-130 which is great. I take this wih lisinopril with hctz. And life is great now. I personally thank the makers for such a wonderful medication. Ive been on it since jan of this year (2013).

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Michael Says:

i take metoprolol tartrate 25mg it made me tired at first and the dr said to lower my dose to 1/2 a pill twice a day it got rid of my tachycardia and the extra beat i have .
but i got a slew of side effects from taking this medicine every thing from head aches to muscle and bone pain cold clammy sweaty feet . and recently had to go to the er with my heart rate to low the dr there told me to lower my dose again and take 1/2 a pill in the day and then half the half at night . that was ok for awhile but now the tach is back and so is the extra beat its all driving me nuts gonna have to see the dr again an im sure there gonna tell me that i need to go back up in the dose or change to something else which i dont want to do . its pretty stupid all of this . my heart has been checked quite a few times and they always say your heart is just fine i dont understand whats causing the tach and the extra beat to happen in the first place

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JOANN Says:

I HAVE BEEN ON METROPOLOL FOR ABOUT 9 MONTHS IT HAS NOT LOWERED MY BP NOT AS MUCH AS I WANT. I FEEL TIRED ALL THE TIME AND I KNOW FOR SURE ITS NOT THE EXACT SAME DRUG AS LOPRESSOR WHICH LOWERED MY BP TO 130 OVER 80 . BUT THEY TOOK IT OFF THE MKT.AND I HEARD THAT A NEW COMPANY BOUGHT THE RIGHTS. I TOO HEARD ABOUT THE BAD WORKING ENVIROMENT THAT METROPOLOL HAS BEEN MANUFACTURED IN . I HOPE THE FDA CHECKS THEM OUT .HOPE THE NEW CO DISTRIBUTES THE LOPRESSOR FAST ITS THE ONLY BP MED I CAN TAKE WITH OUT SIDE EFFECTS.

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lyanez Says:
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Ive been taking metoprolol 12.5 mg for about 5-6 days now.helps with my anxiety but maling my legs feel really weak.my dr told me to switch back over lisinopril 10mg is it okay to switch over that quickly from one to another?

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Tnt Heart Says:
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Been taking Metolprolo for three years.Doctor tells me twice a day.I only take it one time.I was an emotioal basket case on two.I still cry very easy.Movies,funerals those type things.
But bp is 110/80.But I work out most everyday.

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Debra Says:

I found what you shared very interesting! I too have been on Metoprolol for several years and have had similar symptoms as you. With all the legal suits out there, why not on this one?? Probably because Big Pharma is making BIG MONEY on it, that's why, and until they create something else and want to retire it, it will remain.

I ended up in the hospital in Feb. 2014 for four days due to violent vomiting and intense chest and back pain. They did all the tests and at the end of it all, the heart specialist said he thought that maybe I was taking too much blood pressure meds (100 4 times a day). I took his advice and cut it immediately down to 50mg every 6-7 hours and felt alot better with a decrease of side effects. Now I'm trying to take 25mg at bedtime because my BP goes down into the low 40's (kept freaking the nurses out in the hospital). What blows my mind is that doctors act like they just don't know anything about how Metoprolol can cause all kinds of nasty side effects. Whaaat?? Just doesn't make sense!

I've had major breathing issues too, lots of fatigue, cramping in muscles, extreme dizziness... I think it is wiser to believe in Dr. Jesus more than Dr. Don't know nothing...Dr. Jesus guides me better than any doctor I've had so hope you know Him too.

Seems to be the better way to live down here!

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Connie Says:

I m having the same problem. My dr. is taking me off of metoprolol. But I now have some type of restricted lung disease, not sure which one yet. Why wont the attorneys take your case?? You can email me {edited for privacy}.

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anthony Says:

My mother was suffering all sorts of problems: from dizziness, inability to sleep, chest pains, itching, etc. etc. check with Wikipedia to see the full list... Then her problems caused her to suffer psychosis from lack of sleep, it was pure hell, and nothing the doctors tried would give her relief. I did my own check on this drug and agree, it should be used with more restraint. It is currently the 12th most prescribed medicine. We are getting her off with the slow withdrawal.
Thanks for the post. We need more oversight on these drugs.

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Andrea Says:
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Has anyone taken this medication while pregnant? My doctor put me on it because I had tachycardia and low blood pressure. I was actually passing out and feeling really terrible. I fought her on it because it is a class C medication during pregnamcy, but she said it would be more dangerous not to take it. I read that one of the side effects was heart defects in babies. When my son was born he went into congestive heart failure due to 3 heart defects that we did not know he had. He had open heart surgery at two weeks old and still has a heart defect that they were not able to repair due to the risky location. I'm not looking to file a legal suit, just wondering if anyone else has had this experience? I would just like more insight, I would like to have another baby some day and am wondering if I will go through the same thing, or if my son's issues could possibly be related to this medication.

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nurse Jackie Says:

I feel you! I am experiencing the same signs and symptoms and sideeffects. My Doctors tells me it's all in my head and took my off the med cold turkey and replaced it with Ranexa and Imdur, well Lo and behold, I was found unresponsive on my hospital bed. I had some type of stroke on the left side that paralyzed my right side and speechless!!! And no one knows or cares what happened to me.
What Can We Do???

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DrJoeyMDPhD Says:

Uh, the doc directed abrupt discontinuance and that should be on his chart. Obviously you're an attorney because your write several meaningless p[aragraphs too get to the point. If your FACT PATTERN is wrong, your whole argument is crumbling. Glad my sister's a better reader and writer than you are. (But Yale does that to law students, I understand, except for those it makes into monsters of verbosity) Yes, I am an Expert Witness recognize as such by local, state and Federal Courts. If it became necessary, I could testifies before The Supremes themselves. One of my specialties is Forensic Psychiatry

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