A 41-year-old female asked:
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my mom just found out she has graves disease, she was prescribed with metropolol succ 25mg, is that what she needs? is she going to survive?

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Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Control thyroid: Her thyroid gland has be controlled either with medications, surgery or iodine ablation. Metoprolol is one of the medications used to control heart rate and other effects of high thyroid hormones. Your mother should be fine.
Answered on Feb 11, 2014
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Graves= overactive thyroid organ. When overactive, heart rate may go up, metropolol will help this. Next they will address how to caim down overactive thyroid.
Answered on Feb 11, 2014

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