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A 17-year-old male asked:

I'm on toprol (metoprolol) (beta blocker) daily for high blood pressure and high pulse rate. if i skip every now and then bc i forget or something can i die? will my heart like stop or something bc i skipped it?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
You won't die: But you may experience more symptoms & higher bp. Please don't skip doses.
Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
No-go to ER: It is not good to do that. You may have to go er more often. Be smart& carry your pills or you may develop a condition called tacchycardia induced cardiomyopathy!

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Last updated Oct 4, 2020

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