U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
WA
A 24-year-old female asked:

i am 24 on metoprolol for my heart rate. my doctor said i could take ibuprofen with metoprolol but from what i've heard from others you should not. ca?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 56 years experience
With caution: Ibuprofen an NSAID, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, can reduce the effectiveness of the bp lowering effect of metoprolol, probably less on heart rate, especially when taken for more than a week. 4 a day or 2 probably much less likely to cause a problem.Discuss with ur doc again b4 starting to use the drug. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer wen taken in prescribed doses. Any med overdone -> problems.Good luck.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

Should I take low dose aspirin for my gestational hypertension if I don't have a history of heart disease?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Questionable benefit: The use of Aspirin in this kind of situation has little to no benefit and has fallen out of favor.
A 34-year-old member asked:

I have migraines and low blood pressure, should I be taking metoprolol?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Probably not: Metoprolol will make your blood pressure decrease more.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take nabumetone with ibuprofen for pain?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Stephenson M D
Neurology 44 years experience
Should avoid : Nsaids increase the liklihood of complications including GI probs including gastric ulcer and GI bleeding. May also inc the liklihood aggrevation of blood pressure, renal, and liver dysfunction.
Rexburg, ID
A 47-year-old female asked:

Can pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Buspar or klonopin affect your heart or kidneys?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): At therapeutic doses, should be safe.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take aspirin and nurofen together? I woke up with a terrible headache, and took an aspirin. Now I have some bad period pain :(

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ok if short-term use: Nurofen contains Ibuprofen (motrin or advil (ibuprofen) in the U.S.). Aspirin is a similar anti-pain, anti-inflammation drug, but Aspirin can cause more stomach upset. For typical, occasional headaches and/or menstrual pains, using normal doses of either or both on the same day is probably ok (for short-term use). A doctor should evaluate bad pains or prolonged symptoms to rule out more serious problems.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jan 17, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.