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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?

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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiac Electrophysiology 57 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.
Last updated Jan 17, 2021

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