Fayetteville, AR
A 33-year-old male asked:

My doctor just prescribed metoprolol succinate 50mg for anxiety and high blood pressure. i am a very, very occasional drinker (1 or 2 beers every few weeks). is it ok to have a drink or 2 with metoprolol succinate?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Beer with metoprolol: The CYPP450 enzymes in the liver work on metoprolol. At low levels of alcohol, the CYP450 enzyme in the liver is not used much, but at a high level of alcohol, the enzymes will be as effective working in metoprolol and will raise its concentration lower blood pressure. The connection with anxiety self-treatment with alcohol is common.
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