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Richmond Hill, NY
A 41-year-old female asked:

Started metoprolol 25 mg twice a day. taking it for pots. i am feeling dizziness and lightheadedness. i am also losing my balance. my heart rate seems normal. i haven't checked my blood pressure yet. will these side effects go away soon?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Orthostatic hypotension (transient low blood pressure) is common even w/o Metoprolol, and syncope (dizziness, feeling faint) can occur affecting balance. When rising from a recumbant position, get up slowly, and proceed after the "dizziness" dissipates. This condition may be accentuated with the use of BP meds for hypertensive disease.
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