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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Metoprolol

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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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What are some side effects of coming off of metoprolol tartrate?

What are some side effects of coming off of metoprolol tartrate?

Slowly: this should be titrate downward slowly under a physician's supervision. ...Read more

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How much does metoprolol cost?

How much does metoprolol cost?

Go generic: Generic metoprolol, whether you get the extended release form (er) or short acting, is equivalent to the branded versions. Don't spend the extra money. If you have a drug plan, this will certainly be covered as a low cost co-pay. ...Read more

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What are the uses of metoprolol?

Lots: Metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medicine and used for a wide variety of condtions. Here's just a few

1 : high blood pressure
2: congestive heart failure (reduces progression of disease)
3: suppress abnormal rhythms (eg. Atrial fibrillation
4: prevent heart attacks.
There's more!

seeing how many indications there are, bet a blockers are quite important in managing cardio vascular disease. ...Read more

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Half life toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Half life toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Toprol (metoprolol) xl: The half time has a range as with most drugs 8-12h is approximate range tho higher doses may have slightly longer half times with this agent. ...Read more

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Is immediate release metoprolol made?

YES: Metoprolol tartrate is a short acting form and needs to be taken twice daily. ...Read more

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Can i take diurex while taking metoprolol?

Can i take diurex while taking metoprolol?

Yes: Pamabron, bromtheophyline, is an OTC diuretic and can be taken with metoprolol, a beta blocker. However, check with your doc why u may need a diuretic, and if so, is this OTC med the best one for you. ...Read more

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What number of doses can takes metoprolol?

Variable: Metoprolol is a beta blocker and the dose range can be quite variable. Usual doses are in the 50-100 mg daily dose but, depending on your response, that dose can be significantly higher. (As prescribed by your doctor). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metoprolol?

Beta-blocker: Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Can be: Yes. All meds are safe if used properly and with frequent monitoring by your doctor. S/he also needs to know all your meds including otc, herbs, alternative meds, and vitamins that you use to make sure there are no interactions as well as all medical conditions, including past ones. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a large dose?

No: Toprol (metoprolol) doses can range from 25-400 mg. The question though is what "size" fits you. ...Read more

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What happens if I take a bunch of metoprolol?

What happens if I take a bunch of metoprolol?

Call 911: If you took more than you should, then you should call Poison Control or 911 as soon as possible with information about how much you think you took to ensure that your heart rate and blood pressure continue to supply your organs with blood and oxygen. You may need to be under close medical observation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I eat garlic while taking 50 mg metoprolol?

Can I eat garlic while taking 50 mg metoprolol?

Yes: While there is a minor interaction as indicated from drugs.com the risk vs. benefits of you continuing to take metoprolol would indicate it is OK. If you feel unsure please discuss it with your doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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What is effect of prolonged usage of metoprolol?

What is effect of prolonged usage of metoprolol?

Metoprolol: Hello UGonzalez, I saw your question and wanted to help you out. Metoprolol is a great medication for blood pressure, tremors, heart failure or heart disease but it does have side effects like all drugs. Shortness of breath, erectile dysfunction, insomnia and depression are rare and associated with long term use. You should see your MD if you have any of those symptoms. Good luck to you :) ...Read more

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I took twice my metoprolol. Will I be overdosing?

I took twice my metoprolol. Will I be overdosing?

NO, JUST MONITOR: Your heart rate and see a doctor if you feel like passing out. ...Read more

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I take metoprolol at night. can i switch to morning?

In short yes: Yes you can switch the timing but depending on the dose, you can have increased heart rates if there is a prolonged period of time between doses and if there is a shorter period of time between doses, you may have some dizziness from low heart rate or blood pressure. I suggest to switch without side effects, split the dose in half(if not succinate form) and take twoce a day for one transition day ...Read more

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How much toprol (metoprolol) XL is an overdose of it?

Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Maximum dose is 200 mg/day. The dose must be adjusted based on heart rate (pulse) and blood pressure for each person. Usual goal is a pulse of 60 with a BP of 120/80. A well tolerated dose by one person may be an "overdose" in another person if it causes the pulse or blood pressure to fall too low. ...Read more

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How much is a typical dose of toprol (metoprolol) XL ?

How much is a typical dose of toprol (metoprolol) XL ?

Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Anywhere from 12.5 to 200 mg per day and individualized. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toprol (metoprolol) to work?

varies: Expect to see some onset of action in the first 12 hours and peak action (if you take one daily) in 72-96 hours). ...Read more

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Did metoprolol has contra indications with alprazolan ?

No: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. ...Read more

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What things should I avoid while taking toprol (metoprolol)?

Metoprolol: Things to avoid: Dragons, Tyrannosaurs, etc. but you might want to read this for specific information...

http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html ...Read more

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What could happen if you overdosed on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg?

What could happen if you overdosed on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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How long does it take toprol (metoprolol) to get out of your system?

Half life: It is usually thought that 4 half lives are enough time for a drug to be completely "gone". Toprol's half life is 3-7 hours. Thus 12-28 hours. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of toprol (metoprolol) XL (beta blocker)?

Mixed: Pros: effective in lowering BP; effective in treating and preventing fast heart rhythms; effective in patients who have Heart Failure at high doses. Cons: can cause fatigue, lethargy, and slow heart rate; can cause dizziness; can cause depression or worsen depression in some patients. I would not recommend it as first line therapy in an otherwise healthy person unless there are other issues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between metoprol tar 50mg and metoprolol 1000mg?

Twice the dose: I believe you mean 100 mg not 1000mg. Metoprolol is available as a short acting drug(12 hr) tartrate and long acting (24hr) succinate . It comes in a variety of dosages. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toprol (metoprolol) XL overdose?

Toprol XL OD: Toprol overdose sx's & signs may include nausea/vomiting, slow or uneven heartbeat (bradycardia or atrioventricular block), shortness of breath (with hypoxia), dizziness, weakness, or fainting, hypotension, heart failure, & coma. ...Read more

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What would be a titrate schedule to get off of Toprol (metoprolol) XL 12.5 mg?

Just stop taking it.: 12.5 mg is the lowest dose of Toprol (metoprolol) XL available. Assuming u take it once per day, the tapering schedule would be to just stop. If u r taking it twice per day, then switch to once per day for 2 or 3 days, then stop (u cut total 24-hr intake by 1/2 for 2-3 days, then in 1/2 again for 2-3 days, etc. until u are at the lowest dose; then stop). ...Read more