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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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Intermit. pinch pain left of sternum, coming/going 12 hours. BP 150/100, on metoprolol 100mg TID. On omeprazole, blood work shows low magnes. Cardiac?

Intermit. pinch pain left of sternum, coming/going 12 hours. BP 150/100, on metoprolol 100mg TID. On omeprazole, blood work shows low magnes. Cardiac?

Unlikely: Intermittent pinching is a distinctly atypical description for cardiac related pain. Your gender and age also place you at reduced risk. (coronary disease is very rare in premenopausal women). Your BP and low Mag need to be addressed, however, as separate issues. ...Read more

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What are the uses of metoprolol?

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

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