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Coming Off Metoprolol
Increased heart: Rate & bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Slowly: this should be titrate downward slowly under a physician's supervision. ...Read more
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
I currently take metoprolol for high blood pressure and am coming down with a cold. Is there an issue with my taking tylenol cold medicine?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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