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Food To Avoid With Metoprolol
Heart patients on toprol (metoprolol) who have anaphylactic shock from food allergies. How are they treated? Still with typical epinephrine?
What is the usual maintenance does of amiodarone to avoid side effects my father take 300mg of it and metoprolol 65mg is it to much esp his Hr (47-55)?
to your question...is a question..IF your father is NOT HAVING SIDE EFFECTS and his Blood Pressure is UNDER CONTROL....why "mess" with the medications?
THERE ARE NO "HARD AND FAST RULES!" about DOSAGE...v side effects ....in the chemical control of Hypertension!
I hope this helps!
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Can ACE inhib avoided in postcabg 70yr m with diabetes, all fine, metoprolol 25mg BP 120/70-130/80, ef 50% hr 80, on aspirin75/atorvas40/metformin750bd?
Important discussion: Speak with your cardiologist to discuss what is best for you in your circumstances. Often time you may want a medication to help prevent more problems since your ef is not too good. You may also be over weight and have many other risk factors for more cardiac and or renal problems. Remember cardiac rehab has been shown to save lives. Make sure you are enrolled. ...Read more
What is the maintenance dose of cordarone (amiodarone) in paroxysmal Afib my father take 75mg metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) 300 ,especially to avoid side effects ?
Amiodarone: This is a great drug with great potential for toxicity;so the lowest effective dose, varies between individuals,should be used.I have seen it effective as low as 100 mg every other day in a rare ndividual;levels can be checked to exclude excess build up in the blood ...Read more
I take 50mg of metoprolol twice a day for hbp. When should I take a multivitamin to avoid drug interaction? Can I take naproxen?
Too much alpha blockade? I take doxazosin for BPH and carvedilol for early chf. Should I change to metoprolol to avoid too much alpha blockade?
Have headache,stuffy nose,swollen glands,dizziness,chills,&sweating. Cold or flu? I take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for Pots/tachycardia.What cold meds should I avoid?
No Sudaphed: Afrin will help with nasal congestion, & when used correctly has little systemic effect. The drug alone can only be taken short time or stops working. I suggest U ask physician for prescription of Fluticosone Propionate which sprayed in nostrils & breathed in once daily can help U to take the meds longer. Reasonable to test for flu & take tamiflu if positive. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ASA for other symptoms ...Read more
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.
seeing how many indications there are, bet a blockers are quite important in managing cardio vascular disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Anywhere from 12.5 to 200 mg per day and individualized. ...Read more
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
No: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. ...Read more
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