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Why do I need to take metoprolol tartrate with food?

Why do I need to take metoprolol tartrate with food?

Absorption increased: Food increases absorption. Metoprolol serum levels may be increased if taken with food.
For this reason it is advised to take immediate release tartrate tablets with food; metoprolol succinate can be taken with or without food. ...Read more

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 things should I avoid while taking toprol (metoprolol)?

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 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)?

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)?

The answer: 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!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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?

Alfa blockade: No, those two meds go well together for bp, prostate enlargement and improving your ejection fraction. Metoprolol may be "added" in small doses, not to replace the drugs your on, but for bp. I can worsen CHF your questions are for your cardiologist.. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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