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

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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Generally, would someone need to slowly titrate down from 200 to 100 mg. Toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Generally, would someone need to slowly titrate down from 200 to 100 mg. Toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Yes: It is generally advisable to reduce doses gradually over 1 - 2 weeks before discontinuing to reduce/avoid rebound hypertension/ heart problems. Please work with your doctor for a safe discontinuation of toprol (metoprolol) particularly if you have been on it for a long time for hypertension treatment. Report any irregular heart beats, increase anxiety/ dizziness/fainting when discontinuing toprol (metoprolol). Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if a person overdoses on metoprolol? If I only took 5x what I'm supposed to but that only being 250mg is that even an overdose?

Call 911 immediately: A metoprolol overdose can slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure dangerously. 5x the dose is too much. Call 911 immediately and go to er for monitoring. And treatment! CALL 911 now! ...Read more

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Is carzec better or metoprolol?

Is carzec better or metoprolol?

CHF?: For the treatment of congestive heart failure, carvedilol (branded as Carzec in some countries) has better data and is preferred. Metoprolol also has supportive data and is an acceptable substitute if carvedilol is not available. For arrhythmias, metoprolol is preferred. For hypertension, they're interchangeable in my opinion. ...Read more

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May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

May I take hawthorn and metoprolol?

Safe but monitor...: Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn
It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent. See
http://tinyurl. Com/m3w6db3 ...Read more

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Long term side effect of metoprolol?

None: None -- but your body may develop tolerance ...Read more

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Can you mix metoprolol and mononessa?

Yes, BUT …: You may, but assuming that different doctors prescribed each drug, you will want to tell both of them, especially the one who prescribed metoprolol. MonoNessa may increase blood levels of metoprolol and may require a dose reduction by your doctor. ...Read more

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Toprol (metoprolol) and the side effects?

Toprol (metoprolol) and the side effects?

Possible side effect: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc to see if benefits>risks. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of metoprolol?

Fatigue: Most common side effect is fatigue. It is a blood pressure medicine, so if it is too strong a dose for you, it can cause low blood pressure. This may make ou feel dizzy, tired, or fainty. It typically slows the heart rate, so an excessively slow heart rate may result. It can cause erectile dysfunction in men. It may cause unusual dreams or depression. ...Read more

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Does Valium interfere with toprol (metoprolol)?

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Toprol/Valium: No significant adverse interactions other than added sedation, especially if high doses. ...Read more

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Does toprol (metoprolol) XR help with mild arrythmia?

Does toprol (metoprolol) XR help with mild arrythmia?

It could: Some of the answer to your question depends on exactly what kind of arrhythmia. If it is a tendency to have rapid but regular pulse rates (ex sinus tachycardia) then this medication can help. It is also used with some other arrhythmia, although often in conjunction with other medications. Good question to talk with your doctor about. ...Read more

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Does toprol (metoprolol) have unwanted side effects?

Possibly: All meds (& supplements) have possibility of side effects. Poss side effects of toprol (metoprolol) include: sexual dysfunction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, & dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doctor about whether the potential benefits outweigh potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the difference between metoprolol and propranolol?

Metoprolol: They are both beta blockers, metoprolol has a slightly longer half time and is more beta specific. In general they are fairly similar in practice. One or the other may be a bit more effective for an individual problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Metoprolol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Metoprolol overdose?

Low heart rate: Low heart rate and some lowering of blood pressure could occur if too much metoprolol were ingested. However, there is a wide therapeutic window; therefore, an overdose is rare. ...Read more

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How many days do you have to be on metoprolol for side effects?

Metoprolol: Side effects vary from person to person could be any where from first dose to later on. ...Read more

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I had a cough what medicine can I take? I'm taking metoprolol?

I had a cough what medicine can I take? I'm taking metoprolol?

Depends.: First, the cough comes from a particular (treatable) condition. Second, inflammation is almost always present and inhaled steroids or monteleukast are generally helpful.
Then... sugar drops (cough drops) are certainly not going to interact with metoprolol. Also tessalon perls is safe. Decongestants interact with metoprolol... probably would not recommend those. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be taking metoprolol and mononessa at the same time?

METROPROLO&MONONESSA: It is ok to take as long as your doctor or cardiologist is aware of it and you are being monitored and is aware of your combined use. It can increase the serum level a little bit by slowing the first pass metabolism of Metroprolol and other beta blockers. It may need dose adjustment.
But I will suggest you inform your doctor who prescribed the drug metroprolol. ...Read more

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Is there any long term effects for taking toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Is there any long term effects for taking toprol (metoprolol) xl?

I am sure there: Are short and long term effects of any medication including toprol (metoprolol). But your doctor has determined that its benefits outweigh its side effects. It is a complex decision when your doctor starts a medication, based upon extensive education, training, and experience. If you have any doubts about his judgment, you should ask him to clarify why he chose this med for you, or get another opinion. ...Read more