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Lopressor Allergy In Children
Allergy: Depending on whether or not you are allergic to the active ingredient metoprolol or the inactive ingredients in toprol would be the question, . It would be hard to know if you would have the same reaction to Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) also. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and toprol have the same active ingredient but different inactive ingredients. I would suggest discussing it with your practicioner to switch to another med if need. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, i might have taken 3. Will i be ok 57yr old male
It : It depends on what your heart rate and blood pressure are since this medication affects both. There are some patients on 75mg and others who can't tolerate more than a very small dose. If your heart rate and blood pressure were already low to begin with then you may have problems. The symptoms to watch for are lightheadedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness, or excessive fatigue. The medication typically lasts around 12 hours. Certainly if you are having any of the above symptoms you should seek medical attention and do not drive. If you are concerned you can also call you primary physician's office who should have someone on call to speak with. You can also call your local poison control center. ...Read more
I might have accidentally taken 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate). I usually take 2 25mg. Will i be ok? Xx
Would a HR of 48 cause a fluttery feeling in my chest? I am taking lopressor 25 mg in two divided doses daily for a spontaneous dissection of the LAD
Beta blockers: Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate, which is the short acting version and should be taken every 6 or 8 hours. Toprol xl is metoprolol succinate, which is the long acting version and can be taken once daily or divided into 2 doses per day. In each case, the maximum daily dose is approximately 400mg per day. In most cases, the dose is gradually increased until the desired treatment effect is reached. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on lopressor 25 mg 2 x daily. Now i'm on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg xr. If i tolerated the lopressor well, them i'll tolerate the toprol (metoprolol) well to right?
Almost always: The active ingredient is identical. The only difference is the formulation, toprol (metoprolol) being a gradual (extended) release form. Since slow release avoids the peaks and valleys of the medication concentration in your blood, it's usually better tolerated than the shorter acting form. ...Read more
Multiple facets : If you're taking these meds in order lower your BP or in order to prevent angina, would probably want some sort of stress test first. If taking for AFib and no symptoms would want Holter monitor first. Having stated this, it is my opinion that you may be taking a significant risk to your own life by starting such a medication without an in-person consultation with a medical professional. ...Read more
Generally safe: Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at correct dose is one of the safest drugs. Approp dose useful in pregnancy(unusual) for BP. Comes in short & long acting forms. Does cross Blood-Brain barrier, can worsen depression. Metabolized by liver, so can effect other drugs metab by liver. In patients with Peripheral vasc disease can worsen blood flow to distal extremities, High Dose can limit exercise tol by limiting Hrt Rate ...Read more
Yes, if....: If you just take metoprolol for high blood pressure, vigorous exercise is safe. The medication will blunt your peak heart rate and may make it difficult for your to reach a predetermined target heart rate but you'll still get the benefits. If you take metoprolol for other reasons (eg, following a heart attack or for angina), you should discuss the specifics with your own doctor. ...Read more
I take lopressor 37.5 mg and zoloft (sertraline) 25mg. Is it safe to use together, like there is now interactions ?
Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but i need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?
Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap! ...Read more
Probably neither: I am not a big fan of beta blockers for hypertension, but if you have no other choice, the better option would probably be toprol xl as atenolol is not a once a day drug. The carrier for your drug is likely what you're allergic to, not the drug itself, explaining the reason why you're allergic to metoprolol and not lopressor (metoprolol tartrate). ...Read more
B/P up 205/97 normally ranges 130-140 /60-80.took maxcide but still high 154/101 tried my husband's Lopressor only took 1/2 . still high feel funny?
High BP: F from WV notes BP 205/97 but usually 135/670. Took Maxide but still 154/101. Tried husband's Lopressor. Still high feel funny? Advice: I specialize in HBP for 50 years & can help quickly with 2nd opinion. NEVER take anothers' meds. Better to feel funny that dead! At least as far as I know. I first suspect taking OTCs that increase BP or you did a salt binge by eating out. But many other causes. ...Read more
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