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Allergic to toprol (metoprolol). Can I take lopressor?

Allergic to toprol (metoprolol). Can I take lopressor?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Has anybody switched patient from toprol (metoprolol) XL to lopressor?

Has anybody switched patient from toprol (metoprolol) XL to lopressor?

Long & short of it: Generic toprol XL is metoprolol succinate. Generic Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate. Toprol is the long acting formulation of same medication. So if you want short acting for part of the day when the medicine is needed, use lopressor. ...Read more

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I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, I might have taken 3. Will I be ok 57yr old male

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

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How does toprol (metoprolol) compare to lopressor?

Same: Different names for generic metoprolol....This can come in 12 or 24 hour preparations so read labels. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take lopressor and Xanax (alprazolam) together?

Drugs: Lopressor and xanax (alprazolam) are compatible with each other if your dr. Feels they are indicated. ...Read more

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What are the daily maximum dosages for lopressor and toprol (metoprolol) xl?

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 more

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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

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Can lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) cause headaches?

No: Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate), (metoprolol tartrate) as you probably know, is used to treat headaches. That said, no 2 people are alike and paradoxical reactions sometimes occur, so if you feel worse on Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) - you know what to do! ...Read more

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I take Novasc and Lopressor. Can I take Viagra, or Cialis, or Levitra safely?

I take Novasc and Lopressor. Can I take Viagra, or Cialis, or Levitra safely?

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

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What are precautions you should take when using Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate)?

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

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Is it ok to exercise vigorously while taking blood pressure meds like metprolol (lopressor)?

Is it ok to exercise vigorously while taking blood pressure meds like metprolol (lopressor)?

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

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I take lopressor 37.5 mg and zoloft (sertraline) 25mg. Is it safe to use together, like there is now interactions?

Discuss w/ Dr: Zoloft (sertraline) can exaggerate the effects of the lopressor so it's important for your doctor to check you more frequently to be sure dosage is appropriate. Work together on any combinations of medications to be safe. Best! ...Read more

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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

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Was on lopressor which is best to go to atenolol or toprol (metoprolol).For hbp?

Was on lopressor which is best to go to atenolol or toprol (metoprolol).For hbp?

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

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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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Can you take lisinipril and lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at the same time?

Meds: Yes you can take Lisinopril and Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) at the same time. ...Read more

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I get sob with nadolol, would lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) be a better choice?

I get sob with nadolol, would lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) be a better choice?

Maybe: Although both are betablockers, individual's response & side effects from each agent might be different. If your doctor believes that you should be on a betablocker then trying another agent would be the way to go. If you had shortness of breath without the medication which is worse with nadolol, you might need to be evaluated by pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Are there any contraindications between garcinia cambogia and lopressor or zoloft (sertraline)?

Are there any contraindications between garcinia cambogia and lopressor or zoloft (sertraline)?

Garcinia cambogia: There are no known interactions between garcinia cambogia (mangosteen) and your pharmaceutical medications. However, please also know that garcinia has not been shown to help weight loss or fat burning -- frequent claims of companies selling this. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/9820262? dopt=abstract so, there could be negative interactions with your wallet. ...Read more

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How long can I safely take lopressor and protonix (pantoprazole) and other hyperthyroid meds. Or should I have the surgery to remove?

How long can I safely take lopressor and protonix (pantoprazole) and other hyperthyroid meds. Or should I have the surgery to remove?

Discussion.: This decision should be made by you and your endocrinologist and may be surgeon after discussing all options. ...Read more

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Take 25mg Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and 40mg Lisinopril daily. BP lately has been 150's/110's. I'm only 35. Should they be looking for something else?

Take 25mg Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and 40mg Lisinopril daily. BP lately has been 150's/110's. I'm only 35. Should they be looking for something else?

BP: You are on a low dose of Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and a good size dose of lisinopril. Speak with your Doc, increasing the lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is an option and there are other options also. If you are Afro-American you likely will require a diuretic. Discuss with your Doc ...Read more

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Can lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) worsen Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Can lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) worsen Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate): Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) would usually not worsen wpw. When WPW is symptomatic we usually consider ablation of the bypass tract (s). Seeing an electrophysiologist is a good idea when WPW with tachycardia is present. ...Read more

Dr. George Mathew
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Metoprolol Tartrate (Definition)

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Lopressor (Definition)

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