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Dr. George Mathew
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Metoprolol Tartrate (Definition)

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I was prescribed two med lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) from a cardiolist and methimazole for hyperthyroidism. Not taking them I have an appointment with a endorc. Outcome?

I was prescribed two med lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) from a cardiolist and methimazole for hyperthyroidism. Not taking them I have an appointment with a endorc. Outcome?

Told to take meds: ...Is the likely outcome. That pair of meds is used when thyroid levels are high, making metabolism run high, with risk of heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke. Endocrinologist will likely concur with prescription and discourage you from not taking meds in future. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) safe for patients with arrhythmia? (wpw) i'm on lopressor, synthroid, and multiple vitamin daily. Any risks?

Is Buspar (buspirone) safe for patients with arrhythmia? (wpw) i'm on lopressor, synthroid, and multiple vitamin daily. Any risks?

Usually, safe.: Although theoretically, there could be blood pressure or heart rate effects of Buspar (buspirone) due to its effects upon serotonin and dopamine, there are no reports of buspar-induced wpw-associated arrhythmias. Interestingly, although IV beta-blocker might not halt a wpw-related arrhythmia, oral beta blockers seem to decrease stress-related recurrences of tachycardia in WPW patients. ...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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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

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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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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lopressor (Definition)

Lopressor is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more