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Lopressor Hct Medication
I am on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25mg bid for pvc. Still having the pvc and tiredness throughout the day while on the medication. BP 90/40 What could be occuring?
BP is low: U have 3things. BP is low. Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) short acting & for arrhytmias should be taken 3X a day.(Metop Succinate 1X or 2X a day does a better job). Second Metoprolol goes to brain & can effect UR feeling fatigued, Beta Block like Atenolol doesnt go to brain but has other problems. Can activate COPD & cause wheeze (COPD from asthma or smoking). I know not your HX. ...Read more
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Can i still get a thigh lift if I have high blood pressure? My high blood pressure is controlled with medication (i take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) now). Am i still a good candidate for a thigh lift?
You : You should be able to have a thigh lift if your blood pressure is well-controlled on your blood pressure medication. Patients who have uncontrolled high blood pressure may even run higher right after surgery and the risks of bleeding and having to go back to the or to evacuate a hematoma or blood collection are greater. Therefore, you will want to make sure that your lood pressure is well-controlled in advance of your surgery. I would suggest getting your regular physician to check into that, and perhaps monitor your blood pressure on a few occasions to account for any variability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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