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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

Dr. George Mathew
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Metoprolol Tartrate (Definition)

Metoprolol tartrate is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) stop suicide thoughts?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) stop suicide thoughts?

Yes it can: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a typical ssri antidepressant and like any antidepressant , it treats all symptoms related to depression including negative , suicidal thoughts ...Read more

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Gonna take 20 of Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg is it dangerous? SAttempt (last SAtempt 4/17/13) PCOS HTN G.A.D Depressive Disorder

Gonna take 20 of Ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg is it dangerous? SAttempt  (last SAtempt 4/17/13)  PCOS HTN G.A.D  Depressive Disorder

Wanting to Die: Are you reaching out here for help or just telling the world that you have had it? Please call 911 or your family doctor or the local county hotline for suicide. I understand how painful it can be to feel like you want or should die. But, Ativan (lorazepam) will not in any way help you feel better, treat the underlying depression, or cure your anxiety. Now that you have reached out make the call to 911. ...Read more

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Daughter has major depress., suicide thoughts.Had ED @16, age now 19.On 225 mgs Effexor ER for long time, not working anymore. Add Abilify (aripiprazole) or Remeron?

Daughter has major depress., suicide thoughts.Had ED @16, age now 19.On 225 mgs Effexor ER for long time, not working anymore. Add Abilify (aripiprazole) or Remeron?

Talk with MD: It sounds like ur involved ur dtrs care; w/ her consent, you cld schedule a meeting with her & her doc or encourage her to c her doc ASAP. Doc needs to be made aware of ongoing sxs, particularly suicidal thoughts, so that the most effective tx can be selected. A back up plan for active suicidal plan/intent should be discussed. The best med is the 1 that works best 4 ur dtr. Work closely w her md. ...Read more

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Suicidal thoughts to overdose on my 100mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Suicidal thoughts to overdose on my 100mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

See psychiatrist now: Please call your psychiatrist or psychologist right away or go to emergency room or urgent care right now before you take any steps on your thoughts. ...Read more

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83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib.  Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd).  Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?

Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Worried about wellbutrin (bupropion) overdose?

Talk to Doctor: Wellbutrin, (bupropion) like any other medication, can be overdosed. You need to counsel with the prescribing physician. He/she will give the information you need to understand your dosage. ...Read more

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Christian suicide hotline number? Help. Please?

Christian suicide hotline number? Help. Please?

Christian suicide #: 1-800-273-talk (8255) or tty 1-800-799-4tty (4889) please consider calling 911 or going to your nearest emergency room as well. Remember that you always have god's unconditional love and blessing. ...Read more

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Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart failure, mental status changes, rash, allergic reactions. May require aggressive medical rx, especially if taken with other meds. ...Read more

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For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?

For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?

Beta-blockade & HR.: That heart rate is an acceptable target given the use of a beta-blocker, as long as there are no symptoms of lightheadedness or undue fatigue. ...Read more

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Took 20 of Lorazepam 0.5mg Effects? Dangerous? HTN PCOS G.A.D Depressive Disorder Zestoretic 12-10mg Ativan0.5mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

Took 20 of Lorazepam 0.5mg  Effects? Dangerous? HTN PCOS G.A.D Depressive Disorder Zestoretic 12-10mg Ativan0.5mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

Go to ER: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic so yes it is dangerous since it will knock you out for hours! And if you took them intentionally (as a suicidal attempt) as opposed to accidentally, you certainly need to seek help for better treatment of your depression! GO TO ER , ask a friend/family/neighbor to take you there! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toprol (metoprolol) XL overdose?

Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg, propanolol 80mg, and hydroxyzine 50mg at night. Is this an effective cocktail to treat depression/anxiety?

Effexor (venlafaxine) 225mg, propanolol 80mg, and hydroxyzine 50mg at night. Is this an effective cocktail to treat depression/anxiety?

Cocktail?: All antidepressants are equally effective for different people. Effexor (venlafaxine) also has good anti-anxiety effects. To know whether a particular medication will be effective for you, will be a process of following your progress with your doctor. Psychiatrists are skilled at selecting medications for people, following progress, and adjusting as needed. Hoping you'll soon be feeling better! ...Read more

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Would this make a lethal combination? Family suicide attempt. 30 trazodon 4 quetapine 6 lithium 450 4 lorax 3 300mg bupropione 5 Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg

Would this make a lethal combination? Family suicide attempt.

30 trazodon
4 quetapine
6 lithium 450
4 lorax
3 300mg bupropione
5 Lexapro (escitalopram) 15mg

Possibly: The likelihood of permanent harm is high, if not death then damage to vital organs directly from the medications (kidney failure from lithium, may require dialysis) or from the body's response to them. Suicide can have tragic consequences even when survived. There is always another option; in the US, call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or 911. UK: Samaritans at +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90. ...Read more

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What could happen if you overdosed on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Propranolol 60 mg ER vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. Which lowers blood pressure most?

Propranolol 60 mg ER vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. Which lowers blood pressure most?

Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (beta blocker class). Toprol (metoprolol) has more studies recently regarding benefit in heart failure. Of course, cost can play into decision, too, although both are available as generics for $4/mo (http://i.Walmartimages.Com/i/if/hmp/fusion/customer_list.Pdf). ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Lopressor (Definition)

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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