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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
725 Doctors shared insights

Metoprolol (Overview)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle.


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What does metoprolol tartrate do?

What does metoprolol tartrate do?

It is a beta blocker: It protects the heart and blood vessels from adrenaline. Thus, it lowers heart rate and blood pressure and can protect the heart muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Prakash Deedwania
725 Doctors shared insights

Metoprolol (Overview)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle.


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Please describe the medication: metoprolol?

Please describe the medication: metoprolol?

Beta-blocker: Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even strengthen the heart muscle. ...Read more

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I take metoprolol, fosinopril and diltiazem. Why did my doc prescribe me all of these?

I take metoprolol, fosinopril and diltiazem. Why did my doc prescribe me all of these?

High blood pressure?: Most likely your blood pressure can not be controlled with a single med. It is not uncommon to use different drugs that have different mechanism of action in these cases to contribute to decrease the blood pressure. ...Read more

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My husband has been prescribed metoprolol to reduce his heartrate, which was running over 100 bpm. Will the medicine help?

My husband has been prescribed metoprolol to reduce his heartrate, which was running over 100 bpm. Will the medicine help?

Hopefully: Metoprolol is part of a class of medications called beta blockers that inhibit beta receptors in the heart. This action lead to slowing of the heart rate. You should follow closely with the doctor to determine if any adjustments in the medication are needed. ...Read more

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What are the uses of metoprolol?

What are the uses of metoprolol?

Lots: Metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medicine and used for a wide variety of condtions. Here's just a few

1 : high blood pressure
2: congestive heart failure (reduces progression of disease)
3: suppress abnormal rhythms (eg. Atrial fibrillation
4: prevent heart attacks.
There's more!

seeing how many indications there are, bet a blockers are quite important in managing cardio vascular disease. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Heart disorders: Metoprolol tartrate (lopressor) is an immediate-release (short duration) beta-blocker dosed twice daily for long-term management of hypertension and angina (chest pain). Metoprolol tartrate can also be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more

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What is more effective metoprolol, toprol-xl?

What is more effective metoprolol, toprol-xl?

Equally effective: Toprol XL is the long acting formulation of metoprolol. So equal efficacy as long as dosing is equivalent. Metoprolpl is a twice a day drug and toprol is once daily. ...Read more

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Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs. Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs. Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with an mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...Read more

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Reading metoprolol side effects and -inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles and inability to speak??? What the heck? Why? Dangerous? Caus

Crazy: Not sure what you've been reading. The medicine has been used for decades, is safe, and rarely causes serious side effects. Here's a reliable source: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/drug-8814-Metoprolol+Succinate+Oral. Aspx? Drugid=8814&drugname=Metoprolol+Succinate+Oral&pagenumber=6 ...Read more

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What are the side effects of metoprolol succ ER in adult males?

What are the side effects of metoprolol succ ER in adult males?

Side effects: Possibly the most concerning side effect is sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction. Other side effects of beta-blockers include: HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker is used leading to shortness of breath; bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. ...Read more

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Want to lower hr and BP while active like walking. Metoprolol or proppranolol? Which is best? Get extreme response from symp. Nerv system...

Want to lower hr and BP while active like walking. Metoprolol or proppranolol? Which is best? Get extreme response from symp. Nerv system...

Underlying issue?: More important than masking your "extreme response" to walking, is to get at the root cause. You should see a cardiologist and/or electrophysiologist to figure out why youhave this overactive sympthetic system if your Thyroid is chemically notmal.? Inapproriate Sinus tachycardia, ? Autonomic dysfucnction from another cause, or another SVT or something. Then I would pose the question you are asking ...Read more

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How long after last dose of metoprolol tartrate would it take to notice increase in hr and/or BP if not continuing dosage of 12.5mg BID?

24 hours: The half life of metoprolol tartrate is 3-7 hours which means that about every 5 hours your body will clean out half of the drug in your blood stream. After about 4 half lives 95% of the drug is out of your system (assuming you are not taking any more) but some people have said their blood pressure will stay controlled 3-5 days after stopping the drug. ...Read more

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I'm just 37 years old but I am already taking 1 tablet b.I.D. Of 50 mg metoprolol as my maintenance for life. Will this make my life span shorter?

Can't predict: No one can predict the length of your life, but metoprolol by itself should not shorten it. What is more important is the reason you are taking it. Knowing the underlying problem being treated might help us answer your question. ...Read more

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Can tamiflu (oseltamivir) interact with metoprolol to cause highblood pressure and cold clammy legs? Had flu with fever for 3 days, broke 32 hrs ago. Clammy at 22hr

Tamiflu/metoprolol: There are no common drug interactions between these two medications. Do not know why you had a transient increase in BP but the other symptoms are quite compatible with influenza. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Is digoxin and metoprolol a good combination for arrythimias? Trying different meds to help with these. Haven't found anything yet, any suggestions?

Is digoxin and metoprolol a good combination for arrythimias? Trying different meds to help with these. Haven't found anything yet, any suggestions?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Could these medications be taken together to treat hypertension if not which combinations is the best? Metoprolol 10mg, triamt/hctz, amlodipine 10mg

Yes, but...: The metoprolol dose you describe is too low, but beta-blockers are not great hypertension drugs to start with anyway. There may be another reason you're on one. The amlodipine and the combo diuretic are good choices, but other agents can be added as needed. Some racial factors may impact drug choices, so keep looped in with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and metoprolol?

Is it okay to mix Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and metoprolol?

Get checked: According to my research, there are no documented interactions. But you should discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much would be considered a "massive" overdose of metoprolol? I mixed up 2 of my meds and met have taken upwards of 2500mg...

How much would be considered a "massive" overdose of metoprolol? I mixed up 2 of my meds and met have taken upwards of 2500mg...

If true call 911 now: If the dose you actually took was anywhere close to 2, 500 mg (a LOT of tablets), then you will need medical attention now to ensure that your heart rate and blood pressure continue to supply your organs with blood and oxygen. Anything above the 400 mg range is enough to be considered toxic. Either way, if you took more than you were supposed to, you should be under close observation and treatment. ...Read more

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How much does metoprolol cost?

Go generic: Generic metoprolol, whether you get the extended release form (er) or short acting, is equivalent to the branded versions. Don't spend the extra money. If you have a drug plan, this will certainly be covered as a low cost co-pay. ...Read more

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How many days do you have to be on metoprolol for side effects?

How many days do you have to be on metoprolol for side effects?

Metoprolol: Side effects vary from person to person could be any where from first dose to later on. ...Read more

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How much does metoprolol cost?

Go generic: Generic metoprolol, whether you get the extended release form (er) or short acting, is equivalent to the branded versions. Don't spend the extra money. If you have a drug plan, this will certainly be covered as a low cost co-pay. ...Read more

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What are the uses of metoprolol?

Lots: Metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medicine and used for a wide variety of condtions. Here's just a few

1 : high blood pressure
2: congestive heart failure (reduces progression of disease)
3: suppress abnormal rhythms (eg. Atrial fibrillation
4: prevent heart attacks.
There's more!

seeing how many indications there are, bet a blockers are quite important in managing cardio vascular disease. ...Read more

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Half life toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Half life toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Toprol (metoprolol) xl: The half time has a range as with most drugs 8-12h is approximate range tho higher doses may have slightly longer half times with this agent. ...Read more