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Metoprolol Allergy Signs
Pharmacist: I don't foresee any significant interaction with the 2 medications. Your pharmacist can be very helpful with questions about your medications. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Brief random pains in the back if head? I have allergies, am taking ativan and toprol (metoprolol) xl.
Heart patients on toprol (metoprolol) who have anaphylactic shock from food allergies. How are they treated? Still with typical epinephrine?
Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?
MIBI Scan: A nuclear stress test typically invovles the injeciton of a pharamacologic agent to increase the heart rate or drop the blood pressure followed with imaging of the heart. The reason you are asked to stop your metoprolol is that this medication prevents you heart rate from increasing and may mask the results of the stress test. ...Read more
My PC doc has me on metoprolol 25mg twice a day. It keeps my readings at 140/95. Why not get my BP down (slowly) to "normal?"
BP guidelines: The newer guidelines suggest that the systolic (upper) number be 140 or less. Your diastolic (lower) number is high. May need to increase dose. Check with your pcp. ...Read more
: "i take metoprolol 25mg i started it october 2013 dr wants me to take 12.5mg for a week them switch to amlodipine 2.5mg is that ok i?
Sure: You may not need meds if you start exercising regularly. ...Read more
I may be soon forced to switch from Atenolol to Metoprolol due to the supply problems with the former. Atenolol has worked for me for 20 years.
My dr is switching me from metoprolol 12.5mg twice a day & Coversyl 2mg once a day,To Coversyl 4mg once a day & no metoprolol. Is this medically safe?
Hi doctor i had been on metoprolol 25 ER for around seven years i had gained weight since want to change drug I am m34 please help me?
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
Ihave pains in the left of my shoulder, i take metoprolol tart for rapidpulse, but my BP is lowfor me it's 108/80 and pulse is 50. Isthis okay?
Probably OK, but...: Not sure the question. Your BP and pulse both look OK for your age. They may be a little low as the result of the meds, but hard to say what effect since we do not know your pre treatment numbers and I am not sure what your rapid pulse was due to. You may require the metoprolol. Best to talk to the prescribing physician. ...Read more
My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should i wean off?
Depends: Your Doctor might be changing you to a medicine in the same family as the one you are taking, so there would be no consequence from stopping the one you are on. The new one just might be stronger or longer lasting. The only way to know for sure is to ask your doc if they are related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ran out of metoprolol succ 100 mg er tablets until Wed. but found old prescription w/a couple to get me by. They expired in 2014. Will it regulate?
No: It s never a good idea to run out of any chronic medication. :( Get some new stock as soon as possible. :) You can not depend on any expired medication. It may be unpredictable with effect and side effects. ...Read more