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Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Alcohol: Can have an additive effect with beta blockers causing a further lowering of blood pressure. Also, both alcohol (more strongly) and beta blockers like toprol (metoprolol) (less strongly) can cause depression. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Is it dangerous to mix alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Is it dangerous to mix alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Yes: Mixing drugs and alcohol is dangerous and never is a good idea. Alcohol might add to drowsiness that you might experience while taking this medication. In some cases, alcohol might decrease the effectiveness of medication. Rule of thumb: don't mix medicine and alcohol -- it's safer that way. ...Read more

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25 mg metoprolol daily and now im gonna drink alcohol. Whats ur thoughts? Do i get less drunk or more? And other interactions? Negatives?

25 mg metoprolol daily and now im gonna drink alcohol. Whats ur thoughts? Do i get less drunk or more? And other interactions? Negatives?

The question is how: much alcohol are you planning to drink. I assume you are on metoprolol for high blood pressure, which is unusual at your age. However, alcohol ITSELF can raise blood pressure, and is one of the more common and undetected causes of secondary hypertension. Your doctor needs to know about your drinking - how much, how often. If we are talking about 1-2 glasses of wine a few times a week, no problem ...Read more

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I have gilbert's disease where my bilirubin gets to 4.5 sometimes and i'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and Synthroid daily. Can i drink moderate amts of alcohol?

I have gilbert's disease where my bilirubin gets to 4.5 sometimes and i'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and Synthroid daily. Can i drink moderate amts of alcohol?

Not on Xanax (alprazolam): Gilbert's is basically harmless and isn't a reason not to enjoy alcohol, but you can't drink it on when you're on Xanax (alprazolam). You'd be placing yourself in serious danger. Keep getting good guidance -- being 19 is tough for anyone, and as you learn new skills and ways of thinking, perhaps you'll become happier and won't need these meds. When that happens, drink wisely if at all. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XL and Synthroid 50 mcg daily. Can i drink alcohol in moderation or is even a little unsafe with these meds?

I'm on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XL and Synthroid 50 mcg daily. Can i drink alcohol in moderation or is even a little unsafe with these meds?

Safe enough: If the toprol (metoprolol) is being given for high blood pressure, however, alcohol can raise blood pressure. Hence, i would not take more than 3 individual beverages of alcohol per week. ...Read more

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Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12,5 mg daily. Whats the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can i get heart block? Can drink alcohol?

Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12,5 mg daily. Whats the side effect mixing, resting hr 50-65 whithout meds, can i get heart block? Can drink alcohol?

Paxil (paroxetine): In few cases Paxil (paroxetine) could cause low heart beat as side effect. Metoprolol also decreases heart rate as a drug effect. Combination could cause significantly slow heart rate in your case. Because your resting heart rate with meds is 50-65. So you have to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg. ?

Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg. ?

Not a good idea: Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcohol on blood pressure and pulse rate may make immediate use of either after the other a bad idea.To be safe I would take the beta blocker either in the morning or just before bed so that alcohol can be taken at the "usual" cocktail hour time! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol on nadolol (beta blocker)?

Just be careful...: Caution is always advised, but it should not be a big concern from have 1-2 drinks/day. Just make sure u don't take the medication with the alcohol--take your nadalol far separately from when you are drinking please don't drink and drive. Life is precious! good luck. ...Read more

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Could metoprolol give me side effects 2 months after bring prescribed to it?

Varies per person: The way each person responds to medication varies, but yes it is possible to get side effects after being on the medication for months. Usually we would hope that your body will adjust and that the side effects will decrease. Did your doctor increase your dose? Are you taking it consistently? If the side effects are bothersome, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years i gain weight a lot so now i want to switch another drug please help me?

Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years i gain weight a lot so now i want to switch another drug please help me?

Not likely from med: I don't think your weight gain is from metoprolol . Consult dietitian or discuss with your doctor for labs and further testings ...Read more

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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?"

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

Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

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 ...Read more