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Metoprolol And Alcohol Use
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
Is alcohol and metoprolol 12, 5 a dangerous combination? Yes I know its not good to drink and I don't do it alot but I am gong on a trip so I will drink
No: It is not dangerous. Do it in Moderation.
25 mg metoprolol daily and now im gonna drink alcohol. What's 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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
No: No, please don't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg daily + metoprolol 12, 5 mg daily. What's 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.
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
Can you drink alcohol with medications like metropolol and digoxin. Which I drink everyday due to heart surgery for mitral valve repair. 21 year old?
Yes.: Drinking in moderation is ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
Diag. With cirrhosis of liver from alcohol. Been on water pills and beta blocker. Having pain n stomach. Rt shoulder and lower rt back. Is this normal?
Not normal: Pain is never "normal". Right shoulder pain may be related to liver. You should be evaluated by your doctor.
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.
I take 12.5mg a day metoprolol dr wants me to stop it and start taking amlodipne 2.5mg is that ok?
Second Guessing: Yes. Of course it is okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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.
: "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.