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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
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
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
It is not dangerous.
Do it in Moderation. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
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?
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. ...Read more
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!
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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. ...Read more
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?
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
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. ...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?
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
No: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. ...Read more
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CHF?: For the treatment of congestive heart failure, carvedilol (branded as Carzec in some countries) has better data and is preferred. Metoprolol also has supportive data and is an acceptable substitute if carvedilol is not available. For arrhythmias, metoprolol is preferred. For hypertension, they're interchangeable in my opinion. ...Read more
Safe but monitor...:
Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn
It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent. See
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