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Metoprolol And Clonidine
Neither: You should only taper medications under the direct supervision of your physician. So if s/he determines that you need to discontinue one or both of these medications, they will give you specific instructions. It can be extremely dangerous to go off either without professional advice. In other words don't stop your meds! ...Read more
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See answer: 3 blood pressure meds (t, l, c) and an anti-inflammatory NSAID medication (ce) with potential for some adverse interaction (s). 1) t+c: may lower BP or heart rate too much; 2) t + ce: may lower BP or heart rate too much; 3) l + ce: may worsen kidney function. The above potential interactions does not mean that meds are not safe to use together but require close monitoring of bp, hr, and symptoms. ...Read more
No: Grapefruit will not affect any of them. ...Read more
Been on Metoprolol 25mg for a half year. My BP went back to 120/70 from 150/110, is it OK to switch to Clonidine which may help with my ADD too?
Talking about Beta + Alpha blockade at same time, unless you have severe unrelenting htn, would avoid this combo
No obvious reasons why not HOWEVE Zimon's law (yeah it's my own rule" says NEVER NEVER NEVER add a medicine without the "Captain's OKL" The Captain is the PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER!!
A word to the wise!!
Hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more
The dr just put me on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50mg once a day lotrel 10/40 once a day and clonidine. 3 twice a day. Will this lower my blood pressure?
I want to know if I can take clondine 0.3mg and Metoprolol together? I do not have high blood pressure
Is taking Clonidine alone prudent for nervous system hypertension? Should I ask doc about adding in Beta-blocker, alpha-1blocker?
Are you adding meds:
Or taking them away (pseudoephedrine)? Clonidine is a pre-synaptic alpha agonist that is used on occasion. I would be concerned about what might occur should you miss a dose (rebound hypertension that is worse than the
baseline BP elevation you have prior to starting this additional medication). How would you do, I'm wondering, on no medication (ask your doctor about trying with close monitoring) ...Read more
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
Does clonidine 0.1 mg., as a blood pressure prescription, have the effect of slightly slowing the heart beat/rate? Is it a beta blocker?
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?
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
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 pandas son is extremely hyperactive and very very argumentative. He take augmentation and. 50 me of clonidine, is anything I can give him to help?
Panda: Perhaps you should have him evaluated by a psychotherapist or psychiatrist for adhd and his argumentative attitude. ...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