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Metoprolol and clonidine. Which one should be tapered off first.

Metoprolol and clonidine. Which one should be tapered off first.

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

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


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Can you safely take toprol (metoprolol) XL lisinipril clonidine & celebrex to gather?

Can you safely take toprol (metoprolol) XL lisinipril clonidine & celebrex to gather?

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

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My dad takes Metoprolol ER once a day. Can he add Clonidine 0.1mg one time?

My dad takes Metoprolol ER once a day. Can he add Clonidine 0.1mg one time?

There are: 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

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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?

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?

Likely: These are 3 different blood pressure medications that work in different ways. We refer to this as "triple therapy", and this should be a very potent combination. ...Read more

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Is taking Clonidine alone prudent for nervous system hypertension? Should I ask doc about adding in Beta-blocker, alpha-1blocker?

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

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Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long term medication due to numerous side effects and ideally has be used for short duration only. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my dr. Gave me metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day, but?

Should I be concerned if my dr. Gave me metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day, but?

Metoprolol: In general metoprolol 25mg twice a day is a common and safe dosage of the drug. As with any treatment, the indication and the dose need to be appropriate for the patient. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Yes: It is better in general to be on Coversyl than the beta blocker. Especially as you are young still. Beta blockers have lots of potential side effects. ...Read more

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How long must I wait to switch back from clonidine ext. Release to clonidine immed. Release? Ext. Release is giving me headaches! Dose on both 0.1 2xd

Clonidine dose: Clonidine extended release should be out of your system by 48 hours. Please note that the immediate release Clonidine gives a higher blood level of the drug than the extended release--you will want to start with only 1 a day. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr. Put me on. 3 mg of clonidine and 50mg of trazadone for sleep, what could the side affects be?

What do you suggest if my dr. Put me on. 3 mg of clonidine and 50mg of trazadone for sleep, what could the side affects be?

Side effect: I would worry about low blood pressure, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, fatigue, feeling faint, feeling slowed, heart rate too slow and constipation. might be difficult to wake up. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Why change?: If the medication is working and your blood pressure and/or symptoms are controlled why change? If not, depending on why you are taking the medication, your options would be different. ...Read more

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I have stage 2 level hbp. Why would I be prescribed clonidine er, 0.1 mg twice daily when this is also given to children? Is it enough for me?

I have stage 2 level hbp. Why would I be prescribed clonidine er, 0.1 mg twice daily when this is also given to children? Is it enough for me?

Yes: Clonidine is a rather potent blood pressure lowering agent so we typically start lower. The dose can always be increased later if necessary. Also note that Clonidine causes significant rebound hypertension so it shouldn't be abruptly discontinued. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Jacobson
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Clonidine (Definition)

Is an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist used in the management of mild to moderate hypertension and as an analgesic in the management ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Duraclon (Definition)

Clonidine is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more