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Metoprolol And Cough
First, the cough comes from a particular (treatable) condition. Second, inflammation is almost always present and inhaled steroids or monteleukast are generally helpful.
Then... sugar drops (cough drops) are certainly not going to interact with metoprolol. Also tessalon perls is safe. Decongestants interact with metoprolol... probably would not recommend those. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Taking guaifenesin ac for bad cough but it's not helping. What else can I try? I also take Effexor (venlafaxine) ER and a low dose of metoprolol
Benzonatate: You can try benzonatate (tesalon perles) which is a non-narcotic cough suppressant that you take by mouth three times a day. Tell your doctor your medical history, allergies, and other symptoms. When did your symptoms start? Do you have any fever or shortness of breath? If so, go get seen in person. If you have a cough but no fever/chills/shortness of breath, healthtap physician in NJ. Good luck. ...Read more
CHF/CKD patient suffering from cough that increases at night. Treated at hospital for pneumonia. Should metoprolol be switch to nebivolol/nitroquick?
I take bupropion, nexium, (esomeprazole) metoprolol. I was given norco 5/325 in the hospital for coughing and having a cold. Is it safe to take all of this together?
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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Possible side effect: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc to see if benefits>risks. ...Read more
Fatigue: Most common side effect is fatigue. It is a blood pressure medicine, so if it is too strong a dose for you, it can cause low blood pressure. This may make ou feel dizzy, tired, or fainty. It typically slows the heart rate, so an excessively slow heart rate may result. It can cause erectile dysfunction in men. It may cause unusual dreams or depression. ...Read more
Increased heart: Rate & bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It's safe and the 2 meds are often used together. ...Read more
It could: Some of the answer to your question depends on exactly what kind of arrhythmia. If it is a tendency to have rapid but regular pulse rates (ex sinus tachycardia) then this medication can help. It is also used with some other arrhythmia, although often in conjunction with other medications. Good question to talk with your doctor about. ...Read more
Possibly: All meds (& supplements) have possibility of side effects. Poss side effects of toprol (metoprolol) include: sexual dysfunction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, & dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doctor about whether the potential benefits outweigh potential risks. ...Read more