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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol For Hyperthyroidism

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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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I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. As long as your hyperthyroidism is treated, any OTC drugs should be OK. Once the methimazole dose is effectively adjusted to attain normal thyroid function, you'll be able to stop the metoprolol, and that will be even better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why shouldn't someone with hyperthyroid take metoprolol?

Helpful: Beta blockers, such as metoprolol, are a part of the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Beta blockers block the effects of increased thyroid hormone on the heart and circulation. Once hyperthyroidism is controlled, then the beta blockers can typically be discontinued. ...Read more

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I was prescribed two med lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) from a cardiolist and methimazole for hyperthyroidism. Not taking them I have an appointment with a endorc. Outcome?

Told to take meds: ...Is the likely outcome. That pair of meds is used when thyroid levels are high, making metabolism run high, with risk of heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke. Endocrinologist will likely concur with prescription and discourage you from not taking meds in future. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tremor one doc said hyperthyroidism one said essential tremor. I'm on metoprolol but doesn't stop it. I am so mad tired of feeling this.

I have a tremor one doc said hyperthyroidism one said essential tremor. I'm on metoprolol but doesn't stop it. I am so mad tired of feeling this.

Some points: If you have uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, tremor can be secondary ; even after pharmacological control, tremor may persist for a few weeks, but endocrine system needs to be stabilized. Do not see need to term this essential tremor as that would likely be incorrect here. Your metoprolol is not a bad choice, but other beta blockers may work better. (additional choices: Primidone and alprazolam). ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism on methmiozole pulse fast afternoons into evening then pulse rate drops to 79 midnight to noon BP which beta blocker is best for pulse?

Hyperthyroidism on methmiozole pulse fast afternoons into evening then pulse rate drops to 79 midnight to noon BP which beta blocker is best for pulse?

Class effect: Most beta blockers will lower the pulse rate (heart rate)- this is considered a class effect; however, certain beta blockers are stronger than others in slowing a rapid heart rate-consult your physician ...Read more

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My son, age 35, has anxiety. Physical: normal bp, but high (100) heart rate. No hyperthyroidism. Other physical causes of both? Beta blocker help?

My son, age 35, has anxiety. Physical: normal bp, but high (100) heart rate. No hyperthyroidism. Other physical causes of both? Beta blocker help?

Anxiety issues: I agree with dr. Werner's list of differential diagnoses of anxiety, which can itself cause many physical symptoms. However, I respectfully disagree that xanax is the best long-term anxiety treatment, and suggest seeing a psychiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. Xanax can help temporarily but is habit-forming. Other, safer options include psychotherapy, buspar, (buspirone) ssri's, inderal, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?

Can you tell me what ptu4 is in the treatment of hyperthyroidism?

Blocks thyroid: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is an antithyroid drug that blocks the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid. While on the medication, thyroid levels will decrease. In your age group, the most common cause for hyperthyroidism is grave's disease. After taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for a number of months, one hopes that you will go into remission and be able to go off the medication. It needs to be monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to treat hyperthyroidism?

Depends on the diagn: If the hyperthyroidism is because of excessive hormone production. There are 3 options to treat
1. Antithyroid medication for 2 years
2. Radiodine
3.Surgery.
Each of these options has its own benefits and risks and one needs to discuss with their endocrinologists to see which treatment best suits them. ...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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Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but I need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?

Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap! ...Read more

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Went to iridologist, said I had possible hyperthyroidism and gave me ashwagandha herbs and others. Are they safe? I feel sick after taking them

Went to iridologist, said I had possible hyperthyroidism and gave me ashwagandha herbs and others. Are they safe? I feel sick after taking them

Herbs: While ashwagandha has been prescribed for thyroid conditions, a side effect can be vomiting if the dosage is too strong. Check with your iridologist ...Read more

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My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should I wean off?

My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should I wean off?

Depends: Your Doctor might be changing you to a medicine in the same family as the one you are taking, so there would be no consequence from stopping the one you are on. The new one just might be stronger or longer lasting. The only way to know for sure is to ask your doc if they are related. ...Read more

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I ran out of metoprolol succ 100 mg er tablets until Wed. But found old prescription w/a couple to get me by. They expired in 2014. Will it regulate?

No: It s never a good idea to run out of any chronic medication. : (Get some new stock as soon as possible. :) You can not depend on any expired medication. It may be unpredictable with effect and side effects. ...Read more

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My new cardio wants to switch me from nadolol to metoprolol for my increase HR. Do other md prefer one over the other. He said it's the preferred drug?

Agree: Nadalol is B1 and B2 blocker whereas metoprolol is B2 and more heart selective. So if the goal is max heart effect then metoprolol is the way to go. You may tolerate it better. ...Read more

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I just started taking propanolol for hyperthyroidism. It started giving me headaches and I felt really alert all day and night. Why would this happen?

I just started taking propanolol for hyperthyroidism. It started giving me headaches and I felt really alert all day and night. Why would this happen?

Vasodilation: Propranolol cases your blood vessels to dilate (vasodilation). When this occurs in your brain it can cause headaches. If having hyperthyroidism caused you to feel drowsy or fatigued, you may now be experiencing alertness because the medication is treating the condition. ...Read more

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I have been on Metoprolol, 12.5 mg/cut in half daily now for approx. 7 yrs. It was originally prescribed to me for fast resting ht. Rate. 85-90 bpm along with pre-hypertension. I exercise on a regular basis now and have been for the past couple of years.

I have been on Metoprolol, 12.5 mg/cut in half daily now for approx. 7 yrs. It was originally prescribed to me for fast resting ht. Rate. 85-90 bpm along with pre-hypertension. I exercise on a regular basis now and have been for the past couple of years.

Check with MD: The drug is safe to use for a long time. You may want to check with your Physician if the drug is still needed if you have made life style changes and if the original conditions are still present. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how hypothyroid and hyperthyroid differ?

Low vs high: In hypothyroid there is too little thyroid hormone and everything slows down; in hyperthyroidism there is too much and everything speeds up. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in a preschooler?

Can you tell me the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in a preschooler?

Pediatrician: If you are worried -and you don't say why - please talk with the child's pediatrician; he/she can refer to a pedi endocrinologist if needed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how high metabolism and hyperthyroidism differ?

Hypertthyroidism: Is a disease where your thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone, accelerating your metabolism. "high metabolism" is a lay term meaning you burn off a lot of calories, like what most of us do when we're a very active and growing adolescent. ...Read more

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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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Are there any medications or foods etc I should avoid being hyperthyroid? Am awaiting specialist appointment. Dr started me on propanolol.

Hyperthyroid: If you are hyperthyroid, the Propranolol should make you feel better. Your metabolic rate is high, so you will need more calories than others. Don't eat seaweed (Kelp) because of the high iodine content, but who eats this anyway? Your doctor may start you on medications to suppress the thyroid and may talk about radioactive iodine treatment or surgery. ...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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
559 Doctors shared insights

Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more