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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 suffer from frequent migraines, will my metoprolol medication pass into my breast milk?

I suffer from frequent migraines, will my metoprolol medication pass into my breast milk?

Yes: It is concentrated in breast milk but is listed as one of the drugs acceptable to breastfeed with, according to american academy of pediatrics. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: metoprolol?

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

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Is the medication metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate the same thing?

Is the medication metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate the same thing?

Yes: For the most part, they are the same, although there is Metoprolol Tartrate and metoprolol succinate, two different preparations of the same drug. They have slightly different properties in terms of the duration of action, but they essentially do the same thing. ...Read more

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Will grated ginger tea interact with my blood pressure medication metoprolol?

Will grated ginger tea interact with my blood pressure medication metoprolol?

Ginger: Although Ginger does interact with many medications, particularly those related to blood clotting, it does not react with metoprolol. You should always be very cautious taking any medication with ginger tea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can u take sudafed while taking toprol (metoprolol) XL heart medication?

Can u take sudafed while taking toprol (metoprolol) XL heart medication?

Stimulant: Sudafed can stimulate the heart rhythm and elevate the blood pressure and is not recommended for patients with cardiovascular disorders even on beta blocker therapy. ...Read more

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How will facelift surgery affect my high blood pressure? I currently take high blood pressure (metoprolol) and cholesterol (zocor) medication. I am thinking about a facelift surgery to make me look a bit younger. Is my medication regimen going to effect r

How will facelift surgery affect my high blood pressure? I currently take high blood pressure (metoprolol) and cholesterol (zocor) medication. I am thinking about a facelift surgery to make me look a bit younger. Is my medication regimen going to effect r

Control is key.: Many facelift patients have high blood pressure. The key is that the blood pressure is controlled with adequate medications. Consult your cardiologist, and have them coordinate with your board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use over-the-counter medications with metoprolol tartrate?

Is it okay to use over-the-counter medications with metoprolol tartrate?

More the most part y: Except for oral decongestants, most over the counter meds are safe. Avoiding caffeine containing products would also be prudent. Be wary of any over the counter weight loss products or energy drinks. ...Read more

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What other options are there for high blood pressure medication besides metoprolol and valum?

What other options are there for high blood pressure medication besides metoprolol and valum?

Many: First, Valium is not a BP medicine. But it can improve blood pressure by relieving anxiety. I would not take it for bp. There are many classes and many members of each class of medication that can be used depending on the patient. ...Read more

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Does your body become dependent on medication such as toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar?

Not really.: You don't become dependent in the traditional meaning of the word, but when you discontinue these medication your blood pressure and possibly heart rate readings will likely be higher. It is not recommended to abruptly discontinue certain blood pressure medications. Please consult with your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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My doctor started me on Metoprolol 25 MG twice daily for SVT. What are the best times to take this medication to make sure 24 hours are covered?

My doctor started me on Metoprolol 25 MG twice daily for SVT. What are the best times to take this medication to make sure 24 hours are covered?

12 hours apart: Ideally, you would take the 2 doses 12 hours apart, e.g. 8 am and 8 pm, 9 am and 9 pm, etc. In most cases, you should be able to adjust the times around your sleep time and activities to fit your daily lifestyle. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed me to take metoprolol 50mg twice daily I want to get rid of the medication it is almost 2 years now since I start using metoprolol.?

Doctor prescribed me to take metoprolol 50mg twice daily I want to get rid of the medication it is almost 2 years now since I start using metoprolol.?

Talk to your doc: Need more info about why you were started on the medication and your degree of control as well as current vital characteristics. If you want to stop a med, I suggest you talk to the doctor who prescribed it to see if this is plausible. He/she knows you best. ...Read more

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I take these medications heart disease plavix 75mg tahor80mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lp200mg Aspelgic100mg deposit NT 05 advise me thank you?

I take these medications heart disease plavix 75mg tahor80mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lp200mg Aspelgic100mg deposit NT 05 advise me thank you?

Cardiac medications: From what I can translate to the US version, you are on a blood thinner, blood pressure medicine, & cholesterol lowering agent.
This is a typical combination of medications for cardiac patients. I am sure your doctors are giving you the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if person has atrial fibrillation, is taking metoprolol, Valium as needed. Also now require second medication for high blood pressure which one can go with Valium above.

Diuretic: Hydrochlorothiazide would be inexpensive, once a day, free of side effects for most people, safe and effective if kidney function is normal and one is not allergic to the med. It would go well with metoprolol and valium. ...Read more

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Medication matter - is it safe to take diurex while taking metoprolol successor and lisinopril?

Pharmacy: For drug interactions, which are possible, I would suggest checking with your pharmacist. They can identify any possible drug interactions in their computer database. ...Read more

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Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?

Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?

Depends...: Not sure why you are on Cartia and metoprolol -- 2 medicines that both lower heart rate while controlling BP. Having said that, I would take Cartia and metoprolol at opposite times of day (one at night and the other in a.m.) Imdur at night. These are serious medicines for a young persons like yourself of 36. ...Read more

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What medication is better for arrhythmia's, bystolic (nebivolol) or metoprolol?

Probably metoprolol: Cardioselective beta blockers tend to be best for arrhythmias while a combined effect medication like bystolic (nebivolol) may be best for hypertension or heart failure. ...Read more

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Which is a better medication for ANXIETY DISORDER? Metoprolol or Clonazepam? Please answer. Thank you.

Which is a better medication for ANXIETY DISORDER? Metoprolol or Clonazepam? Please answer. Thank you.

Apples & Oranges: Metoprolol is a beta blocker which will slow your heart rate and calm you down in an anxiety provoking situation. Clonazepam is a anti-anxiety medication but has some issues with habituation. It would be a "stronger" anti anxiety medicine, taken for limited periods of time generally. Metoprolol would be a safer choice but may not be "strong enough", depending on your anxiety. ...Read more

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What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?

Overdose: That is an overdose of both medications. If that were to happen medical attention should be sought immediately. I am concerned by the nature if your question. ...Read more

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Could you explain why I should trust Metoprolol for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?

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Trust?: Trust is a discussion that you should have w/your Family Doc. Metoprolol is one of several beta blockers approved to lower blood pressure & slow down heart rate but at risk of making you feel tired or preventing athletes from reaching peak performance. Other drug classes for hypertension include ACE inhibitors (and cousin ARB), calcium channel blockers & diuretics. Check out http://goo. Gl/ck2jlj ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been high taking 3 medications and walgreens pharma said I should not take metoprolol and atenolol together so I need to know?

My blood pressure has been high taking 3 medications and walgreens pharma said I should not take metoprolol and atenolol together so I need to know?

Beta blockers: Both medicines are beta blockers which lower blood pressure and pulse. Usually taking an adequate dose of one or the other would be better than taking both. There can be other reasons for taking beta blockers; ask the prescribing physician before you change or stop any BP meds. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could these medications be taken together to treat hypertension if not which combinations is the best? Metoprolol 10mg, triamt/hctz, amlodipine 10mg

Yes, but...: The metoprolol dose you describe is too low, but beta-blockers are not great hypertension drugs to start with anyway. There may be another reason you're on one. The amlodipine and the combo diuretic are good choices, but other agents can be added as needed. Some racial factors may impact drug choices, so keep looped in with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tachycardia of 102-116 for ten straight days no other symptoms---dangerous? Wearing patch monitor. On no medications after two years on toprol (metoprolol).

Could be: A tachycardia of that magnitude that is persistent at your age is strongly suggestive of an arrhythmia or cardiac irregularity more likely due to atrial fibrillation. You need to see your doctor as this put you at risk for stroke even if you have no symptoms. Also you need an adjustment of your medication to control your heart rate. ...Read more