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Can I take metoprolol medication before a blood test for glucose? I was asked to fast for at least 8 hrs before the test & wonder if medication counts
Ok: You should be fine taking medications beforehand. ...Read more
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
Would it be safe for me to use Preparation H Hemorrhoidal Ointment while on the blood pressure medication Metoprolol-HCTZ?
YES: Perfectly safe- no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not that I've heard: I have never heard of this interaction. ...Read more
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
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
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
Both: Both are good!Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
I take these medications heart disease plavix 75mg tahor80mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lp200mg Aspelgic100mg deposit NT 05 advise me thank you?
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
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.
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
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
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
What would happen if you take a 1000mg each of the heart medications hydrochlorothiazide and metoprolol is?
Could you explain why I should trust Metoprolol for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?
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
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
I have blood work for which I am fasting for. Can I take the metoprolol before the blood test? Doctor didn't mention medication..
It's ok: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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