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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?"
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
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
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
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
Lots: Metoprolol is a beta blocker class of medicine and used for a wide variety of condtions. Here's just a few 1 : high blood pressure 2: congestive heart failure (reduces progression of disease) 3: suppress abnormal rhythms (eg. Atrial fibrillation 4: prevent heart attacks. There's more! seeing how many indications there are, bet a blockers are quite important in managing cardio vascular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›