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I am treating hypertension with metoprolol. I wish to lose weight via cardio exercise, any health risks i shouls be concerned about?

I am treating hypertension with metoprolol.  
I wish to lose weight via cardio exercise,  any health risks i shouls be concerned about?

Change med: This medication is a beta blocker and it will affect the heart rate when doing exercise. You can discuss with your doctor to change to different medication when you have problem during exercise. ...Read more

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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 was on metoprolol for anxiety but stopped because my hr was too low. Am I at risk for a heart attack now that I stopped?

I was on metoprolol for anxiety but stopped because my hr was too low. Am I at risk for a heart attack now that I stopped?

No: The heart rate should be back to its baseline. Being of the metoprolol does not put you at an increased risk of heart issues. Talk to your doctor to help with your anxiety ...Read more

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What are the uses of metoprolol?

What are the uses of metoprolol?

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 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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I take metoprolol at night. can i switch to morning?

I take metoprolol  at night. can i switch to morning?

In short yes: Yes you can switch the timing but depending on the dose, you can have increased heart rates if there is a prolonged period of time between doses and if there is a shorter period of time between doses, you may have some dizziness from low heart rate or blood pressure. I suggest to switch without side effects, split the dose in half(if not succinate form) and take twoce a day for one transition day ...Read more

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How much does metoprolol cost?

Go generic: Generic metoprolol, whether you get the extended release form (er) or short acting, is equivalent to the branded versions. Don't spend the extra money. If you have a drug plan, this will certainly be covered as a low cost co-pay. ...Read more