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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
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 ›
Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years I gain weight a lot so now I want to switch another drug please help me?
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
I may be soon forced to switch from Atenolol to Metoprolol due to the supply problems with the former. Atenolol has worked for me for 20 years.
My dr is switching me from metoprolol 12.5mg twice a day & Coversyl 2mg once a day, To Coversyl 4mg once a day & no metoprolol. Is this medically safe?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. ...Read more
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CHF?: For the treatment of congestive heart failure, carvedilol (branded as Carzec in some countries) has better data and is preferred. Metoprolol also has supportive data and is an acceptable substitute if carvedilol is not available. For arrhythmias, metoprolol is preferred. For hypertension, they're interchangeable in my opinion. ...Read more
Safe but monitor...:
Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn
It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent. See
http://tinyurl.com/m3w6db3 ...Read more
Possible side effect: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc to see if benefits>risks. ...Read more