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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol Tartrate Recall

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Should I be concerned if my dr. Gave me metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day, but?

Should I be concerned if my dr. Gave me metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day, but?

Metoprolol: In general metoprolol 25mg twice a day is a common and safe dosage of the drug. As with any treatment, the indication and the dose need to be appropriate for the patient.

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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Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but I need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?

Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but I need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?

Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap!

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What does metoprolol tartrate do?

What does metoprolol tartrate do?

It is a beta blocker: It protects the heart and blood vessels from adrenaline. Thus, it lowers heart rate and blood pressure and can protect the heart muscle.

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Metoprolol tartrate, what is it used for?

Heart disorders: Metoprolol tartrate (lopressor) is an immediate-release (short duration) beta-blocker dosed twice daily for long-term management of hypertension and angina (chest pain). Metoprolol tartrate can also be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).

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Is there a benefit to metoprolol tartrate?

Is there a benefit to metoprolol tartrate?

Metoprolol: Beta blockers have been shown to decrease mortality as compared to placebo in patients after heart attacks, as well as improve life span in patients with heart failure, and benefit to lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

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What are the symptoms and signs of metoprolol tartrate?

What are the symptoms and signs of metoprolol tartrate?

None: Signs & symptoms refer to an underlying condition whereas metoprolol is a treatment. Effects of metoprolol include lower hr & bp.

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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.

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If I took 5 grams of metoprolol tartrate what would happen to my body?

If I took 5 grams of metoprolol tartrate what would happen to my body?

Overdose: 5 grams of metoprolol tartrate would likely cause severe illness and possibly death. Why are you asking? If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or killing yourself, please get help now. Talk to a friend and call +1-800-273-8255 the national suicide prevention hotline.

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How long does it take for metoprolol tartrate to clear out of your system entirely?

How long does it take for metoprolol tartrate to clear out of your system entirely?

Metoprolol: Half time varies by pt. Assuming a long t1/2 of 12h and a desire for complete clearance estimate 10 half times so at least 5 days. These vary by patient and are rough.

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I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, I might have taken 3. Will I be ok 57yr old male

I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, I might have taken 3. Will I be ok 57yr old male

It: It depends on what your heart rate and blood pressure are since this medication affects both. There are some patients on 75mg and others who can't tolerate more than a very small dose. If your heart rate and blood pressure were already low to begin with then you may have problems. The symptoms to watch for are lightheadedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness, or excessive fatigue. The medication typically lasts around 12 hours. Certainly if you are having any of the above symptoms you should seek medical attention and do not drive. If you are concerned you can also call you primary physician's office who should have someone on call to speak with. You can also call your local poison control center.

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How long after last dose of metoprolol tartrate would it take to notice increase in hr and/or BP if not continuing dosage of 12.5mg BID?

24 hours: The half life of metoprolol tartrate is 3-7 hours which means that about every 5 hours your body will clean out half of the drug in your blood stream. After about 4 half lives 95% of the drug is out of your system (assuming you are not taking any more) but some people have said their blood pressure will stay controlled 3-5 days after stopping the drug.

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Can metoprolol tartrate 12.5mg dose cause feeling "off" or difficulty in waking? Have taken 2 doses and don't feel right, but have had probs for a wk

May cause fatigue: Metoprolol is a B blocker used to treat high blood pressure and certain arrhythmias. They block the receptors that epinephrine (Adrenaline) acts on causing lowering of heart rate and Blood Pressure. Their side effects usually include fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance and sleep problems. These are usually transient and "go away after 2-3 weeks of regular dosing. Should not stop them suddenly

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How to taper off of metoprolol tartrate?

Your doctor: Your doctor should help you with this. There are many schedules and none has been proven to be superior. The dose you take, the reason you take it, and length of time you've been on it all factor in.

Dr. George Mathew
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