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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol Use In Sle Patients

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What do u take into consideration when deciding if its safe to give patient 25mg metoprolol? my resting hr is low but doc said it was fine for me?

What do u take into consideration when deciding if its safe to give patient 25mg metoprolol? my resting hr is low but doc said it was fine for me?

Metoprolol: This medicine is generally not given if a patient has a heart rate less than 60, has a significant heart block, or has cardiac failure. Of course, this depends somewhat on why it is being given. Using it in hypertension will have different requirements than using if for a heart attack. ...Read more

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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Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now

Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now

NO: Neither shorten life if taken as directed. Toprol (metoprolol) and propanolol are quite similar medications. You should have no problem switching from one to the other. ...Read more

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Why is propanolol or metoprolol contraindicated to patients who have asthma and copd?

Why is propanolol or metoprolol contraindicated to patients who have asthma and copd?

Beta-blockers: They are beta-blockers and may cause bronchial constriction which exacerbates asthma and copd. We treat asthma with beta-agonists (albuterol etc) which are exactly the opposite. That being said, metoprolol in particular is a selective drug and many asthmatics/copd-ers are able to take it if needed for heart disease without any ill effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Has anybody switched patient from toprol (metoprolol) XL to lopressor?

Has anybody switched patient from toprol (metoprolol) XL to lopressor?

Long & short of it: Generic toprol xl is metoprolol succinate. Generic Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate. Toprol is the long acting formulation of same medication. So if you want short acting for part of the day when the medicine is needed, use lopressor. ...Read more

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What are the preferred blood pressure readings range for 72yr male hypertensive patient on metoprolol succinate 50mg with s.creatine1.58,B.urea55. ?

Seek Medical Attenti: Metoprolol not good BP medication by itself. Your question implies you had a high reading. Your serum creatinine makes use of renally excreted meds a problem. If your BP is high Amloadapine may be a good additional medication. Preferred BP is what can be achieved with meds that will not harm patient. In general BP is preferred ...Read more

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What should a doctor consider before giving a patient metoprolol for heart palpitations due to too much adrenaline?

What should a doctor consider before giving a patient metoprolol for heart palpitations due to too much adrenaline?

An endocrinologist: B"sd It is essential to define the nature and source of the excess "adrenaline", which usually refers to normetanephrine (NE) and less commonly but much more dangerous epinephrine (E). Metoprolol is a selective beta blocker which can counter the effects of excess NE. However, E is both beta and alpha. In conditions of E excess metoprolol can result in paradoxical severe hypertension emergency ...Read more

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CHF/CKD patient suffering from cough that increases at night. treated at hospital for pneumonia. Should metoprolol be switch to nebivolol/nitroquick?

CHF/CKD patient suffering from cough that increases at night.  treated at hospital for pneumonia. Should metoprolol be switch to nebivolol/nitroquick?

Cough: if the cough was due to medication, it would be all day around , not just at night. Most likely etiology of cough is GERD. Try PPI ( Prilosec OTC etc) daily at HS . If not relieved , see and ENT doctor to get checked out for cough at night. ...Read more