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Is 200 mg of metropol safe?

Is 200 mg of metropol safe?

Metoprolol: A commonly prescribed dose of metoprolol for treatment of hypertension or certain cardiac dysrhythmias is 50 mgs twice a day. In my opinion 100mgs twice a day is the maximum daily dose and is tolerated as long as the heart rate doesn't drop below 55 beats per minute or the blood pressure doesn't drop much below 120/80. Fatigue is a? Your physician who knows you well can best advise you, however. ...Read more

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When should I take my metropol?

When should I take my metropol?

Metoprolol?: I think you mean metoprolol. I use chronotherapy as part of my practice. If you look at bad events like stroke or heart attack, they happen most between 4am and 8am. If you take medicine at 7am its effect occurs at 11 am or so and wanes by about 4 am. So for certain meds without water pill, I tell my patients to take them at night so peak effect is when it is most needed, even long acting. ...Read more

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How is metropolol different than coureg.

How is metropolol different than coureg.

Coreg (carvedilol): Coreg (carvedilol) is a beta blocker as is metoprolol but it also has vasodilator properties more than metoprolol has. ...Read more

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Are toporol, its generic - metropol recalled. Also is buproprion and budepropian the same and both recalled?

Are toporol, its generic - metropol recalled. Also is buproprion and budepropian the same and both recalled?

Budeprione recalled: I'm not certain about metropolol, but budeprion xl, which is the generic (made by teva) of wellbutrin (bupropion) xl was recently recalled because it failed to meet the fda standards for effectiveness of the original, brand name drug. Generics of long acting forms of meds seem to be harder to duplicate than short acting ones. ...Read more

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Do I take metropolol with food?

Metropolol: This can be taken with or without food. ...Read more

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Taking citalopram and metropol is it safe?

Taking citalopram and metropol is it safe?

No worries: There are no significant interactions between citalopram and metoprolol. It is a commonly-seen combination.
Propranolol is in the same class (beta blocker) as metoprolol. Propranolol, though, can enter the nervous system and has potentially-desirable effects such as reducing tremor, reducing risk of some headache types, and reducing some types of anxiety. FYI ...Read more

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Can I take diltiazem ands metropolol together?

Bb and ca blockers: You can but it may cause decrease in heart rate. Personally I only combine them in some occasions such as uncontrolled heart rate with atrial fib. For svt and you being quite young likely having a high sympathetic tone with high elevations of heart rate your doctor had to end up giving combo pills. The alternatives are not many but ablation may be an option. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is taking Metropolol and Excedrin together dangerous?

Is taking Metropolol and Excedrin together dangerous?

Not dangerous: However, long term use of Excedrin (longer than 2 weeks) can reduce the metropolol's blood pressure reducing effect.
For more information ask your PCP. ...Read more

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How to excercise with a daily dose of 50mg metropolol tart? Is that even advisable?

Exercise: Half hour of aerobics to sweat and fatigue as heart rate will be damped by the beta blocker. Aerobic 5 to 7 days a week. Three days of lite weight work. ...Read more

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My wife stopped taking metropolol without being weaned off and has hi BP and fast hr?

My wife stopped taking metropolol without being weaned off and has hi BP and fast hr?

Call MD: If she was taken off of metoprolol and now hast rapid heart rate and high blood pressure then you should call her physician right away. Depending on the dose, this could be a cause of her symptoms but she should be evaluted first before making that determination. ...Read more

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Can I take L arginine and metropolol?

You should never: Take medications without checking with your doctor. L-arginine can lower your blood pressure and so can metoprolol. Taken together they may result in a blood pressure that is dangerously low. ...Read more

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Use of metropolol has a side effect impotency?

Use of metropolol has a side effect impotency?

Yes.: Surprisingly the most common libido effect comes from diuretics, followed by beta-blockers. They are dose related. ...Read more

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I take metropolol25 mg twice daily. My BP now is 90/47, heart rate 67. I skipped metropol today. Both time...What should I do?

I take metropolol25 mg twice daily. My BP now is 90/47, heart rate 67. I skipped metropol today. Both time...What should I do?

Drug question: You should report your status to your doctor and follow the advice. You may need a dose adjustment but also may not. ...Read more

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Metropolol half life is 3-7 hours. How can Metropolol Succinate stay in the bloodstream for 24 hours if half life is only 3-7 hours?

Metropolol half life is 3-7 hours. How can Metropolol Succinate stay in the bloodstream for 24 hours if half life is only 3-7 hours?

They are different: Metoprolol does have a 3-7 half-life, but that’s metoprolol tartrate, which is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream. The succinate version of metoprolol, however, also comes in a tablet (“extended-release”) that gives a person small amounts of medication over 24 hours. So the half-life - the rate the person eliminates the drug - is not different, but the rate the tablet releases it is. ...Read more

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Stopped metropolol succ ER total12.5 thursday...Started coerg total 6.5 same day. How long until metropolol is out of system. Feeling blah?

Less thqan 48h: Your dose was very small, and will largely be out of your system after mising 2 doses. Coreg (carvedilol) is also a beta blocker, and may have some of the same side effects. ...Read more

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Last few days I have been chilling of the evening and woke up last 2 nights sweaty. I started metroprol 2 weeks ago. Also I have bad gallbladder?

Last few days I have been chilling of the evening and woke up last 2 nights sweaty. I started metroprol 2 weeks ago. Also I have bad gallbladder?

Chills and fever: Take your temperature during the chills/fever to see how high it is. Could be the flu. Metoprolol is for blood pressure and lowers heart rate, a bad gallbladder can cause fever, vomiting and pain in the right side. Okay to check in with your doc. ...Read more

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On metroporol 100mg for a few years. For one week I'm in the 145 over 95 range and feel sluggish. Should I go back to pcp. I had 120/80 2 mo ago?

Yes: Go see your doctor to get your regimen adjusted. You might need another pill to bring the blood pressure back to normal. You also need evaluation to make sure nothing else is going on to cause the blood pressure to rise all of the sudden. ...Read more

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Can I cut a 50mg metropolol XL tablet in half if my dosage has been reduced by my doctor?

Can I cut a 50mg metropolol XL tablet in half if my dosage has been reduced by my doctor?

If: The pull is not scored. It is not a good idea to cut the pill in half. Get another prescription from your doctor ...Read more

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How can I wean myself off of 12.5 mg of metropol XL that I was prescribed for tachycardia (which has now stopped)?

How can I wean myself off of 12.5 mg of metropol XL that I was prescribed for tachycardia (which has now stopped)?

Discuss with doc: Discuss this with your treating doctor. He/she will have to make the judgment whether tachy stopped due to being on metoprolol or spontaneously just resolved. That will determine whether you should even stop this medication. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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