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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
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
Yes, they are safe: Together.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
What to do if I can only take 2 of my 25mg bloodpressure meds that's 75mg of metropolol together?
?: Your question is confusing since 25 x 2 does not equal 75. Please restate. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can as long as you do not drink too much. ...Read more
Yes: That is a potential side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
My BP is 90/47, pulse is 67, I normally take metropolol 25mg twice daily. I did not take this morning, should I skip evening also.
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
Stopped metropolol succ ER total12.5 thursday...Started coerg total 6.5 same day. How long until metropolol is out of system. Feeling blah?
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?
My dr switched my metropolol tartrate (25mlg) twice a day (am and pm) to metropolol succinate (50mlg) once a day. Do I begin taking it at 9am or 9pm?
It should not matter: As long as its taken within about the same hour everyday. ...Read more
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?
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
How can I wean myself off of 12.5 mg of metropol XL that I was prescribed for tachycardia (which has now stopped)?
Had high b/p for years. Had an mi and was given a stent in 2001. Was given metropolol, benazapryl, & htcz (which I stopped) it's no longer high, but dystolic is low 127/53. Should meds be lowered?
No: This is a great BP. ..Focus is on systolic rather diastolic bp. ...Read more