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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Will grated ginger tea interact with my blood pressure medication metoprolol?

Will grated ginger tea interact with my blood pressure medication metoprolol?

Ginger: Although Ginger does interact with many medications, particularly those related to blood clotting, it does not react with metoprolol. You should always be very cautious taking any medication with ginger tea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you explain why I shouldn't stop taking Metoprolol for high blood pressure when I feel ok?

Could you explain why I shouldn't stop taking Metoprolol for high blood pressure when I feel ok?

IT IS NOT: HOW YOU FEEL....its what your BLOOD PRESSURE is that counts...DO NOT STOP the medication High blood pressure can be CONTROLLED not usually CURED and blood pressure medication NEVER "CURES" high blood pressure! At 19 you might consult with your treating medical provider how an exercise program and conditioning might reduce your BP. Some people can use MEDITATION to reduce BP ...Read more

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Is metoprolol XL 47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?

Is metoprolol XL  47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?

Yes: Metoprolol 47.5 mg?. How do you get that dose?.It comes in 25 mg or 50mg, if you do 1 and1/2 it will be 37.5 mg. With micardis, (telmisartan) yes it is a decent combination if it works. ...Read more

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Could you explain why I should trust Metoprolol for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?

Trust?: Trust is a discussion that you should have w/your Family Doc. Metoprolol is one of several beta blockers approved to lower blood pressure & slow down heart rate but at risk of making you feel tired or preventing athletes from reaching peak performance. Other drug classes for hypertension include ACE inhibitors (and cousin ARB), calcium channel blockers & diuretics. Check out http://goo.gl/ck2jlj ...Read more

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Accidentally took wrong high blood pressure pill 100mg metoprolol at 500am this morning instead of my hydrochlorthyazide 25mg pill what shti do?

Accidentally took wrong high blood pressure pill 100mg metoprolol at 500am this morning instead of my hydrochlorthyazide 25mg pill what shti do?

Be Smart: You'll probably be all right. The metoprolol will wear off within 12 hours (24 hours if it's toprol xl or Metoprolol Succinate instead of tartrate) and it's extremely unlikely to cause serious problems if all you took was one. Pick up the correct regimen tomorrow. That said, usual disclaimers: my advice here is generic and not specific to your case, and you should see an er if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been high taking 3 medications and walgreens pharma said I should not take metoprolol and atenolol together so i need to know ?

My blood pressure has been high taking 3 medications and walgreens pharma said I should not take metoprolol and atenolol together so i need to know ?

Beta blockers: Both medicines are beta blockers which lower blood pressure and pulse. Usually taking an adequate dose of one or the other would be better than taking both. There can be other reasons for taking beta blockers; ask the prescribing physician before you change or stop any BP meds. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just started on blood pressure meds 2 days ago it metoprolol .25 mg. twice daily. And my doc put me on clonidinr hcl0.1 As needed. Is it okay to take the two together. Or should I wait an estimated time between the two?

I just started on blood pressure meds 2 days ago it metoprolol .25 mg.  twice daily.  And my doc put me on clonidinr hcl0.1   As needed.  Is it okay to take the two together. Or should I wait an estimated time between the two?

Can take together.: The two medicines work by different medications, so there shd be no problem taking them together. Clonidine, in particular, is "centrally acting" & is supposed to stabilize ur BP, not cause low BP. However, that being said, if u take the 2 together & then start feeling bad, take ur BP right away & write it down. If ur BP drops precipitously 2-3 hrs after taking meds consistently, TTYD abt the prob ...Read more

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Propranolol 60 mg ER vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. Which lowers blood pressure most?

Propranolol 60 mg ER vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. Which lowers blood pressure most?

Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (beta blocker class). Toprol (metoprolol) has more studies recently regarding benefit in heart failure. Of course, cost can play into decision, too, although both are available as generics for $4/mo (http://i.Walmartimages.Com/i/if/hmp/fusion/customer_list.Pdf). ...Read more

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What other options are there for high blood pressure medication besides metoprolol and valum?

Many: First, valium is not a BP medicine. But it can improve blood pressure by relieving anxiety. I would not take it for bp. There are many classes and many members of each class of medication that can be used depending on the patient. ...Read more

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Would like to discuss changing blood pressure meds. Currently taking Lisinopril 20/12.5. Interested in Metoprolol. Is this possible?

Would like to discuss changing blood pressure meds. Currently taking Lisinopril 20/12.5.  Interested in Metoprolol. Is this possible?

Change BP meds: 42 M Florida asks I want to discuss BP meds. Interested in Metoprolol. Is this possible? This is a good question and I specialize in Hypertension and can help. But need much more information. So set up a consult with me. ...Read more

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Just got off Coreg (carvedilol) and beginning Metoprolol ER now. Anything I should look for and will it cause an increase in my blood pressure?

Beta blockers: Both Coreg (carvedilol) & Metoprolol (tartrate & succinate) are blood pressure lowering medications in the beta blocker class which slows heart rate in add'n to lowering BP. Work w/your dispensing doc to find correct dose that lowers your BP (goal <150/90) & HR (low 60s). Record your BP @ home then bring your cuff to your doc for calibration. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more