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Overdose Of Metoprolol
Slow heart rate: slow heart rate and may be mental status may be side effects of propranolol. It is very hard to overdose on Propranolol as doctors in late 60s and early 70s were using extraordinary amounts of the medicine (up to 2000 or 3000 mg) (carefully) to treat Hypertension, apparently without many untoward effects. Times do change and it is extremely unusual to see doses higher than 320 mg! nowadays. ...Read more
I'm on omeprazole. Synthroid. Ativan. Benicar. And toprol (metoprolol) xr. Can any of these cause heart palpitations or serious cardiac effects?
Stopping Toprol (metoprolol) XL: The most common symptom of stopping Toprol (metoprolol) is an elevated heart rate or tachycardia. You may also see an elevated blood pressure. In order to stop the Toprol (metoprolol) it is usually advised to wean off slowly to prevent the elevated heart rate. I would recommend discussing with you doctor before stopping any medicine. ...Read more
Sedation: Do not take these together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question! ...Read more
Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Maximum dose is 200 mg/day. The dose must be adjusted based on heart rate (pulse) and blood pressure for each person. Usual goal is a pulse of 60 with a BP of 120/80. A well tolerated dose by one person may be an "overdose" in another person if it causes the pulse or blood pressure to fall too low. ...Read more
Beta blockers: Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate, which is the short acting version and should be taken every 6 or 8 hours. Toprol xl is metoprolol succinate, which is the long acting version and can be taken once daily or divided into 2 doses per day. In each case, the maximum daily dose is approximately 400mg per day. In most cases, the dose is gradually increased until the desired treatment effect is reached. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. ...Read more
Are low doses of Xanax (alprazolam) and clonidine safe to take during short-acting opioid withdrawal? I plan on taking 1mg of Xanax (alprazolam) and 0.2mg of clonidine daily.
Is 60 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and 5 mg of Klonopin together dangerous in terms of CNS issues or a possible heart arrhythmia?
Not ideal: In general both adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 60mg and Klonopin 5mg as single doses are incredibly high doses and I would be concerned for their use in that way. I would be concerned for respiratory depression with Klonopin and would not recommend adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) let alone at that one time dose amount if there is an existing arrhythmia. Understanding why both may be needed and at those doses is indicated. Concermed ...Read more