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How much would be considered a "massive" overdose of metoprolol? I mixed up 2 of my meds and met have taken upwards of 2500mg...

How much would be considered a "massive" overdose of metoprolol?  I mixed up 2 of my meds and met have taken upwards of 2500mg...

If true call 911 now: If the dose you actually took was anywhere close to 2,500 mg (a LOT of tablets), then you will need medical attention now to ensure that your heart rate and blood pressure continue to supply your organs with blood and oxygen. Anything above the 400 mg range is enough to be considered toxic. Either way, if you took more than you were supposed to, you should be under close observation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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What could happen if you overdosed on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Metoprolol overdose?

Low heart rate: Low heart rate and some lowering of blood pressure could occur if too much metoprolol were ingested. However, there is a wide therapeutic window; therefore, an overdose is rare. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for metoprolol overdose?

What is the treatment for metoprolol overdose?

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. Usually supportive IV fluids and or Atropine if low heart rate or low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How much toprol (metoprolol) XL is an overdose of it?

How much toprol (metoprolol) XL is an overdose of it?

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

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What is the treatment for toprol (metoprolol) XL overdose?

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

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How much does metoprolol cost?

How much does metoprolol cost?

Go generic: Generic metoprolol, whether you get the extended release form (er) or short acting, is equivalent to the branded versions. Don't spend the extra money. If you have a drug plan, this will certainly be covered as a low cost co-pay. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more