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How long after stopping 12.5 mg 2 x daily of Metoprolol will my ED begin to recover?

How long after stopping 12.5 mg 2 x daily of Metoprolol will my ED begin to recover?

There is: no way to accurately predict this even with additional information about your age, other medications, surgical history, smoking history, and social history. Metoprolol is not necessarily the culprit. I know this is not a satisfying answer but doubt you will find anyone bold enough to venture a guess. ...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


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I was told to stop taking 50 mg metoprolol 3 days before I have the rf ablation performed. What are the side effects for stopping the meds?

I was told to stop taking 50 mg metoprolol 3 days before I have the rf ablation performed. What are the side effects for stopping the meds?

Ablation : Your doctor probably asked you to to that to make it more likely for him/her to induce your arrhythmia. While is infrequent done might experience a symptomatic increase in pulse. Talk to the doctor performing the ablstiob. ...Read more

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Doctor is replacing my Atenlol 25 MG with Metoprolol 25 twice daily. I have read horror stories about abruptly stopping Atenolol. Should I be worried about abruptly stopping Atenolol even though it's being replaced with another beta blocker?

Doctor is replacing my Atenlol 25 MG with Metoprolol 25 twice daily.  I have read horror stories about abruptly stopping Atenolol.  Should I be worried about abruptly stopping Atenolol even though it's being replaced with another beta blocker?

No: No, I think because it IS within the same class of drugs that you don't need to be so concerned and your Dr is putting you on the same dosage strength as the atenolol so I think you chances of having these "horror story side effects" are very low. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Please tell me about side effects of lipitor, toprol (metoprolol) re heart and stopping meds?

Please tell me about side effects of lipitor, toprol (metoprolol) re heart and stopping meds?

Lipitor/Toprol XL: There are so many side effects of these medication that we can't enumerate here. Most common are: lipitor: muscle aches, fatigue, liver problems toprol: wekness, slow heart beat, sleep problems, sexual dysfunction, depression etc. Consult your physician about stopping medications. Without that, don't stop your medications. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura togther make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?

Please tell me, could taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura togther make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?

Discuss this issue : With ur pcp or cardiologist. Monitor your BP regularly, normally 100-140/ 60-90. Have an ekg to check for arrythmia, skip beats etc. Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=42334. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop abruptly taking 25 mg of metoprolol for 2 weeks?

Is it safe to stop abruptly taking 25 mg of metoprolol for 2 weeks?

No—> rebound effects: Metoprolol & other beta blockers should not be stopped abruptly: doing so can cause rebound hypertension, rapid heart beat, angina, heart attack (in those with coronary disease), or thyroid storm (in those with overactive thyroid). This class of drugs should be tapered gradually to prevent such rebound. ...Read more

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