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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

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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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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Toprol (metoprolol) and the side effects?

Toprol (metoprolol) and the side effects?

Possible side effect: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc to see if benefits>risks. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of metoprolol?

What are common side effects of metoprolol?

Fatigue: Most common side effect is fatigue. It is a blood pressure medicine, so if it is too strong a dose for you, it can cause low blood pressure. This may make ou feel dizzy, tired, or fainty. It typically slows the heart rate, so an excessively slow heart rate may result. It can cause erectile dysfunction in men. It may cause unusual dreams or depression. ...Read more

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Does toprol (metoprolol) have unwanted side effects?

Does toprol (metoprolol) have unwanted side effects?

Possibly: All meds (& supplements) have possibility of side effects. Poss side effects of toprol (metoprolol) include: sexual dysfunction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, & dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doctor about whether the potential benefits outweigh potential risks. ...Read more

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How many days do you have to be on metoprolol for side effects?

Metoprolol: Side effects vary from person to person could be any where from first dose to later on. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of taking 25mg metoprolol every day?

What are the long term side effects of taking 25mg metoprolol every day?

Safe: This is a safe low dose. It can cause transient temporary dizziness or tired ness- which will disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine, ...Read more

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Could metoprolol give me side effects 2 months after bring prescribed to it?

Could metoprolol give me side effects 2 months after bring prescribed to it?

Varies per person: The way each person responds to medication varies, but yes it is possible to get side effects after being on the medication for months. Usually we would hope that your body will adjust and that the side effects will decrease. Did your doctor increase your dose? Are you taking it consistently? If the side effects are bothersome, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience intolerable side effects while taking metoprolol? What are the alternatives?

Metoprolol: Any drug can have side effects. Discuss with your doctor, there are likely alternative drugs for the condition the metoprolol was prescribed for you. Doc can also evaluate if its really the metoprolol causing the effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking Belviq (lorcaserin) and metoprolol together?

No interactions: Nothing really. No interactions between the two drugs. ...Read more

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Typically, between propranolol & toprol (metoprolol) which is safer & has less long term side effects?

Toprol (metoprolol) but: Propanalol may be the preferable drug for certain diagnoses. U r md knows, please check with him. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of metoprolol succ ER in adult males?

What are the side effects of metoprolol succ ER in adult males?

Side effects: Possibly the most concerning side effect is sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction. Other side effects of beta-blockers include: HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker is used leading to shortness of breath; bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects for toprol (metoprolol)? Is headache and weigh gain side effects

What are some of the side effects for toprol (metoprolol)? Is headache and weigh gain side effects

Yes: Toprol (metoprolol) a bbeta blocker can cause weight gain and headaches. In general headaches improve after 2 to 3 weeks. Weight gain is just finding a balance of caloric burn / intake ...Read more

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My metoprolol tart 25mg went from a tiny orange pill to a bigger sized white pill could that be causing side effects? Why did the look change?

Different generic: Your pharmacist probably switched brands of metoprolol. However, I would recommend that you make sure you got metoprolol and not another drug by mistake. To make sure that you got the right drug, you can use one of several pill identifier websites such as : http://www. Drugs. Com/imprints. Php. If you did get the correct medication, sometimes there can be some variability in the actual potency. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking lisinopril and metoprolol together?

Drug interactions: There is no incidence of increased side affects (sa) taking Lisinopril (l) and metoprolol (m) together, l can cause a cough, which is non-productive, and can cause, in rare cases, swelling of the lips. M can cause a slow pulse rate and can cause some erectile dysfunction. Using both of these agents to treat hypertension does not increase the frequency of the sa's of either drug. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of coming off of metoprolol tartrate?

Slowly: This should be titrate downward slowly under a physician's supervision. ...Read more

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How good bystolic vs propranolol, toprol (metoprolol) or other bb medicines? Benefits or side effects please? Thanks

How good bystolic vs propranolol, toprol (metoprolol) or other bb medicines? Benefits or side effects please? Thanks

Most beta specific: Bystolic (nebivolol) is the beta blocker with the most b-1 receptor specificity. As a result it doesn't have as much side effects. Less fatigue and less impotence. ...Read more

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Afraid to take a beta blocker med - I am concern about side effects 25 mgs of metoprolol ER for hrt race. HR up/down 2day, hrt r been ok till 2day.?

Side effects minimal: 25mg metoprolol is a low dose and should cause minimal if any side effects but should be effective for heart racing. I take 100mg daily for high blood pressure and have no noticeable side effects. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Metoprolol side effects, is this medicine or methotrexate increased LDL cholesterol?

Wouldn't blame meds: I would think more likely it would be dietary or genetic factors affecting an LDL cholesterol. True, the metoprolol could adversely affect the lipid profile but I think it's relatively unlikely. I would recc talking to your doctor about it more. There are other options for blood pressure management out there.
Take care. ...Read more

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Hello what are the side effects on taking lisinopril 40mg and metoprolol 25mg? I am supposed to start tomorrow but it seems a high dose.

Hello what are the side effects on taking lisinopril 40mg and metoprolol 25mg? I am supposed to start tomorrow but it seems a high dose.

Have Faith!,: All melds could potentially have side effects, concentrate in the good benefits of lowering the BP, and not on side effects. I would take the lisinopril in am and the metoprolol at night, so to prevent bottoming down on BP. If asthmatic, may cause wheezing, feeling tire and slow, a skin rash, but for the most part, these are well tolerated. Good Luck, chart your BP twice daily, while on these, Best
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Can I take my beta blockers (metoprolol 12, 5 mg) daily together with my much needed paroxetine (20 mg daily)? Any side effects or something else? TU

Ok with caution: The combination can increase the effect of metoprolol by slowing its metabolism (breakdown) in the liver. Too much metoprolol can cause low blood pressure and low heart rate, with dizziness or fainting as a result. However, 12.5 mg of metoprolol is a low dose, so your doctor may have already taken this into account, & is counting on the paroxetine to increase the beta blocker's effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is the usual maintenance does of amiodarone to avoid side effects my father take 300mg of it and metoprolol 65mg is it to much esp his Hr (47-55)?

What is the usual maintenance does of amiodarone to avoid side effects my father take 300mg of it and metoprolol 65mg is it to much esp his Hr (47-55)?

The answer: To your question...is a question. IF your father is NOT HAVING SIDE EFFECTS and his Blood Pressure is UNDER CONTROL....why "mess" with the medications?

THERE ARE NO "HARD AND FAST RULES! " about DOSAGE...v side effects. ...in the chemical control of Hypertension!
I hope this helps!
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Have been metoprolol tartrate for a month. Terrible side effects and I'm going to begin weaning off. Taking 50mgs a day, what is the best step down?

No need: There is no need to taper off. One just can stop this medication. But, your physician should be part of the process so that the right treatment with another medication can be instituted. ...Read more

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I was on Atenolol 50mg daily. Doctor switching me to Toprol (metoprolol) XL 25mg. Bad side effects with atenolol. Is this equivalent? What should I expect?

I was on Atenolol 50mg daily. Doctor switching me to Toprol (metoprolol) XL 25mg. Bad side effects with atenolol. Is this equivalent? What should I expect?

Resolution of sympto: STOP 2ND GUESSING EVERYTHING THAT UR DOCTOR DOES! I assume u explained what "bad side effect" atenolol was causing to ur doctor (there's no description here). I also assume the side effect was from low BP. Toprol (metoprolol) XL is a longer-acting pill (that's y "XL"). It's also @a lower equivalent dose. So it shdn't drop the BP as much, & lasts longer (wears off slower) so u shd be covered for the entire day. ...Read more

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Can you explain why Metoprolol for high blood pressure is worth the side effects?

Co- morbidities: In a young, healthy and perhaps active 19 year old, beta blocker would not be my 1st choice antihypertensive. It can make one feel "held back" when exercising for eg. Having said that, if one also has palpitations, then good option. While ACC guide diuretic as first line, that too can be annoyance. An Ace inhibitor would be first choice after lifestyle changes failed. Medicine last resort. ...Read more