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Toprol Xl Medication
Can I have a small amount of alcohol on the following medications:Brilinta, prilosec, Lisinopril, Toprol-xl?
Accidentally took and xtra 5mg amlodypine tab right after just took one. I also take 100mg toprol xl 2x a day. Will this xtra cause me any problems?
That a second 5 mgm will harm you however if you experience any dizziness get checked! A home blood pressure kit would be very useful (for a # of reasons) If you do not have one...get one...that way a situation like this can be easily "handled" at home....remotely (via Health Tap Prime for example....
Hope this is helpful!
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Age-56 M. On hctz and toprol xl app 6 yrs. BP WAS controlled on this, but Dr visit today 156/102. Added Cozaar. How soon can I expect a reduction?
Eat healthy food:
Consuming healthy food would reduce insulin resistance. It might help you have the doses of your medications reduced. Effects of good food can be noticed in 4-6 weeks. Read this short article for more: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/? p=429
Your medication will likely take a few days-weeks to fully show its effect. ...Read more
OK: As such nothing is safe to take during pregnancy except vitamins. Most of the medications are ok after 1st trimester of pregnancy. Toprol (metoprolol) being a beta-blocker can also slow baby's heart beats and therefore you have to have a real solid reason to take this medication and needs close fu with your OB &gyn. ...Read more
My doctor has prescribed 50mg Toprol XL in the morning and 0.1mg Clonidine at night. Is this combo safe?
Can't take toprol XL because the acid base bothers my bladder but regular metoprolol isn't controlling my high tachycardia well. Any other options?
I was taking 50mg of atenolol doctor suggested I switch to Toprol XL 50mg because the atenolol was wearing off fast. Second day on Toprol and it sucks. It takes too long to kick in I feel it's making anxiety worse. Switching back to atenolol safe?
No additional risk: You are on a lot of medication and they seem important - but do review them w/ your Dr (s) and always do when a new one is added. The melatonin adds no risk to the mix but some there already can cause moderate issues that ought not stop you but should be watched. Best wishes! ...Read more
May have acxidentally forgot to take medication for high blood pressure. It's metoprolol succinate. Office said it would be ok once. Is this true?
Yes it is true: Missing one dose is okay. You can use a pill reminder (pill box with day of week printed on it- see photo) so you are less likely to miss a dose. ...Read more
I just noticed some hair loss on far head very little. Could this be from medications? I am taking metoprolol succinate. Been on it for 14 months.
Not likely: Angela, while any side effect can theoretically happen with any drug, hair loss is not a common side effect of metoprolol. One thing you may want to check is to make sure your thyroid levels are normal as that can impact both blood pressure and hair growth. I'd suggest a call to your primary care provider ...Read more
My father is72yr hypertensive on metoprolol succinate 50 mg his body now is 150/80 his s.creatinine 1.58what other drug can I give him to control Bp.?
Can 100mg metoprolol succinate affect vision? I cut back to 50mg and it unexpectedly improved. Bp went up so I went back to 100mg and back to readers.
BP ; blurry vision: Yes, if the BP drops, you can get blurry vision. My advise check the BP ; pulse if this happens again and a significant drop in any can cause dizziness and blurry vision. Increase fluid intake and avoid abrupt changes in posture will help. Usually these symptoms will subside in few days and I usually advise my patients to start lower and increase ad long the medication is tolerated. ...Read more
Medication duration: Succinate (toprol) is the long acting form of metoprolol where as tartrate (lopressor) is the shorter acting form. Toprol can be taken once a day and Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is usually taken at least twice a day. ...Read more
I m 44years my BP is mostly coming 130/ 90-92.I m taking metoprolol succinate extended release tablets. Is it ok at this age. I felt giddines once?
No problem with your: Age but diastolic BP is still elevated so would recommend a discussion with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Although it seems paradoxical, it is sometimes prudent to use a beta-blocker at the same time as a beta-agonist. I assume that the albuterol is being used as an inhaler. If you are wheezing, and you respond to albuterol, you may benefit from inhaled albuterol (typically a short course, as other therapies are likely to be beneficial in chronic use.) there can be untoward side effects. ...Read more
Metoprolol: Tartrate is shorter acting drug than succinate so can be additive for about 12 hours if taken simultaneously. ...Read more
No: It's an irrational combination. One is long acting and the other is short acting. Use one once a day or the other twice a day. ...Read more
Different meds: Although they are both the same medicine, they are taken differently. Tartrate is a shorter acting form meant to be taking 2 or 3 times a day. Succinate is a long acting form meant to be taken once a day. To me, it doesn't make sense to be on both. ...Read more
Duration: Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release version dosed once daily, meanwhile, Metoprolol Tartrate is an immediate-release (short duration) version dosed twice daily for long-term management. Both can treat hypertension and angina (chest pain), however, succinate is also indicated for heart failure and tartrate can be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more
Duration of action: Metoprolol succinate is an extended-release version dosed once daily, meanwhile, Metoprolol Tartrate is an immediate-release (short duration) version dosed twice daily for long-term management. Both can treat hypertension and angina (chest pain), however, succinate is also indicated for heart failure and tartrate can be used to treat an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...Read more
What us the recommended dose of metoprolol succinate in af if patient had 1 degree and RBBB and using amiodarone 100 mg?
Can I take 100mg of metoprolol succinate at 10pm nightly and metoprolol tartrate 100mg at 10am the next morning once a day?
Yes you can: During the 24 hours of transition, you will go through a 12 hour period in which you effectively took 200 mg which is a standard dose for some people, but you may feel more fatigued that day. ...Read more
I am taking metoprolol succinate ER 25mg once a day for my high bp from 1 month. But now my bp is 120/80. Can I reduce dose to 12.5 mg?
No not yet: The fact that your BP is now 120/80 (normal is 130/80 or less) is because the medicine is working. Depending on your co-morbidities and age, you may be best served staying on it. 25 mg is a very very small dose, by the way. Having said that, if u want to get off of it, make a sincere effort to limit ur dietary salt intake to 2000 mg or less/day, and exercise atleast 300 min/ week. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cardiomyopothy. Prescribed metoprolol succinate 25mg. Ran out, have carvedilol 25mg old script. Can I take til I see new dr in 2 days?
Refill: Not a good idea. Call your previous physician and ask for refill. ...Read more