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Doctor insights on: What Is Metoprolol Er Tabs Used For

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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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Waling up 2 am lately BP ranges145/110 to 174/96.On diltiazem90mg2x daily and metoprolol 25mg er. Some spikes i afternoon to any input?

Waling up 2 am lately BP ranges145/110 to 174/96.On diltiazem90mg2x daily and metoprolol 25mg er. Some spikes i afternoon to any input?

Uncontrolled HTN: The combination of b-blockers and calcium channel blocker may be is not doing the job. I will add a mild diuretic or a ace inhibitor but you should always talk to your doctor. Also remember low salt high potassium diet, exercise, loose weight if overweight. There are many drug combination and every patient will react in different ways. Stay in communication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you take metoprolol ER as needed for anxiety?

Can you take metoprolol ER as needed for anxiety?

Metoprolol/anxiety: No. Metoprolol is for BP control and should be taken scheduled once or twice a day. ...Read more

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What to do if I crushed my toprol (metoprolol) XL (metroprolol er)?

What to do if I crushed my toprol (metoprolol) XL (metroprolol er)?

Don't do it again: From Astra-Zeneca (the manufacturer) "Toprol XL tablets are scored and can be divided in 2, however do not crush or chew the whole or half tablet." Don't do it again. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers in taking metoprolol ER just as needed instead of everyday? I'm taking it for anxiety

Are there any dangers in taking metoprolol ER just as needed instead of everyday? I'm taking it for anxiety

Wrong drug: Use the shortacting form: Metoprolol Tartrate - it has a faster onset of action. The ER form takes a while to work. Even better yet, use Propranolol (short acting form). It crosses the blood brain barrier more readily and is more effective. It even has an indication for "stage fright" ...Read more

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I was taking metoprolol 100 mg tart cut in half twice a day Dr changed to metoprolol er 50 mg once daily. aren't I missing 50 mg somewhere?

I was taking metoprolol 100 mg tart cut in half twice a day Dr changed to metoprolol er 50 mg once daily. aren't I missing 50 mg somewhere?

Usually the switch: would be for a daily dose equivalent. In other words 50mg twice a day would go to 100mg ER Daily. Perhaps your doctor doesn't think you need as much. Ask him/her. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i had been on metoprolol 25 ER for around seven years i had gained weight since want to change drug I am m34 please help me?

Why change?: If the medication is working and your blood pressure and/or symptoms are controlled why change? If not, depending on why you are taking the medication, your options would be different. ...Read more

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I ran out of metoprolol succ 100 mg er tablets until Wed. but found old prescription w/a couple to get me by. They expired in 2014. Will it regulate?

I ran out of metoprolol succ 100 mg er tablets until Wed. but found old prescription w/a couple to get me by. They expired in 2014. Will it regulate?

No: It s never a good idea to run out of any chronic medication. :( Get some new stock as soon as possible. :) You can not depend on any expired medication. It may be unpredictable with effect and side effects. ...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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Can taking a supplement with lipolic acid interfere with metoprolol ER 25mg?

Not a problem: These products will not interfere with each other. You can take the supplement and the metoprolol. Hopefully both will give you the effect you desire. ...Read more

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I was about 1 hour late taking my metoprolol Succ ER. Can I take it regular scheduled time tomorrow. 1/2 of a 25 mg is what I take.

Yes: Yes, one hour difference has a minimal effect on extended release form of metoprolol. So you can take it at your sch time for tomorrow. ...Read more

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Can i take metoprolol ER and Zoloft (sertraline) together?

Can i take metoprolol ER and Zoloft (sertraline) together?

Yes, with caution. : I have prescribed them together in patients but there are interactions to be considered and checked. See drugs.Com interactions checker: limited clinical data suggest that ssris may potentiate the pharmacologic effects of some beta-blockers; case reports of bradycardia and hypotension. Possible sri inhibition of 2d6 which clear metoprolol. Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac are much stronger 2d6 inhibitors. ...Read more

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I am currently taking metoprolol succ ER 100mg. i started having left chest discomfort. could it be bc of the med? should it be a concern?

Concern, not med.: Metoprolol Succinate slows the heart & lowers blood pressure, allowing more blood to fill the coronary arteries & easing the workload on the heart. All of these things should EASE chest discomfort, not worsen it. Whatever you've experienced, is it coincidence that it started while taking Metoprolol? Chest discomfort could be a concern if you don't know what caused it. TTYD or HealthTap Prime. GL! ...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