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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Can be: Yes. All meds are safe if used properly and with frequent monitoring by your doctor. S/he also needs to know all your meds including otc, herbs, alternative meds, and vitamins that you use to make sure there are no interactions as well as all medical conditions, including past ones. ...Read more

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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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Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years i gain weight a lot so now i want to switch another drug please help me?

Iam m 34 and I am on metoprolol 25since seven years i gain weight a lot so now i want to switch another drug please help me?

Not likely from med: I don't think your weight gain is from metoprolol . Consult dietitian or discuss with your doctor for labs and further testings ...Read more

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Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Has anyone had bad effects mixing alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Alcohol: Can have an additive effect with beta blockers causing a further lowering of blood pressure. Also, both alcohol (more strongly) and beta blockers like toprol (metoprolol) (less strongly) can cause depression. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to mix alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Is it dangerous to mix alcohol with the drug toprol (metoprolol)?

Yes: Mixing drugs and alcohol is dangerous and never is a good idea. Alcohol might add to drowsiness that you might experience while taking this medication. In some cases, alcohol might decrease the effectiveness of medication. Rule of thumb: don't mix medicine and alcohol -- it's safer that way. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between ondansetron and metoprolol?

Drug interactions between ondansetron and metoprolol?

See below: There are no reported drug interactions between these 2 drugs. This doesn't mean that interactions does not exist. If you feel anything unusual contact your medical provider for further management. ...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?

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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Prescribed metoprolol tartate 25mg, 3x a day as needed for pvc's. What does "as needed" really imply? Isn't that a drug that needs consistency?

Prescribed metoprolol tartate 25mg, 3x a day as needed for pvc's. What does "as needed" really imply? Isn't that a drug that needs consistency?

benign: It means that you have a benign arrhythmia and that the drug wasn't prescribed for safety. It was prescribed to diminish your symptoms. If you have symptoms, take it 3x a day. When your symptoms abate, you can stop taking it. ...Read more

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My new cardio wants to switch me from nadolol to metoprolol for my increase HR. Do other md prefer one over the other. He said it's the preferred drug?

My new cardio wants to switch me from nadolol to metoprolol for my increase HR. Do other md prefer one over the other. He said it's the preferred drug?

Agree : Nadalol is B1 and B2 blocker whereas metoprolol is B2 and more heart selective. So if the goal is max heart effect then metoprolol is the way to go. You may tolerate it better. ...Read more

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Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

Could the drugs toprol, (metoprolol) isosorbide, and lotensin create dehydration in the human body?

See below: Not likely by themselves, look if there are diuretics such as Furosemide included in your other medications, or combined hydrochlorothiazide combined with your medications. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between tamsulosin and metoprolol? And interactions between tamsulosin and gyberide/metformin?

Dizziness: Tamsulosin should not interact with glyburide or metformin. The drug is known to cause potential dizziness or aesthenia (feelings of weakness) and if you are on metoprolol for high blood pressure these are side effects to watch out for. Also tamsilosin can cause "floppy iris syndrome" so need to inform opthomologist if any eye surgery is planned in future. ...Read more

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Is metoprolol XL 47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?

Is metoprolol XL  47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?

Yes: Metoprolol 47.5 mg?. How do you get that dose?.It comes in 25 mg or 50mg, if you do 1 and1/2 it will be 37.5 mg. With micardis, (telmisartan) yes it is a decent combination if it works. ...Read more

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Iam a med stu , plz doctor i need detail about : 1- atropine poisning ,, and the interaction between bethancol and metoprolol drug .

Iam a med stu , plz doctor i need detail about : 1- atropine poisning ,, and the interaction between bethancol and metoprolol drug .

Dry as a bone: mad as a hatter, and....and....lazy a 19 year old medical student. No I am not going to give you details about these important agents.....you need to look it up, make notes and remember not only what you have read but the source of the information so you can develop what is called "source memory". That way you can become more than a doctor....you can become a scholar and a "kick ass" doctor. ...Read more

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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Which one of these drugs can not be treatment for asthma-- metoprolol, or zafirlukast.?

Which one of these drugs can not be treatment for asthma-- metoprolol, or zafirlukast.?

Metoprolol: This is a beta blocker used to slow your heart rate. It has the potential to make asthma worse. Zafurlukast is an oral drug used to treat asthma. ...Read more