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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