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I am 24 on metoprolol for my heart rate. My doctor said I could take ibuprofen with metoprolol but from what I've heard from others you should not. Ca?

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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: With caution

Ibuprofen an NSAID, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, can reduce the effectiveness of the bp lowering effect of metoprolol, probably less on heart rate, especially when taken for more than a week.
4 a day or 2 probably much less likely to cause a problem.Discuss with ur doc again b4 starting to use the drug. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer wen taken in prescribed doses. Any med overdone -> problems.Good luck.

In brief: With caution

Ibuprofen an NSAID, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, can reduce the effectiveness of the bp lowering effect of metoprolol, probably less on heart rate, especially when taken for more than a week.
4 a day or 2 probably much less likely to cause a problem.Discuss with ur doc again b4 starting to use the drug. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer wen taken in prescribed doses. Any med overdone -> problems.Good luck.
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