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Could you explain why I should trust Metoprolol for high blood pressure? Are there any alternative medications that you would recommend?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Trust?

Trust is a discussion that you should have w/your Family Doc.
Metoprolol is one of several beta blockers approved to lower blood pressure & slow down heart rate but at risk of making you feel tired or preventing athletes from reaching peak performance. Other drug classes for hypertension include ACE inhibitors (and cousin ARB), calcium channel blockers & diuretics. Check out http://goo.gl/ck2jlj

In brief: Trust?

Trust is a discussion that you should have w/your Family Doc.
Metoprolol is one of several beta blockers approved to lower blood pressure & slow down heart rate but at risk of making you feel tired or preventing athletes from reaching peak performance. Other drug classes for hypertension include ACE inhibitors (and cousin ARB), calcium channel blockers & diuretics. Check out http://goo.gl/ck2jlj
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