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Metoprolol

Metoprolol belongs to the beta blockers group of drugs. It is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and angina. They are commercially available under the brand name Lopressor and Toprol XL.

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Can Metoprolol be used for anxiety?

Query: Dear doctor, I am on longtime BP medicines, Metoprolol 50 mg and Losartan 80 mg once a day for two years. My BP went up to 145/100 often in the last month. I got a new medication from my doctor, Irbesartan 150 mg and Metoprolol 50 mg once a day. Now the BP is excellent, over the day 125/85. Pulse ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me tell you very clearly that, Metoprolol is the drug of choice, not just for hypertension but it has shown to have mortality benefits to cardiac patients. It helps for that purpose by : Reducing cardiac remodeling. Controlling heart rate. So, I would suggest ...  Read Full »

Why is there gushing and thumping feel in the chest even after taking medication?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently my thyroid went up and since then, I have been feeling a gushing and thumping feeling in my chest that only happens at night. The feeling is in my upper chest. It lasts for two hours off and on. The doctor put me on Metoprolol tartrate 25 mg. He told me to cut the pill in h...  Read Full »


Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have some trouble downloading your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your symptoms, that you have been taking Metoprolol for palpitation in your chest. I can just give you some advice in terms of these symptoms. Consume ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my father’s high blood pressure. Help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am concerned about my father’s health. He has been dealing with high blood pressure for the past three years and is not able to recover or normalize his blood pressure. He has been taking Metoprolol. I am worried about the potential complications of BP, and I want to do everything I...  Read Full »


Dr. Dheeraj Kela

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.With isometric exercises, you are contracting a set of muscles without moving your joints or limbs. Wall sits, where you hold yourself in a seated position with your back against a wall, and planks, where you hold what looks like a push-up position, are fairly common iso...  Read Full »

Why did the doctor suggest consulting an endocrinologist for my mother's weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is complaining about headaches and burning sensation in the eyes. She has put on weight as well and recently she started complaining about pain in the right leg heel. So, I took her to an orthopedic doctor. He asked her about her menstrual cycle and when she replied that it has sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be due to her stopping of periods called menopause. During this period there occur hormonal changes, which causes these symptoms. I recommend her to get the following tests done and revert back. Serum estradiol. Serum vitamin D3 levels.   Read Full »

Kindly evaluate the cardiac drugs of my father for heart attack.

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently had a heart attack and a stroke. Then had two heart valves repaired and they want to put a stent in. His list of medications does not seem to make sense and although he loves his cardiologist. I do not think he is paying enough attention. I am in the medical field an...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let us evaluate all medications your father is receiving. Diagnosis: Valvotomy, CAD with MI (coronary artery disease with myocardial infarction) and CVA (cerebrovascular accident) (recovered). Tablet Metoprolol is essential in patients with heart attacks as it slows the...  Read Full »

I suffer from irregular heart rates despite medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My heart rate exhibits irregular fluctuations. I am prescribed Amlodipine 5 mg, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg, and Metoprolol 25 mg. I researched and found that Metoprolol has contraindications with both Amlodipine and Hydrochlorothiazide. Over the past five days, I have consulted four doc...  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We feel glad that you reached out to us. Based on your symptoms, you may be dealing with a metabolic syndrome, given the observed low levels of potassium and sodium along with dehydration. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions, including high blood pressure, el...  Read Full »

Can my lack of excitement after masturbation be due to Metoprolol?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am taking Metoprolol succinate for three months for viral infection. My cardiologist said that the viral infection is almost gone, but I should keep taking the Metoprolol succinate for three more months that is overall six six months. Initially, I had 50 mg, and now h...  Read Full »


Dr. Alon Seifan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metoprolol will block the autonomic nervous system, which is the fight and flight response or the rest and digest response that we have when we get excited or relaxed. Feeling chills on our body is also controlled by the autonomic nervous system. So, it makes sense to me...  Read Full »

Can I take extra Metoprolol to control my increased heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor,I am on Metoprolol for CHF. I have got a usual heart rate of 60 to 65 BPM, but tonight my HR is at 90 to 95 BPM. May I take extra Metoprolol to control my HR.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At first, sit for 5 to 10 minutes comfortably, calm yourself, and recheck your pulse rate. It is not immediately life-threatening to have a heart rate in the range of 90 to 95 bpm with no symptoms. However, if you take an extra dose of Metoprolol, BP may go down as w...  Read Full »

Is uneasiness due to my BP reading lower than usual?

Query: Hi doctor, Every time my blood pressure will be in the range of 160/110 mmHg or 150/100 mmHg. But, today, it is 90/70 mmHg. I am feeling uneasy and uncomfortable. Previously, I had angio twice, and it was all right. I am currently on Coversyl Dytor, Ecosprin, Rosuvastatin, Starpress and Vertin. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.How much Coversyl (Perindopril) and Starpress (Metoprolol) you are taking? Have you confirmed the readings twice? If your bp is low, then you certainly need to reduce the dosage of eiether Coversyl or Starpress. Let me know the dosage so that we can modify it. Also, mon...  Read Full »

Why did my mother's blood pressure suddenly increase?

Query: Hello doctor, My 60 year old mom is a diabetic. Her blood sugars are 100 in fasting and 140 in random. She is also hypertensive. Her BP is usually under control, but from the last few days, it shot up to 180/80. She is taking Tenormin 20 mg. Kindly tell me what I should do. She is feeling well other...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Now, the priority is to control the blood pressure (BP). So, her BP medicine needs to be hiked. She needs to be on a medicine like Metoprolol. So, you can get this medicine prescribed. The BP needs to be controlled even if she is not having any symptoms. Also try to f...  Read Full »

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