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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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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 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 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 »

I am having multiple awakening nightmares after taking Metoprolol. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I continued to have multiple nightmares for four months after initiating Metoprolol 25 mg daily that awakened me every night two to four times with elevated heart rate (120 to 167 bpm that takes 15 to 30 minutes to resolve) and extreme fear, shaking, sweaty palms. I stopped taking Metop...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Beta-blockers like Metoprolol (Microcrystalline and Maize starch) and Propranolol (Microcrystalline cellulose and Methylcellulose) have been shown to improve nightmares and panic attacks. In my opinion, it was not the...  Read Full »

Will taking Toprol 25 for tachycardia cause any side effect?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a cardiologist and he found me with tachycardia. But he never says where he found that. Reality is I have tachycardia every day mostly 11 to 4 PM. He gave a medication Toprol 25. But I fear the side effect and that I am having asthma. I have my studies done if you want to ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me your ECG (electrocardiogram) and other test reports so that I may guide you better. If you are asthmatic and have tachycardia, Nebivolol is better than Metoprolol, yet I want to check your reports to devise a proper plan for your treatment.  Read Full »

What causes severe heart palpitations in a 20-year-old man?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old healthy young man. I do not drink or smoke but I do work a lot. I work for 60 hours actually and just moved out of my house with my family. I got my own new place as well as trying to maintain a relationship with my current girlfriend. I do not really have any health ...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All the tests are fine. The cardiologist said your heart is normal. So, you do not have to worry. Tablet Metoprolol has been given for symptomatic relief for your palpitation. Prob...  Read Full »

How to quickly and safely reduce high blood pressure?

Query: I am a 51-year-old female. Height 5'4" weight 162. Yesterday evening, while in a stressful situation my face became hot & flushed. Assumed it was stress and possible first menopausal hot flash. This morning I woke up still hot, flashed, and my skin is tingling. That's also when I realized I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Afifa Nighat

Answer: Hello welcome to icliniq! hope you're doing well! I have read your history and with this precise history number of factors can be responsible like as you mentioned such as emotional stress, menopausal, medication use pr thermoregulatory response. Menopausal flashes typically lasts for 3-5 minute...  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 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 »

Please advise on how to stop taking Metoprolol safely.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 49-year-old male. My height is 6'1", and my weight is 309 lbs. I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have had atrial fibrillation in the past, but that was related to alcohol withdrawal. I quit alcohol four years ago. I have also started to eat healthy, trying to exercise, an...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have the following issues such as High blood pressure, Obstructive sleep apnea, and Suspicion of atrial fibrillation. For high blood pressure (BP), you can continue taking tablet Lisinopril. Along with it, do regular exercise, lose weight, avoid alcohol, sleep we...  Read Full »

I take a tablet of Metoprolol only when I feel my blood pressure is high. Is it fine to do that?

Query: Hello doctor,I am using Metoprolol 50 mg. Early today I felt I am having high blood pressure and after that, I took a Metoprolol. Is it fine to take Metoprolol during my high blood pressure? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Y. Siva Roja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You mentioned that you felt like having high blood pressure, have you been diagnosed with blood pressure? If yes, how long back? Do you take Metoprolol daily or only when you feel like you are having high blood pressure? Though it is fine if you take Metoprolol for h...  Read Full »

I feel something stuck on the right back of my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, The back of my tongue on the right side has been bothering me for the last few days. That side seems slightly red and irritated. I am 33 years old. I never smoke, rarely drink (maybe four times a year), and no HPV. I am currently taking Metoprolol.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tongue look fine. What is bothering you? Is there pain or irritation? There seems to be no inflammation as such. Some spots seen on the side of the tongue are normal soft mucosa of the t...  Read Full »

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