Metoprolol is a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure, heart attack, kidney problems, etc. They work by blocking the action of epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. Side effects of Metoprolol are dizziness, diarrhea, drowsiness, tiredness, etc.
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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... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have the following issues: 1) High blood pressure. 2) Obstructive sleep apnea. 3) Suspicion of atrial fibrillation. For high blood pressure (BP), you can continue taking tablet Lisinopril. Along with it, do regular exercise, lose weight, avoid alc... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old. My height is 167 cm and weight 100 kg. 11 years ago, I was diagnosed to have diabetes. The maximum score of my sugar was around 280 occasionally due to uncontrolled eating even with pills (DPP 4 and Metformin). Sometimes, I have overeating problem. My HbA1c is 6.5. My... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, is this your BSL (blood sugar level) in fasting or 2 hours after food? I would firstly like to ask you whether you exercise and follow a strict diet or not. That is the most important aspect when you have diabetes. So, please exercise for at least 30 to 45 minut... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, For two years, I have been suffering from MVP (mitral valve prolapse). Then, I have undergone ECG and TMT, but no MVP detected. But, I was advised to take the tablets given for MVP, which includes Metolac-ER 50 and Dothimax 25. Will these tablets cause any side effects? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mitral valve prolapse cannot be detected on ECG - electrocardiogram or a TMT - treadmill test unless has very advanced and causing severe problems. It can be picked up by an echocardiogram, which is a heart ultrasound. Now coming back to your medications, Dothimax (... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Probab... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old Caucasian woman, 5 feet and 11 inches, 195 lbs and semi-active. My family has a history of heart problems. My mother, eldest brother, and father are all taking Metoprolol for heart arrhythmias and my maternal grandfather died of a heart attack at 55. My father also has ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports. The Holter shows runs of ill-sustained supraventricular tachycardia, possible atrial tachycardia, and a few ventricular premature beats. Ideally, Metoprolol would be good for you. But, since you are unable to tolerate it, I sugges... Read Full »