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Does metoprolol cause insomnia?

A: It is always important to be aware of the side effects of a medication so you can recognize the symptoms if they occur. According to the prescribing information available for metoprolol, both headache and insomnia (sleeplessness) have been reported as side effects.

When not to give metoprolol? You should not use metoprolol if you have a serious heart problem (heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate), severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or a history of slow heart beats that caused fainting.

What are the long term effects of metoprolol? Metoprolol has no known long term side effects. It also has not harmed you in any way by taking this medication. If you have high blood pressure the medicine ought to be continued. If it was just for skipped beats, then it should be OK to slowly taper it.

Does metoprolol cause decreased libido? Sexual side effects, such as a decrease in sex drive (libido) or impotence, were not reported as either a common or rare side effect with metoprolol during these studies. Yet, clinical trials are designed to factor out many possible variables in order to understand whether the medicine works and what its possible side effects are.

Can metoprolol cause disturbed sleep? No significant CNS side-effects were reported with atenolol, but introduction of metoprolol caused a significant increase in the incidence of sleep disturbance (p less than 0.01) and restless nights (p less than 0.05), as well as failure to achieve satisfactory sexual intercourse (p less than 0.05).

Precautions

Precautions

  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • May take with or without food
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • May take with or without food
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Take doses regularly, even when feeling well
  • May mask signs of low blood sugar in diabetics
  • Check pulse and blood pressure. Share with MD.

  • For capsule sprinkle, extended release 24 hr products : Do not chew or crush. Swallow whole or sprinkle on teaspoon of soft food.
  • For tablet, extended release 24 hr products : Do not chew or crush. OK to split tablet if scored. Tell Dr/dentist on drug prior to any surgery.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?Can you suddenly stop taking metoprolol? Do not stop taking Metoprolol all of a sudden. If you do, you may experience worse chest pain, a jump in blood pressure, or even have a heart attack. Stopping metoprolol is not recommended.

What are the long term effects of metoprolol? Metoprolol has no known long term side effects. It also has not harmed you in any way by taking this medication. If you have high blood pressure the medicine ought to be continued. If it was just for skipped beats, then it should be OK to slowly taper it.

How much does metoprol lower heart rate? There was no correlation between the plasma levels and the effect on the systolic blood pressure. Both doses of metoprolol markedly reduced the heart rate after the single dose as well as at steady state.

What are the signs of an overdose of metoprolol? Investigations. Poisoning due to an overdose of metoprolol may lead to severe hypotension, sinus bradycardia, atrioventricular block, heart failure, cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest, bronchospasm, impairment of consciousness, coma, nausea, vomiting, cyanosis, hypoglycaemia and, occasionally, hyperkalaemia.