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Does metoprolol lower blood pressure?

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May Treat: · ·

Brand Names: ·

Drug Class: Beta Blockers Cardiac Selective

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

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  • 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.

What are side effects of Metoprolol Succinate?Any warnings while using Metoprolol Succinate?Does Metoprolol Succinate interact with any drugs?Is Metoprolol Succinate contraindicated for any condition?How to use Metoprolol Succinate?What if you missed a dose of Metoprolol Succinate?

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Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askHow much does metoprol lower heart rate?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.

    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.

    What are side effects of Metoprolol Succinate?Any warnings while using Metoprolol Succinate?Does Metoprolol Succinate interact with any drugs?Is Metoprolol Succinate contraindicated for any condition?How to use Metoprolol Succinate?What if you missed a dose of Metoprolol Succinate?

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

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?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 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.

    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.

    Would metoprolol help my blood pressure? Metoprolol Tartrate is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension ( high blood pressure ). It is also used to lower your risk of death or needing to be hospitalized for heart failure. Metoprolol Tartrate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

    When not to give metoprolol?

    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 is the normal dosage for metoprolol? The recommended starting dosage of metoprolol tartrate for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 100 mg once a day or 50 mg twice a day. After a week or longer, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dosage based on the blood pressure response and/or side effects or metoprolol tartrate.

    How does metoprolol affect blood pressure? Because metoprolol slows the heart rate, opens blood vessels, and lowers blood pressure, it can have many other effects on the body. Some of these include weakness, dizziness, and drowsiness.

    Is metoprolol safe to take? Metoprolol works by slowing the heart rate and dilating blood vessels. Many people take metoprolol in either its short- or long-acting forms, and it is considered generally safe if taken as prescribed. Consult your doctor before you stop taking any medications.