... take it. I want to know if it's safe or what the odds are. I have read too much into the warnings and it has scared me a bit. My doc promised me it was safe. I am only to take a 50 mg tab split it and take one half in the morning and the other in the evening so it seems not to be much compared to what it says for the starting dose for most to be 100mg.
16 Jun 2009
Lopressor (metoprolol) is a very common and widely prescribed drug which has been used successfully for over thirty years. It is considered one of the safer drugs out there. Remember you have to weigh up the risk of not taking it - high blood pressure left untreated can cause lots of problems.
The dose you are on is on the lower side of normal - it is always good to start low and have your doctor increase the dose later if needed - this will also help minimize any side effects.
You will find info on Lopressor (metoprolol) at http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html
Main thing to remember taking Lopressor is that once you start taking it, you must continue to take it - regularly every day - and have regular check-ups with your doctor. Good luck.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Diagnosed with high BP 30 years ago - maintained a BP of 126/80 with medication. Since having a heart valve replacement and bypass, doctor placed me ...
1 answer • 18 Jan 2010
... pressure during a spike. My latest BP regimen is .3mg Clonidine at night she took me off the 50 mg Metropolol I was taking in the morning but ...
3 answers • 4 Jun 2013
I sometimes get tachycardia. My doctor prescribed Lopressor. My blood pressure is normal.
1 answer • 13 Jul 2013
I ran out of metoprolol and thought I could swing a couple of days until I refill my script but I need something to bring my heart rate and blood ...
1 answer • 21 Jul 2013
High Blood Pressure - Hi All, I have good news to report today when I took my blood pressure it was?
... 106/74 with a heart rate of 79... Yay! So it looks like the combination of .3 Clonidine at night half of a 50mg Metoprolol and 100mg of Losartin ...
1 answer • 8 Aug 2013