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User Reviews for Metoprolol

Also known as: Lopressor, Metoprolol Succinate ER, Metoprolol Tartrate, Toprol-XL

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Migraine Prevention 8 reviews 32 medications
   
9.4
Mitral Valve Prolapse 7 reviews 12 medications
   
8.4
Angina 6 reviews 127 medications
   
8.3
Heart Failure 3 reviews 117 medications
   
7.8
Supraventricular Tachycardia 39 reviews 40 medications
   
7.4
Premature Ventricular Depolarizations 6 reviews 2 medications
   
7.3
Benign Essential Tremor 3 reviews 3 medications
   
7.2
High Blood Pressure 103 reviews 262 medications
   
6.6
Atrial Fibrillation 33 reviews 40 medications
   
6.3
Heart Attack 8 reviews 120 medications
   
6.0
Summary of Metoprolol reviews 216 reviews 7.5

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "Made me feel exhausted. Could not get heart rate over 100 when exercising . Gained weight. Dr. Switched medication to lisinopril Now feel reborn."

   
1.0

Thank God I'm off it April 25, 2016

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For Angina: "I am 54 and had a stent put in with 95% blockage. I was put on Metoprolol 25mg along with atorvastatin and effient. The first month or so was tough as I had headaches, chest pains shortness of breath, etc. I think a large part of it was anxiety from a life changing surprise condition. No more headaches and anxiety is much, much better. I have a bit of shortness of breath, even when sitting at times, but I have been able to jog at the gym. Just started again this week and went 30 minute today. Overall, not sure if anything is working, but I am trying to just trust my Doctor and listen to my body. Very tough emotionally, but adjusting."

   
5.0

mistermess April 24, 2016

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I was switched from Cardevidiol after many years to metoprorol er. I have been on it for over a week and l have been experiencing severe anxiety attacks, tiredness, restlessness and hell. It really destroys my life and i am hoping dr will describe something better."

   
1.0

Tatjana A April 19, 2016

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "Hard to know if it works,i've been on it for two years following surgery,aortic valve replacement,vsd repair,maze procedure..Two month ago I had an Afib episode. When my heart feel off,this medicine helps control the symptoms but overall with the combination of losartan and warfarin, I feel,tired,depressed,I'm sun sensitive,get unexplained rashes,have a low sex drive,diarrea...considering it didn't help relapsing al I want to do is stop using it."

   
3.0

Ezphilou April 18, 2016

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I was very happy with "Betaloc CR 190 " and then they put me on ATF Metoprolol CR 190 and it is crap because if I take 1 in the morning it only lasts about 10 to 13 hours and I end up with A/Fib at night . I never ever had this trouble with Betaloc CR190"

   
3.0

Smiley Bert (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 16, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "No, not getting paid for this. First, I suffered from vicious migraine attacks since I was about 7. Migraine so severe that NOTHING would work. Finally in 2010 when I was 38 I needed stents to fix major coranary blockages. I never had a migraine since..and I used to have them about twice per week. Some have even lasted more than a week! I figure, after reading it MUST be the metoprolol...it's been 6 years. Migraine FREE. At the very least, you should try it and see for yourself..or continue suffering."

   
10

2%6890 April 10, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "Good product few minor side effects."

   
8.0

Nonoman (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 9, 2016

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "My tachycardia started in my middle 30s, and though they were rare, became more severe as i entered my middle 40's and had to ER visits requiring the injection that stops the heart-no fun and scary. After this I went to a cardiologist who gave me 50 mg Metoprolol to take as needed. I am happy that i don't have to take it daily because it does make me sluggish on the very rare times that I do-I am pleased to have a solution when these events happen and my fears of dying suddenly from a heart episode have been drastically reduced."

   
10

Robsey (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 5, 2016

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "In 2013 summertime, I have "Repair of Ascending Aortic Aneurysm" operation. The 50 mg Metoprolol is one of the main medication that help me in heart rate and hypertension. The Norvasc and Hydrochorlthadize are other medication that cannot without it . But the Diovan makes my heart uncomfortable. It took me a year to figured out.//"

   
10

Dchao55 April 3, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Been on metropolol about 5 years . Gained about 30 pounds have lost enough hair that you can see my scalp everywhere easily. Have excessive hot flashes to the point I can't house clean with out sweat dripping on my glasses and running down my back. Helps BP though. Am weaning off of it. Taking my BP twice a day. So far doing good."

kokomin (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 3, 2016

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For Angina: "I have an ascending aortic aneurysm and was put on metoprolol to help control chest pain and lower my heart rate. I've been on it 1 month and have about half a much pain and my heart rate has dropped from 100's down to 80's. Only side effected noted is mild dizziness every once in a while. I'd like to have no pain, but considering my situation that's not realistic so I'd say I'm happy with the results so far."

   
7.0

Angelina77 April 2, 2016

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I was put on this medication for trigiminis & couplets that were picked up after a 24 hr holter monitor. I have had so many side effects eg; insomnia / migraines / sexual dyfunction / sweating and possibly more. It did however stop my heart going crazy, but can't deal with side effects doctor advised I can go off them."

   
3.0

Sunshinesally (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 16, 2016

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "Worked well in lowering my blood pressure, pulse rate, even helped some with my anxiety. I've noticed no side effects, which is great because usually I find some reason to dislike drugs I am prescribed to. However I've had no issues with this."

   
10

Alex N (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 11, 2016

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For Mitral Valve Prolapse: "Having mitral valve prolapse from last 14 years , palpitation increased in last 1-2 years was put on metroporol 25 mg daily. Heart beat is 60- 110 beats but feel flurry, blurdvission"

   
7.0

Parry12345 March 10, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Nurse practitioner started me on this for high blood pressure (161/98), rapid pulse (118) and a slight murmur she heard while listening to my heart. At this exam I weighed 222. I came back in a month and was up to 233. No change in diet exercise routine, or anything. Came back a month later. She weighed me again and I was up to 238. BP was hardly changed: 155/98. She decided to take me off and get me started on a diuretic."

   
1.0

DanBrt (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "It brought the blood pressure into check, 120/75. The downside for me was ED. ONE pill of this and the party was over for a month or more. And cialis won't undo it either. This stuff has to wear off before the love life starts again. And when it does begin to work again, Spaghetti is better than you are for at least another 1-5 months. Stopped taking it and that's how long it took me to return to normal. I'm on Enalapril now. It works good too but the dang cough is driving me nuts. Looking for something else."

   
9.0

Works great, bad side effect. March 4, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was put on 50mg of Metoprolol ER after chronic neck pain pushed my blood pressure up to 200/125. The initial side effects were awful. Dizziness, nausea, chest pain, and zombie-like fatigue. I've been on it almost 8 weeks now and thankfully all of the side effects have subsided, but it did take at least 6 weeks for that to happen. Blood pressure consistently runs 125/85 now. As an added bonus, it works wonderfully for migraine prevention. I used to get 2-3 a month but have not had any since starting this medication."

   
8.0

mamabear73 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "Lowered blood pressure to acceptable level but a major side effect developed with extreme fatigue and muscle pain. These were painful enough that ability to work and perform normal life tasks were difficult."

   
5.0

bigcarmine (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I am a 70 yr old RN. I started having episodes of near-fainting around 16 yr.old (actually fainted twice). I would go to the nurse & ask to lay down-which helped, but she thought I was faking. Next episode, 25 yr old - saw cardiologist, negative EKG, no treatment. Next 2 episodes, 30 yr old, more severe, ER - negative tests. Next 5 episodes, 40-50 yr old increasing severity, ER. During the last ER visit, I heard about a new type of Doc, an electrocardiophysiologist. I wore a monitor for 6 weeks before it finally "caught" the SVT. I started on Toprol 50 mg per day. But then, I had an episode of severe low BP (80/40) - back to the ER. My new Doc said to split dose, take 25 mg AM & PM. No episodes past 20 years. I'm a happy camper !"

   
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DianeV1945 (taken for 10 years or more) February 11, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have been on metropolol XL for 4 months and my hairdresser noticed 2 large alopecia (bald) spots....one on the back of my head and one that is pink and on top of my head. I have stopped it and have an appointment with a dermatologist next week. Am scared to death that more is going to fall out! Anybody else experience bald spots?"

   
5.0

MLJones February 10, 2016

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For Premature Ventricular Depolarizations: "I'm a 50 something female and I've been taking Toprol XL 25mg once a day for about 10 years for PVC's. It has worked very well to control my racing heart that woke me up in the night. Occasionally I still feel the extra/skipped beats but they are no longer worrisome. For about the past year I have been experiencing some shortness of breath at rest. I am wondering if this is related to the medication. Does anyone have any ideas about this?"

   
8.0

TexasMomof2 February 8, 2016

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "My husband has congestive heart failure. Was admitted to hospital with fluid on hear & lungs 2 weeks ago. He had never experienced AFIB before. He has been on Atenolol for 13 years with b/p controlled. While in hospital his monitor started showing AFIB so they stopped atenolol and started Metoprelol. He has been weak for several years due to CHF. Now his is combative, not sleeping, talking in his sleep. But he remembers none of it. Is this part of the drug side affect? Or due to the fact the CHF is much worse and he is facing hard reality? Any suggestions or ideas will be helpful. Calling cardiologist tomorrow"

COWBOY818 February 8, 2016

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I am taking Metoprolol 50mg 3 times per day since the beginning of January and my heart rate is still very high137 bpm on average for a seventy one year old male previously active and in good health. When I climb stairs I am short of breath feel weaker than normal. Previous taking Digoxin 62.5mg x3/day. This controlled/capped my HR at 115bpm without side effects. So my HR has increased by comparison since starting Metoprolol. I would welcome all your comment."

   
1.0

kebbler January 31, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "After trying imitrex and tylenol and countless other medications for what seems to be hormone related migraines. Even if they worked for a short time the rebound effect was awful. I have found it very difficult to get a physician to give me a one time dosage of metropolol. One small dose cures me. American doctors refuse to give me the prescription. I finally had to go to another country to obtain the prescrption.I absolutely hate the American medical system. I pay a fortune for insurance only for them to not care for me. I am discusted by our greedy, price fixed, non caring medical system. Why can we not get rid of our awful, overpriced, ineffective medical system? Big pharma bribes physicians with fancy coventions."

   
9.0

susankkkk January 26, 2016

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I started taking 50mg and it worked well for about 6 months. Then my flutters started again from my SVT and rapid heart rate. I was switched to 100mg once a day. This med caused me to be quite tired/fatigued. In the beginning I was also dizzy but that eventually went away almost completely. The sleepiness has not gone away but it's manageable. The good it does for my heart outweighs the side effects for me."

   
8.0

SVT Mommy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 25, 2016

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