and do u know of any cases where someone have had a heart attack while on metoprolol and can u ever be off it?
Hi, i don't know anyone personally that has had a heart attack from taking this med but some of the more serious side effects do point to the possibility of having one. Such as the following; difficulty breathing, chest tightness, chest pain, fast slow or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, wheezing and fatigue. Obviously this medication is put in place to prevent heart attack though and although some of the side effects sound quite scary, it is mandatory for drug manufacturers to list any symptoms that had been reported. It might be extremely rare to suffer these. There are other treatments if you are worried about this med but i think the best thing to do is discuss you concerns with your doctor and go from there... Good luck
Metroprolol is a beta blocker for high blood pressure which can help reduce the chance of a heart attack. It can be used to lower heart rate for defib & so on. It should not cause a heart attack. Did or do you have other problems with your heart such as hardening of the arteries, valve problems, or thickening (from high cholesterol) of the arteries such as blockage? This would more likely cause a heart attack. Also a congenital disease(being born with it) could have caused it. If you are seeing a heart specialist, & it is their contention you should remain on the medication, I would take their advice. Do you take any other heart meds? What is your age, & general health condition? More answerrs would help answer your question...
No, I was taking 100 mg of Metoprolol and last year I had a massive heart attack. Had I not been taking the metoprolol I wouldn't have made it,and I was taken off of it because of the weaken state my heart was left in. Not from the medication but because of how long I had been having the heart attack.
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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