... he now has?
Metoprolol - My husband has had type one diabetes for over twenty years. Because it was uncontrolled
- 3 Jun 2015 by jendan
- 18 Jun 2015
- high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, type 1, metoprolol
Added 4 Jun 2015:
Because it was uncontrolled he now has kidney failure and is on dialysis. He was not taking his meds correctly, and his BP was extremely high, 240/104. He had a heart attack right before Christmas. After being out of the hospital they put him on a ton of BP meds, clonidine, amlodapine, minoxidol, losartan and metoprolol. He has been taking his meds and his BP, both numbers, are always under 100. But he also has ED.
A couple months back, due to a pharmacy mistake, he didn't get the metoprolol filled. And because his BP was still low we figured it was okay. But we recently went to the doctors to find a reason for his ED and she told us he had to go back on it because he had a heart attack. Frustrating, because metoprolol was a drug listed that causes ED. We are currently getting him off clonidine, which is listed as a culprit also.
So why does he HAVE to be on this drug? His heart attack was caused by his extreme BP, he is not over weight or have high cholesterol. Before the kidney failure his BP was always fine.
It is frustrating that the doctor insists he be on this drug, when it could be causing his ED. He is 38 and this is extremely frustrating for him and me.
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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