Has anyone ever taken metoprolol tartrate for anxiety? I used to take it for my high blood pressure but I no longer needed it I haven't taken it for about 3 years and I noticed while I was taking it my anxiety went away and when I stopped it came back. My doctor prescribed it to me again but this time only to treat my anxiety. I don't have high blood pressure anymore so I'm kinda scared to take it. I will only be taking half of a 25mg in the morning and the other half before bed. I am worried if I haven't taken it for so long if I would have side effects because when I first took it, I didn't get any side effects?
"Like many other beta blockers, metoprolol is sometimes used off-label to control anxiety, including occasional performance anxiety and various anxiety disorders."
I take metoprolol tartrate 50mg for my blood pressure, if you don't have high blood pressure, then you should not take it until you talk to your doctor, if you take it, it could possibly put your blood pressure to low, not good, I've never heard of anyone taking it for anxiety, I would think, and this is my opinion, if someone took it for anxiety, it could lead to the problems of low blood pressure like I mentioned before, you should definitely talk to your doctor before you take it, I hope this helps some, it's better to be safe than sorry on that type of medication.
I've been on metoprolol for over 10 years. It does lower my blood pressure, but I check it every day and cut back if it gets too low (I'm on 125-150 mg/day). It really has helped a lot with anxiety.
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