Interactions between your selected drugs
metoprolol ↔ timolol
Applies to: metoprolol, Istalol (timolol ophthalmic)
Using metoprolol together with timolol ophthalmic can increase the blood levels or add to the side effects of either medication. This can cause a slow heartbeat, a change in intraocular pressure, headaches, dizziness, or feeling like you might pass out. If you use both medications together, tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. You may need a dose adjustment or need your blood pressure checked more often if you use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
metoprolol interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
Istalol (timolol ophthalmic) interacts with more than 200 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
metoprolol ↔ food
Applies to: metoprolol
Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
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