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User Reviews for Metoprolol

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

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I take 100mg twice a day with no issues since I was found with atrial fibrillation. Before I was taking Coreq and my resting heartbeat was always 43, now with this medicine it's 45 to 50 and my cardiologist says all is fine have a pacemaker and defibrillator."

   
9.0

EDDIE, CALIFORNIA (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 13, 2017

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I have SVT and high blood pressure. After 10 years the dr. switched me to Metoprolol from Atenolol. The medication works great with one caveat - you MUST check which brand you're getting. The dr. changed my dosage, which resulted in different dosage pills. Suddenly my blood pressure jumped and my heart was beating erratically, chest pains (which I've never had), and I was constantly worn out. I checked the brands of the former medications and the new and found they were different. I switched back to the old meds at the new dosage for a couple of days and within 1 day my blood pressure dropped 20 points and I felt back to normal. Now the pharmacy special orders the Mylan brand, as the Aurobindo doesn't work at all."

   
8.0

Crosswind (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 10, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "Lowered resting beats per mminute but did not affect rhythm."

   
4.0

Gorman1969 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 9, 2017

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I've only been on this med for three weeks; my b/p seems to be adjusting how ever it's normal or low at bedtime for example (110/46) (118/60) in the morning when I take it it's (178/90) 188/84) as the goes on it drops to (142/68) strange things happen to our bodies as we age .I'm going to continue taking it to see if my pressure become adjusted after three months I'll check the progress."

   
8.0

Loke (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2017

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Lopressor (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I'v'e been taking Lopressor, 100mg, 1 tab twice daily for more years than I can remember... probably 20 or so, for hypertension. It seems, together with 2 other meds, i.e. dyazide and Altace, aka Ramipril, an ACE Inhibitor. they usually give me good BP readings. Recently, and I think it was more to do with dehydration... I had 2 SVT attacks within 60 or so days of each other.... and, again, if anything the lopressor probably did its best to prevent them... but it can't do everything. In short, this drug has been around a long time, and is a time-tested Beta Blocker."

NathanielA (taken for 10 years or more) October 30, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I've had zero issue's taking 25mg once daily in the morning and I haven't had an episode since I began. I've seen the posts about weight gain and loss of energy but haven't experienced any of that."

   
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BU86 (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 29, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "Prescribed 50mg of metoprolol a year ago for afib and about to go up to 100mg since my heart rate tends to stay around 90. Absolutely no side effects. Working on diet and losing weight. No weight gain due to the drug. Energy up and I don't feel effects of fib. Life is good!"

macfudd (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 16, 2017

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "Bad medication. This medication should be banned based on my personal experience with it. Caused heart murmur and severe tachycardia, heart thumping, heart fluttering as well as raising my blood pressure. Causes muscle weakness, muscle tightness, throbbing pains throughout body and in joints and muscles. Caused labored and irregular breathing, hand and feet numbness and tingling as well as numbness throughout body. This medication will put you to sleep as well. I noticed this medication began to wear off after approximately 4-5 hours. This medication is addictive as well and has a sedating effect too. Dangerous medication; don't use."

MBocca (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 14, 2017

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol) for Heart Attack: "Had a quintuple bypass surgery in August 2015 following a massive heart attack in May of 2015, during which I "died" for three minutes immediately after arriving at the ER. I had suffered severe chest pain for two hours before going to the ER, which was stupid of me. I have been on Metoprolol Tartrate for 2.5 years now. 25 mg. twice daily. It seems to work fine, as my blood pressure is consistently around 116 over 64, and my heart rate is 54 BPM at last check-up two months ago. Before my heart attack, it was around 150 over 80, so a vast improvement there. I also am on a low dose (10 mg. daily) of Lisinopril, so that may help as well. The only side effect I am experiencing is severe exhaustion following a 10-hour shift at work. Age 57."

   
9.0

Giles Habibula (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 13, 2017

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) in March 17. I'm a 53 yo male. Always had higher heart rate and family history of high blood pressure. I could actually feel the TIA coming on over a few weeks, but I'm a tough guy. Several drugs tried and failed. Lisinipril damn near killed me with blood pressure of 175/133. Read a lot and switched to Toprol XL, no generic!!!! I take 50mg at night slow release. Feel great and few side effects. Pressures are good and heart rate is down. Sex still works and anxiety is cut in half. Good stuff. Takes a 1-2 week adjustment period. Relax and let it work."

   
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Deano12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 7, 2017

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I'm supposed to take this medication for my blood pressure but a year and half later the pressure is still the same even though doctor increase the dose from 50 to 100 mg. Seems like the doctor care more about my heart rate (that is Lower than before so is working), but my blood pressure is ever the same, especially the night time is ever 8 around 85/140 (sometimes 150 or 160). I told this many times but he still thinking about the BPM..so at the end the BPM decrease but not the blood pressure so is working 50/50. PS I gained more than 10lb after using the metoprolol"

   
7.0

ABarbato October 3, 2017

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "Went to have foot injury x-rayed at urgent care, and spiked a blood pressure of 195/110 maybe due to pain.Was given this by IV in the ER, then pills for 3-4 nights at home. It lowered my b.p. by like 20 points/day, and I was fine for 2 days, but then had episodes of exhaustion to the point where I had to lie on the couch for hours to recover from simple housework like washing pots. Was also short of breath like I'd run 5 miles. Swallowing felt weird. Got disoriented while driving. It's a 9 on effectiveness, but can't tolerate the side effects. Am 63/F."

   
9.0

Rocky74 (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2017

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For Migraine Prevention: "After 32 years of almost daily migraine headaches I have been migraine free since taking 25 mg of Metoprolol daily."

   
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JonCCS September 25, 2017

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For Migraine Prevention: "I had a neck fusion 10 years ago from an auto accident. Then hit my head on a cabinet and crushed my surgical site and herniated 2 more discs. I'm much better now 10 years later but with a high stress day, I get muscle spasms in my neck and horrible headaches. I've been sick for 3 days with neck pain and headache, with nausea. I've been on pain pill, Tramadol, muscle relaxer, Skelaxin, and Zofran for nausea, and ice packs and heat to my neck. Nothing working! I took my first Metoprolol 50mg this morning and my headache is gone! No side effects from the metoprolol. I consider it my miracle drug. I'm a cardiac nurse and hand out metoprolol all day for cardiac conditions. Who knew it was for migraine/headaches?!."

   
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TimmyTam (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2017

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I have tried the generic version (extended release) after using brand name Toprol XL. The generic did not work well for me. After a few days it felt like I hadn't taken the medicine. Toprol XL works great, and when i swapped back to the original I felt great again. There must be some difference in the release between the two. This med brings the BP into 120's over low to mid 70's range where I was reg 140's/90's. It also helps bpm from mid 90's down to upper 70's."

   
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ChristophA September 16, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "Controls my blood pressure with mild side affects such as dry mouth and dizziness that did go away after a few days of taking it."

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "White spots In my mouth. It only works for ten hours and then my ears start ringing telling me that my blood pressure is up again."

   
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Patty Mae (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2017

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "Changed from atenolol 50mg to metropolol er succinate 25 mg not by choice. Transition very smooth. Was taking atenolol for SVTs. I added magnesium to my daily dose after some research on SVTs. Stomach bloating from atenolol reduced and my sleep improved. I'm a mid distance runner with HR in the upper 50s. Feeling very good."

   
8.0

Nestin (taken for less than 1 month) August 12, 2017

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I was prescribed metoprolol for tachycardia. I took it for about 6 weeks. I did feel better and not as fatigued, but suddenly I had severe depression. I felt like everything in my life was out of control even though mentally I knew it wasn't. I was sobbing hysterically all day and felt like I was losing my mind! I figured out the only change I'd made was taking metoprolol so I weaned myself off of it and the depression cleared right up. My doctor said he has a lot of patients on this medication and even though depression is a side effect none of them have had this issue. So I'm guessing it's not a common side effect but beware if you're just starting this."

   
3.0

Tlp3731 August 12, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "Prescribed this for heart palpitations/tachycardia associated with extreme anxiety and panic attacks. Also had rather elevated blood pressure which I think runs in the family. Felt awful for weeks prior to being prescribed the medication, but once I started taking it things improved VERY quickly. Resting heart rate and blood pressure both down, no more palpitations, far less health anxiety. Doctor described it as having a "calming effect" and I definitely agree. No side effects to speak of thus far about 2 months in. 90mg immediate release once per day."

   
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kza (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 6, 2017

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For Mitral Valve Prolapse: "20 years of misery and then I come across this gift from God! Give it a shot! FYI- some generics are WAY better than others so if one doesn't work don't give up hope. Plus you can have it prescribed three months at a time to save on costs! Good Luck! Keep that heart rate down! ;)"

   
9.0

Hollywood39 (taken for 10 years or more) July 31, 2017

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "Have very frequent Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), heart testing said my heart is fine. Put me on metoprolol succinate ER. Been taking for a year now & PVCs are still as often as they were. I see/feel no improvement. Taking at night & valsartan in a.m experiencing BP drops. My BP is very high in the morning, like 167/110, before I take my daily dosage of valsartan. Within 2 hours of taking it my BP hasn't improved, then at about 5 hours after I take my BP med my BP plummets to like 71/54, sometimes lower. I fall asleep without even realizing it when it happens & sleep for about half hour. BP readings, about 4 times daily, shows PVCs at all times with an infrequent no PVC reading. Not convinced this med is doing anything for me."

   
5.0

momom (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 20, 2017

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I had high blood pressure going up to 170/ 95 and after 3 weeks of use with 50 mg. My blood pressure went down to normal levels 120/ 80. No side effects at all. Works well for me especially when I compare it with previous used medicine ( Lisinopril) which gave me a bad cough."

   
8.0

Pauca (taken for less than 1 month) July 17, 2017

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I am 35 years of age and have had open heart surgery. Now get supra ventricular attacks. Not as often as before. The medicine worked great for me. It depends on the person... all I know is it worked."

   
8.0

Kka (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 12, 2017

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For Migraine Prevention: "Migraines and thunderclaps for last 3 weeks, everyday except one and raging from mildly annoying to viscous thunder claps. Pain relief has had minimal effect, I haven't been to work and most days too tired to function. Dr gave metoprolol, been on it 2 days, I am still getting migraines and also a new side effect. I feel like I'm on a merry go round when I sit up or stand. My balance is so off I wanna stop the drug. Is it too early to tell if its working?"

   
3.0

Kiwi82 July 12, 2017

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