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User Reviews for Metoprolol

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

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I decided to try this medicine again for high blood pressure. It would make my blood bp okay but drop my pulse in 40s. Once again tried 1 pill 25mg started feeling like rubbish and my blood pressure still 150/100, and my pulse 48"

   
1.0

Glo (taken for less than 1 month) August 9, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Took 25 mg for 2 months was working great then stopped working. Now I am on 50 mg and my BP is high than before 150/90 with a pulse of 60 to 70, At times my BP in 160 to 170/ 100 how can the medicine increase you BP when it's suppose to lower it."

   
3.0

anxious59 August 9, 2018

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For Premature Ventricular Depolarizations: "I started experiencing PVC's in 2007 during a really bad bout of depression and panic attacks. The panic attacks were daily and this lasted about 12 weeks until my doctor put me on an antidepressant. Anyways, once I started getting them, they stuck around and I still have them now 11 years later. I take metoprolol 100 mg 3x a day along with Amlodipine 5 mg 1x a day. Sometimes I take it 2x's a day if my PVC's act up. The PVC's are really scary but this combination of medicine does help them. When I first started getting them, I had to wear a Holter monitor for 24 hours and I also had an echocardiogram of my heart. My doctor told me these things are benign. They don't feel benign though when it feels like my heart's gonna stop and I'm gonna drop dead. I gave this medicine a 7 out of 10 because while it does work, I need the combination of these 2 medications to really notice a difference. I'd just like to add that I am a 38-year-old female. I've been on this medication since I was 27."

   
8.0

Blue (taken for 10 years or more) July 25, 2018

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I was diagnosed with moderate/severe obstructive sleep apnea and supraventricular "events" 4 months ago. I was put on a resmed pap machine and metoprolol succinate er 25 mg. I have gained 10 pounds, I feel: no energy, chest heavy, heart pumping weak, breathing decreased/light, affect flat, tired, constipated, I can't think. My events are rare now but I don't know if my events were due to the sleep apnea and if the pap helped decrease them because I started both med and pap at same time. I miss being extroverted, energetic and outgoing. I don't know if there is any other treatment available. Ablation? I don't like this med."

   
5.0

Freckles (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2018

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "Long term hypertensive and one old MI. IT WORKS."

   
8.0

liam (taken for 10 years or more) July 4, 2018

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For Migraine Prevention: "The day after I started using metoprolol I began having side effects. First it was nausea and loss of appetite, then wanting to sleep in the daytime (I never do this), no energy at all, couldn't accomplish anything, anxiety, and felt this way for 3 weeks before it dawned on me it might be the change in blood pressure meds. When I looked up side effects of this drug I knew it was not for me. I am back on Atenolol which had been discontinued manufacturing and already feeling better. Wondering how long the effects of metoprolol will be in my system. I'm glad it works for some, but for me it was like poison."

   
7.0

Syed (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 27, 2018

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: "I had tightening in my chest. I have had a blockage. Starting to have high blood pressure and I'm 57 also taking isosorbide these two meds are helping."

   
9.0

Grandma (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 21, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "For me this medicine has been fantastic. While I'm on it I finally feel normal again. The only downside is that when I wake up in the mornings before taking my meds it honestly feels like my chest is going to explode. Like there is just this really super weird pressure in my centre of my chest. But once I take the meds again it goes away instantly so I'm pretty happy with it all things considered"

   
8.0

Finn (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 20, 2018

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I was prescribed Metoprolol for tachycardia because my regular beta blocker was unavailable. Other than the normal side effects, I had a very strange one - this medication made me extremely allergic to shellfish. I was not allergic before nor am I now after discontinuing it a couple weeks ago."

   
4.0

Young lady (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 20, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Cardiologist prescribed this for anxiety , I think. He didn't tell me he prescribed it though. The pharmacy called and said it was ready. So , trusting him , I took it at bedtime for two nights. Extreme upper middle abdominal pain , no appetite, extreme fatigue on day two. Didn't take anymore. 3rd day trying to deal with pain in abdomen."

   
1.0

Old (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2018

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "My experience with this drug was that I was always tired and had no energy, I was told that I had to take the drug once a day and I took it when I got home after work. My Blood Pressure skyrocketed instead of going down. It left me sleeping longer, I was cranky and crabby as well. I ran out of the product. I went back to my doctor 3-4 X and she prescribed another medicine to help lower my Blood Pressure. I took that prescription and went to Walmart, got a print out of the medication and decided not to take it. In February I changed doctors, took the empty prescription bottle with me and asked him if I needed to take it further. I ran out of the product and was taking an alternative that had Hawthorne extract, Potassium, and other nutritional supplements to lower my BP."

   
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b (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2018

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For Supraventricular Tachycardia: "Hi Readers, I am not a person who likes to take any medication. I was driving to my husbands work and all of a sudden my heart started flutter it was so strange I was scared. I told my husband and he said are you having a panic attack? Because I do have them. I left and went straight to emergency room. They took me in right away. My Heart Rate was 190 bpm so they had to give me medication to slow my hr down. By giving me two injections then I stayed in for a night and found out I had Benign Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and high bp so I like this med. It also helps my anxiety a lot"

   
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indigogirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 6, 2018

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "I have been on this for about 10 years. First 50mg 2x daily and now for the past 2 years 25mg 2x daily, this is due to weight loss. It controls my high BP. Sometimes I have a fast heart beat, but that seems to be my only side effect."

   
9.0

ChefD (taken for 10 years or more) May 30, 2018

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I've tried to use this drug two separate times and in less than two weeks extreme, almost suicidal, depression set in along with fatigue, shortness of breath and a constant heavy feeling in the chest. It made my diastolic heart failure feel much worse. At night my heart rate was 45 even when I was wide awake. All this on just a 25 mg. starting dose. I had the same reaction to propanolol several years ago. I'll live with the SVT far more comfortably. Quality of life counts!"

   
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Ann (taken for less than 1 month) May 17, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Has anybody had the experience with ringing of the ears with metoprolol I had open heart surgery 4 years ago and two and a half years ago my ears started to ring. If yes did anybody change to another medicine? to stop it? I wonder if it's too late and whether my ears are damaged"

Captain (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 13, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Blinding migraines began in 2014 and a whole slew of other symptoms accompanied. (Major Auras, Pre- & Post-) Since I did not have headaches it was difficult to diagnose. I had major job related, family, & health stressors. I was placed on Imitrex and it appeared to be working to quickly relieve migraines but did not last. Over time my blood pressure began to raise and Imitrex can cause it. My cardiologist put me on Metoprolol Succinate ER 25 mg for my blood pressure and what do you know! I can think clearer and migraines All gone! God is truly Good! I have less anxiety, blood pressure down, & migraines gone! I forgot to mention that I really do not like to take medicines. I prefer the natural route. But this medicine was worth taking!"

   
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PreciousDaughter (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2018

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol) for : "Two months ago, My Husband had a tarry stool! We went to the ER! He had also expirenced high pulse rates. They did a colonoscopy and upper G.I.,found nothing! O2 was at 95% after procedure, he was on 3 liters of O2! Started him on 12.5mg twice daily. Now experiencing many side effects including rapid pulse, shortness of breath, a raised rash, and today his face started to swell! His voice sounds different as well! Also has edema, cold intolerance and is fidgeting! This was inappropriate medication as he’s never had a heart attack, angina, or chest pain. Pulse increase started after Prevnar13 shot! ER only found CO2 level increasing, so he’s now on a BIPAP! Only thing good we discovered from ER trip! Dr said to cut dosage in half for week, then only a quarter dose for one week! I’m worried and he’s not the same as before anesthesia! Too much was given!"

   
1.0

Started usage in ER! (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2018

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "In the 1st posting I was raised to 50 mg. After a month I had 5 attacks of AF two were pretty heavy duty. So I raised the medication to 75 mg. I have not had one in over a month. The Dr. Raised it to one hundred last week. I feel tired and want to sleep. Hard to get motivated. But if it keeps the AF away it is ok!"

   
8.0

Gary Harlow April 15, 2018

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: "This is the best meds ever , been on 25 mg ER for 20 years , control mine BP for years , still just take 25 mg ,love this meds no side effect"

   
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vic (taken for 10 years or more) April 3, 2018

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I had slight headache on back of head and neck which bothered me. I thought it was sweets or diet drink or my diet. Then after a month I went to see a dr. and her nurse was taking my blood pressure and it hurt real bad and I told her, she looked and took it again. She turned so I could my numbers and I was shocked the top number was 209. I don't remember what the bottom number was. I called the dr. that had prescribed the metoprolol and he told me to get off it. It took 3-4 days for it to back to normal. I do take a blood thinner,I guess that will have to do?"

   
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cookie (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 3, 2018

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) for Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I have only been taking 3-4 days and hate it. I have the lowest dose I'm told. Went to doctors and then E.R. for second opinion and was told my heart beats are off and race. Almost 3 yrs ago I had an Ablation done where they snipped something to stop my rapid heart beats cause I was having them too often. Then this one day and they give me this. It makes me depressed and then at night my whole body hurts. But I'm fine in the morning. I have heartburn as well so have to take tums . Going back to my doctor tomorrow cause I don't want to take this anymore. Only taking 25 mg ."

   
3.0

Meech March 11, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I hate this medicine. It did one heck of a number on my digestive tract. It interferes with a gut nerve in the brain. The diarrhea was awful. I thought I was developing IBS, then I read an IBS article about a woman who had the same symptoms as I. When she got off Metoprolol, the "IBS" stopped! I could only eat rice. Lost a ton of weight, but it wasn't worth it. Now, I have finally weaned off of it and my digestive tract is quiet, returning to normal.Please be careful when taking it."

   
1.0

KG (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2018

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "I had two stents put in after heart attack. About three months later I started getting dizzy and at times would go down to my knee. I was on 5 mg metoprolol. Then I was put on 25 mg metoprolol and had the same thing going on. So I was put on 50 mg and had one time heavy breathing but that was all went away after 20 minutes. Have been on 50 for 3 weeks nothing else. Time will tell. I noticed no triggers outside of caffeine."

   
6.0

Gary Harlow February 26, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "Afib is the cause dujour of unexplained stroke. I have a loop recorder implanted, and take 50 mg metoprolol twice a day. Turns out my 3 strokes were caused by ibuprofen; few people have that problem, but not the reason for this post. My pulse has been 60 for 60 years. Used a manual BP cuff for 40 years; switched to automatic cuff 10 years ago. The Omron I am using is exacting, it won't take a BP unless I'm relaxed, have the cuff on properly, and sit still. I trust it implicitly. Nurses slap a cuff on my arm after I race to an appointment; my BP is always 120/70. Wrong. The cardiologist who implanted my ILR asked me to take my BP twice a day. [deleted excess length.] Back in the real world my BP is back to 145/85 where my body likes it. But my pulse rate is all screwed up. I NEVER had a heart rate of 85 to 95 before taking metoprolol; now it hits that for no reason. I don't like the way metoprolol is messing with my pulse. After metoprolol my pulse is 50 or so."

   
7.0

Jesse (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have had several years adverse side effects, weight gain, tiredness, rhinitis all of which my doctor ignores. Needed other blood pressure meds to help. Would not be taking this if doctor would stop it."

   
6.0

6582rascal (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 17, 2018

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