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User Reviews for Metoprolol

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

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Metoprolol Rating Summary

6.4/10 Average Rating

160 Ratings with 117 User Reviews

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Reviews for Metoprolol to treat High Blood Pressure

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"Put on this mid-year after a tough year of health issues left me with increased anxiety,HR & BP. Told to expect no side effects. I can directly connect a horrible change in my daily life to this medication. I was told I was in menopause and put on hormones! -Scorching, sweaty, humiliating hot flashes -Debilitating fatigue and brain fog -Insomnia -Zero energy -Gained 20 pounds -Massive Breast ENLARGEMENT! -Awful swelling -Hoarse voice, constant cough -Major depression -Change in eyesight -No interest in life Ridiculous! All along I thought it was my fault and menopause! Add hormones to that and it's a disaster. I was VERY close to giving up. This medication is old, outdated and unacceptable."

   
1.0

DRxNewz December 16, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol): "Wow!!!!! I have not been feeling well for a long time. Until Toprol lx 25mg. My head is clear. I can think straight. I dont have any anxiety. My work performance is at it greatest level. Even my sexual drive is back. I get up rested in the morning and fell no fatigue. I dont know about anyone else but I'm glad to take this medication."

   
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Travis s. December 2, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol): "I am a 19 year old healthy female, 5'2 138 pounds, however I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I was having readings as high as 165/106. My doctor prescribed me this, 25MG once before I go to bed every night. I was on this for about two weeks before I started noticing a lot of hair falling out. Thank God she took me off before it got too noticeable, but other than this side affect I feel it was a pretty decent medication, it definitely lowered my blood pressure."

   
6.0

Kayla Nevins (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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"I have been on metoprolol er 12.5mg since September 20th. The first month was great then on October 21st my resting heart rate went from 61 to 70 and when I walk it suddenly goes to 140 for no reason. I work out 6 days a week and it doesn't make any sence to me. Going back to my doctor tomorrow to figure it out. I just don't see why all of a sudden it would make things 10x worse. I didn't take it today to see if it would help. I was able to exersice without my heart rate sky rocketing to ridiculous numbers. This is the first medication like this I have ever taken. Plus the weight gain is ridiculous. I lost 15 lbs before starting this medication and less then 2 months I gained it all back."

   
2.0

Anonymous November 3, 2016

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"Actually raised my heart rate from 70s to mid 80s to 100+ and did nothing for my blood pressure. Also gave me side effect of flashing lights at night in left eye. Wound up in ER after taking this drug for 3 months and LOST 14 pounds. Dr. Said impossible that this was due to metopropol, but as soon as I changed to Bystolic, heart rate decreased to 60s and 70s and weight stopped dropping. Guess I was allergic to it."

   
1.0

Iloveevan (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 23, 2016

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): "Metoprolol 75mg/daily. Dizzy & off balance, nausea, weight gain, joint pain, extreme fatigue with breathlessness, hair loss. I accidently cut down on taking it when I had the flu. Lost 10 lbs due to hardly eating for 1 1/2 weeks. Noticed that I was thinking more clearly, had no nausea, joint pain was pretty much gone and I had more energy. Checked bp and it was still in the normal range. Am weaning myself off and am down to 25mg daily as I continue working to diet. Easier to lose weight now, too. I can breathe much more normally now and have better balance."

   
2.0

MJEBS. October 3, 2016

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"I have been taking 50mg of metoprolol XL for about a yr. for hypertension ... while it has helped lower my B/P, I have side effects ... issues like hoarseness for no apparent reason, occasional fatigue & occasional dizziness ... at times lowers my heart rate that I feel dizzy like passing out (especially in mornings) I will talk to my pcp see if can switch / experiment with another med. In my opinion, all B/P meds have side effects"

   
7.0

Rocky96 September 29, 2016

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"I had my blood pressure go up to 180/120. It crept up on me and I have always had tachycardia. So far it has brought my pressure down some and my heart rate a little. But it makes me very fatigued and I feel like my breath is taken away from me some times. A plus is I have ataxia and it does not make that worse. But whoa the dreams are something else."

   
8.0

Dragon fawn September 13, 2016

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"I'm giving this med a 7 so far just because I haven't had any real side effects with it, like I did with another bp med (can't remember the name). However, @ 25mg I still have bouts of high readings, so when I see my PCP this week, she might raise it to 50mg. I will say that I prefer to see a Cardiologist for this because I am terrified of exercising. Yes, I know exercise and weight loss can lower my bp to healthy levels, but I can't understand I can exert myself while having high bp. Shouldn't it first be controlled with meds first before exercising?"

   
7.0

gracerods September 4, 2016

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): "Taking for blood pressure..white coat hypertension.....usually 180/100 with pulse 104 in doctors office...my anxiety down...bp now usually 114/70 with pulse 70...taking 50mg. Only side effect very tired..hopefully will go away."

   
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Counting12 August 25, 2016

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): "I originally started taking Metoprolol 25 mg once a day due to SVTs. they helped calm them down a bit. I also have PVCs and PACs especially when my blood pressure is superhigh. I am now back on this medication and started at 25 mg, within a few months it was up to 50 mg, I recently went up 100mg from my GP, but now my cardiologist up me to 200 mg. I have been only taking 100-150 mg. I break to be 100 mg pill in half and take 50 mg every six hours. My blood pressure went from 197/130 to approx 147/97. I have recently changed my diet dramatically and Inc. swimming and walking as an exercise. 49F, 208lbs. Sedentary life for 5 years. No side effects at all. Take with food though as directed. Causes nausea w/o food for me."

   
6.0

SharynLP July 20, 2016

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"ED is one of the side affects without doubt"

   
2.0

Xosenite (taken for less than 1 month) July 14, 2016

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol): "I can only take 1/4 of a 25 mg tablet a day, and I still get extremely tired. Any more and it makes my blood pressure go up. 1/4 tablet keeps my blood pressure pretty normal on systolic, but heart rate and diastolic are too low.I have trouble breathing."

   
4.0

garden 10 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 2, 2016

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"Diarrhea and rash"

   
6.0

Anniepokoy May 3, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol): "Good product few minor side effects."

   
8.0

Nonoman (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 9, 2016

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Metoprolol Tartrate (metoprolol): "In 2013 summertime, I have "Repair of Ascending Aortic Aneurysm" operation. The 50 mg Metoprolol is one of the main medication that help me in heart rate and hypertension. The Norvasc and Hydrochorlthadize are other medication that cannot without it . But the Diovan makes my heart uncomfortable. It took me a year to figured out.//"

   
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Dchao55 April 3, 2016

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"Been on metropolol about 5 years . Gained about 30 pounds have lost enough hair that you can see my scalp everywhere easily. Have excessive hot flashes to the point I can't house clean with out sweat dripping on my glasses and running down my back. Helps BP though. Am weaning off of it. Taking my BP twice a day. So far doing good."

kokomin (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 3, 2016

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): "Worked well in lowering my blood pressure, pulse rate, even helped some with my anxiety. I've noticed no side effects, which is great because usually I find some reason to dislike drugs I am prescribed to. However I've had no issues with this."

   
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Alex N (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 11, 2016

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"Nurse practitioner started me on this for high blood pressure (161/98), rapid pulse (118) and a slight murmur she heard while listening to my heart. At this exam I weighed 222. I came back in a month and was up to 233. No change in diet exercise routine, or anything. Came back a month later. She weighed me again and I was up to 238. BP was hardly changed: 155/98. She decided to take me off and get me started on a diuretic."

   
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DanBrt (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2016

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"It brought the blood pressure into check, 120/75. The downside for me was ED. ONE pill of this and the party was over for a month or more. And cialis won't undo it either. This stuff has to wear off before the love life starts again. And when it does begin to work again, Spaghetti is better than you are for at least another 1-5 months. Stopped taking it and that's how long it took me to return to normal. I'm on Enalapril now. It works good too but the dang cough is driving me nuts. Looking for something else."

   
9.0

Works great, bad side effect. March 4, 2016

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"I was put on 50mg of Metoprolol ER after chronic neck pain pushed my blood pressure up to 200/125. The initial side effects were awful. Dizziness, nausea, chest pain, and zombie-like fatigue. I've been on it almost 8 weeks now and thankfully all of the side effects have subsided, but it did take at least 6 weeks for that to happen. Blood pressure consistently runs 125/85 now. As an added bonus, it works wonderfully for migraine prevention. I used to get 2-3 a month but have not had any since starting this medication."

   
8.0

mamabear73 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2016

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Toprol-XL (metoprolol): "Lowered blood pressure to acceptable level but a major side effect developed with extreme fatigue and muscle pain. These were painful enough that ability to work and perform normal life tasks were difficult."

   
5.0

bigcarmine (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2016

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"I have been on metropolol XL for 4 months and my hairdresser noticed 2 large alopecia (bald) spots....one on the back of my head and one that is pink and on top of my head. I have stopped it and have an appointment with a dermatologist next week. Am scared to death that more is going to fall out! Anybody else experience bald spots?"

   
5.0

MLJones February 10, 2016

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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): "After having a constant heart rate of 110/20 even when resting, occasional heart palpitations, anxiety, and high blood pressure, I was put on Metoprolol success ER 25 mgs, that I half to 12.5mgs. It's been wonderful! I am so much more relaxed, my heart rate stays around 75 to 80. Blood Pressure stays in a normal range. Love it! I'm female, 47, 5 2` ( 135lbs )"

   
9.0

Lilac lover January 18, 2016

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"Side effects: swollen ankles, constant cough, headache. Lowers blood pressure"

   
6.0

Lea b (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 1, 2016

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