User Reviews for Metoprolol
Also known as: Lopressor, Metoprolol Succinate ER, Metoprolol Tartrate, Toprol-XL
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Reviews for Metoprolol to treat High Blood Pressure
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."
SharynLP July 20, 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."
garden 10 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 2, 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.//"
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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?"
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 )"
Lilac lover January 18, 2016
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"Taking 25 mg extended release daily around noon and also amlodopine besylate in AM. Assists in lowering blood pressure from around 140/80 to around 130/70. It does keep my heart rate down so when I do exercise I can actually go for longer because my inappropriate sinus tachycardia is minimized. I was originally prescribed this to assist in outbursts of physiologically induced sinus tachycardia of which I've not had since starting metoprolol."
Kiwidev (taken for less than 1 month) August 7, 2015
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"I am a 50 year old fit, active and otherwise healthy female who is 5'6" and weights 140 pounds. My doctor prescribed 25 mg of metoprolol for me and I started taking it in February of this year (2015). My blood pressure was lowered from 140/90 to 125/82, so it DOES work in that respect. I had no side effects at ALL from this until the first week of June. Today is July 22nd. The first week of June, I was recovering from a sore throat and cough and then three weeks later, I realized that I was STILL hoarse and my voice was cracking. It is STILL like that as of today. Indeed, one of the rare side effects is hoarseness! I called my doctor today and he switched me to Amlopidine."
SuziQ1965 July 22, 2015
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"When it gets to the point that when you go to sit on the toilet you almost miss it and then almost fall off of it for being dizzy, it is time to stop. After coming here I know why now. i switched myself back to coreg just now (had some left) and will call the doctor Mon AM"
Jlfonz July 18, 2015
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"My Mother has been taking Metoprolol 50mg for LOW blood pressure and under active thyroid for many years. She is 86 yrs old. She is having many problems with just about all side affects. She was given it for irregular heartbeat.Was this the wrong medicine for her?"
pinklilly63 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 5, 2015
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"Taken Metoprolol 1/2 25mg twice a day for 2 month for hypertension. Has lowered my BP, but, I have lower back pain, extreme fatigue, get light headed when doing anything. I don't know how anyone could exercise while taking this. I get winded walking from the car to the store, and gaining weight because of it."
peri46 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 19, 2015
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"Was on 100mg for 5 yrs (+10mg Lisinopril) and my BP was 110/70, so it worked in lowering it from 150+something. However, I had soul-crushing fatigue and a foggy brain and couldn't get thru the day, it seriously affected my life. I had trouble regulating my body temperature and was pretty miserable. My heart beat out of my chest when I laid on my left side. I thought these side effects were the result of an acute illness that ended w/ me having HBP, but it turns out they were from Metoprolol. My doc switched me to Bystolic 5mg and I felt better within a couple days! Metoprolol worked to lower my BP, but I didn't like the side effects."
nckhella (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 2, 2015
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"I am a 25 year old female diagnosed with idiopathic hypertension and tachycardia. Was switched recently switched to 50mg metoprolol by my GP. Felt fine first four days and by fifth day started to experience vivid dreams, extreme anxiety after waking from sleep, and then started developing severe panic attacks and constant anxiousness. Was immediately taken off this medication and placed on bystolic 5mg. It has been 5 days since being taken off the medication and I am slowly losing sensation of anxiety but have some residual affects that I feel will take me a while to shake. It has been an incredibly traumatic experience. I do not recommend a beta blocker that crosses the blood brain barrier if it is not necessary."
LittleDeePurrez April 27, 2015
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