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User Reviews for Metoprolol to treat High Blood Pressure (Page 5)

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

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Metoprolol Rating Summary

User Ratings
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7% (14)
8% (15)
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17% (33)
5.6/10 Average Rating
190 ratings from 211 user reviews

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Reviews for Metoprolol

Rocky96 September 29, 2016

“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 / 10
Dragon fawn September 13, 2016

“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 / 10
gracerods September 4, 2016

“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 / 10
Counting12 August 25, 2016

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

10 / 10
SharynLP July 20, 2016

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 / 10
Xosenite · Taken for less than 1 month July 14, 2016

“ED is one of the side affects without doubt”

2 / 10
garden 10 · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 2, 2016

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 / 10
Anniepokoy May 3, 2016

“Diarrhea and rash”

6 / 10
Nonoman · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 9, 2016

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

8 / 10
Dchao55 April 3, 2016

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.//”

10 / 10
kokomin · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 3, 2016

“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.”

Alex N · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 11, 2016

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.”

10 / 10
DanBrt · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 7, 2016

“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.”

1 / 10
Works great, bad side effect. March 4, 2016

“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 / 10
mamabear73 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 3, 2016

“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 / 10
bigcarmine · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 2, 2016

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 / 10
MLJones February 10, 2016

“I have been on metropolol XL for 4 months and my hairdresser noticed 2 large alopecia (bald) 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 / 10
Lilac lover January 18, 2016

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 / 10
Lea b · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 1, 2016

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

6 / 10
Hemi13 October 23, 2015

Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): “Been on this drug for years to slow heart due to atrial fib. Works very well. No complaints.”

Kiwidev · Taken for less than 1 month August 7, 2015

“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.”

7 / 10
SuziQ1965 July 22, 2015

“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.”

8 / 10
Jlfonz July 18, 2015

“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”

3 / 10
Budd Hicks · Taken for 10 years or more June 27, 2015

“I have been taking Metoprolol for about 14 years and have not had any side effects.”

8 / 10
pinklilly63 · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 5, 2015

“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?”