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Metoprolol Tartrate: Solution for injection

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Beta Blockers
Beta-blockers prevent natural chemicals called neurotransmitters from over-stimulating and damaging the body.
Beta-blockers prevent natural chemicals, neurotransmitters, from over-stimulating and damaging the body. These neurotransmitters can attach to beta-receptors located all over the body including the heart, kidneys, and eyes. Neurotransmitters that attach to beta-receptors can cause a faster heartbeat, narrower blood vessels, and more fluid pressure in the eyes. Beta-blockers compete with neurotransmitters to attach to the beta-receptors and prevent their stimulation. Beta-blockers can target just one or a few different locations to block the receptors. In the heart, blocking the receptors slows the heart rate. In the kidneys, blocking the receptors affects a hormone, renin, and keeps the blood vessel walls open. In the eye, blocking the receptors decreases fluid pressure.
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METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used to after a heart attack and to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring.

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Patient Experiences with Metoprolol Tartrate

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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.5 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.5 / 5
Tolerable: 4.5 / 5

Beneficial for Many Issues
I have been taking metoprolol since 2001 for premature ventricular contractions; although they're perfectly normal, they cause me a great deal of anxiety. The medication has also, obviously, had a positive effect on my blood pressure and on lowering my heart rate. One effect which was not wholly intended but which is greatly appreciated is that this medication has worked miracles on significantly reducing the symptoms associated with general anxiety disorder and the impact they have on my life. I am a licensed counselor and have noticed in my patients, as well, that if their dose of metoprolol is decreased or they run out of the medication, their anxiety symptoms often return within 24-48 hours but are rapidly ameliorated when they resume taking their medication as prescribed. I have had very few side effects as a result of this medication. From time to time, I will get dizzy, but this is almost certainly not the medication given that I have taken it without incident for 15 years, and is, instead, more likely the result of dehydration and stress. There have also been moderate but transient exacerbations of severe asthma, however as metoprolol is significantly more specific to cardiac beta cells (as opposed to respiratory beta cells), I suspect that these exacerbations are probably secondary again, to dehydration and environmental changes, not the medication. All in all, I am remarkably pleased with the impact this medication has had on my life. As a result of taking this, the frequency and/or severity of premature ventricular contractions has significantly diminished, such that I only feel them maybe once or twice a day unless I have been having breathing issues.
Helpful: 17
Unhelpful: 0
Brian
April 29, 2016
From: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


Blood Sugar
It works as intended. I noticed that when I get upset I calm down a lot faster. Also I have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking this drug and am having trouble regulating my blood sugar.
Helpful: 10
Unhelpful: 4
Anonymous
February 24, 2016
From: ny ny, NY
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Pretty Good So Far
I'm on a 25mg dose 2x a day for 10 days at this point. So far, it's kept my heart from breaking normal rhythm into AFib or any other arrhythmias. My blood pressure is a bit spotty, but it seems to fall more and more closely to the mark the longer I take it. Worst side effect I've had is just a tinge of lightheadedness, but nothing anywhere near what the arrhythmias would do to me. It's small, extremely easy to take, works wonders for me, and pretty tolerable, even with me being athletic, so I'm happy.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 4
Anonymous
January 21, 2016
From: Pittsburg, KS
Age: 19-24
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Works as Intended
I started it today have took one i was fine till in the evening then went to store and got dizzy but i am hoping this pass i take 25 mg cause i do stay lightheaded from another issue. I had a racing heart but it has slowed today b/p was down to 113/64 which i didn't have high blood pressure. It may good to take a half one might not be so bad cause i am only 91 a lot of medicine i have to it in halves so i'm going to check on that threw the pharmacy tomorrow but it's a good pill.
Helpful: 7
Unhelpful: 6
Anonymous
January 09, 2016
From: Luda, GA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Not Sure


works as intended
When I took a low dose everything was okay but I now take 75 mg twice a day and I have a rash all the time and itch horribly. Nothing really helps. I have tried all sorts of lotions and sprays. The best help for the rash has been what you spray on yourself after getting bitten by a bug.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 1
CVS Customer
December 20, 2015
From: Louisville, KY
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


No side effects yet, only on 25 MG Twice a day
So far good. Have heart palpitations while at rest
Helpful: 4
Unhelpful: 0
Anonymous
November 02, 2015
From: Crown Point, IN
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


Horrible
This drug and its side effects are the worse I ever experienced. Head aches, sweating and everything spinning around.
Helpful: 10
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
September 28, 2015
From: New York, NY
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Disagree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree


My Metatoprolol Experience?
It has worked fine for me. I havent, nor do have, any heart problems, just high blood pressure. I never had HBP until I broke my back, and the pain made my BP go as high as 250 over 150. The doc thought it was my heart, but it was the pain in my back. I WAS athletic, now I am a couch potato, as I can't get around, due to my back. Now I am still on it, and now, if I quit taking it, my blood pressure shoots right up there. Also, when my back does it's thing, it shoots up, with or without it. But I'm used to it. I take 75MG morning and night. I haven't had any side effects, or problems with it.
Helpful: 28
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
May 05, 2015
From: Bullhead City, AZ
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree


relieves bloated feeling .
Works well about 30 minutes after taking .. Urination is frequent up to 6 to 7 hours. Some relief from bloating or full feeling.
Helpful: 6
Unhelpful: 1
Signal12
April 17, 2015
From: ny, NY
Age: 65-74
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


works as intended
It may make me feel tired. But it definitely helps slow down the heart.
Helpful: 7
Unhelpful: 1
Jan
January 02, 2015
From: Chester springs, PA
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Agree
Tolerable: Agree


tremors severe
can stopping metoprolol cause severe rapid hand and arm tremors
Helpful: 11
Unhelpful: 4
Anonymous
October 01, 2014
From: lawrenceville, GA
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Not Sure
Works as Intended: Not Sure
Tolerable: Not Sure


Doesn't work with Asthma
This medication is constantly causing me to have uncontrolled hyperventilation fits from Asthma. I did research on my meds, weaned myself off the meds and the breathing problems dissappeared. The dumb Doctors here couldn't figure it out! It took 22 minutes of research on the internet. If only Doctors could read!
Helpful: 12
Unhelpful: 2
Anonymous
July 16, 2014
From: Neenah, WI
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Oral tablet
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Disagree