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    Metoprolol

    Information about Metoprolol

    Metoprolol uses

    How metoprolol works

    Metoprolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to the organ.

    Common side effects of metoprolol

    Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness

    Available Medicine for Metoprolol

    • ₹60 to ₹170
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹78 to ₹144
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹31 to ₹123
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹127
      Cipla Ltd
      8 variant(s)
    • ₹45 to ₹139
      Astra Zeneca
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹115 to ₹192
      Astra Zeneca
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹30 to ₹93
      Lupin Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹30 to ₹108
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹35 to ₹113
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹109
      Abbott India Ltd
      4 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Metoprolol

    • It should preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
    • It can take 1-2 weeks for Metoprolol to start working.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. If you take insulin or other anti-diabetic medications, you may need to monitor your blood sugar level more closely.
    • Stopping Metoprolol suddenly can cause blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • You shouldn’t use Metoprolol if you have a slow heartbeat or certain types of irregular heartbeats or severe liver damage.

    Frequently asked questions for Metoprolol

    Metoprolol

    Q. Is Metoprolol safe?
    Metoprolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
    Q. Is Metoprolol a diuretic/ beta blocker/statin/ MAOI/ ACE inhibitor or ARB/ calcium channel blocker?
    Metoprolol belongs to the class of beta-blocker drug. It is not a diuretic, statin, MAOI, ACE inhibitor or calcium channel blocker
    Q. Can I take Metoprolol with vitamins?
    Metoprolol can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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    Q. Does Metoprolol cause anxiety?
    Metoprolol does not cause anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety with Metoprolol as it may require further investigation and management.
    Q. Does Metoprolol cause diarrhea?
    Metoprolol can cause diarrhea, although rarely. Please consult your doctor as this could be due to some other underlying condition.
    Q. Does Metoprolol contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
    Metoprolol does not contain paracetamol (acetaminophen). Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Can I take Metoprolol with alprazolam?
    Metoprolol can be taken with alprazolam. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Metoprolol for anxiety?
    Metoprolol is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety.
    Q. Is Metoprolol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
    Metoprolol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Is Metoprolol a diuretic?
    Metoprolol is not a diuretic. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Does Metoprolol cause erectile dysfunction?
    Metoprolol can rarely cause erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction with Metoprolol as you may need a change in the dose of your medicine or an alternative medicine may be given.
    Q. Does Metoprolol have a diuretic in it?
    Metoprolol does not have diuretic in it. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Can I take Metoprolol with grapefruit juice?
    It is fine to take grapefruit juice with Metoprolol. There are no known interactions between them. Please consult your doctor before taking Metoprolol with grapefruit juice.
    Q. Is Metoprolol a blood thinner?
    Metoprolol is not a blood thinner. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Is Metoprolol a statin?
    Metoprolol is not a statin. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Is Metoprolol a vasodilator?
    Metoprolol is not a vasodilator. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
    Q. Does Metoprolol cause hair loss?
    Metoprolol can cause hair loss, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Metoprolol.
    Q. Does Metoprolol cause insomnia?
    Metoprolol can cause insomnia, although rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience insomnia or other sleep problems while taking Metoprolol.
    Q. Can I take Metoprolol with ibuprofen?
    Ibuprofen may decrease the effects of Metoprolol. Talk to your doctor if you have to take both the medicines together as the dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
    Q. Can I take Metoprolol with birth control?
    Metoprolol can be taken with birth control pills. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
    Q. Is Metoprolol a controlled substance?
    Metoprolol is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government. Metoprolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers and is can be purchased from a pharmacy when prescribed a doctor.
    Q. Does Metoprolol cause weight gain?
    Metoprolol can cause weight gain, although very rarely. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain with Metoprolol as it this could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
    Q. Does Metoprolol cause constipation?
    Use of Metoprolol is seen to be associated with constipation. Other common side effects associated with its use are nausea, headache, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, abdominal pain, diarrhea, breathlessness and slow heart rate.

    Content on this page was last updated on 28 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)