Metoprolol is used for a number of conditions, including hypertension, angina, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, and prevention of migraine headaches. receptors in the heart, metoprolol is also prescribed for off-label use in performance anxiety, social anxiety disorder, and other anxiety disorders. Metoprolol is sold in formulations that can be taken by mouth or given intravenously. Side effects, especially with higher doses, include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, diarrhea, unusual dreams, trouble sleeping, depression, and vision problems. Metoprolol may also reduce blood flow to the hands or feet, causing them to feel numb and cold; smoking may worsen this effect. Due to the high penetration across the blood-brain barrier, lipophilic beta blockers such as propranolol and metoprolol are more likely than other less lipophilic beta blockers to cause sleep disturbances such as insomnia and vivid dreams and nightmares. Serious side effects that are advised to be reported immediately include symptoms of bradycardia (resting heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute), persistent symptoms of dizziness, fainting and unusual fatigue, bluish discoloration of the fingers and toes, numbness/tingling/swelling of the hands or feet, sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, mental/mood changes, depression, breathing difficulty, cough, dyslipidemia and increased thirst. Metoprolol is a commonly prescribed medication used to treat high blood pressure and a heart disease called angina, which causes chest pain. It may also be prescribed to prevent migraine headaches. Metoprolol works by slowing the heart rate and dilating blood vessels. Many people take metoprolol in either its short- or long-acting forms, and it is considered generally safe if taken as prescribed. Consult your doctor before you stop taking any medications. People who suddenly stopped metoprolol may have chest pain. To prevent this effect, the dose of metoprolol should be reduced slowly over a period of one to two weeks while you are monitored by a doctor.
The page you are trying to reach is not available on our site. The page name may have changed, you may have happened upon a broken link, or the URL may be entered incorrectly. Regardless of the problem, we'd like to help you find what you're looking for. Everyone- Just wondering if anyone can recount their experience with weaning off metoprolol and if they had any adverse side effects when doing so... I recently came completely off of the drug after weaning slowly down (started at 50mg, 2x per day, then went to 25mg, 2X per day for two weeks, then down to 25mg, 1X per day for a week). I've been off for three full days now, and have had quite a ride. The first full day I was off, my heart rate went up to over a hundred, and stayed there for most of the day, tapering down in the evening to a cool 80bpm. On the second full day, I had no problems at all, heart rate stayed in the 70-80 range all day. Now, on the third day, my heart rate has gone back up. Please relay any experiences you may have had in a situation like this. It's been around 110bpm most of the day again, and now, in the evening, is starting to taper down...right now it's about 94bpm. I've called my cardiologist, and they want to schedule a halter monitor, which I'm fine with..I can't get in to see him until four days from now. I can find a lot about side-effects while taking metoprolol, but not a lot about what happens after properly weaning off the medication. I started off with 50gm once a day, i started breaking them in half and taking a half in the a.m. then went to half whenever i remembered to take it.
What are some common beta blockers for migraine? Propranolol Inderal® XL, InnoPran® XL; Timolol; Metoprolol Lopressor®; Atenolol Tenormin®; Nadolol. Headache. 2008 Jan;481118-25. doi 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00785.x. Nebivolol and metoprolol for treating migraine an advance on beta-blocker.