Side Effects of Metoprolol?

Posted by wigreenthumb @wigreenthumb, Fri, Jan 18 8:56am

Just started this med for spiking blood pressure in evening. Has anyone experienced severe stomach pain from this, or insomnia? I take with food, and the pain started almost 18 hours later!

@italianwitch48

i was told do not get off my metoprolol tarate 25 mg twice a day but getting alot of symptoms but doc will not take off of it.anyone no if its ok just to stop this medication cold turkey.her next opening is not for 1 or maybe 2-3 weeks.

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Definitely do NOT stop it cold turkey, I was put on it in October, 2018, took a month for side effects to ease up, terrible fatigue, a few dreams in the beginning, dry mouth, now I really have to say I have noticed none, Try drinking Camille tea before bed, listen to some headphones and relaxing meditations before bed might help, Good luck🙏🏻

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@italianwitch48

specially the insonia also getting worse

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I have been taking it for some 2 weeks, and have night time itchy rashes on my legs, that seem to be affected by warm temps and clothing contact. I had insominia before taking metoprolol, and it is still bad. Also have night time pressure spikes. Metropolol succinate ER, 50mg daily in the morning. Finally will see a cardiologist this week, wanted to go to a specialist instead of my primary care physician.

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@italianwitch48

i been taken metoprolol tarate 25 mg twice a day sence dec 3rd and still getting those side effects

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Hello @italianwitch48

I had a lot of side effects with Metoprolol as well, especially the insomnia, nausea, dizziness, etc. I called my doctor and asked if there could be a substitute med and he prescribed Atenolol. It is the same type of drug, beta blocker, but did not cause the side effects like the Metoprolol did.

How close to your bedtime do you take the second Metoprolol?

Here is some information regarding the side effects of Metoprolol for you to look at, just click on the link to read it,
https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/metoprolol-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20071141

Many of us on Connect have posted about Metoprolol and it's side effects. I hope you find some relief soon.

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This drug is bad. Every 3 months or so, gout like pain, prednisone is helpful. Fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling & painful joints, especially feet. Anyone have an alternative??

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@boredsilly

This drug is bad. Every 3 months or so, gout like pain, prednisone is helpful. Fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling & painful joints, especially feet. Anyone have an alternative??

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It’s funny how different people’s bodies are, I really complained about this when I started now I have zero side effects, good luck😊

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@scardycat

It’s funny how different people’s bodies are, I really complained about this when I started now I have zero side effects, good luck😊

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Hello @scardycat

Could you share with us how long it took before you adjusted to this med?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @scardycat

Could you share with us how long it took before you adjusted to this med?

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I started October 18, 2018, the first month was very bad brain fog, fatigue a few wierd dreams, I’d say that was at least six weeks, I amped up my exercise and fatigue lessened, and I have to say I notice nothing now so I feel blessed being able to tolerate it.

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@scardycat

I started October 18, 2018, the first month was very bad brain fog, fatigue a few wierd dreams, I’d say that was at least six weeks, I amped up my exercise and fatigue lessened, and I have to say I notice nothing now so I feel blessed being able to tolerate it.

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Oh I take .25 mg XR, once in the morning.

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@scardycat

Oh I take .25 mg XR, once in the morning.

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I have taken 25 mgms Xr for 10 years and take it in the morning.

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I’d also encourage you to view another very informative discussion on Connect, about Metoprolol: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/weaning-off-metoprolol/
Tagging @jackj @glr702 @kenny48 @cardae19 @mc4777 @sakota @gle2n @sally630 @topaz1456 @oldertoo @kancha and @predictable.

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My bp went up to 160/100 and I had some 25 mg extended release around that my doc prescribed last time I saw him. Didn’t take them then and decided to try them. Split them in half and took one at night and the other in the morning. Only 2 days and don’t like the way they make me feel. My question is do I have to wean off of only 2 days usage?

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I have been on this med for several years and have had no problems. I take mine in the evening after a meal.

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@averageoldguy

My bp went up to 160/100 and I had some 25 mg extended release around that my doc prescribed last time I saw him. Didn’t take them then and decided to try them. Split them in half and took one at night and the other in the morning. Only 2 days and don’t like the way they make me feel. My question is do I have to wean off of only 2 days usage?

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You need to give it time, I had the same experience then after about 2 weeks had no side effects at all, they will go away give it some time👍🏻

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I was on Metoprolol ER succinate 50mg for several weeks, with heat activated rashes on my legs. Cardiologist switched me out to Carvedilol 6.25 mg, 2X a day. Initially, my rashes went away, but they have returned on my new med! Ugh!

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How much bp drop can you expect taking metoprolol? I know Individual results vary, but on average what can I expect? I currently have a resting pulse in the 50’s and am concerned about taking this after reading about lowering of heart rate. Don’t want to put up with the side effects if benefit doesn’t out weigh the negative effects.

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