Side Effects of Metoprolol?

Posted by wigreenthumb @wigreenthumb, Jan 18, 2019

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!

I’d also encourage you to view another very informative discussion on Connect, about Metoprolol: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/weaning-off-metoprolol/
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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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Can’t answer that I take for arrhythmia disturbance but I am hypertensive can’t see a big drop in thatbut only take .25 mg

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I had sudden severe back pain 1 day after starting this drug. MD said leg pain had been reported but not back. Stopped the drug and 24 hours later no more pain.

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I just started this also.. No stomach pain but get tired a couple hours after. Had the diarrhea the first day and lots of gas for a couple days but seems to be much better. I sometimes ask the pharmacist if he has herd of side effects not on the list given you. They know more about that than the doctors do.

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I was advised by the afib specialist to take the metoprolol right before going to bed. I am on 50 mg. I am also on Xarelto . I have had severe gas and bloating with a different pressure pill but not the metoprolol. I do have severe pain in my right leg where arthritis is in the hip but not as severe as when I was not on that pill. I see Kathe had also reported back and leg pain. The pharmacist told me that I could take gas relief pills when the problem occurs. At the moment I am on antibiotics so we believe the pains are from the antibiotics and not another medication. We all have different side effects. I have two cardiologists and of course a surgeon…three doctors and three different opinions about blood thinners and recovery from the heart valve surgery.

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@deloresp

I just started this also.. No stomach pain but get tired a couple hours after. Had the diarrhea the first day and lots of gas for a couple days but seems to be much better. I sometimes ask the pharmacist if he has herd of side effects not on the list given you. They know more about that than the doctors do.

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What do you take the metropol for? And yes pharmacist do know more of the side effects for sure.

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@scardycat

What do you take the metropol for? And yes pharmacist do know more of the side effects for sure.

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High blood pressure. I have so much trouble from blood pressure pills. Was on diltizan and nose was so blocked also a cough. Tried so many different ones.

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