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!

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@sue225

I have irritable bowel with constipation. The metoprolol doesnt just slow my heart rate, it also seems to have worsened my constipation. I never used laxatives until starting metoprolol. It has become an issue.

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I have the exact opposite lol but try first thing in the morning warm lemon water that will do the trick.

@scardycat

I have the exact opposite lol but try first thing in the morning warm lemon water that will do the trick.

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I'm thinking dynamite.

@sue225

I have irritable bowel with constipation. The metoprolol doesnt just slow my heart rate, it also seems to have worsened my constipation. I never used laxatives until starting metoprolol. It has become an issue.

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@sue225 Have you talked with your Dr ?there are other meds he might be able to put you on

@sue225

I'm thinking dynamite.

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@sue225 Lol

@lioness

@sue225 Have you talked with your Dr ?there are other meds he might be able to put you on

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Yes. Have a script for linaclotide, think its called linzess in U.S. Took it some time ago and it gave me so much pain, I'm afraid to try it again. Over the counter laxatives work, but I have developed adverse reactions to some of those. Then there is prucalopride, in Canada called Resotran. Really do not want to take that because Health Canada warns patients with arrythmias to proceed with caution. May go back to senna and have referral to see gastroenterologist again.

@sue225

Yes. Have a script for linaclotide, think its called linzess in U.S. Took it some time ago and it gave me so much pain, I'm afraid to try it again. Over the counter laxatives work, but I have developed adverse reactions to some of those. Then there is prucalopride, in Canada called Resotran. Really do not want to take that because Health Canada warns patients with arrythmias to proceed with caution. May go back to senna and have referral to see gastroenterologist again.

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@sue225 In the nursing home for constipation we have our residents prune juice mix equal parts Milk of magnesium that did the trick

@lioness

@sue225 In the nursing home for constipation we have our residents prune juice mix equal parts Milk of magnesium that did the trick

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Worth giving a try. Thankyou for the advice.

@sue225 Your welcome that's why we are here to help I love the people On connect we all care

@lioness

@sue225 In the nursing home for constipation we have our residents prune juice mix equal parts Milk of magnesium that did the trick

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There is a safe OTC product called H2go. I order through Amazon.. all it contains is activated Mg . I started with 3 tablets now I take one every night and go every am. No pain or cramps etc. after years of colace this has solved my problem.

@virginni

There is a safe OTC product called H2go. I order through Amazon.. all it contains is activated Mg . I started with 3 tablets now I take one every night and go every am. No pain or cramps etc. after years of colace this has solved my problem.

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Thankyou. Will check it out!

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@sue225

Thankyou. Will check it out!

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Just placed my order for H2GO. Worth a try. Thanks again.

Yes to stomach pain! ( my pain woul kick in one hour after taking the pill) I am on metoprolol. (a low dose of 25mg daily) not to control blood pressure but to control an arrythmia. I was switched around from bisoprolol to metoprolol to atenolol to nebivolol (bystolic) without much success. It was when my cardiologist started talking about the ablation procedure that I decided to pick the betablocker that gave me the degree of g.i. discomfort that I could live with. It was 10 very unpleasant months until my body gave up fighting the metoprolol (started in 2016). Maybe you can talk to you doctor about trying a different betablocker for blood pressure control.

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