Metropolol & depression

Posted by keva74 @keva74, Mar 6, 2019

I have been on Metropolol for several years and my depression is not improving. How do I justify to my doctor that I want to stop the medication to see if my depression improves?

@keva74 Metropolol is a blood pressure medication, not used for depression. Is there another prescription you are on, for depression.
Ginger

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I’m aware that Metoprolol is not for depression, but one of its side effects is depression, so I need to drop it or find something different.

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@keva74

I’m aware that Metoprolol is not for depression, but one of its side effects is depression, so I need to drop it or find something different.

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@keva74 Are you sure it's Metroprolo? Are you on other meds ? Almost all meds have same side effects

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@keva74– You are indeed correct. Depression is one of the side effects of Metoprol https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/metoprolol. It is also a common side effect.

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@keva74 Are you sure it's Metroprolo? Are you on other meds ? Almost all meds have same side effects

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I take Metformin Januvia Piaglitazone potassium chloride Pravastatin, Furosemide as well as Metoprolol. I neeed to get off some of these medications, at least I think I do.

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@keva74 Yes that is alot of meds Are you happy with your Dr,s ? If not think about getting a 2bd opinion sometimes another Dr can see things differently .There is a website I use for drugs and there interaction www drug .com

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@keva74

I take Metformin Januvia Piaglitazone potassium chloride Pravastatin, Furosemide as well as Metoprolol. I neeed to get off some of these medications, at least I think I do.

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@keva74 Indeed, that is several medications! Remember, also, that side effects can often times "stack" when using multiple medications. Perhaps a discussion with your Dr and pharmacist would be of benefit.
Ginger

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@keva74 Indeed, that is several medications! Remember, also, that side effects can often times "stack" when using multiple medications. Perhaps a discussion with your Dr and pharmacist would be of benefit.
Ginger

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Thanks, I believe you are right.

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