Q: What possible side effects might I have from drinking alcohol while taking Metrol tartrate?
A: Studies suggest that alcohol does not interfere with beta blockers such as Metrol if consumed in moderation. Having said that , alcohol and most drugs are metabolized through the liver. If the liver is exhausted with high amounts of alchohol and drugs, liver enzymes can be elevated. To evaluate liver function, please keep all doctor's appointments. Excessive alcohol consumption with medications can be harmful to the liver. Beena Thomas, PharmD
Missed Dose of Metrol
Don't stop taking Metrol without talking to your doctor.
If you suddenly stop taking the drug, you may develop rebound high blood pressure. Your doctor should decrease your dose of the drug gradually.
If you accidentally miss a dose of Metrol, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it.
If it's almost time for your next dose, however, skip the missed dose.
Don't make up for a missed dose by taking twice as much at one time.
Q: If a 42-year-old male has Ebstein's anomaly and has been cardioverted three times, is it safe to take Metrol?
A: Since propagation may occur over the accessory pathway when blocking the atrioventricular node, beta blockers such as Metrol are usually contraindicated. However, this is for informational purposes only, consult your cardiologist. Matt Curley, PharmD
ВїQuГ© otra informaciГіn de importancia deberГa saber?
No falte a ninguna cita con su mГ©dico. Debe medirse la presiГіn arterial con regularidad para ver cГіmo responde al Metrol. QuizГЎ su mГ©dico le pida que se tome el pulso (frecuencia cardГaca). PГdales a su mГ©dico o a su farmacГ©utico que le enseГ±en cГіmo tomarse el pulso. Si su pulso es mГЎs rГЎpido o mГЎs lento de lo que debiera, llame a su mГ©dico.
No deje que ninguna otra persona use sus medicamentos. PregГєntele a su farmacГ©utico cГіmo puede volver a surtir su receta.
Es importante que Ud. mantenga una lista escrita de todas las medicinas que Ud. estГЎ tomando, incluyendo las que recibiГі con receta mГ©dica y las que Ud. comprГі sin receta, incluyendo vitaminas y suplementos de dieta. Ud. debe tener la lista cada vez que visita su mГ©dico o cuando es admitido a un hospital. TambiГ©n es una informaciГіn importante en casos de emergencia.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Your blood pressure should be checked regularly to determine your response to Metrol. Your doctor may ask you to check your pulse (heart rate). Ask your pharmacist or doctor to teach you how to take your pulse. If your pulse is faster or slower than it should be, call your doctor.
Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Rated Metrol (Lopressor) for Hypertension Report
vary good experience cut dose in half to 25 mg two times daily and also go back to 50 mg sometimes for anxiety works vary well for me
Metrol Side Effects Hair Loss
The patient can find thinning of the hairs from the head, sometimes uneven baldness also, sudden hair loss, etc. one should immediately consult to doctor if such happens.
Metrol Side Effects Cough
It is possible for a patient to have a sore throat if he is taking this medication; one can cough more than usual if he is taking this medication. Cough can be dry or wet also.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Metrol, or other beta-blockers (atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, nadolol, nebivolol, propranolol, sotalol, and others), or if you have:
a serious heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or slow heart rate;
severe circulation problems;
severe heart failure (that required you to be in the hospital); or
a history of slow heart beats that have caused you to faint.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
diabetes (taking Metrol may make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar);
congestive heart failure;
problems with circulation (such as Raynaud's syndrome);
a thyroid disorder; or
pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether Metrol will harm an unborn baby. However, having high blood pressure during pregnancy may cause complications such as diabetes or eclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure that can lead to medical problems in both mother and baby). The benefit of treating hypertension may outweigh any risks to the baby.
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are breast-feeding. Metrol can pass into breast milk and may cause dry skin, dry mouth, diarrhea, constipation, or slow heartbeats in your baby.