January 26, 2023

In this episode, I discuss a medication known as metoprolol (Lopressor).

Hey everybody welcome back to drug talk my name is garrett campbell in today’s video we’re going to be doing a more simplified version of a video that we covered in the past on metoprolol or low pressure we’re starting right now just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only the first thing we’ll discuss during this presentation is what this

Medication is used for but metoprolol treats high blood pressure chest pain or angina and heart failure it may lower the risk of death after a heart attack as well now how to use this medication the first off take your medication as directed your dose may need to change several times to find what works best for you take this medication with a meal or right after

A meal and take it the same way each day and at the same time each day swallow the extended release medication hole do not break crush or chew it if you cannot swallow it you may open it and sprinkle the contents over a small amount so a teaspoon full of soft food such as pudding or applesauce swallow the mixture within 60 minutes do not save any for later and

What happens if you miss a dose to take a dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for your next dose then skip the mistos and just take the regular dose when it’s appropriate time do not take extra medication to make up for a missed dose we’ll now discuss some warnings with metoprolol so tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if

You have blood vessel heart or circulation problems including heart failure rhythm problems or a slow heartbeat tell your doctor if you have kidney disease liver disease diabetes lung disease including asthma thyroid problems or a history of allergies do not stop taking this medication suddenly your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it

Completely your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of the medication so be sure to keep all appointments this medication could lower your blood pressure too much especially when you use it for the first time or if you are dehydrated so stand or sit up slowly if you feel light-headed or dizzy this medication may make you drowsy so

Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how it affects you we’ll now discuss some adverse events or side effects with metoprolol if you experience any of them on this slide you just want to get in touch with the physician right away so if you experience an allergic reaction which could present as itching or hives swelling in your face or

Hands swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat chest tightness or trouble breathing if you have lightheadedness dizziness or fainting a slow heartbeat swelling in your hands ankles or feet or trouble breathing or worsening of chest pain with these side effects here on this last slide you just want to mention them to your physician at your next appointment

So mild dizziness or tiredness or diarrhea all right everybody that’s all we’re going to talk about today with my top parallel or low pressure as always i’m very thankful you took the time to get by and watch on my videos if you found the information valid but you’d like to help grow this channel remember you can like the videos share the videos most importantly

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