What is Metoprolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Metoprolol Tartrate Lopressor Selo-Zok Show all

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Metoprolol is a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain). It is also used after a heart attack to improve survival, to treat ventricular and atrial arrhythmia, for the prevention of migraine, essential tremor, and aggressive behavior.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 388 159
Elevated blood pressure 289 84
Atrial fibrillation 99 38
Fast heart rate (tachycardia) 41 15
Cardiomyopathy 25 19
Heart arrhythmias 21 10

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 36
Moderate 32
Mild 52
None 228

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Metoprolol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 16
Dizziness 6
Low blood pressure 6
Tiredness 6
Depressed mood 5
hypotension 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Metoprolol

Dosage Patients
50 mg daily 42
25 mg daily 41
25 mg twice daily 37
50 mg twice daily 29
100 mg daily 24
100 mg twice daily 11
200 mg daily 6
75 mg daily 4
12.5 mg daily 3
150 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Metoprolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 85
Side effects too severe 50
Other 32
Did not seem to work 27
Course of treatment ended 15
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 4
Personal research 3
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Duration

Currently taking Metoprolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 65
10 years or more 46

Stopped taking Metoprolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 24
1 - 6 months 39
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 30
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 308
Usually 26
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 54
Not at all hard to take 279
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 9
< $25 158
Not specified 178

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Metoprolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 13
Propranolol (Inderal) 8
Atenolol (Tenormin) 6
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 4
Carvedilol (Coreg) 4

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Patients stopped taking Metoprolol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Diltiazem (Cardizem) 7
Nebivolol (Bystolic) 5
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 3
Propranolol (Inderal) 3
Ramipril (Altace) 3

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17 patient evaluations for Metoprolol

May 25, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2012 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Walking problems)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 7, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atrial fibrillation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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