Metoprolol Tartrate Alcohol
Metoprolol Tartrate generic name metoprolol is sold under the brand names Lopressor, Metroprolol succinate ER, Toprol-XL and belongs to a family of drugs known as beta-blockers which affect the heart and blood flow through arteries and veins.
It is used to treat chest pain known as angina and to lower high blood pressure which helps to prevent or treat a heart attack. Do not use this drug if allergic to it, have a serious heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome or slow heart rate.
It is suggested moderate consumption of alcohol while using Metoprolol, as the side effects will be greatly increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, congestive heart failure, low blood pressure, pheochromocytoma, circulation problems, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, depression, liver or kidney disease, thyroid disorder or severe allergies.
Less serious side effects are dry mouth, constipation, heartburn, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased sex drive, impotence, difficult orgasm, headache, drowsy, tired, insomnia, anxiety or nervousness. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat, chest pain, fluttering heartbeats, lightheaded, faint, short of breath, swelling of hands or feet, nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, bruising, bleeding, purple or red pinpint spots under your skin, wheezing, trouble breathing, depression, confusion, memory problems, hallucinations, cold hands or feet..If these occur get emergency medical help.
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