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This is a kind of drug which is known as beta-blockers. These beta-blockers usually affect the heart and the flow of the blood in the veins and arteries. This medicine is use to take care of angina or more popularly known as chest pain and hypertension or blood pressure. This is also good in preventing heart attack.
Information you should know
There are a lot of things you should know about Metoprolol. It is not really good if you will stop taking this medicine all of a sudden because it will just make your situation not as good as before. It is an exception when you have to undergo a surgery or any kind of operation. When you are going to have an operation you should stop taking this so it is really important for you to inform your doctor about this.
If Metoprolol is taken in a wrong way, a lot of side effects may occur that can make worse your condition. When you are taking this kind of medicine you have to remember that you have to be extra careful when you are always doing active activities or in short, different activities that will require you stay awake. And you should also not drink alcohol like beer because it can add to the sleepiness. It is still recommended to take this medicine continouosly even if you do not have hypertension for the moment, because you have it, you will already be taking it in your entire life.
How to take Metoprolol
You should follow the direction of your doctor on how to take this kind of drug. It is not good for you to take more than or less than the prescription of your doctor. It is good to take this every day and with a glass of water. You should take this medicine together with a food or maybe just right after eating your meal. This kind of medicine is in a form of a tablet so just half of a tablet can be taken depends on your doctor. It is not also good if you skip taking any single dosage of Metoprolol.
For you to be able to know that Metoprolol is helping your condition perfectly you should not miss any appointment to your doctor and your blood pressure should be checked in a regular basis.
The truth is when you are being treated of hypertension, this is just one part of the program, aside from taking Metoprolol, the doctor will also tell you to have a balanced diet, to exercise everyday and to lose some weight.