Metoprolol is prescribed to treat people who have angina or hyper tension.
Formulation – Metoprolol is formulated using metoprolol tartrate, silica colloidal anhydrous, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, maize starch, cellulose microcrystalline, povidone.
Metoprolol is a drug that belongs to the Cardio selective beta blockers drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat High Blood Pressure, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Angina and Left Ventricular Dysfunction. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
The side effects that can be experienced when taking Metoprolol include dry mouth, constipation, heartburn, vomiting, diarrhoea, decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm, headache, drowsiness, tired feeling, sleep problems, insomnia, anxiety, nervousness.
Metoprolol does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Amlodipine – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from high blood pressure. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are lisinopril, losartan, hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, atenolol.
Atenolol – Should you be suffering from Supraventricular Tachycardia and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including diltiazem, amiodarone, verapamil, Cardizem, Lopressor.
Amlodipine – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from a Angina then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include aspirin, atenolol, carvedilol, propranolol, Norvasc.
Carvedilol – You could have been diagnosed as suffering from Left Ventricular Dysfunction and if so there are a range of alternatives drugs available which could be prescribed to you, if you have been found to have been suffering any side effects from other drugs used to treat that condition. The different alternative drugs that can be taken to treat that condition include Coreg, Diovan, valsartan, enalapril, ramipril.