Drug to Protect Surgery Patients Caus...

Drug to Protect Surgery Patients Causes Strokes

There are 11 comments on the NewsTarget.com story from Nov 18, 2008, titled Drug to Protect Surgery Patients Causes Strokes. In it, NewsTarget.com reports that:

Beta-blockers, also called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, comprise a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders and migraines.

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Betsy M

Jackson, MS

#1 Nov 28, 2008
I guess I am going to find out real soon. My husband's surgery is set for Friday December 5th. He has been told to continue on his generic toprol xl and to even take it on the AM of his surgery. I am getting real nervous about this. I will let you know how he makes out. Usually his heart beat runs about 95 and it has gone down to 85 with these meds. He has been on them for approximately 2 weeks. I will let you know how he makes out. Betsy M.

Oceanside, NY

#2 Feb 2, 2009
I was switched to generic metoprolol succinate er from Toprol XL because of the usual insurer insistence. I was at 50 mg in the morning and doing well with the Toprol XL.
Less than a year later my doctor has now prescribed 150 mg of the generic twice a day to equal 300 mg a day. Obviously, the junk doesn't work since my blood pressure has soared to 170/110+. He spoke last Tuesday of adding other drugs! Heart is sound. All other statistics are
Searching the Internet has revealed anecdotal reports about lack of efficacy. Doctors want to read scientific studies. Has anyone found one?
Insurer won't pay for what is not in its formulary any longer. Astra Zeneca's "help" price is way beyond my budget.

Washington, NC

#3 Feb 5, 2009
I've been taking metoprolol 100 mg/day for a couple of years now. I was just told by pharmacy tech that it had been recalled.
I have experienced numbness in arms, heart palpitations to the point where I feel as though I have to catch my breath, foggy thinking, and memory loss.
Would someone please let me know if there is a Class Action lawsuit? Thanks.
[email protected]

Manassas, VA

#4 Feb 17, 2009
Kathy, see post after this one.
I took Metoprolol ER for less than 2 weeks for tachycardia from hyperthyroidism. Never had a heart problem. On Jan 15th I had a heart attack and on the EKG they found I have a bundle branch block. These kinds of blocks are either a birth defect or caused by a beta blocker. I have attached something interesting, and also there are two law firms that are handling this. I am sure as the list goes on, and now that all the drugs from this manufacturer are being recalled the internet and TV will be swarming with lawyers. This is really bad stuff. Good luck.

Manassas, VA

#5 Feb 17, 2009

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Feb 18, 2009
I have been on metoprolol 100 mg 2x a day for well over a year. I've had 2 or more blocked arteries which needed stents since being on it. I've also had memory loss, numbness in my arms and hands and bad cramps in my legs and midriff, and breathing problems. I would really like to know why this medicine was recalled and if anything is being done about it. My druggist just told me it was recalled but didn't know why.
AlexanderMacDona ld

Madison, WI

#10 Jan 20, 2011
I can recommend a reputable Internet pharmacy http://allbestpills.info
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I was prescribed Metoprolol (Lopressor) 25mg a day about 2 1/12 years ago during a routine visit when I had a blood pressure of 150/90. Since that time my BP has stayed around 115-125/60 something/low 70s. My resting heart rate varies from high 40s to low 60s/min. I also started swimming laps which is off and on again. The medicine seems to work well for me without any noticeable side effects at all. Both my mom and dad had high blood pressure. I'm now in my mid fifties so I guess it's my turn now.

Willis, TX

#11 Jan 28, 2011
I have 2 stents and have been on 25mg.metatoprolol for a few yrs.I have had some of what I considered were tolerable side effects.Fatigue,loss of sex drive, insomnia.More recently ,my blood pressure is jumping to new highs and very low drops.(73/39)MY memory is suffering,bad irritability,anxiety,shortness of breath,weight gain,shakiness,insomnia.The doctors had raised all of the BP meds to 150mgs of various things which made my blood pressure completely over-reactive and made me feel horrible.Am going off Metatoptolol and trying antenolol..hope to feel better soon.My dose of Metaprolol was 100 mg...it was ruining my life.


#13 Aug 12, 2011
I find a good review source about Inderal (Propranolol)- http://propranolol.us There is a full description and information on dosage, side effects, etc. at that site. It is used for management of a heart condition called hypertrophic subaortic stenosis; treating and preventing certain abnormal or rapid heart rhythms; improvement of survival after a heart attack in certain patientsI hope, it will really help somebody.


#14 Aug 3, 2013
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#16 Aug 15, 2013
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