All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on treatment with Metoprolol because it can lower the blood pressure drastically.
Interaction with Medicine
Use Metoprolol with caution if you have a respiratory condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Metoprolol can cause shortness of breath and also worsens other respiratory symptoms.
Diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar levels are high. Metoprolol can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar in diabetic patients. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary if you are a diabetic patient and taking this medicine.
Metoprolol should be used with extreme caution if you have a history of liver troubles. This medicine breaks down in your liver and is excreted through urine. Using this medicine while you have pre-existing liver troubles can further worsen your condition and may cause damage to your liver. Inform your doctor if you have liver troubles.
Glaucoma or high eye pressure occurs when the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged. Take Metoprolol with caution if you have such a condition as it may increase the risk of mydriasis (a condition in which the pupil of the eye gets widened due to increased eye pressure).
Hyperlipidaemia is a condition in which there are high levels of fat or cholesterol in the blood. Metoprolol can increase the cholesterol levels in your blood. Hence use Metoprolol with caution.
Multivitamins with minerals may reduce the effectiveness of Metoprolol when used together. Take Metoprolol 2 hours before taking multivitamins with minerals.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.