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Metoprolol is a selective beta blocker used in treatment of several diseases of the cardiovascular system, especially hypertension. T...
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Does Metoprolol cause Shortness Of Breath ?

Shortness Of Breath is a known side effect of Metoprolol
#1 in Metoprolol discussions - 625 posts discuss Shortness Of Breath with Metoprolol. Shortness Of Breath is #1 concern in Metoprolol discussions.
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Shortness of breath and Metoprolol
I have taken Lisinopril for years, since I was 36 and I had a heart attack. (I now, at age 54, have seven stents, altho the heart attack was caused by a blood clot). Metoprolol was added about a year ago. I began having problems breathing, thought my asthma, which I was not diagnosed with until in my 40's, was getting worse.

I get my medicine from the VA. Support myself on about 10 bucks an hour. My doctor, thinking she was helping me, had three months worth of medicines mailed to me, three separate times. That was about 300 bucks in one pop, 900 bucks after it happening three times.

The VA charges interest if you are late with payments. They will also keep part of your income tax. I have no problem with this. Expected it.

Anyway, I made sure they know to send only one month worth of medicine. I didn't order any medicine for about a month, just so I would not be adding to the interest.

About 2 weeks ago I noticed I was not having a single problem breathing. (It was so bad that at times I could barely make it across a parking lot or a room)

Last week I ordered three of my meds. One was Metoprolol. They came in the mail yesterday. I took them before I went to sleep, work nights. When I woke up, I COULD NOT BREATHE again.

Not taking it any more! It is now later in the evening, the next day, the med has worn off. I can breathe.
arun ray
October 25, 2014
Metoprolol is a generic is generic of Toprol, and can be obtained at $4 for 30 days at Kroger Pharm. But you need to try something else and make sure you tell your doctor that you want generic. Most generic works as well as the brand name, but the doctors are fed and entertained by the pharmaceutical companies to prescribe the brand name, BRIBERY?

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" ...had any shortness of breath since you ...ablation, my cardio had to take me off the BP med (metroprolol) because of low BP, low HR and shortness of breath. I cou... "

" ...this. I was so out of breath for so long from getting off Metoprolol that about 3 weeks ...emergency from being so short of breath. There they found four ...over looked the short of breath bl... "

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" ...WY. My mom (85) has developed atrial fibrillation . She is on various meds for this.,,coumadin, digitek, metoprolol.... She still has trouble breathing . Does not want to... "

" ...was put on Metoprolol for pvc's (premature ventricular contractions.) Metoprolol caused breathlessness/wheezing and didn't help the ...later I started getting breathlessness/wheezing again. Now ... "

" ...having chest pains, shortness of breath, etc.. My doctor ...happen to me. Im on metoprolol and still having slight chest pains and shortness of breath and sometimes i have panic attacks but keep... "

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" ...episode lasts 7 hours. I'm on coumadin therapy and take metoprolol for moderate hypertension . When I do extra dose of metoprolol . I experience some shortness of breath , but not a... "

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" I have been off Metoprolol six weeks and still have shortness of breath, swelling of ankles, etc. I just wonder if they ...I read, this RX has caused the RX induced Lupus in me. I had... "

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