Metoprolol vs Xanax

Metoprolol
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Metoprolol is a cardiovascular medication (beta blocker).
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
26,456 Discussions
614,296 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for A Fib
#3 for Anxiety
#4 for Tachycardia
#5 for Palpitations
#6 for PVC's
#7 for Arrythmia
#8 for Chest Pain
#9 for Heart Attack
#10 for Migraines
#12 for Angina
#13 for Heart Failure
#14 for Shaking
Metoprolol is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Tachycardia, Palpitations, PVC's, Arrythmia, Chest Pain and Heart Attack and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Met
Shortness of Breath
8
Depression
7
Nausea
6
Weight Gain
5
Insomnia
4
Weakness
4
Weight Loss
3
Cough
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Hair Loss
3
Xan
Weakness
3
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Metoprolol
Met
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Shortness of Breath
Met
Xan
8
0
Depression
Met
Xan
7
0
Nausea
Met
Xan
6
0
Weight Gain
Met
Xan
5
2
Insomnia
Met
Xan
4
0
Weakness
Met
Xan
4
3
Weight Loss
Met
Xan
3
1
Cough
Met
Xan
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Xan
3
0
Hair Loss
Met
Xan
3
0
Weakness
Xan
Met
3
4
Weight Gain
Xan
Met
2
5
Euphoria
Xan
Met
2
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Met
1
3
Hallucinations
Xan
Met
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Met
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Met
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Met
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Met
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Met
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Metoprolol and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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Should be taking the same way every time either with food or on empty stomach because food may alter drug absorption.
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Metoprolol Tartrate , Metoprolol Succinate
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Metoprolol and Xanax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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