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Metoprolol Succinate
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Metoprolol Succinate, 2.92 / 5 (36 votes)

Metoprolol Succinate Side Effects

Metoprolol Succinate

Serious Adverse Reactions

There are serious adverse reactions to taking Metoprolol Succinate:
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • unusual weight gain
  • fainting
  • rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat

Common Adverse Reactions

Other more common adverse reactions which are comparatively milder are:
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • tiredness
  • depression
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • gas or bloating
  • heartburn
  • constipation
  • rash or itching
  • cold hands and feet
  • runny nose
If you or a loved one have suffered serious adverse effects as a result of taking this drug, please do not hesitate to contact someone who can help you.
  • Teresa

    my father is on this medication. if the product was recalled why was he able to refill this prescription?

    • T

      There was a recall for this drug in 2009. Currently there is a black box warning now assigned to this drug. If you have concerns about what a black box warning is please follow this link: http://www.bad-drug.net/black-box-warning

  • Jamie

    My father has been on Metoprolol medication 25mg 2x daily to control heart rhythm since 2004, after having a heart attack caused by the drug Avandia,he has 4 heart stents one is doubled. Since 2006 he has been suffering from shortness of breath,fatal wheezing choking so bad with phlegm we have called 911 a number of times because he could not catch his breath. Very scary. He also has 11 of the 14 common adverse reactions they are, dizziness and lightheadedness, extreme tiredness, he has been telling me for quite some time now that he is ready for the bone yard. He gets depressed, feels nauseated, dry mouth, stomach pain, gas and bloating, heartburn, rashes like hives, itching so bad he scratches and either bruises or starts bleeding, has very cold feet at all times wakes him up throughout the night, and has the worse constant runny nose I have ever seen, when he sits up his nose is in constant flow. Just found out that this drug was a black box warning, can’t wait to tell him..

  • K.Freeman

    When I started taking Metopolol I was 43 and weighed 140 pounds, went through several health issues, which were resolved, blamed the health issues for my depression, fatigue, etc. Weighed 250 after 2 years. I recently slowly with Dr.s okay reduced my dosage while starting another BP med. I am back down to 160 and dumping weight with no effort.


    I was put on this drug with no problems (?) when in the hospital after a heart attack. I do remember the nursses giving me Xanax for sleep but besides the beds being uncomfortable I din’t remember ever getting a good nights sleep. once released, I went home and kept taking the medication. i missed a dose and noticed my fast heart rate. I looked up the drug and noticed to be a side effect. So i couldn’t figure out why a drug that was suppose to help my heart could actually kill me so i weaned my self off. After the first doctor decided i wasn’t going to be his patient 9would have been easier to try another drug) I found another doctor and he is trying me on a lower dose. first day on the drug and I was winded and dizzy. I have since developed a phobia driving. I complain about the side effects and all the nurse says is “drink more water”. I am so happy that so many people tollerate the drug and I give them all a golf clap. Unfortunately i hate this drug and if the doctor doesn’t do his job and give me a different one. then goodbye. sorry i had a heart Actack … see you when i have my next one.