metoprolol er please help.

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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/16/2013 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
my dr gave me metoprolol er (time release) today. 25mg to help lower my heart rate and blood pressure. I took it and about 3 hrs later stared feeling so strange. my face got real hot and it feels like there pressure in my head. I read that the generic brand could be different than the name brand toprol xl and that it could spike blood pressure. I called the pharmacy and he assured me it was the same thing and that it only lowers BP.

did anyone else experience this when first starting metoprolol er? also it hasn't seemed to lower my heart rate either.

btw I also just started taking Zoloft as well. any help or advice would be appreciated. thanks.

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   Posted 4/17/2013 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I suspect your Zoloft is the culprit here. 

The difference between a brand-name product and a generic one is designed to be transparent. Once the patent life expires on a brand-name drug product, it is eligible to be made into a "generic drug." To do this, the generic drug manufacturer must ensure that the drug they are producing contains the same active ingredient(s) as the brand-name product, in the same dosage form, at the same dose or concentration, and for the same route of administration  The drug may differ in color, shape, taste, inactive ingredients, preservatives and packaging, however. Because of these differences, the generic drug manufacturers are required to submit additional paperwork to the FDA to prove that their product is manufactured in accordance with good manufacturing practices, and is as pure and stable as the brand-name product.

I am not a Dr. so I would kindly suggest your call your Dr. regarding the symptoms you are having.

I wish you the best,




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