Do you ever have headaches that affect your whole day? They may not go away even after lying in the dark, and you never know just how intense they are going to be. Consider Metoprolol Tartrate for relief! Although Metoprolol Tartrate can’t get rid of migraine headaches as they are happening, it’s a preventative medication that is effective at reducing the frequency, severity, and length of migraines. Metoprolol Tartrate, also known under its brand name Lopressor, is commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina) and can be prescribed following a heart attack.
- How Does Metoprolol Tartrate Work?
Metoprolol Tartrate is a beta blocker that works by hindering certain natural chemicals in your body from interacting with the heart and blood vessels. This includes the blood vessels around your brain that would normally take in pain signals for migraine headaches.
Your doctor may start you on a low dose of this medication while concurrently monitoring your progress and response. If needed, the dosage may be increased gradually. To get the most out of this medication, it's important to take it regularly and as prescribed, which may be one to three times per day. Take this medication with food.
Do not suddenly stop taking Metoprolol Tartrate, as you may experience worsened conditions. Just as you can gradually increase your dose under a doctor's direction, you should also gradually decrease your dosage if necessary.
- Is Metoprolol Tartrate Easy to Get?
Yes! Metoprolol Tartrate is a common medication for those with certain heart conditions and frequent migraines, so it's readily available at many pharmacies. Metoprolol Tartrate is a prescription medication, so while it's easy to get, you will need to consult with a doctor or a Nurx™ provider in your state to obtain this medication for yourself. At Nurx, we are committed to providing high-quality health care to all, making it an accessible and affordable option to those who need it. If you don't have a doctor or insurance, no problem! We'll work with you and discuss the options available to you.There is no need to worry about affording your medications for the conditions you've been experiencing, and our process is simple. A medical consultation for Headache and Migraine Treatment from Nurx costs $60 per year or $5 per month. This amount is charged upfront when you complete your assessment and videos for medical evaluation. While insurance does not cover this part, we do submit your medications to insurance. What you pay depends on your plan. Without insurance, you can anticipate paying $25 to $70 per month depending on the treatment you're prescribed.
- What Precautions Should I Take?
With any medication you take, be sure to consult a doctor before use. Make sure that your doctor or Nurx provider is well aware of any other medications you're taking, including over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, and any herbal or vitamin supplements. Be sure to disclose any allergies you have as well, as both active or inactive ingredients in Metoprolol Tartrate can cause an allergic reaction.
Your doctor should also be made aware of any medical conditions you have. Disclose if you have been diagnosed with diabetes because Metoprolol Tartrate can mask the effects of low blood sugar, making it harder to know when you are experiencing an episode of hypoglycemia. Metoprolol Tartrate can make it harder to control your blood sugar, so be mindful of symptoms, like increased thirst or urination, associated with high blood sugar.
Metoprolol Tartrate can make you dizzy or drowsy. If it does, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until it's safe to do so.
- What Are the Possible Side Effects of Taking Metoprolol Tartrate?
Even though there are strong benefits, there can be some unwanted side effects from taking this medication. Be sure to contact your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects. Some of the more common side effects include:
Decreased sexual ability.
Although very unlikely, let your doctor know if you experience more serious effects from taking this medication such as severe dizziness, fainting, trouble breathing, mood changes, shortness of breath, or any symptoms of an allergic reaction, including a rash or itchiness.
Note that while side effects are not likely, this is not an exhaustive list of possible side effects. Make sure to familiarize yourself with any possible symptoms, and watch for them after taking Metoprolol Tartrate.
- What Other Important Information Should I Know About Metoprolol Tartrate?
Extra precautions should be taken if you also take Fingolimod. There are additional medications, including St. John's Wort and SSRI antidepressants, that can affect how Metoprolol exits your system. Any medications that can lower or raise your heart rate or blood pressure should also be taken with caution. Your doctor can let you know how to take certain medications.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Metoprolol Tartrate Through Nurx?
First, you'll complete an assessment, answer questions about your health, and complete simple motions on video. If this medication is right for you, your provider will evaluate your assessment and prescribe Metoprolol Tartrate for symptom relief or prevention. While we do usually prescribe the generic form of a medication, your Nurx provider may prescribe the brand name if you have had success with it in the past.
- Can I Buy This Drug Online Through Nurx?
Absolutely! Simply complete the assessment and required interaction with a doctor and submit your insurance if you have it, and we'll work to get your prescription filled right on our website. If you are approved for Metoprolol Tartrate, we'll ship it for free right away.
- How Long Would It Take to Deliver This Drug If I Bought It Online?
Good news! You won't have to wait long to receive your prescription medication with Nurx. We use USPS one to three-day priority shipping so your prescription will be in your hands very soon after your request is approved by one of our doctors.
- Who Makes Metoprolol Tartrate?
Metoprolol Tartrate is manufactured by Mylan.
- Does Metoprolol Tartrate contain a diuretic?
There are some subsets of Metoprolol Tartrate that contain hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic that rids your body of excess water and salt.
- Does Metoprolol Tartrate need to be taken with food?
For full effects, Metoprolol Tartrate should be taken with food or immediately following a meal. This is also important because, without food in your stomach, the amount of medicine absorbed in your blood can be greater than you'd want.
- Can I take Xanax or Prozac with Metoprolol Tartrate?
Speak to your doctor before taking these medications together. While it may be okay to do so, taking these medications together can increase the effects of Metoprolol Tartrate, meaning you may experience increased dizziness or weakness, be more susceptible to seizures, and even faint.
- How long does it take Metoprolol Tartrate to work?
The effect of Metoprolol Tartrate depends on the dose, but you may notice a change within two hours or as much as a week. Although you may not feel different once you start taking Metoprolol Tartrate, it may still be working behind the scenes.
- Can you eat bananas while taking Metoprolol Tartrate?
Since Metoprolol Tartrate is a beta-blocker, your doctor may recommend that you limit foods that are traditionally high in potassium like bananas, tomato, avocado, kale, and papaya.
- If it okay to take Metoprolol Tartrate at night?
While you may take Metoprolol Tartrate at any time of day, it may be best to take it at night since there is some chance that you become drowsy or dizzy. If you take it at night and feel fine, you can feel free to change your dose to some time in the morning.
- How long can you stay on Metoprolol Tartrate?
In general, guidelines recommend you stay on beta blockers for three years, but some experts agree that you shouldn't be on Metoprolol Tartrate for longer than seven years. Be sure to consult your doctor to find out what's recommended for you.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.