Beta blockers and alcohol

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So I'm on metoprolol for my tachycardia and tonight I'm supposed to go to a Halloween/end of midterms party where there will be drinking. I actually haven't had alcohol in a while since I've been really focused on school, and I haven't had any since I started my medication. I'm just wondering if anyone on here is on a beta blocker and had alcohol. My doctor never mentioned it and it doesn't say anything on the bottle so I'm assuming it's relatively safe, but I am pretty sensitive to medication (for example I cut the pill in half because I can't handle the full dosage) so I'm afraid alcohol will be a bad idea? I just want to let loose tonight and not let my anxiety ruin my night 😡

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    Ive been on beta blocker medication in the past, and I drank alcohol on them and I was fine. It did make me get drunk faster and I felt very tired and groggy the next day. But im not a doctor so I dont actually know if your supposed to drink on them or not. Maybe speak with your GP to be on the safe side smile

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    How old are you

    With medications they do cover their backs If you have just started this new medication be cautious.

    I sometimes take these types of drugs and do have a drink enough to wet the babies head

    Ask your Surgery, what they advise.

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    I have tha same medication as you, I have 2x 40ml a day - I have been out and got drunk on many occasions and have been fine on the night. The only thing I find is that the next day I feel like the beta blockers aren't working and I get anxious along with a hangover. So yes you are fine to drink with them! Go out and enjoy your nights smile

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    A drink or two definitely won't kill you. But I always tell people to refrain from drinking when taking medications, just to be on the safe side. That said, if you have a few during the party it won't be a big deal. Just don't over do it. Have fun & be safe!

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    I know it's been 8 months since you did this pot. But I wanted to tell you I've been on this exact medicine since I was about 33 and I'm 47 now. I go to a website and always look up medicine interactions before I take any medicine, more than 1 or that 1 with alcohol every single time. Better save than sorry. It's called Medscape.com and yes alcohol is safe wit metoprolol.

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