Metoprolol 25mg once twice a day

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A recently stop taking metoprolol 25mg they prescribed to me for high blood pressure and 4.1 aortic aneurysm but i stop taking the medication becouse of my fatigue and nausea all day is been a week and im feeling lightheaded all day does anyone knows how long the side effects take to go away i have no palpitations or chest pains

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    I stopped taking atenolol and had withdrawal symptoms for at least 4 months. I had light heaviness, dizzy and some periods of palpitations. I had been on beta blockers for 6 years ! Bisoprolol,then atenolol. 

       I researched the withdrawal effects as I wasn't sure about how I was feeling. I've been off the medication now for 14 months. It's not easy to come off these tablets,but I feel loads better now without them. I hope this helps you and that you feel better soon. My advice is.....stick it out....obviously your gp has gone along with stopping the beta blocker. I gradually cut mine down ,then none! I was having such a bad time...lots of side effects...I stopped ,then told my gp....who approved of my decision. 

      Just a thought...are you reducing these tablets gradually? I think it's wise to do this.

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    • Posted can't suddenly stop beta blockers. You have to WEAN off them, i.e. start by taking 3/4 tablet for about 2 weeks, then 1/2 tablet for 2 weeks, then 1/4 tab for a week, then nothing. This is how my pharmacist suggested be done. Nobody should ever just stop a beta blocker. It can be dangerous. 

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