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Who Should Not Take Metoprolol?

You should not take metoprolol if you:
 
  • Are allergic to metoprolol, Lopressor, Toprol-XL, other beta blockers, or any inactive component used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have a slow heartbeat (less than 45 beats a minute).
     
  • Have certain types of irregular heart rhythms (specifically second- or third-degree heart block).
     
  • Have serious congestive heart failure.
     
  • Have sick sinus syndrome.
     

Warnings and Precautions With Metoprolol: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which metoprolol should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting this drug. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for metoprolol were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the safety concerns that may apply to you.
 
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