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What does metoprolol do to the brain?

What does metoprolol do to the brain?

Theoretically metoprolol can cause all of the CNS side effects associated with beta-blockers, such as psychiatric conditions, bizarre and vivid dreams, sleep disturbances, delirium, psychosis, and visual hallucinations [1]. Our patient was experiencing delirium, vivid and bizarre dreams, and sleep disturbances.

What is the mechanism of action of metoprolol?

Mechanism of Action Metoprolol is a cardioselective beta-1-adrenergic receptor inhibitor that competitively blocks beta1-receptors with minimal or no effects on beta-2 receptors at oral doses of less than 100 mg in adults. It decreases cardiac output by negative inotropic and chronotropic effects.

How long does it take for metoprolol to take effect?

Metoprolol starts to work after about 2 hours, but it can take up to 1 week to fully take effect. You may not feel any different when you take metoprolol, but this doesn’t mean it’s not working. It’s important to keep taking your medicine.

When not to give metoprolol?

You should not use metoprolol if you have a serious heart problem (heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate), severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or a history of slow heart beats that caused fainting.

Is metoprolol a safe drug?

Metoprolol works by slowing the heart rate and dilating blood vessels. Many people take metoprolol in either its short- or long-acting forms, and it is considered generally safe if taken as prescribed. Consult your doctor before you stop taking any medications.

What is the purpose of metoprolol?

Metoprolol is typically used to treat high blood pressure or angina. You may also be prescribed Metoprolol to reduce the pain that occurs after surviving a heart attack. It is not uncommon to see this medication combined with other drugs such as beta blockers to help relax the blood vessels and slow the heart rate.