Can You Replace Metoprolol?


Asked by blair

Can You Replace Metoprolol

I have been taking Metoprolo for 3 months and I want to talk to my doctor about taking me off of it and replacing it with something else. The quick and excessive weight gain and swelling of the ankles is starting to worry me and my Doctor wants to give me something else now to help with those side effects, but I do not want to take any more pills. Is there another medicine that will replace Metoprolol?


Hi Blair:

Metoprolol is classified as a beta blocker. Here are is a list of a few more beta blockers (some more commonly used than others):

  • Acebutolol (Sectral)

  • Atenolol (Tenormin)

  • Bisoprolol (Zebeta)

  • Metoprolol

  • Nadolol (Corgard)

  • Nebivolol (Bystolic)

  • Propranolol (Inderal LA)

Discuss any medication changes with your provider before making any changes. Your physician would be able to review your health history and current medications to know if a different blood pressure medication or even classification would work for you. If you don't feel confident in what your physician is telling you, it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion.

Good luck,

Tara, RN

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.