Side Effects of Metoprolol Succinate

Common Side Effects of Metoprolol Succinate

Metoprolol succinate has been studied extensively in people with high blood pressure, people who have angina, and people with congestive heart failure. In these clinical studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occur in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, some of the most common side effects of metoprolol succinate include:
 
  • A slow heart rate -- up to 16 percent of people
  • Tiredness -- up to 10 percent of people
  • Dizziness -- up to 10 percent of people
  • Diarrhea -- up to 5 percent of people
  • Itching or unexplained rash -- up to 5 percent of people
  • Depression -- up to 5 percent of people (see Toprol and Depression)
  • Shortness of breath -- up to 3 percent of people.
     
Other common side effects of metoprolol succinate (occurring in more than 1 percent of people) include but are not limited to:
 

Rare Side Effects With Metoprolol Succinate

There are other possible side effects of metoprolol succinate that can occur. These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people. Given how uncommonly they occur, however, it can be difficult to tell whether these side effects are actually caused by the medication or something else.
 
Some of these rare but possible side effects of metoprolol succinate include:
 
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