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What causes labored breathing after discontinuing Metoprolol?

Sep 2017
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My pulmonologist says my lungs are fine, but I have labored breathing which tires me.
Stopped taking metoprolol today.
Have given up coffee completely.
I take Prozac, Lipitor, Plavix, and diclofenac. I'm thinking my labored breathing and accompanying fatigue when I am breathing heavily may be a side issue of my medications. What do you think?
Posted Thu, 30 Nov 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Metoprolol is cardio selective and less likely to cause labored breathing.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Metoprolol is highly cardio selective beta blocker.
It is very less likely to cause pulmonary side effects like labored breathing.
So I don't think your labored breathing is due to metoprolol.
In my opinion, you should get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT can be abnormal with clear lungs.
So please let me know if you had PFT done or not.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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