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Should he stop taking metoprolol or sotalol?

My father was recently d/c from hospital for pneumonia, possibile Amiodarone Induced Pulmonary Toxicity & CHF. He was placed on Sotalol 80 mg twice a day & he is already taking metoprolol 100mg once a day. His history is complex, HTN, CAD, 2 vessel CABG w/Valve replacement & repair, Atrial Fibrillation, Congestive Heart Failure, Biventricular Pacermaker/Defibrilator, & Hypothyroidism. He has been Hypotensive since his discharge. Should he stop the Sotalol or Metoprolol until he can follow-up on Monday w/Cardiologist. They have already stopped his Lisinopril, Diltazem & Imdur.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016
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Hello.
It may be OK to stop the metoprolol but that has to be done cautiously since suddenly stopping a beta blocker can result in rebound hypertension.

It would be best to call his doctor or the cardiologist and discuss this with them since I can't in good faith tell you to stop the medication on your own
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