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Suffering from cold sores, occurring on lips. Taking metoprolol. Due to medication?

Hi, I take Metoprolol and have for just over a year. I ve noticed an increase in getting cold sores . I had one in August after not having any for approximately 10 years and now have 2 coming out on my lip at the same time. I m also getting over a cold and I haven t had a cold in 16 years. Can this be caused by the Metoprolol?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

Although there is no direct study proving that metoprolol can lead to an immuno-compromised state in an individual consuming it. You should note that cold sores have found to appear when an individual is not healthy (low on immunity, infection, etc.).

As you have mentioned a state of recovery from a cold, this could be the reason for the appearance of the cold sores, as you are in a weaker general state.

Please get these sores checked, and attain adequate treatment for the cause.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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