Ask a Pharmacist Expert Forum
Brain fog from toprol and xanax
About This Forum:

Questions in the Ask a Pharmacist Forum are being answered by pharmacists. Topics include: General information on prescription medication, over-the-counter medications, brand drugs, generic equivalents, common uses, drug therapy, drug interactions, possible side effects, travel medications, pill identification and proper disposal of expired, damaged and unusable medications.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Brain fog from toprol and xanax

Hello, my name is Nicole and I had a question regarding possible side effects from the medication I'm taking. I take xanax, usually half a .25 tablet every day, but sometimes up to 37.5. I also take metoprolol 25 mg, broken in half and taken 12 hours apart. I take these medications for persistent palpitations/bothersome tachycardia and anxiety/panic attacks. I have been on the metoprolol for about two weeks, and the xanax for about 4 weeks. Within the past few days, especially today, I noticed a feeling that everything seemed "slow", including my thinking, and it was hard for me to concentrate. I felt like my perception of reality was dulled, and that things weren't real. The feeling wasn't unbearable but it did upset me and it lasted for a few hours. Could this be a side effect from my medicine? Also, would a smaller dose reduce the chance of having these effects? Thank you very much.
Age
:  
21
Sex
:  
Female
Weight
:  
110 lbs
Current Medications
:  
Xanax .25 once daily, toprol 25 mg, I take 12.5 twice a day
Drug Allergies
:  
None
Medical Conditions
:  
Mitral valve Prolapse, possible panic disorder
Related Discussions
639831_tn?1223066680
1-5% of people taking Xanax will experience some dizziness or confusion. Your dose is already low, but you can discuss taking a lower dose or perhaps taking it less often with your physician.
Blank
This Forum's Experts
5801192_tn?1389204087
Carrie Fu, PharmDBlank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank