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Metoprolol and alcohol interactions can occur.

Side Effects

Combining metoprolol and alcohol can cause side effects, particularly very low blood pressure, which can result in headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.


Alcohol may add to the blood pressure-lowering effects of metoprolol, particularly at the beginning of treatment, following a dose increase, or restarting metoprolol after an interruption.

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