My father is 84 had congestive heart failure,dementia and high calcium and has been told he should have surgery to remove parathyroid gland(s) but has refused.
The issue is he has been feeling bad and wanted meds for arthritis but when he called dr he just asked for pain meds. The doctor called him in metoprolol succ 25 mg. and he took one. I've read this is for blood pressure issues and those recovering from heart attack. He has not had a heart attack but he does suffer from hypertension and already takes meds for that. I worried this med my cause harm...also I read a person should not immediately stop taking this med orbit could cause severe problems. Well he's not going to take it again but that's causing me worry too. Any thoughts?