How does metoprolol work

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My biggest fear is that it won't control my NSVT like the Nadolol does and I'll have breakthroughs. I'm also worried about side effects. Do any of you take Metoprolol? If so, how does it make you feel? What dosage are you on? Have you ever changed from one Beta Blocker to another, and what is the transition like? Thanks!
5 mg 4 times a day may work better for you than 25 mg 2 times a day. You'd have to figure out how the forth is taken, you may need to take 12.5 mg every 8 hours with the last one before bed time being two doses, that is it would be the old 25 mg dose. I will guess your doctor would not have a problem with such a suggestion. For example: 12.5 mg at 8 am and at 4 pm and 25 mg at midnight.
Does anyone know or have experience with taking Digoxin or Metoprolol and did it cause you to have a choking feeling? I have been on both for about 5 weeks now and have had this choking sensation for about that long. I have been sent for an ultrasound of my neck and they found nothing. My Internest acted like it was in my head and told me to take Tylenol. Maybe she thought I was trying to get pain meds out of her. That just didn't make sense. I am not in pain.
I have been on metoprolol for over a year now. My does have changed over time, and the less (lower dosage) I take the better it works better for me.
I had another holter monitor done a month ago and on that one my lowest heart rate was 32 so it makes me nervous taking this medication and going to sleep. How quick does this medication work and how low can it drop the heart rate?
I just realize your post was from 03. How did your pregnancy go. How was your baby.
I am on Metoprolol 100 mg/day. I feel good no side effects at all, never had. It was fine from the beginning. Before I was on Coreg . Same, it was fine. I do not think you have any side effects from medications at all. You do have anxiety. You should work on that.There are healthier ways to work on that instead of taking prescription drugs. It can harm you many ways on the long run.
medications, yet they don't do a thing to my heart rate while I am in afib or flutter (though the beta blocker does reduce my resting heart rate when not in tachycardia, the Ca blocker not so much.) But the beta blocker does seem to reduce the length of the episodes compared to how long they last if I just let it go, so this seems to be some sort of rhythm control. (And again, the Ca blocker does not seem to be effective at this either, which is why it is a former medication.
I've been taking Metoprolol Tartrate at various strengths for many years. I contined to take it following my ablation two and a half years ago on the advice of my PCP as a measure of safety against hypertension and heart attack survivability should one ever occur. I have leveled out on 75mg per day. I see my PCP every six months and I've noticed that each time I go, my blood pressure drops lower and lower.
I have been on it for 8 months now, my BP is on the low side also, but it does work for what the dr. put me on it for. Taking your BP every hour as you say is really not necessary, once a day is enough. Have you told your dr. your concerns?
I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. I don't recall ever getting them before and now they occurring constantly..I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy.
I agree. It does slow you down metabolically some, but it's really not too disastrous of a price to pay for being slowed down from tachydysrhythmias. It is a fairly safe drug and usually well tolerated. All the beta blockers have that side effect. Sitting around not being able to move is certainly not without it problems either. I think you will find it a reasonable solution. Good luck.
Your maximum heart rate is 17 beats lower swimming than land exercises, and your heart does not beat as fast so does not get irregular or extra beats. I actually thing almost all people with PSVT can lower their heart-rate and possibly manage their condition by daily lap-swimming. It certainly can't help whereas drugs can have debilitating side effects and cauterizing and scarring the inside of your heart with catheter ablation is permanent. What type of arrhythmia do you have?
Sorry, my question was will this have any lasting effects on my heart or body and when can I expect that I will be back to normal? For instance, how long does it take to get out of my system? I'll be going back to the Doctors that treated me and have them re-run the blood work, etc. I'm really surprised you have not heard of this before, could you perhaps look it up? I think people could be really suffering out there like I was and they really need to be put back on the TOPROL XL brand.
Jerry -- My Rx for Atenolol is 2 25 mg. tablets per day. I have gone from 1 to 1-1/2 per day to 2 tablets per day after my recent cardioversions. I am weaning off of it now and am back to about one tablet a day. I break the tablet in "large 1/4's" or just a bit less than half for each dose, every 8 hours. My EP said I could do it however it wanted. If I took an entire pill, my bp would plummet like a stone.
I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.
If I need to get off my Bystolic and onto another Beta Blocker or Calcium Channel blocker. How does that work and don't people get rebound tachycardia or SVT's is getting back off Beta blockers really hard? I heard that is is quite dangerous. My tachycardia in not under control, nor is my BP. What else is there? Just curious... I am having way too many side effects of them. How does one wean off of 2 times a day 2.5 Bystolic? These tablets are not scored.
So far so good these last couple of days, but I do want to just lay down so I don't feel any effects. Does anyone know if how long this medication will stay in my system after my last dose tomorrow? And should I be worried about any bad side effects since all together I would only have been on metoprolol for a total of 21 days? I am also going to start an event monitor just to be sure I do not have svt on Monday. We are hoping that I was diagnosed with that because of a panic attack.
Ok then. Diltiazem does work pretty well for the Raynauds (I have it also) but not so good for sick sinus. I have Raynauds and arrhythmias. I noticed my PSVT wasn't so bad, the chest pains went away and the Raynauds improved during the 3 months I took it. But my heart rate did slow way down at times while on the med. So with your sick sinus syndrome, the doc may want to hold off the Diltiazem till you get the pacemaker. Keeping your rate up and steady is pretty important.
Never had those symptoms before. Anyway, the first thing he mentioned was putting me on Metoprolol - without any sort of exam. I asked him if we should find out what kind of arrythmia it was before medication, then he started talking about an event monitor. So he's scheduled me for that - they are sending it in the mail ???? Okay, I guess that's how it's done. He never did any sort of exam except to listen to my heart.
I'm recently new to here, so I'm not exactly sure who they are. How bad does your daughter have POTS? I pray it's not a real bad case, or develops into a more severe case. I'm sure she has lots of anxiety about this. There are many great individuals here that will be able to help her. Good Luck and God Bless..
But, if you have an event DURING exercising, it will certainly curtail whatever you're doing at the moment! By the way, for me Toprol (Metoprolol) did little to prevent episodes. With Verapamil, you're now getting into some serious, Class IV meds. Be aware of any odd behavior with your heart rhythm, and report it immediately to your physician. Keep in mind that there are other alternatives to drug therapy.
Dry mouth and throat so bad that even drinking water it does not feel moistened. Head feeling so heavy and woozy, not dizzy per say just extremely fuzzy for a lack of description, My chest doest not hurt but it feels heavy? tight maybe? I don't know how to explain it. My BP which has always been on the low side (pre-pacemaker) is now anywhere from 117/68 to 149/90???? (I thought BB correct BP?
My sister is an MD in Bulgaria and the practice there is almost the same as here- stopping Plavix after 12 months. So, no matter how much and how long we discuss this- the statistics should speak for itself.
I have a constant feeling of a lump in my chest/throat as if I'm going to go into AF at any time and I suffer GERD. My questions are, how fast is too fast when I'm in AF, is it OK to lie down and go to sleep. Should I exercise? Should I keep on at work. And the big one.."How do you learn to live with the constant fear you may die" this is a nasty infliction and it must cause major stress to anyone who has it.
This is all new to me and I am trying my best to deal with it. How do you just ignore it? How do you know if the pvc's are becoming dangerous?
I have been on 5mg bystolic for a couple of months. My knees also ache. The worst part is I am exhausted all the time. I have also put on 15 pounds in the couple of months I've been taking it. It is controlling my heart rate. I also take Micardis.
I am so glad to hear you hair thickened back up. How long were you on metoprolol? I just put it all together last night. I have noticed a dramatic loss over the past year. I can't believe it took me that long to figure it out. I am going on aldactone and taking prenatal vit...hopefully to help the process of thickening up my hair.
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