Metoprolol and alcohol

Common Questions and Answers about Metoprolol and alcohol


I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doctor said it`s ok to have one or two drinks but not to over do it. Be careful when I mix the two I get very tired.
I have some conduction issues with my heart and have recently started taking 12.5mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> twice a day, one in AM <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> one in PM. It's really been helping, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> is just meant to keep my heart rate steady until I go and have an EP study in the next few months. My doctor told me it is fine to have alcohol while taking this medication. Would you agree? Has anyone here had alcohol while taking Metoprolol?
I am currently on 150 mg of zoloft <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 25 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span>. I am going out with a few friends tonight and was wondering if anything bad will happen if I have a 2 or 3 alcohol drinks. I never drink so it is not like I drink all the time.
PVC's sometimes come and go, but for the most part pvc's dont ever go away. If you have shortness of breath with them, more than likely you may have short runs of back to back pvc's. I have NSVT and sometimes it makes me light headed. Doctors believe my condition is benign even with NSVT. For the most part if you do not have heart disease pvc's are a relatively benign condition. Sometimes down the road in life if you have pvcs frequently enough it can cause cardiomyopathy.
I use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> to control my HR <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> warfarin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> aspirin for clot prevention. No alcohol is the standard recommendation, and no caffeine. As I am in permanent AFib, what I do may have not relationship to your question, but I can say my actions don't my my AFib symptoms worse. I will have one drink, glass of wine, can of Beer, a day on many occasions. I will drink have two, maximum three such drinks if I'm in a social environment that lasts for 4 or 5 hours and includes a meal.
When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 300 of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> occasional 100 of labetalol here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down. When I was on THAT much, I felt like I was nailed to the couch. Now, instead I take coreg as a beta blocker and diltiazem, and flecainide and lisinopril.
Clonidine, Metoprolol, Pravastatin, Lorazepam, Prilosec <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Prednisone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Methimazole. Please respond if you have had adverse effects from such a small amount of alcohol with these drugs.
I recently have been prescribed Metoprolol ER for high blood pressure and a "skip " in my heart. I took a EKG test and pressure went to 184/112. He prescribed that I take it at night. Can I take it in the morning instead? Especially the first few days to make sure how it might effect me. At least, I won't be asleep if something happens. Will drinking alcohol effect it if I have a drink at night and then take the medicine. Thank you....
I have am now taking 50mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> at night <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 16mg of Atacand in the morning daily to get my blood pressure in check. I have also improved my diet and really kicked my exercise habits into high gear. My question is, I've read that drinking alcohol with BP meds can lower the affects of the meds and increase side effects, but what I really want to know is if I were to go out and drink more than 1 or 2 drinks, would I be putting myself a serious risk (i.e. drop dead that night)?
When I went to the ER they said I was dehydrated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I was given saline. I don't drink alcohol, caffeine, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> drink a lot of water. All my friends were in the same environment I was in and drinking, with no problems. Then there's me...passing out and feeling lightheaded. All my blood work (of course) came back normal. Thanks for your time.
Since that time, I have found I am sensitive to caffeine, soy sauce, MSG, many other preservatives (both in medicine (eg. eye drops) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> food), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> alcohol. The diagnosis is SVT. In the last 2 years I have had 6 episodes of SVT I live in country Australia. The food labeling does not include preservatives added. The nearest Cardiologist is 2 hours away. I don't have abnormal thyroid, no GERD. All labs are fine. I take Lopressor 25mg daily for moderately high blood pressure.
If I drink or smoke I tend to have bad episodes with pulse up to 160 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bp 160/100. I have had several EKG's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> chest x rays <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> labs drawn with nothing found. I even had a ecg sonogram of my heart that showed nothing. I frequently have chest pain and abdominal pain after meals. two friends whom I smoked with had their gall bladder go out but I still have mine. I frequently have bowell pain and heart burn s well. Even try maneuvers invade I had a hiatal hernia.
My normal rate is about 55 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> remains that way during my palpitations. I am sick <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tired of sitting here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> waiting for them to happen. Today they were pretty much constant all day long. I recently wore a holter monitor but have no results yet. Also the doctors gave me a beta-blocker (Metoprolol) that I have decided NOT to take until I get more answers. I am also worried it will drop my pulse rate to something too low and that will make me feel more sick. HELP!!!
Could this be Prinz Metal angina/Variant angina <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in that case, could this be contributing to my increasing problems with arrythmias? I have normal BMI, excersice up to 120 bmp three times a week ( I am on 150 mg Metoprolol), normal cholesterol, do not smoke but use oral tobacco (swedisch “snus”) on a daily basis since many years. By the way, I wonder how you estimate your maximum excersise level when you are on 125 mg Metoprolol, 47 years?
Alcohol is a big trigger for a lot of people, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it doesn't take much. As far as it taking a long time, I know a glass of red wine can irritate my PACs for up to two DAYS. It's a pain but fortunately I don't drink much or often ;) I also get them when first lying down, for no apparent reason.
In young people, the usual cause is consumption of alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, anxiety etc. The treatment is usually with betablockers like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sometimes in severe cases amiodarone is given. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
Prior to beta's my resting heart rate was between 55-70 but upon standing it would go up to 110-140. I started taking 12.5 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> in the a.m. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the standing heart rate would not exceed 95. So I was thrilled that the meds were working so well. However around the 2 week mark I noticed I was extremely cold all the time and my lungs started to feel heavy. I stopped taking the beta blocker, and my heart rate was still doing considerably well.
It was after this that I was put on the simvastatin and Metoprolol. I also take aspirin ( full dose ) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> flecainide for the afib. Both the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> flecainide are taken at a low dose. My readings before I started the simvastatin, were ( 140 total ) HDL 33 LDL 79 and Triglycerides 139 . What has changed is that my HDL has gone down to 24 from 33 LDL has gone down to 65. So basically Everything has gone down, what has him worried is the HDL has gone down.
I'm taking Prinivil 10 mg, Procardia XL 30 mg, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Toporol XL 50 mg all 1x day. I exercise regularly <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> extensively - running up to 5 miles a day on the treadmill. I've had regular echos, stress echos, and a TEE. The TEE found a tricuspid valve and was reported as aortic prolapse (no kidding). My heart was reported as slightly enlarged. No other abnormalities were reported. I'm writing because I originally went to the Dr.
The holter only showed I had some 700+ palpitations. Blood work was fine. I started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> ER 100 mg once a day for High blood pressure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the doctor believed this would also help the palpitations by slowing the heart and help with the anxiety? This worked for about 2 years, I had the palpitations but where not crazy like the 700+ maybe 30-70 a day if I could feel them.
I have also had 3 occasions in the last 5 years of Atrial Fibrillation (it's been 18 months since my last event <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it is thought that each of the three events may have been triggered by alcohol consumption). Since my last event, I have been switched to Rythmno (225 mg/twice daily) from Metoprolol, and it seems to have been extremely effective. Since I have had my PO2 checked overnight on impulse, it was found to be low (we live at 8200' elevation). The PO2 average was 87.
Also-if after the surgery you still cant have caffeine or alcohol or stimulants <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> in most cases people have to stay on their meds or even have the procedure done several times-then why put your self through such a process with so many risks if your quality of life isnt going to change? I know these questions seem crazy(I just had a baby 2 weeks ago-can I blame postpartum hormones?
Many tests, many doctors, much Internet research and $100s spent on meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> supplements. Cut out all caffeine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> alcohol. By about July I was a complete mess, experiencing 1000s of PVCs. I tried beta blockers , calcium channel blockers, fish oil, COQ10, and zinc supplements. I threw it all in the trash and said ya know what PVCs? come and get me, if you want to take my life away, have at it. and my PVCs started to get better. Though I was still getting them around 3am every night.
I had bad luck with the 3 holters,only a few of them appeared,and they said something about bigeminism,gave me all sorts of calmants like xanax,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the last one prescripted rythmonorm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span>-for 2 years, efects.I am no anxious type.I don't know what to do anymore.Check if you have this disease ,hiatal hernia,i heard it's an easy surgical intervention.I cannot have an surgical intervention if i don't proove on holter that i have ..
Stayed over night and they let me go on 50mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span>. Doc said I had A fib <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was to stay away from the alchahol, excesive caffine, etc. I just had my follow up yesterday.....My big thing is why A fib now? They assure me that the WPW is gone and this has nothing to do with it. Ok I buy that but how did I develop A -fib? Ive gone out a drank other times before and nothing has happened. why this time?
and for the past week my pulse has not went under 80 at all!!!!!!!!! it stays between 80-120bpm <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> 100 mg!!!!!!! i want my heart to quit acting up and go back to normal WTF is wrong with it??????
My most recent echo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> stress test were good. My cardiologist has me on 25 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Metoprolol</span> 2 x a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wants to add 120 mg of cardizem, too. I also take Effexor XR 75 mg a day and ativan .5 mg as needed for the anxiety these things are causing me. I'm frightened all the time and it is no way to live. I have also been referred to the electrophysiologist at the end of January. I don't know what to do or how to cope. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated... P.S.
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