Metoprolol and alcohol

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I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and 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 metoprolol and 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 Metoprolol twice a day, one in AM and one in PM. It's really been helping, and 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 and 25 mg of metoprolol. 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 Metoprolol to control my HR and warfarin and 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.
Clonidine, Metoprolol, Pravastatin, Lorazepam, Prilosec and Prednisone and 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 Metoprolol at night and 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 and I was given saline. I don't drink alcohol, caffeine, and 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) and food), and 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 and bp 160/100. I have had several EKG's and chest x rays and 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 and remains that way during my palpitations. I am sick and tired of sitting here and 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 and 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, and 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 metoprolol only and 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 metoprolol in the a.m. and 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 ) and flecainide for the afib. Both the metoprolol and 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, and Toporol XL 50 mg all 1x day. I exercise regularly and 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.
I have also had 3 occasions in the last 5 years of Atrial Fibrillation (it's been 18 months since my last event and 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 and 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 and supplements. Cut out all caffeine and 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,and the last one prescripted rythmonorm and metoprolol-for 2 years,but..no 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 metoprolol. Doc said I had A fib and 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 and i have been taking metoprolol 100 mg!!!!!!! i want my heart to quit acting up and go back to normal WTF is wrong with it??????
My most recent echo and stress test were good. My cardiologist has me on 25 mg of Metoprolol 2 x a day and 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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I think to follow your instict and wait until you speak to your doctor if you feel not so sure. I am not sure what metroprolol is so I can't give you the answer or opinion ur prob looking for. Sorry. I know nurses can not always be right so again demand a call or visit from your dr.
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