Metoprolol in asthma

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Beta blockers in general, even the cardio selective beta blockers can exacerbate asthma symptoms. I had asthma as a child and have taken bystolic for several years. But if I take a higher dose, which I tried once, it causes me to cough. They lose some of their cardio selective properties as the dosage gets higher. However, at 25 mg of lopressor that shouldn't be a problem. I would bet on allergies.
Propranolol and other medicines in its class are capable of evoking bronchospasm in people with asthma. Metoprolol is selective, but not entirely so; thus, asthma worsens in some people given this “selective” medicine and you may be one of them. Your doctor may have prescribed the metoprolol for both relief of the syncope and treatment of your hypertension. There are many other anti-hypertensive medicines that will control your hypertension without aggravating your asthma.
I've been taking 25 mg metaprolol (extended release) once daily for 5 months. Before the medicine, my blood pressure readings ranged from 130/85 to 160/95. Now, they have been slightly reduced (maybe ranging from 125/82 to 150/90). Only recently did I start experiencing very noticeable side effects. I say "side effects" only because they seem to weaken and strengthen in sync with the medicine.
As read about it on the Web I understood Atenolol to be more equivalent to Metoprolol SR in terms of life, Atenolol is not metabolized by the liver as Metoprolol is. Can you share what does you take?
The ideal treatment would be a beta blocker like Coreg but it may make my asthma worse. They want to put in a pacemaker /defib unit in. Any advice from someone facing similar scenario?
But he wants to put me on Lorpresor and I have read that BB should not be used in people with asthma. I have had asthma since I was born, it is much miler now but it's still with me. So. my thoughts are that perhaps I shouldn't take the Lorpressor. I am currently talking Verapamil but it isn't helping o he wants to change me to Lorpresor. As far as I know my resting heart rate is 75-80, and my BP is usually around 116/68.
Hi All Going to private Dr tomorrow and hope and pray he gives me some beta-blockers I have mild asthma though and worried he may not give me any. What other medications are good to help with withdrawal and what can they do ?
2 weeks later, still fever, bronchitis, my cough is more productive, but I have serious tickling in my chest when inhaling, cough is less frequent as is runny nose, but still the tickling in chest all day. Chest x-ray shows no pneumonia, and I just finished my Z-pack. I have been on Inderal LA for 20 years due to irregular heartbeats / mitral valve prolapse. Could this have damaged my lungs?
Can someone who has asthma, panic disorder and tachycardia take a low dose beta blocker since i heard beta blockers are the best for tachycardia? Currently, i am taking 2 mg. zoloft along with 1 mg. clonazepam up to 3 times a day as prescribed by my dr. These used to keep my heart rate down to below 100, but now they are not working as good.
As for the breathing, I already have asthma, but in the past month I've often feel like I can't get a deep enough breath, like the pits of my lungs are burning or being squeezed very tightly. I've also had some popping in my ears and sinus trouble in my nose, and a very rapid heart beat (to the point where standing and walking around will make me dizzy because my heart pounds so fast) The last month I've spent most of the time lying in bed.
Anti-microbial drugs (antibiotics) that contain fluoroquinolones, such as Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin, have warnings because they can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, especially in patients over 60 years old. Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction.
My cardiologist has agreed with my request to change my Metoprolol to Atenolol which I learned in another thread has a longer half life (slower release for regular non-SR tablets) and had a lower penetration. I have read other "good things" about Atenolol. I'll see if I have more steady HR (it is very easy to check now and I will confirm while still on Metoprolol that my sleepy rest rate changes significantly between 2 AM and 6 AM, given my sleeping problems Im sure I'll be awake.
she has put me on asmanex one puff at night and xopener if need in day time. will this goaway with this meds and will i have asthma rest of life? i know that s hard to answer but never have had and am 49 years old. plus i am on timilol for my heart paps pac/pvc been on it 20 years will this med induce the asthma?
You have a history of asthma and describe experiencing increased shortness of breath after starting metoprolol. Metoprolol can cause wheezing in people with asthma. What you describe sounds like bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airways within the lung) induced by metoprolol. It is also possible that the NSVT could be playing a part in your symptoms. I would recommend discussing with your cardiologist that you have asthma and have developed shortness of breath since starting metoprolol.
) with a visual trigger (seeing the “wheel” on “The Price is Right” triggers the smell--I know, weird), strange tastes (citrus-like, metallic) that come and go randomly, and the weirdest of all—a “fizzing” sound and sensation in the back of my neck, lasting between 15 seconds and 2 minutes, and which happens both at random times, and oddly enough, when I’m hungry . I have no idea what causes these strange things, and the doctors that I have been brave enough to tell, have dismissed them.
I've had numerous neurological symptoms. I do have a lump in my skull in my forehead called a Haemangioma of the Skull which caused severe pain and also spots on my brain MRIs so I am not sure what my problem is. My best wishes to you and I hope you find out what the problem is, it's very hard to be suffering so much all the time. keep looking for answers there must be one out there.
I have a history of Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea and Sero-Negative Rheumatoid Arthritis. My best peak flow is 500. I am a 56 year old woman and was not on any preventative asthma meds at the time of catching the cold and development of the sinus infection. I am on Plaquenil 400mg Metoprolol Tartrate 50mg BID, Proventil HFA 2puffs every 4 hours, Flovent Diskus 250mcg (started one week ago), Nasonex, Augmentin 875 BID.
since being on metoprolol I've been getting jerky breathing spasms in my chest and also extreme anxiety. I'm already on a very high dose of a benzodiazipine. I eat healthiy...never drink, or smoke. I'm a vegetarian and eat very bland foods. I had a normal echo 4 wks ago. Now everything has gone wrong. More anxiety on the drug, breathing problems that I never had before and severe anxiety. Has anyone else gone through the same experience ? I'm afraid to go down on the medication....
I suggest to read the entry on Advert in RXLIST since it also can increase BP in addition of other issues that may be relevant to you. Is your cardiologist aware of all your medication?
I was put on a beta blocker in 2006 for HTN and increased palpitations. I haven't been dx with hashi just yet, may find out today. I'm on Toporol XL (Metoprolol XL) and it works for me. I think I could have been having sx of hashi in 2006 with a TSH of 4.7 and HTN, but PCP only treated me for HTN. Go figure.
Symbicort does have a long acting bronchodilator which CAN increase blood pressure and pulse rate. I would keep track of the differences in a journal and let your doctor know in your next appointment. You may need to change meds or change doses to manage the increase. Just a matter of playing with meds to lower their interactions.
YES THEY KEPT ME IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 3 DAYS. WHEN I WENT IN MY O2 WAS 93 WHEN I LEFT IT WAS 97-98. I SHOULD MAKE IT CLEAR WHEN IM SHORT OF BREATH I TAKE DEEP BREATH AND THAT HELPS THAN SOMETIME S I FEEL LIKE MY LUNGS ARE TOO HEAVY AND I HAVE THIS URGE THAT I MUST EXHALE SLOWLY AND COMPLETELLY. THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME FEEL BETTER.
Metoprolol can aggravate breathing difficulties in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. The Baby asprin is low dose and should be well tolerated unless you have asthma . Asprin and nsaids can aggravate asthma .
Although I was already experiencing occasional shortness of breath, I now find that this symptom has greatly increased when I walk even a very short distance, and my leg muscles, in particular, tire very quickly. When I asked the doctor what side effects there could be from the drug, he told me I would not experience any.
I've had slightly elevated blood pressure (in the 145/85 range) for the last year and have been taking Metoprolol for the last six wks with some benefit blood-pressure-wise (now 137/70). Episodes in last five nights have been increasing in frequency to average five. They wake me up but only seem to last 8 to 35 seconds (mostly, I'd guess, around 12 seconds).I'm guessing my pulse rate goes up to around 140 bpm. Daytimes, I feel and act just fine.
I had three stents put in over the last year and I wear a nitro patch. I did have angina without exertion (waking in the morning, sitting quietly) now I have shortness of breath while strolling and increasing chest discomfort. I am on Plavix, Lipitor and bisoprolol. The chest discomfort goes away with nitro spray, but sometime reoccurs later. I'm 62. I was told that the discomfort was the stents healing at the ends.
For some people the symptoms will come and go. For others the symptoms are constant.
I take 2 metoprolol in the am and 1 in the pm. Doc says I can only increase it to 2 and 2, that's it. Anyone know of an alternative to ablation? My episodes last about 30-45 minutes and only stop because I take 1 or 2 beta blockers during the episode. During an episode my heart rate is double or triple of normal. Also, I'm wondering why you had 3 ablations?
My mother is 81, has increasing symptomology of MVR with A Fib that is limiting her active lifestyle. She has a long hx of asthma and somewhat limited pulmonary fxn tests but has never smoked (or lived w/a smoker), does not drink, loves to exercise but now severely limited,. and has a strong mental drive. She is on lisinipril 10mg, asa 81mg, metoprolol 25mg, a preventive inhaler, and a rescue inhaler. She is very hopeful that this may be an option.
My cardiologist says it's time to have something done. My heart is increasing in size. The left ventricle is mild enlarged. The left atrium is moderately enlarged - is the same size as the left ventricle. She said there is a bulge in the lower lt ventricle that is causing the leaflets to separate, causing leakage. She described it as needing a tummy tuck for the heart. They support it with a plastic ring, which allows the valves to function normally.
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