Metoprolol lethal dose

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I took 2 different versions of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>, Toprol (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> tartrate) and Toprol XL (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> 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.
I have never blacked out, and the few times I have been dizzy/ligh-headed were when I was on a high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dose</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>, I was as high as 200 mg a day. I've just today dropped from 100 mg to 50 mg, and will see how my HR reacts. Some of us AFib'ers are "lucky" symptom-wise, unlucky treatment wise, e.g., my EP and my cardiologist both advise against trying an ablation, which has some risks, especially for AFib and the required entry into the left atrium from the right atrium.
Toprol XL is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> succinate the time release form of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> succinate...Could try only 25mg a day of succinate? There are other BB that might work...BB don't really help with PVC's and in some cases increase them due to the lower heart rate. I am with you with the pills...once on them it is hard to get off. Considering the alternatives I can live with PVC's...they won't kill us even though at times it feels like it.
I take a beta blocker (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>) in high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dose</span> (100 mg) to keep my ventricle rate below 100 at rest. I really could benefit from more BB, but at 200 mg I start to have bad side-effects. It is possible a beta blocker will help some, but it is no panacea - are you taking any statin drugs? I hear a lot of good comes from that drug and it is very inexpensive in a generic form. I think I pay $10 for a 90 day supply of Simvastatin, and that's the full price, not a insurance discount price.
I'm on Losartan and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>. I have chronically low potassium and magnesium, even though I take supplements.
Escitalopram is boosting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span> concentration by inhibiting an enzyme (CYP2D6) which metabolizes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>, meaning that your effective dose is somewhat higher. Still, 12,5 mg is an extremely low dose and even with your Escitalopram, it's likely equalling no more than 25 mg, which still is very low. It's possible that your dose is this low because your doctor knows about this interaction. Just keep that in mind in case your doctor decides to increase your metoprolol.
My experience with a beta blocker (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>metoprolol</span>) found it did squat to prevent them. It did make then easier to convert. I got 3-5 episodes per month. Will it be successful? Well that depends a lot on what kind of SVT it is, and where it's exactly located. But the odds are in your favor. Stick around and let us know how you make out. It's a piece of cake, very little pain, and you're up and around the next day.
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