Metoprolol normal dosage

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My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
I've been taking 25mg of metoprolol for a little over a month for SVT. I thought I was going to have an ablation but at my last doctor appt my ekg was normal and doc and there was no need for an ablation. My SVT is caffeine induced and since I quit drinking caffeine I've had no palpatations. He reduced my medicine from 25mg to 12.5 and said if that worked I could eventually quit taking it. He also told me to drink plenty of fluids and walk 40 min. every day.
Keep in mind that when you switched from Toprolol ER (Metoprolol Succinate) to Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate), you lost the timed released advantage. If you were taking 25mg. pills of each medication, you are loosing a great deal of the latter drug's effectiveness as the day wears on. The half life of Metoprolol Tartrate is only 3-7 hours. So you must take it at least twice a day for it to be effective the entire 24 hour period. Also 25mg., once a day is a a very small dose.
I am 38 year old.I was diagnosed of high BP(170/105mm/hg). I was prescrbed metoprolol 50mg and amlodipine 5mg. I have been taking this medine for a year. I have been regularly checking my BP ever since. It comes to 130/75mm/hg within a month. But Still I am taking the same dosage. My worry is : Is metoprolol and amlodipine safe to take?Since I am 38 only what would be its long term effects. That is taking the drug for over 30 years? Finally whether the dosage may be changed? Please help.
I'm going to my cardiologist in a couple of days to ask if I can try a different medicine. (I've already cut down my dosage of metoprolol a couple of times, with her approval.) Right now I'm going to google some alternatives, like calcium channel blockers, and something called carvedilol. Also ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor antagonists.
Metoprolol is like the Tic-Tac of beta blockers. Lots of people take it with little aide effects. I take 75 milligrams per day, but have been on as high as 200 milligrams per day.The dose you have put yourself on is extremely small. Metoprolol's half life is approximately 5 hours. If you do the math, you will see there is very little left of the drug in your blood when you take your next dose.
oh geez 15 years at least, to taking the metoprolol. Same dosage..50 mg 2x. I was having LOTS of palps, and the dr felt that the Atenolol just wasnt working so much for me anymore. I started just this past Friday ( 07/24). I know the brochure I got with it, says it can take time to get into my system. But...one thing when I was on the Atenolol...my heartrate very very rarely EVER went out of the 60s. Even when I was active.
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.
I have been on metoprolol 25mg for two 1/2 years. Then my doctor put me on metoprolol er 50mg. I have been having shortness of breath and minor chest discomfort; i'm only 45 years old and i want off of this medication totally. Has anyone ever wean themselves off of this medication with no problems? If so, how did you do it? Any advise is helpful to me. Thank you.
I know you cannot stop outright but gradually decrease dosage over time until weaned off. 7) Given my dosage, what's a safe way to wean off (I will not do this until I have the ok)? 8) Will I have problems once off Meto.? I have no other heart problems & rhythms are normal even during PSVT. The PSVT was infrequent: few times monthly, if that.
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.
rossi, I'll assume that you are taking a beta-blocker? Perhaps metoprolol? If the medicine is metoprolol, the only downside to your current regimen is that you are eventually going to find taking the medication 4 times a day to be a drag. Doctors are in 2 camps about how often metoprolol should be administered. I used to prescribe it twice a day, but have now gone to thrice per day. This schedule might be easier to take than 4x/day.
but since it has been going on for years and he didn't want it to cause a long term effect, he put me on metoprolol to regulate it. Thats why mh dosage is so low... i was having worse fatigue when i took it twice a day and so he advised me to cut it to once a day.
I was taking 100 mg of metoprolol twice daily.(100mg noon 100 mg at midnight). My pulse rate was going too slow so now he is decreasing my dose. Sept. 18 I decreased to 100mg at noon 50 mg at midnight. Sept. 24 he decreased it to 50mg at noon 50 mg at midnight. Sept. 26 he told me to decrease it to 50 mg at noon. So I went from 200 mg to 50 mg in 8 days! I am 36 & was placed on this med about 6 years ago for high blood pressue and palpitations.
I know I shouldn't look for trouble before it happens, so I guess I'll stick with the increased dosage of metoprolol and just see what happens. Right now, it's the only med I'm on. If I'm lucky it will do the job and I won't have any insurmountable side effects. If not, I'm pretty sure that a-fib ablation is going to be the recommended next option.
I just discovered this after 3 months of total misery, 7 different doctors, multiple tests, 1 hospitalization, 16 pound weight loss, almost lost my job, etc., etc., etc.. I want to know if this will have permanent effects on my body and heart and will I ever be the same again. I still don't feel 100% and have been back on the brand TOPROL XL for 9 days now.
1. Can Metoprolol be used instead? If so, what is the appropriate dosage to use? I ask because Metoprolol and Propanolol are dosed differently for their "on-label" uses. 2. Will beta-blockers be so anxiolytic that the normal, productive adrenaline response in exam situations will be completely shutdown or interefer with my cognitive ability, to my detriment 3. If #2 is an inevitability, is there a more appropriate medication to deal with my problem?
At what point do I cave and go to a hospital? I can find a lot about side-effects while taking metoprolol, but not a lot about what happens after properly weaning off the medication. Thanks!
Has anyone else had experiences where the metoprolol is not working as well after a month.I do not want to increase the dosage. My heart rate was in the low 50s when I first started taking the beta blocker...now its in the mid to upper 70 s and i don't want take more of the drug. My goal is to get off the drug....but, its not working as well as its was. Has this happened to other people ? Is it a termporary thing ?
I am currently weaning of the medication and I am hoping I will be normal again. on 1/21 I started with 25mg of Metoprolol Tartrate 2 times a day, In the meantime I ordered and read my records from the ER facility I was at on 1/20, I was sure something was wrong with me because of my chest xray. I went to my Dr office on 1/29/13 to get some results of my CT of the chest, Echocadiogram and lab work.
I think that when the coughing is happening your body is just attempting to reset the electrical of your heart thats pretty normal but passing out is not and when that happened you should have immediately called 911...this is all probably intertwined together and your heart docs needs to do a full work up on you and hopefully they will put you on a Holter Monitor for at least a week to try to put a finger on what the next stage of the game will be.
I have been taking Losartan 25mg in the morning and 25mg metoprolol ER in the evening. My BP is agraged between 120/70 to 140/90 most of the time. For the past one month My Systolic goes increasing and varies between 150 and 170mm/Hg. No change in diastolic and its well under 85mm/Hg most of the times. The doc said to increase Losartan by another 25mg thus the total 50mg. Is it ok to go for such dose change as I worried about low BP particularly diastolic.
My cardiologist said about 50 are "normal", but this DOES NOT mean that 51 is "abnormal" and it certainly doesn't mean they're dangerous. I know someone who was having 5,000 PVCs a day and not being treated because they were just simple PVCs. "Normal" just implies common in this case.
She also tested my adrenals and they were normal as well. PM 4.3. (never did the saliva test, I'm going to do that soon on my own.) She thought everything was "normal" and sent me on my way. What happened after that was crazy hot flashes, palpitations, (especially at night) , insomnia, and I started to develop some tingling in my fingers and toes, only at night though...never felt it throughout the day. She then did some diagnostics for lupus, and they looked normal as well.
The first of February I began having all the symptoms of hyperthyroid but didn't know what was happening...anxiety, pounding heart, sweats, nausea, tired and feeling like crap and the most distressing of all....BP that would zoom up to 200 and then down to 100. I went to ER 3 times and they basically said they couldn't do anything more than wait with me until the BP went down and send me home to call my doctor in the morning.
I haven't felt this well in years and am hoping I can stay this way until Wednesday. My question -- is it normal to feel this good? I had heard from others that you need to be stepped down gradually from beta blockers, and was frankly surprised that the cardiologist took me off them "cold turkey", even though they don't seem to have been working lately. I've only been off the beta blockers since I got up about 4 hours ago.
Right after the procedure, my baseline heart rate went up. I have to increase my metoprolol to 50mg 3/day. With the 3 times dosage, my HR is still 81-110. During the 3rd week after the procedure, I experience consecutive extra beats. But most of the time, it's just single extra beat. But the faster HR makes me very uncomfortable. It has been 6 weeks now, the fast HR still not come down. I have avoid all the physical activity. Sometimes I feel I need even more dosage (I'm thin 108lb).
I feel like I'm in beta blocker hell and long term benzo hell.. My halter was normal....echo was normal...but, I[ve been bedridden for 18 yrs. My o2 sat meter...when I get up....the pulse goes all over the place. Can anyone from the board here help me....I feel like I'm gonna die. This is not a panic attack. I eat very healthy and bland food. I've been very dizzy since this hasd been happening. I don;'t drink , dont smoke....don[t eat processed foood. Can anyone please help.
my bp was normal but none of the other meds would bring my heart rate down. I took my regular dosage of the cardizem cd and my heart rate came back down to normal. after taking it for about 10 months now I seem to be experiencing circulation problems in my lower legs and feet that seems to be getting progressively worse. I'll speak to my cardiologist and see what my options are.
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