Metoprolol tartrate 25 mg

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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 did a mistake for my actual Metoprolol tartrate dose. I take 25 mg at breakfast. I take 12.5 mg after lunch time. I take 25 mg after dinner and 12.5 mg before going to bed. Like I was saying, I don't find it effective for more than 4 hours, I must be a fast metabolizer but I feel like the half-life is much more like the Propranolol than the "apparently" 12 hours like most of the Cardio Doc suggest.
I believe a resting HR above 100 indicates the need to bring it down. 25 mg of metoprolol (regular release) is very low - how long have you been at that dose level? If only a few days I think you may need to give it a little more time...again if it is helping lower your HR. I take the same dose myself and it, along with a calcium channel blocker (all generic, low cost versions) bring my resting HR from about 130 down to about 80.
I was struggling with side effects from Cardiezem and asked to have my medicine changed, so I was put on 50 mg Metroprolol Tartrate per day, but began to suffer some nasty side effects--headaches, dizziness, nausea, abdominal cramps, lucid dreams, runny nose, and my heart rate dropped from 75-85 bpm to 45 to 55 bpm's depending on what I was doing. When I would sleep it dropped into the low 40's, and I couldn't focus at work, couldn't exercise.
I am on 100 mg of metoprolol tartrate twice a day, and yesterday I have stepped it down to 75 mg twice a day..talk about dizzy...whooo.. anyway I am going to have a ablation on wednesday for SVT. I was told to hold my meds the night before and morning of the procedure, I wasn't sure how safe that was, called the pharmacist and he said that was perfectly safe..the doctor also said after the ablation I may not need them at all, so yes I am confused.
I've had a lot of years with Metoprolol, from 25mg. to 200mg. What I feel is my heart is a little slow to respond to demands. Once it gets up to speed, I feel really good for a 63 year old. I found it took a little while to become acclimated to it. But now I feel no side effects except for the heart thing. That can feel like a heavy feeling in the chest until it gets up to speed. I've been on a steady 75mg. now for 3 years.
Metoprolol comes in two formulations, Metoprolol Tartrate and Metoprolol Succinate. If you were prescribed the Tartrate variety, 50mg, once a day as you stated, then you were on a beta blocker roller coaster with a steep peak followed by a deep valley. Metoprolol has a rather short half life of approximately 6 hours, so in 24 hours, 50mg is nearly completely metabolized. This type should be taken twice a day.
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.
Somewhat for this reason and fact I like the HR and BP I get I take 12.5 mg 8 AM and 25 mg 8 PM (approximately). My prescription calls for 25 mg twice a day. I know Atenolol's half life is closer to 8 hours, but 12 hours was easy to work with and is an approximation of what happens with an 8 hour half life. Just to show I under stand at 12 hours the 12 hour half life is at half strength while an 8 hour half life is close to 3/8th strength at 12 hours.
prescribed a moderate does of metoprolol tartrate 50 mg twice per day, as time went by I needed less and less and told the doctor that my heart rate was in the 50's, he said I could take less if I felt bad....and I did, reduced to 25 mg 2x day. This pattern continued and eventually I was taking part of a 25 mg pill 2 times per day and most recently...just took it once per day or here and there....I have stopped taking it for about 8 days now. I began to see how my body would react without it.
(50 mg at noon 50 mg at midnight) 3 days later I went back because of slow heart rate and he cut it down to 25 mg at noon and 25 mg at midnight. I've read that it is dangerous going off of Metoprolol and was wondering if I should be worried.
Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.
The problem with Metoprolol Tartrate is the deep roller coaster effect due to the relative short half life. You could move your dose time closer together, but that will leave you with an even deeper null period than you're experiencing now. If you take two 25's, you could halve them and take them every 6 hours. You could quarter them and take them every 3 hours. But this plan would most likely have you forgetting doses.
Yes, Metoprolol Succinate is the timed release. It is also way more expensive than Metoprolol Tartrate. I switched long ago to the latter and saved a lot of money. A dose costs literally pennies. You have to remember to take it twice a day though. I take it at "5 and 5"; at rising, and at dinner, and it's easy to remember. Metoprolol has the same bradycardia effect as Atenolol, so that has to be watched.
My EP put me on 50mg metoprolol tartrate twice a day and I am concerned my bp will get too low. He says that is over emphasized. (Another doctor or two did not want me taking too much because of already a little low bp.) It seems to be helping my irregular heartbeat to an extent but I worry about the bp. Today my head hurt and right now as I type my arms feel kind of weak. I have not really had dizziness much. I get that anyway for some reason.
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 was previously taking 25 mg in the am and 12.5 mg in the evening of the generic Toprol XL. Now I am taking 25 mg in the morning of generic Lopressor, and another 25 in the evening, but less than a full 12 hours apart. For example I will take the 25mg at 7 am, another 12.5 at 2pm and another 12.5 at around 6 or so.I have had breakthrough tachycardia, mostly when I wake up in the morning or a few hours after. Could this be caused by the change in medication?
Hi i woke up this morning with a bad headache my blood pressure read 170/101 pulse 68. I took two metoprolol tartrate 25 mg my blood pressure dropped to 140/83 pulse48 im resting in a recliner with my feet up . Wanted to know about my pulse rate is it too low.
I take Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg BID. When it nears time to take my second dose, maybe an hour before,I feel like what I can only describe as a pressure or ache in my heart as if it's telling me it's time for my next dose.I know that sounds kind of weird and was just wondering if anyone else has had that happen. The pressure feeling always goes away about a half hour after I take my night dose andrarely if ever happens with the morning dose. I know weird right?
hypertension, 25-100mg daily ~Losartan can be found as: Losartan Potassium (Cozaar), Losartan Potassium/ Hydrochlorothiazaide (Hyzaar) ~This medicine is an ARB (ending in -sartan) (2) Lisinopril/hctz 20/12.5: hypertension, 10/12.5-20/12.5mg daily. ~Lisinopril/hctz can be found as Prinzide, Zestoretic ~This drug is an ACE inhibitor (ending in -pril), since you are female if you start to get a "dry, hacking cough" make sure to let your doctor know.
My mother's a patient of HTN and taken combination of Telmisartan-H and metoprolol tartrate (sustained release 25 mg), 1st one 1 tab in the morning and 2nd one 1/2 tab in the evening. Telmisartan-H has been started since the last 7-8 months. But in the last blood test results, the Creatinine levels are hovering around 1.6 to 1.7 (slightly beyond the normal range). Is a cause for concern? Are any of these medicines contributing to this? Her urea and microalbumin ratio levels are however normal.
Hi folks! As many of you know I am on metoprolol tartrate 25 MGs b.i.d. for my PSVT. Even though I'm on the lowest dose I do get quite a bit of side effects as far as being overtired and dragging. My cardiologist now has started me on verapamil because my BP has been running high. I'm just afraid this is going to make me even more tired and dragging. Is anybody on this combo and if so how have the side effects been?
They also told me to drink a lot of OJ and eat bananas to boost my potassium levels! As I mentioned, the metoprolol tartrate (25 mg morning, 25 mg evening) caused chest pressure -- I went to the ER for that and was admitted a few hours later since the pressure wasn't going away.
Metoprolol helped greatly in making it easier to convert. Also, there are 2 types of Metoprolol, Metoprolol Tartrate, and Metoprolol Succinate. The latter is a time release version called Toprol XL. This is nice because you only need to take 1 tablet a day. The downside is it's a high tier drug for insurance companies its price is really up there. I get a Metoprolol Tartrate for about 25% of the price. I found the drug easy to tolerate, and experience limited side effects.
He has also prescribed Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg twice a day. It is my understanding this will lower my BP which is currently averaging between 112/75 Pulse 80 to 124/72 Pulse 77. If this medicine lowers my BP will it not be dangerously low? Prior to cartroid artery surgery, I took a beta blocker like this and my BP dropped to dangerous levels. Will this not happen again? I have no chest pains. The only time I had chest pains or pressure was during the stress test.
B complex + a very weak beta blocker (1/2 from 25 mg metoprolol tartrate). I take regularly the xanax for over two weeks while the beta blocker occasionally - when I feel danger i.e at 135/85 for example. In fact I had two crisis in the first week with xanax but I was then in a stressful situation at work. Luckily the heart beating and the shiver disappeared, probably due to the xanax and vit Bs. Can you please advise me what doctor to visit: neurologist, psychiatrist or...?
I have taken 25 mg Metoprolol XL (tartrate) once a day for over a decade. For me it has been better than other anti-arrhythmics and better than other Beta Blockers (like propanolol) that I tried and I have to say it is the most "comfortable" one for me.
Has anyone ever developed side effects from a medication they've been on for a long time? I've been on the lowest dose of metoprolol tartrate (25 mg BID) for years, but in the last few months I've been getting unsteady on my feet, dizziness upon standing and actually have to hold onto things to walk or stand in one place. This always happens 2 to 4 hours after taking a dose and mostly disappears when I wake up in the morning. I take my morning dose at 7:30 and by 10 or so it's back.
I have been taking a beta blocker, 50 mg Metoprolol ER (Extended/Slow Release), for several years but have with my cardiologist approval today refilled my BB prescription with Metoprolol Tartrate (normal release) to be taken at 25 mg twice a day (every 12 hours). My reason is driven mainly by the fact the Tartrate is about 1/6th the cost of the Suc (ER).
I will continue to take a slightly lower dose, now at 25 mg morning 12.5 mg night, then go back to the 25 mg morning and night. As discussed in another post by me on the BB subject I was experiencing very low HR when in bed, and some serious dizziness.
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