Metoprolol versus atenolol

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) I was prescribed Atenolol (25mg/day), and also given Metoprolol tablets (25mg) to take if there is another episode. A few questions: 1) I'm very concerned about continuing on the Atenolol, since it's Category D and linked to slowed fetal growth, low birthweight and smaller placentas. I'd like to taper off (under my OB's supervision). If I go off the Atenolol and have another episode (and take Metoprolol to stop it), is that worse for the fetus than taking Atenolol daily?
I tried inderal and it didn't touch the pvcs but made me less tired than the metoprolol. And then I tried atenolol which made me feel like I was wearing one of those old fashioned under-water suits. Now I'm trying acebutolol which seems to reduce the multiple pvcs, I've had a few pvc free minutes HOORAY, and it doesn't cause any fatigue at all (just cold feet).
There are other beta blockers (non-cardiac selective beta blockers) that don't affect the blood pressure as much as the selective (metoprolol, bisoprolol, atenolol) do, because non-selective beta blockers constrict the blood vessels to a certain degree. Non-selective beta blockers are treatment for POTS, by the way. Also, conditions like chronic stress, infections, etc. must be ruled out if they aren't already. Your blood pressure is maybe sort of the key here.
The pvcs lighted up he assumes from the disturbance caused by the ablation. I was also placed on 25mg of Atenolol. The Atenolol was a miracle. Two days later my pvcs were completely gone. I am now down to 12.5 mg of Atenolol and get the occasional pvc's. Pvc's unforantely can move locations and once you get them you always have them. I have days were I get my share but I know not to get crazy anymore and it passes. Good Luck to you!!!
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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.
I too am on the West Coast and hve Kaiser as my HMO. I took verapamil, atenolol and then lopressor for PVc's None helped the PVC's. WIth Verapamil I got very depressed and constipated. Atenolol my bp and heart rate were very low. I still got the PVC's but hey wer more like a sinking feeling in my chest and th epause was extra long. With lopressor I felt like I was having an asthma attack which I have never had in my life before.
old male, afib for four years, occurrences start almost always at night in bed, usually terminated via some physical activity like long walks, tennis, etc., episodes average 12-14 hrs., twice a week; am taking metoprolol 25 mg. daily in two 12 1/2 pills (I cut up a 50 mg. pill into quarters) late morning and late afternoon, also take a baby aspirin daily, and no coumadin because I'm not 75 yet (because of my frequency and length, do you think coumadin is indicated?).
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.
I started getting PVC's about 6 months ago and they seem to be getting worse,Does anyone know what might cause PVCs to be much more frequent lying down versus sitting up? I only notice maybe 10 PVC's during the day but when I lay down to goto sleep I can get up to 6-10+ PVC's per minute and its very difficult to fall asleep,If I just lay there and try to relax rather than freak out they usualy reduce in frequency enough for me to fall asleep..
It is getting difficult because I have it so freaking much. I take 25 mg atenolol. I hope your arrhythmia is fixed, not like mine. I am scared to go anywhere else and so scared to even consider another ablation. I am sorry you had the pain post op.
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