Metoprolol vs lopressor

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5 mg every 12 hours insistead of 25 mg every 12 hours but even with a lower dose I feel very bad. I'm the only one here who have problems with the metoprolol or brand name lopressor? It's the immediate release one, not the XL... I call my Cardio Doc and ask to be put again on the Propranolol but he don't return my phone call back. The only one beta blocker that I never try is the bystolic, it's new in the Canada but too expensive for me. I also hear that for anxiety it's bad?
The difference between Lopressor and Toprol XL is the release time (12 hrs vs 24 hrs). Since you're still taking your doses twice daily, you should experience the same results. If not, the generic Toprol XL 25 mg is available again.
I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.
Hi Ryan, Why did you write to Ellen that Klonopin could worsen her depression? I have been on Klonopin for about a month and a half and I have noticed an increase in depression (I am NOT on any anti depressants). Overall I just roll with it and try and stay positive and I started to get acupuncture along with talk therapy. This week I will see my p-doc and I'm sure all of this will come up in my visit. Do you think Klonopin causes weight gain as well?
So, I went of beta blockers (25 mg metoprolol) one and a half month ago, because I didn't have any fear of heart disease anymore. Big mistake. Three days later, the PACs came back with a vengeance. After some time, I visited my cardiologist and he did an echo (completely normal) and an EKG (also textbook normal). He told me to restart Metoprolol and increase the dose to 50 mg/day, which I did.
of Metoprolol (generic form of Lopressor) every 12 hours. I LOVE it! My internist suggested that he might think about eventually weaning me off it and I said NO WAY! He told me that I was the only person that he had ever known that wanted to stay on it. It has truly truly given me my life back. I am so thankful that my cardiologist placed me on it. Just as a side note, for the first week that you are on it you will feel draggy and tired, but trust me it WILL go away after about a week.
Tom, My concern is being stuck on BB's for life. I am hoping for a permanent solution that doesn't involve taking more drugs every day, if it's possible.
My experience with a beta blocker (Metoprolol) 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.
What are mortality expectations due to fatal heart attacks for a group of angina sufferers vs a similar aged group of non-sufferers? How do angina patients manage what for some must be enormous difficulty with panic/anxiety attacks? Just curious.
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