Can i cut bystolic in half

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Avatar f tn I have done this with a pill cutter and found 2.5 was helpful for a while but eventually felt like a zombie. Bystolic has a half life of 10 - 12 hours so if you are taking one every 24 hours you would still have as much as 25% still in your system when you take the next dose. This has an additive effect unless you break the cycle by skipping a day. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Doctor cut me back to half a dose for four nights and I am in to third night. Also a history of anxiety attacks. What withdrawal symptoms do most people get? Are these normal: my BP is up to 177/82 but heart beat is low at 63. Sweaty, naueous and nervousness. Combination withdrawal and anxiety attack symptoms? Afraid to take my Xanax for anxiety as it will lower heart rate even more. Advice anyone? No insurance so ER not really an option unless becomes critical.
Avatar n tn I have been not feeling well for so long and don't know what to do.Does Bystolic can cause these side effects?I had several tests done in these past months and they all were normal: head CAT, blood, urine tests, EKG. I feel worse in over heated rooms too.My doctor told me ~ a month ago to finish with the Bystolic 5 mg and come to see him.I still have ~1 wk and a half left.Initially, he started me with 10 mg and after I started feeling weird, he cut it to 5 mg.
Avatar n tn I'm gonna have to get in touch with my doctor and have it changed----I've been dealing with this for far too long now. I have 3rd stage kidney dieaese so I'm limited to what I can take in the first place. Anyways appreciate any input anyone can give.
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Avatar n tn Particularly since the 10mg Bystolic tablets seemed to be the “sweet spot” in terms of tolerability. And the Bystolic worked very well for my BP. I am a 41 year old male.
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar n tn Original bystolic dose 10 mg, I cut in half and feel better with that. When I see the doctor we may make further dosing adjustments. By the way, it is hard to sleep when the heart is flip flopping like that, stay off the left side. Good luck.
Avatar n tn i too have had every kind of test and am 'normal' although all sorts of things show up on holter monitors - and my doc says just forget about it. after i was prescribed atenolol 25 mg (i take half in the morning half at night in an effort to stop the night wake ups) is when the pvc's started. i have normal really low blood pressure so sometimes i get dizzy even without atenolol....oh well. looks like all of us are in the same boat, and more than one doc says forget about it.
Avatar m tn Anyway, My family doctor called me and reduced the Zoloft to 25 mg and the Bystolic was cut in Half. Within 5 days, I'm only getting 1 or 2 PVC/PAC's so I know for sure that drugs will affect it. I was also on lisinipril that produced the same results. I really think you will have to go through the pain of trying different meds until you find what works best for you. The doctors will try to tell you stress causes it and I buy that to a point.
Avatar n tn I too have trouble falling asleep due to continous pvcs. I have an appt with a cardiologist next week. I'm hoping he tells me these are normal. I am 67 yrs young and have type 2 diabetes. I believe that I worry too much about just everything. I've had EKG's in the past and the results were normal.
Avatar m tn I'll lay in bed, watch TV and it will be fine for 10 minutes or so then the PVCs start. I can breathe in/out deeply and try to relax and they'll slow down and eventually I can just pass out from being so tired from the day. But I'll wake up in the morning feeling the same PVC's, etc. When I get up, get a shower, get ready, they're still going on and driving me CRAZY.. I feel light headed, etc. I used to be a major alcoholic, toned that down to around 2 drinks a day.
Avatar m tn I'm a 35 year old male. In april of 2008 I weighed 150 pounds and in january 2009 I wieghed 180 pounds. In June of 2008 I started having what I thought was a heart attack, and after several expensive trips to the ER, no evidence of a heart attack was shown. So I was given Xanax, and on 4 other occasions I ended up in the ER with the same symptoms and sent on my way after cardiac enzymes appeared normal. Because I had no Insurance I bought Xanax from friends and that seemed to quel my ER visits.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the reply, When i stared taking the BB at the recommend dose it made me feel awful so the Dr thought that maybe it was slowing the bottom of my heart down to much so he cut it in half. then I noticed at a half of dose i didn't feel as bad but i would get pressure in my head, shortness of breath and a awful sharp pain right in my heart like some jab something in it. I took the BB for a year. Bystolic is the newest BB on the market in the U.S.
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Avatar n tn Hi everyone, I just found this forum and am excited to see I'm not alone in the world with a funky heart! Long story short - I started feeling palpitations in 2003. At that time went to a cardiologist and he said I had MVP and it was all due to that. So I live my life with "an answer" and think it's just something I have to live with. It wasn't that bad once I didn't feel crazy. Fast forward to 2007 when I decide to go get a check up (new cardio) regarding my MVP.
4703993 tn?1379771988 My electrophysiologist is concerned about beta blockers in general... he now has me on 12.5 of atenolol cut in half.... Ok so I am not getting the side effects at that tiny tiny dose... but it is also doing nothing for my heart rate... he said atenolol is the only beta blocker he is willing to try because it is the least strongest of all.....
1933354 tn?1323366434 My question is this. I have been having tight chest and coughing. A slight heaviness sensation in my chest. I saw that side effects for this med consitst of heart failure and heart block. I just want to make sure these are not side effects of allergies, but rather possible heart block from my med!? I am 24 years old, have had more heart tests then most people who need it on this site. Echo, Stress tests, EKGs, Holters, all look good, just periods of inappropraite sinus tachycardia.
715004 tn?1309080880 I'm debating whether I should take this medication tonight or if I should take only half. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn I want to keep my blood pressure low and hope to reverse the thickening but I dont want to have sudden cardiac death in an athlete in the meantime. I am wondering what I can do as far as anti-arrythmics, a betablocker, bystolic or even coreg to slow my heart function down to help reverse this. Cardiologist doesnt know as he thinks its from the testosterone, working out and blood pressure issue. Which all makes sense.
Avatar f tn i stayed 1 night in hospital..came home..i felt like i couldnt breath so i put like 5 pillows behind my ease the stress of not being able to catch my breath..i had dr apt next day and he admitted me right from his office..he said i have what they call paracardidas..inflamation of the burned area around the i stayed for 3 days to get some home and feel worse than i did before the ablation..
Avatar f tn OK Hey when are you going to get on a computer so you can come in and share your experiences..You always are in hiding,,I miss you..I am backing off a bit..I like to go and check peoples profiles out and the pics...
Avatar m tn They have side effects which you may not like down the road. When I was your age, I had similar readings in office. Mine would go up to 130/80 or so when anxious. I would insist that at home it was normal to low, and it was. My doctors took that answer and didn't force me on BBs or CCBs. I'm now 43, and even in the doctors office my BP won't go above 110/70 now. I kept good care of myself and eat right. My body changed over those years, I guess for the better.
Avatar m tn Beta blockers block receptors in the heart and prevent tachycardia. I had to start taking a beta blocker once I started on thyroid meds. I was very much in the position you're in now...I couldn't even tolerate 25 mcg levo, so I knew I had to take meds for the tachy at that point. Beta blockers work almost right away, and they control tachycardia very nicely. I'd never have done it without them.
Avatar f tn I, too, am planning to taper off my Beta Blocker (I take Metoprolol) in a few months if my ablation was successful. I have looked into this subject at some length and have heard it can be very difficult to do, especially if you have been taking it long term -- as I have for more than 20 years.
Avatar f tn never the calcium...and never the full 200 mg Metoprolol a day, I cut the PM one in half. QUESTION...should I ignore my thoughts,and go ahead and take ALL that he has told me to??? I know he knows more than I do..but that seems like so much stuff. I work out at a cardiac fitness center because my husband has cardiac issues (im only 49,hes 52 but has had heart troubles) so when I have the palps bad, they insist on putting on a monitor and watching mine.
Avatar f tn When I asked about tapering down the atenolol, she said I could cut the 50mg dose in half, and when I tried that, I was pretty sure I was going to have a heart attack. I've been on it since Oct 27th. Further compounding this issue is that prior to the thyroid issues I was diagnosed with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and even tho I'm pretty sure my thyroid levels are better, I still have tachycardia in the morning before I take my atenolol.
612551 tn?1450025775 My tablet (assume all are about the same regardless of the manufacturer) are about 1/8th inch in diameter, and would be difficult to cut in half, forget about fourths. How are you cutting such a small tablet? I have considered taking half in morning and have at night, but my experience/test so far suggests just taking it at 25 mg once a day in the morning may work for me. I am keeping a close measure on what is happening to my HR as I pass the 12 hours mark from my morning dose.
1129232 tn?1360803958 Oh joy can I relate to the No One around understanding what thyroid sufferers go through. Many in my family have acted and even stated, its all in my head. Imagine that. I am to assume it made my eyes swell also. Ha Ha... Relax, knowledge is a very powerful thing. Hashis is scary, so is graves disease. One thing I have learned the hard way... We can not rush to a fast fix. Well you can, but we pay a price. Take your time, make yourself as comfortable as you can until you can a Endo.
1774112 tn?1329544897 My heart rate will go up from 176-240 a minute, and they least 2-3minutes. They are very scary, i have 2 kids, i can't live my life in fears anymore, i'm always upset and scared, when are they gonna come again... I just saw an electrophysiologist , and he said, the only way to cure this is the ablation. whenever i read online about the procedure, everybody writes negative experience... i really don't know what to do...