Diltiazem and beta blocker

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Avatar f tn I was taking metoprolol and my bp was not controlled at all and it made me fell like a dead man - fatigued all the time. I hated it. I'm back on diltiazem now and doing well.
Avatar n tn I recently had an ablation for svt. I stopped the rythmal 3 days before and the a day before, what kind of withdrawal should I look for or will I not have any symptoms? Toprol This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/239202'>Withdrawal from beta blocker</a>.
Avatar n tn Since I live in Iowa (low of -24 degrees the other day), it was a side effects that really bothered me. Now I am on 240 mg of Diltiazem and no side effects but it is not controlling the rapid pulse rate very well. My husband, who has A-fib, saw a mention on one of the discussion boards he reads of Beta Blockers lowering the levels of Melatonin in some patients and causing sleep disturbances.
Avatar n tn If yes is there alternative to beta blockers? Your medical options are beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. It is unlikely that digoxin would be helpful here. If the beta blockers bother you, it would be worth trying a calcium channel blocker like verapamil or diltiazem. When my HR is low I have problems with near syncope when exercising and have to stop. If medicines are not able to appropriately manage your rate, another sinus node modifying procedure may be helpful.
343006 tn?1314450071 My Diltiazem took a couple weeks for the fatigue and dizziness to pass and more than that for the headaches to ease off. And 40 mg seems to be noted as the lowest dose. I forget how high they can go.
Avatar f tn I started taking Diltiazem 120mgs and Flecainide 100mgs twice a day for extremely symptomatic paroxsymal atrial fibrilllation. I began the medications approximately two weeks ago. This past week I had an exercise stress test and during that test I began to have PVC's. Then following the test in the waiting room, I began to have very frequent PVC's and runs of them. This has NEVER in my life happened before.
Avatar m tn I have been taking a combination of beta blocker (now Atenolol) and Calcium Channel Blocker. They work in different ways to lower my HR. I to not know what Tambocor is and haven't looked it up.
Avatar f tn I am cutting down on the dose of my beta blocker per my Doctor and I was wondering if I have to purchase a pill cutter or can I just cut it with a knife or razor? I am a little anxious because you aren't supposed to "crush or chew" these pills and I'm afraid that if I cut it.......perhaps it will be crumbly. I don't know, I am just a little nervous. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks.
Avatar n tn She thinks it might be easier to exercise on this drug than on the beta blocker. The list of side effects appears long when compared to the beta blockers but I've only started investigating. Can anyone here enlighten me about their experience with CCB's?
Avatar f tn I'm already such a mellow person, that a few steps down on the alertness ladder are crippling. So my questions are, has anyone experienced chest pain on a beta blocker? and dizziness? and has it gone away?
Avatar n tn 5 months ago, my doctor changed one of my high blood pressure medication from Atenolol (beta blocker) to Diltiazem (calcium channel blocker) since Atenolol caused insomnia. Ater the change, I do sleep much better. However, I have noticed that I have occasional minor coughing. Has anyone have similar experience with Diltiazem? Any side effects of Diltiazem that you experienced ? Thank.
Avatar m tn I think you hear the majority of people are on Metoprolol, followed by Atenolol, Propanolol, then Sotalol all beta blockers. Then comes Verapamil, which is a calcium channel blocker like Diltiazem. Perhaps is has something to do with the nature of how a Class IV anti-arrhythmic affects the cardiovascular system. It decreases or slows conduction through the AV node, and reduces the contractility of the heart, so it could be inappropriate in cases of heart failure.
Avatar n tn Your doctor more than likely prescribed the Calcium Channel Blocker due to your asthma as you would be unlikely to tolerate a Beta Blocker. You could try an Ace Inhibitor in combination with your HCTZ. Good Luck!!
Avatar m tn It sounds as if you need either a calcium channel blocker ( verapamil or diltiazem) since you did not tolerate the beta blocker, or an EP study and ablation which can be a cure in the vast majority of patients, with very little risk at all.
177337 tn?1310063499 I just got back from my internist. She is truly a wonderful compasionate doctor that really wants to help keep me as healthy as possible. Of course all my blood tests came back perfect except that I was low in Vitamin D. I was actualy hoping something was off so that I had a reason for the increase in these damn episodic pvc's that have been lasting for hours at a time. She wants me to try a channel blocker called diltiazem on an "as needed" basis.
Avatar f tn I had an episode of afib and was in the hospital is Sept. They took me off the beta blocker and put me on diltiazem. It didn't control my heart rate like the beta blocker. My resting heart rate went from upper 60s to the low 80s. After a few days without my beta blocker, I ended up in the ER, in sinus tachycardia with a rate of about 120. Long story short, it did not do a good job of keeping my heart rate down.
1612636 tn?1328820233 I take 240 mg of Diltiazem XR Caps (CCB) a day to lower my atrial fibrillation driven high heart rate. I also take a 50 mg XR beta blocker. I have used the CCB for about a year and I recall seeing what appeared to be great improvement when I started. It seems now that I am back to what I was when I was just taking a BB (albeit 100 mg).
Avatar m tn I had trouble with larger doses of beta blocker, up to 100 mg twice a day. My cardio added the CCB and cut the BB and I have low normal blood pressure an high normal heart rate. I can cause myself to pass-out/faint if I get up too fast from a period of 20 minutes or more of very quiet sitting, nodding off maybe. If I get up slow and take a couple of breaths before walking I can walk a mile or two.. on mostly level roadways.
Avatar f tn It seems that the chest pains are less frequent, but I still get the tight in the chest and breathing issues I had on the beta blocker. Do calcium channel blockers cause lung thightness? My BP was still around 130/90 2 weeks into the Diltiazem. We are checking again when I finish the bottle. Meanwhile, lots of aches and flue like sypmtoms. I always feel sick and tired. I sleep 9 hours a night, but wake up with anxiety attacks around midnight. I think I want to try Cozar again.
672586 tn?1280937258 In my case, though, I take both a beta blocker (Lopressor) and a calcium channel blocker (Norvasc). I wasn't able to take the Diltiazem. Gave me awful chest pains.
Avatar m tn Then I started with Fleccanaide a year ago and I have been in a normal rhythm since. Diltiazem was part of my regiment before I cardioverted and after and since. Recently, my heart failure doctor suggested Toperol for better treatment of DHF and for less digestion problems. I have taken betablockers (Sotolol and atenolol) in the past without problems. The thing is I don’t want to risk going back into AT/AF by switching from Dilt to Toperol.
Avatar f tn I am surprised your doctor didn't just add the Calcium Channel Blocker... and maybe reduce the Beta Blocker. That is the process I've gone through. My goal is only to reduce my AFib driven high heart rate. BB and CCB are very different medications, but both tend to lower the workload on the heart.l I will not argue with your doctor but if it were me I'd ask: "how about moving to 50 mg (slow release?) Metoprilol and adding the CCB?
Avatar n tn I think what Silverwhite was asking is,which beta blocker or blockers have the least impact on thyroid function? That would be my question as well.(keeping in mind there is more than one class of blockers,such as inderal being different from toprol..which is a more specific beta blocker).thx. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/252611'>Hypertension medications and hypothyroid</a>.
Avatar n tn About a year ago, I had a change of medication to Diltiazem 120/24mg for my high blood pressure. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. Will Diltiazem change triglyceride and/or HDL levels?
Avatar n tn I know he needs to exercise but he is not going to if he is always tired. Should the beta blocker dosage perhaps be cut? He sees his cardiologist April 8th and I know the dr. is not going to be happy with the weight gain....Thanks to anyone who replies, I am really hoping the dr. will answer...
Avatar m tn A few days ago they switched me to a different beta blocker carvedilol 3.125mg again to take once a day, it has been 3 days and now I am having the same symptoms plus random heart flutters. I feel as though the depression is the worst part where as I have never felt this before starting all these beta blockers. It is the weekend now but the cardiologist told me to call her on monday if I dont feel better and she then said in that case beta blockers are not for me.
Avatar n tn I am 31 and on a beta blocker and calcium channel blocker had a cardiolite stress test done which read mildly abnormal scan with a persistant anteroapical wall decrease tracer uptake without signs of reversibility. I think both resting scan and exercise scan had the decreased tracer uptake. The exercise portion read probably normal with normal sinus rhythm exercised for 11 minutes and very minimal st-t wave abnormalities.
Avatar f tn The cardiologist then called in a new med called Verapamil ER 180mg yesterday after the horrible day before with the Diltiazen. Here is the thing. The Diltiazem seemed to induced tachycardia and worsened as the day went on and by evening i was in bad shape, but the Verapamil seems to be doing nothing..not making it worse but it's not controlling the tachycardia symptoms either?
Avatar m tn You would then be taking 220mg of a Beta-Blocker every day. The side effects are not easy to take sometimes, at least in my opinion. I gave up taking it because of those. However, I have been put on Metoprolol ER - 50mg - again four weeks ago and they just don't seem to work. I found out through experimentation years ago that none of the generics worked - it used to be Toprol XL - except when I found them actually made by the original manufacturer and sold as Metoprolol.