How does metoprolol work

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1347434 tn?1282595378 My biggest fear is that it won't control my NSVT like the Nadolol does and I'll have breakthroughs. I'm also worried about side effects. Do any of you take Metoprolol? If so, how does it make you feel? What dosage are you on? Have you ever changed from one Beta Blocker to another, and what is the transition like? Thanks!
443862 tn?1238003039 Is anyone taking metoprolol? It's driving me nuts! I do have anxiety disorder. And of course knowing they gave me this to lower my heart rate makes me nervous. And with my anxiety disorder I am taking my blood pressure every hour. I know that doesn't help. But dealing with the metoprolol, it has dropped me to 88/55 at times, today 112/73, then 93/55 then 142/70. I get hot flashes, shakes, tingling arms, a general feeling of panic when I see my reading is low or I feel the shakes....
1933354 tn?1323366434 5 mg 4 times a day may work better for you than 25 mg 2 times a day. You'd have to figure out how the forth is taken, you may need to take 12.5 mg every 8 hours with the last one before bed time being two doses, that is it would be the old 25 mg dose. I will guess your doctor would not have a problem with such a suggestion. For example: 12.5 mg at 8 am and at 4 pm and 25 mg at midnight.
471161 tn?1317194550 Does anyone know or have experience with taking Digoxin or Metoprolol and did it cause you to have a choking feeling? I have been on both for about 5 weeks now and have had this choking sensation for about that long. I have been sent for an ultrasound of my neck and they found nothing. My Internest acted like it was in my head and told me to take Tylenol. Maybe she thought I was trying to get pain meds out of her. That just didn't make sense. I am not in pain.
589617 tn?1218723382 I have been on metoprolol for over a year now. My does have changed over time, and the less (lower dosage) I take the better it works better for me.
Avatar f tn I had another holter monitor done a month ago and on that one my lowest heart rate was 32 so it makes me nervous taking this medication and going to sleep. How quick does this medication work and how low can it drop the heart rate?
Avatar n tn Hi I see this post is from long ago its now 2016 but Im pregnant with my second child and am a very high risk due to my heart problems my heart doc put me on metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day. Im wondering how safe it really is for the baby and if anyone thinks taking it give Someone a better chance of making through the pregnancy. We have a planned c-section so that I dont bust another whole in my valve, but Im very scared this may harm my child.
Avatar m tn I am on Metoprolol 100 mg/day. I feel good no side effects at all, never had. It was fine from the beginning. Before I was on Coreg . Same, it was fine. I do not think you have any side effects from medications at all. You do have anxiety. You should work on that.There are healthier ways to work on that instead of taking prescription drugs. It can harm you many ways on the long run.
Avatar n tn medications, yet they don't do a thing to my heart rate while I am in afib or flutter (though the beta blocker does reduce my resting heart rate when not in tachycardia, the Ca blocker not so much.) But the beta blocker does seem to reduce the length of the episodes compared to how long they last if I just let it go, so this seems to be some sort of rhythm control. (And again, the Ca blocker does not seem to be effective at this either, which is why it is a former medication.
Avatar f tn So a couple months ago I went to a wellness clinic at work and my bp read at 200/106. I had no symptoms, they begged me to see a dr asap and so I went to the ER that night. My bp was 213/109 at that point and for whatever reason the doctor that evening initially said there wasn't really anything to be done as I had no real "symptoms" even though the attending nurses kept emphasizing it was the "silent killer".
Avatar m tn I have shallow breathing at night after I take it. I take it at 8pm. It is hard to sleep. Is that how it's going to be from now on? Does shallow breathing go away?
1464004 tn?1384139333 If your BP is on the low side, the effects you feel when standing or bending over are a common side effect from many beta blockers. How much Metoprolol per day are you taking? This drug will slow your heart down, and make it slower to respond to high level of respiration and physical output. I had to adjust my training regime once I began it. I warm-up longer than I used to, and start slowly.
1423357 tn?1511089042 I've been taking Metoprolol Tartrate at various strengths for many years. I contined to take it following my ablation two and a half years ago on the advice of my PCP as a measure of safety against hypertension and heart attack survivability should one ever occur. I have leveled out on 75mg per day. I see my PCP every six months and I've noticed that each time I go, my blood pressure drops lower and lower.
443862 tn?1238003039 I have been on it for 8 months now, my BP is on the low side also, but it does work for what the dr. put me on it for. Taking your BP every hour as you say is really not necessary, once a day is enough. Have you told your dr. your concerns?
Avatar m tn Betaxolol does indeed penetrate the blood-brain barrier just as Metoprolol and others do. A beta blocker which does not penetrate the blood-brain barrier is Atenolol. Metoprolol psychosis is an extremely uncommon side effect.
Avatar n tn 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.
10878355 tn?1425582771 I did an ECG report at my PCP clinic. She prescribed me Metoprolol but I am too scared to take it without having to see a cardiologist. She sent me a referral to a cardiologist and told me to take the pill while I am waiting for the appointment. Should I start taking the prescription or just wait and ask the cardiologist if I REALLY need to? Metoprolol's side effects scare the crap out of me and I heard it worsens the condition.
Avatar f tn But I feel like 92/65 is a little too low, especially because I was feeling light headed. I believe that it does help keep my heart rate down when I’m at work, on my feet for hours, which is when I have most issues with the tachycardia episodes. Thanks for your response.
876405 tn?1243511886 Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. I don't recall ever getting them before and now they occurring constantly..I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I agree. It does slow you down metabolically some, but it's really not too disastrous of a price to pay for being slowed down from tachydysrhythmias. It is a fairly safe drug and usually well tolerated. All the beta blockers have that side effect. Sitting around not being able to move is certainly not without it problems either. I think you will find it a reasonable solution. Good luck.
612551 tn?1450025775 Your maximum heart rate is 17 beats lower swimming than land exercises, and your heart does not beat as fast so does not get irregular or extra beats. I actually thing almost all people with PSVT can lower their heart-rate and possibly manage their condition by daily lap-swimming. It certainly can't help whereas drugs can have debilitating side effects and cauterizing and scarring the inside of your heart with catheter ablation is permanent. What type of arrhythmia do you have?
Avatar f tn Sorry, my question was will this have any lasting effects on my heart or body and when can I expect that I will be back to normal? For instance, how long does it take to get out of my system? I'll be going back to the Doctors that treated me and have them re-run the blood work, etc. I'm really surprised you have not heard of this before, could you perhaps look it up? I think people could be really suffering out there like I was and they really need to be put back on the TOPROL XL brand.
612551 tn?1450025775 Jerry -- My Rx for Atenolol is 2 25 mg. tablets per day. I have gone from 1 to 1-1/2 per day to 2 tablets per day after my recent cardioversions. I am weaning off of it now and am back to about one tablet a day. I break the tablet in "large 1/4's" or just a bit less than half for each dose, every 8 hours. My EP said I could do it however it wanted. If I took an entire pill, my bp would plummet like a stone.
Avatar f tn It's most likely not caused by an increase in body mass, but by fluid retention, and why you're retaining fluid is what I would explore. Metoprolol does tend to reduce metabolism rate.... A LITTLE, and yes I gained some weight while I have been on it (10 years). For me, it's body mass, not fluid retention. As the saying goes, "one man's meat is another man's poison", and this could be true in your case.
Avatar f tn How do you guys live with these? Does anything help you? How do you manage to work with these? I can't get myself to work, I'm constantly scared I'll drop dead and they get worse if I'm doing anything but sitting. Just general advice.
Avatar f tn I was briefly on Sotalol just before I scheduled my ablation, and I didn't do well at all on it, and went back to Metoprolol. I can't say that I was on Sotalol long enough to gauge just how well it worked. But I did have one very bad episode of SVT about 3 days into starting it. I then switched back.
687614 tn?1244201579 If I need to get off my Bystolic and onto another Beta Blocker or Calcium Channel blocker. How does that work and don't people get rebound tachycardia or SVT's is getting back off Beta blockers really hard? I heard that is is quite dangerous. My tachycardia in not under control, nor is my BP. What else is there? Just curious... I am having way too many side effects of them. How does one wean off of 2 times a day 2.5 Bystolic? These tablets are not scored.