Metoprolol and alcohol

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Avatar n tn I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
Avatar m tn I take metoprolol and my doctor said it`s ok to have one or two drinks but not to over do it. Be careful when I mix the two I get very tired.
Avatar f tn I have some conduction issues with my heart and have recently started taking 12.5mg of Metoprolol twice a day, one in AM and one in PM. It's really been helping, and is just meant to keep my heart rate steady until I go and have an EP study in the next few months. My doctor told me it is fine to have alcohol while taking this medication. Would you agree? Has anyone here had alcohol while taking Metoprolol?
Avatar n tn I am currently on 150 mg of zoloft and 25 mg of metoprolol. I am going out with a few friends tonight and was wondering if anything bad will happen if I have a 2 or 3 alcohol drinks. I never drink so it is not like I drink all the time.
Avatar m tn PVC's sometimes come and go, but for the most part pvc's dont ever go away. If you have shortness of breath with them, more than likely you may have short runs of back to back pvc's. I have NSVT and sometimes it makes me light headed. Doctors believe my condition is benign even with NSVT. For the most part if you do not have heart disease pvc's are a relatively benign condition. Sometimes down the road in life if you have pvcs frequently enough it can cause cardiomyopathy.
Avatar m tn I use Metoprolol to control my HR and warfarin and aspirin for clot prevention. No alcohol is the standard recommendation, and no caffeine. As I am in permanent AFib, what I do may have not relationship to your question, but I can say my actions don't my my AFib symptoms worse. I will have one drink, glass of wine, can of beer, a day on many occasions. I will drink have two, maximum three such drinks if I'm in a social environment that lasts for 4 or 5 hours and includes a meal.
Avatar f tn I don't have high blood pressure, just tachycardia and the metoprolol really helps keep that in check. Should I just stay on metoprolol and try the cialis and see how it works or should I try the cardizem?
Avatar f tn When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol and 300 of metoprolol and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down. When I was on THAT much, I felt like I was nailed to the couch. Now, instead I take coreg as a beta blocker and diltiazem, and flecainide and lisinopril.
647330 tn?1232819419 Clonidine, Metoprolol, Pravastatin, Lorazepam, Prilosec and Prednisone and Methimazole. Please respond if you have had adverse effects from such a small amount of alcohol with these drugs.
Avatar n tn Hallo, I have a question about alcohol and an strong (not fast) and an irregular heartbeat .. I have the symptoms of anxiety, I'm scared a get an heartattack or to die .. But when i drink alcohol i feel fine, but the day after i feel very weird, my heartbeat is very strong and irregular .. It beats so hard i can see my whole chest/stomach moving, i get hot flashes and if i work out i'm faster in need of breath .. Is it normal?
Avatar f tn I recently have been prescribed Metoprolol ER for high blood pressure and a "skip " in my heart. I took a EKG test and pressure went to 184/112. He prescribed that I take it at night. Can I take it in the morning instead? Especially the first few days to make sure how it might effect me. At least, I won't be asleep if something happens. Will drinking alcohol effect it if I have a drink at night and then take the medicine. Thank you....
Avatar m tn I have am now taking 50mg of Metoprolol at night and 16mg of Atacand in the morning daily to get my blood pressure in check. I have also improved my diet and really kicked my exercise habits into high gear. My question is, I've read that drinking alcohol with BP meds can lower the affects of the meds and increase side effects, but what I really want to know is if I were to go out and drink more than 1 or 2 drinks, would I be putting myself a serious risk (i.e. drop dead that night)?
Avatar m tn I am diagnosed by cardiologist as a patient with diastolic dysfunction, for the last three years and is under medical treatment ,Lisnopril 5mg, metoprolol 50 mg,ranaloxine, astovatastin 20 mg with asprin (ecosprin) 75 mg < I am 68 years old,BP 140/80 and an ex soldier . and have chest pain and breathlessness if i climb stairs fast,or work after meals.
Avatar m tn When I went to the ER they said I was dehydrated and I was given saline. I don't drink alcohol, caffeine, and drink a lot of water. All my friends were in the same environment I was in AND drinking, with no problems. Then there's me...passing out and feeling lightheaded. All my blood work (of course) came back normal. Thanks for your time.
Avatar f tn Since that time, I have found I am sensitive to caffeine, soy sauce, MSG, many other preservatives (both in medicine (eg. eye drops) and food), and alcohol. The diagnosis is SVT. In the last 2 years I have had 6 episodes of SVT I live in country Australia. The food labeling does not include preservatives added. The nearest Cardiologist is 2 hours away. I don't have abnormal thyroid, no GERD. All labs are fine. I take Lopressor 25mg daily for moderately high blood pressure.
Avatar f tn If I drink or smoke I tend to have bad episodes with pulse up to 160 and bp 160/100. I have had several EKG's and chest x rays and labs drawn with nothing found. I even had a ecg sonogram of my heart that showed nothing. I frequently have chest pain and abdominal pain after meals. two friends whom I smoked with had their gall bladder go out but I still have mine. I frequently have bowell pain and heart burn s well. Even try maneuvers invade I had a hiatal hernia.
Avatar n tn My normal rate is about 55 and remains that way during my palpitations. I am sick and tired of sitting here and waiting for them to happen. Today they were pretty much constant all day long. I recently wore a holter monitor but have no results yet. Also the doctors gave me a beta-blocker (metoprolol) that I have decided NOT to take until I get more answers. I am also worried it will drop my pulse rate to something too low and that will make me feel more sick. HELP!!!
Avatar f tn Could this be Prinz Metal angina/Variant angina and in that case, could this be contributing to my increasing problems with arrythmias? I have normal BMI, excersice up to 120 bmp three times a week ( I am on 150 mg metoprolol), normal cholesterol, do not smoke but use oral tobacco (swedisch “snus”) on a daily basis since many years. By the way, I wonder how you estimate your maximum excersise level when you are on 125 mg metoprolol, 47 years?
Avatar n tn Alcohol is a big trigger for a lot of people, and it doesn't take much. As far as it taking a long time, I know a glass of red wine can irritate my PACs for up to two DAYS. It's a pain but fortunately I don't drink much or often ;) I also get them when first lying down, for no apparent reason.
Avatar n tn In young people, the usual cause is consumption of alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, anxiety etc. The treatment is usually with betablockers like metoprolol only and sometimes in severe cases amiodarone is given. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn It was after this that I was put on the simvastatin and metoprolol. I also take aspirin ( full dose ) and flecainide for the afib. Both the metoprolol and flecainide are taken at a low dose. My readings before I started the simvastatin, were ( 140 total ) HDL 33 LDL 79 and Triglycerides 139 . What has changed is that my HDL has gone down to 24 from 33 LDL has gone down to 65. So basically Everything has gone down, what has him worried is the HDL has gone down.
264156 tn?1206990594 Prior to beta's my resting heart rate was between 55-70 but upon standing it would go up to 110-140. I started taking 12.5 mg of metoprolol in the a.m. and the standing heart rate would not exceed 95. So I was thrilled that the meds were working so well. However around the 2 week mark I noticed I was extremely cold all the time and my lungs started to feel heavy. I stopped taking the beta blocker, and my heart rate was still doing considerably well.
Avatar n tn I'm taking Prinivil 10 mg, Procardia XL 30 mg, and Toporol XL 50 mg all 1x day. I exercise regularly and extensively - running up to 5 miles a day on the treadmill. I've had regular echos, stress echos, and a TEE. The TEE found a tricuspid valve and was reported as aortic prolapse (no kidding). My heart was reported as slightly enlarged. No other abnormalities were reported. I'm writing because I originally went to the Dr.
Avatar m tn The holter only showed I had some 700+ palpitations. Blood work was fine. I started Metoprolol ER 100 mg once a day for High blood pressure and the doctor believed this would also help the palpitations by slowing the heart and help with the anxiety? This worked for about 2 years, I had the palpitations but where not crazy like the 700+ maybe 30-70 a day if I could feel them.
Avatar m tn My advice is stress relief yoga, smile and laugh, avoid the food heart triggers(caffeine, alcohol and ect) eat healthy, walks , your your best advocate and when your heart goes into action its not your imagination so find a doctor that is willing to admit the heart has its complexity and honors what you say and wants to find a treatment to make your life comfortable.
Avatar m tn I have also had 3 occasions in the last 5 years of Atrial Fibrillation (it's been 18 months since my last event and it is thought that each of the three events may have been triggered by alcohol consumption). Since my last event, I have been switched to Rythmno (225 mg/twice daily) from metoprolol, and it seems to have been extremely effective. Since I have had my PO2 checked overnight on impulse, it was found to be low (we live at 8200' elevation). The PO2 average was 87.
Avatar m tn Many tests, many doctors, much Internet research and $100s spent on meds and supplements. Cut out all caffeine and alcohol. By about July I was a complete mess, experiencing 1000s of PVCs. I tried beta blockers , calcium channel blockers, fish oil, COQ10, and zinc supplements. I threw it all in the trash and said ya know what PVCs? come and get me, if you want to take my life away, have at it. And my PVCs started to get better. Though I was still getting them around 3am every night.
Avatar f tn Also-if after the surgery you still cant have caffeine or alcohol or stimulants and in most cases people have to stay on their meds or even have the procedure done several times-then why put your self through such a process with so many risks if your quality of life isnt going to change? I know these questions seem crazy(I just had a baby 2 weeks ago-can I blame postpartum hormones?