Metoprolol and atenolol

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554422 tn?1220578966 Hey everyone!Well I have been on atenolol on and off for the past 8 years...I was talking to my new cardio on the phone a week ago about how my blood pressure is still pretty high when I check it..and my heart rate will shoot up from time to time..He told me to increase my atenolol.Normally I take 50 in the day and 50 at night(however honestly I cut the night dosage to 25 because i kept having bigemeny)..
Avatar m tn Just feeling kind of light headed this afternoon and called cardiologist, but have not received phone cak back (this was about one hour ago). I would like to come off of this atenolol. I was thinking about taking 3/4 tablet and seeing how I feel. Anybody got any helpful advice. Thanks.
Avatar f tn Because of trying to become pregnant my doctor wanted me off of the Atenolol and on a safer medication. Though I do not have any specific problem requiring medication I do feel better on it than I do off. I do not like the palpitations and raised heart rate that I get off of my medication. Anyways, she wants me on metoprolol tartrate. Because I have been on the atenolol for 4 years I have concerns. Will this medication treat me the same as the atenolol.
Avatar f tn I have taken Toprol SR and now take the generic Metoprolol SR. I do not know atenolol. It is important that we have a rest HR below 100, and normal blood pressure. BB is the medication of first choice in my experience, whatever "brand". I have insurance, but prefer and am required to take generics whenever possible. So, few brand names in my "diet". I take BB to control/lower my HR, I suffer from Atrial Fibrillation.
Avatar f tn Is this atenolol going to help, or do I just put up with the tach and svt. I have been to 2 doctors and they both said that my heart is structurally fine. I have had all the tests and worn all the monitors. I am an otherwise healthy 39 yr old female. DOes anyone have any similar experiences that atenolol has helped? Thanks so much!
612551 tn?1450025775 I have used Toprol, Metoprolol (longest, several years) and now Atenolol for the past year. I moved from Toprolol and Slow Release beta blockers to generic to lower cost. I was looking at Propranolol which I see is a "non-selective" beta blocker, and it may therefore have an unwanted sleep disturbance side-effect. Yet, it is prescribed, I read, to lower nightmare problems by lowering the higher heart rate and adrenalin associated with nightmares. ..
612551 tn?1450025775 Research on the web says that Atenolol is much longer lasting than Metoprolol and suggests that Metoprolol Tartrate has to be taken twice a day... Atenolol only once ! Strangle, again, my Cardiologist who issued a prescription for Atenolol upon my request to be allowed to try it is for 25 mg twice a day.
1933354 tn?1323366434 At my request I was switched from Metoprolol Tartarate to Atenolol which is also a quick release. But, the Atenolol has a much longer half life and I think it does a better job of holding me at a sufficient medicate level 24 hours a day by taking it twice a day. I also recall the Atenolol is more selective as far as the brain barrier is concerned - not sure about allergies. I have a lot of nasal congestion, which is year around, not seasonal.
Avatar m tn I have been on beta blockers including Toprolol, Metoprolol and Atenolol which is what I am now using. All gave/give me the list of side effects you mention, but I take a larger dose, 24 mg twice a day on Atenolol. I also take a calcium channel blocker... all because of atrial fibrillation, which I have permanent. I have undergone significant shifts in dose levels, as high as 100 mg twice a day and have never developed any of the "withdrawal" symptoms you list.
Avatar n tn I felt fine on the metoprolol, but started having a rash under my arms that the doctor and a dermitologist could not figure out. I took it upon myself to stop taking the beta blocker and a day and a half later had a pulse of about 95 - 105 at times. It was not serious, but I did not feel good. Today, my doctor started me on 25 mg Atenolol, and we're going to see if the rash goes away.
Avatar f tn I started on the metoprolol and in 4 months I have almost regained what I lost. And I have basically continued to watch what I eat. Has this happened with anyone else? Do other beta blockers have this effect as well? My husband is on a beta blocker, and he does not have this problem.
Avatar m tn When you speak to your doctor ask him what he thinks (or she). I only take a 1/4 tablet of metoprolol and that works fine, but I started on 1/2 tablet. That may not sound like much, but I have low BP and a fainting disorder, so the 1/2 tablet nearly zombified me. My cardio has given me permission to add or take away 1/4 tablet on an as needed basis, and I know several others are on an as needed regimine as well.
Avatar n tn I have been in Afib and my dosage of atenolol was just rasied from 25mg to 50mg. While it does seem to keep me out of Afib, I am somewhat depressed and, worse, can hardly walk I feel so sluggish. What are the dangers of staying in Afib (I had a TIA in March and am on coumadin).
19887518 tn?1486052247 My long term experience with Metoprolol and Atenolol (similar regular release beta blockers) is my body seems to adjust over time in that my blood pressure returns to normal levels. Still I can have trouble if I make a sudden change in physical activity, say jump to my feet after sitting for more than a few minutes. I have on a few occasions fainted... happily always with a sit down on my part first... or being stabilized by a nearby person. As for fatigue, that can be a side effect for sure.
Avatar m tn Well, Im now on Metoprolol...and thats doing a very LOUSY Im totally messed up and having them every single day. far as the Aten goes...thats why I was put on it...
Avatar n tn I'd like to taper off (under my OB's supervision). If I go off the Atenolol and have another episode (and take Metoprolol to stop it), is that worse for the fetus than taking Atenolol daily? What is the risk to the fetus of another SVT episode? 2) My blood pressure is normally on the low side (around 101/63 average). Is this at all relevant, either to the importance/harm of taking the beta blocker or to the likelihood of having another SVT episode?
Avatar f tn Hi I have been on atenolol for 7 years for a fast heart rate. My husband and I are going through IVF starting in January. Embryo transfer should happen around Jan 20 My question is.. my atenolol that keeps my heart rate normal (with out it i was having a resting heart rate of about 120-135) Will it be okay to take? Is there another type of rx that is safer?
Avatar m tn at rising, and at dinner, and it's easy to remember. Metoprolol has the same bradycardia effect as Atenolol, so that has to be watched. Metoprolol has a serum half life of around 5 hours, the Succinate version helps to even the rate of absorption out. Admittedly, my dosage is somewhat of a roller coaster curve, but it seems to work well for me. Since my ablation procedure, I continue to take it for mild hypertension. It is very effective for that for me, so I was just kept on it.
Avatar n tn Thanks for the response. The fact that I am now returned to having signs again (clenching teeth, sweating, feeling of impending doom, panic)which I have not had for almost 5 yrs since taking my 25 mg of Atenolol- could that mean that I need to have my med increased? Or possibly change to a different medication? THe swelling in my feet has subsided, although the foot pain and other muscle/joint pain comes and goes. I appreciate your comments!
Avatar m tn I don't know and haven't looked up Atenolol, is it a beta blocker? It is best no to change you dose of any medication without consulting your doctor, but I'm sure you know that. Many of us try varying the dose if the medication gives us some unpleasant side-effects, such as low BP with a beta blocker. Given you only reduced the dose, I doubt very much that you did any damage to your heart.
Avatar f tn When a person is on Atenolol ( 100 mg a day) and wants to exercise. What should the max heartrate be? Its pretty hard to get heartrate up being on the atenolol..and I sure dont want to tax my heart by trying to make it work extra hard to exercise AND overcome the effects of Atenolol. I see my Dr on I will be asking her then, but I figured I would ask here as well.
Avatar n tn Has anyone ever taken Flecainide and Atenolol together? My EP has prescribed that to me 50 mg of Flecainide twice a day and 25 mg Atenolol once a day in the evening. It really seems to be helping, but I am scared of the long term effects of these drugs. I have also been givin a 30 day event monitor and haven't even had to send in much. A few minor skips etc. No major runs or Afib to speak of. The EP mentioned trying this for a month and then a possible Ablation.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with PVC's 15 years ago and was put on Metoprolol 25 mg. I've now been diagnosed with depression and was prescribed Prozac 10 mg which I'm afraid to take now because of the drug interactions I've seen on the internet with these two drugs. Can I run into problems by combining these two drugs.
Avatar f tn Anybody out there ever go from Atenolol, to Metoprolol..and actually LIKE it?? Ever have this sensation of knowing when its wearing off? I hate that.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 50 mg daily (25mg morning and evening) of metoprolol since early '04. I'm 49, male and aerobically active (cycling). I noted an immediate decrease in resting and exercise heartrate, and a reduction in aerobic capacity. I have kept exercising and now hardly notice the difference, except when I exercise at altitude. I also initially experienced cold hands/feet, and very vivid dreams, both disappeared in time. No stomach upset or other problems.
Avatar n tn When I decided to try to get pregnant, by heart dr. switched me to Metoprolol. Now, my OB says I should have stayed on Atenolol, because no studies have been done on Metoprolol. I'm very concerned. Any feedback?
Avatar n tn and self-testing. I haven't looked up, but isn't sotalol and atenolol anti-arrhythmia drugs,or are they indeed just another beta blocker - like metoprolol (maybe the ending "lol" is the key to the answer - I'm still learning the extensive drug names).
1423357 tn?1511089042 The half life of Metoprolol results in a residulal amount remaining when the next dose occurs. This repeats over and over for months .... years. I would think this could cause a gradual build-up of the drug to possible very high levels. We all know that Metoprolol lowers blood pressure. Could this be the reason for my low normal readings?
Avatar n tn I just had open heart surgery to remove a myxoma and they sent my home taking 25mg of Metoprolol (half in the morning and half in the evening) I had some problems with afib and they have upped it to 100mg a day 50 in the morning and 50 at night. For the first few days I was very tired and didn't want to do anyting but now I am getting better. I stayed out for almost 6 hours running around with my wife and kids yesterday.
Avatar m tn I am feeling the same symptoms as what you went through while off atenolol and also went to er. They did an EKG, blood work and did a chest X-ray and told me everything was fine. I thought that switching from one med to another may not cause any harm but I may be wrong. Need some advice.