Metoprolol and bradycardia

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Avatar f tn or at you last meal if it requires a meal and you take only once a day. I have taken as much as 200 mg of Metoprolol, 100 morning and 100 night. That really knocked me down. As I as after was a slower heart rate, which it did help. I am surprised if it causes a fast HR for you, may be something else. I now take 50 mg once a day, and I take it after my evening meal.
Avatar n tn I am on 100 mg of Metoprolol (and 5 mg of Amlodipine) for high blood pressure. My pulse gets down to 44-48 but I do not feel faint. Should my Amlodipine be increased and my Metoprolol reduced since beta blockers reduce pulse rate?
Avatar f tn If you are experiencing those symptoms again, I would ressume the metoprolol and discuss this with your doctor again. Sometimes it takes some trial and error before we can get it all right. My heart spasms took some time to get better, and I had to try a few meds before I got it right. I have taken 150mg daily of this drug without any adverse reactions for 6 years now.
407053 tn?1202002233 i was pregnant with my first baby in 2005 and they found out that i had Mitral Valve Prolapse and put me on metoprolol.. its a blood pressure medication but it can also be used to treat mvp. my daughter has reacently turned two and my husband and i have been trying for a year to get pregnant with a second child. my first pregnancy was fine and normal other than my heart condition but it did not affect her at all.
Avatar n tn So if you need a beta-blocker to help control pvc's,pac's and already have low b/p and heart rate associaited with your mvp or heart murmurs then what medication would be best ? Is Inderal a good start ?
942410 tn?1274050674 Told I have PAC's and Bradycardia. Wondering if a pacemaker is my only option. Anyone have similar experience? My past journey with Amiodarone makes me nervous about meds. I just want to be OK. not perfect just OK. I'm a 65 years young woman electrically cardioverted from Afib 8 months ago, now normal SR.
Avatar n tn I did start an extensive exercise/diet program ( no fads or drugs, just watching what I eat with lots of cardio) 4 months ago and lost over 30 lbs and was feeling better and stronger than I had in many years. Went to have it checked out and all tests came back within normal limits except for mild hypertension for which atenolol was prescribed in low dose. It seemed that this drug lowered my pulse rate even lower to around 50 and I felt like a slug.
Avatar n tn Oh yeah and another big important point is if he stays on the Toprol we're still is on metoprolol or is metoprolol gets adjusted up especially remember that that can also cause a lot of lethargy especially at higher doses but certainly much higher than 25 mg once a day so I'm not sure if he was just on one today metoprolol if he was probably unlikely that the metoprolol itself was causing the G then again he was on three blood pressure medicines metoprolol hydrochlorothiazide and listen a pro so
Avatar f tn I also had tachycardia and high bp being treated by meds. At that time was on 3 bp meds one being cardizem which had controlled the tachycardia but wasn't anymore. I was diagnosed by an electrophysilogist who added metropral. Now heartrate is anywhere from low 40s to 70. It has helped some with pvcs and is better in most ways then tachycardia but having it that low concerns me. My Dr says its ok.
Avatar f tn Several years ago I went in for a bunch of testing on my heart- EKG, stress echo, event monitor for a month, and a tilt table test. I was scheduled for a sleep study next, but I moved and lost my medical insurance. I was troubled to find out recently that the 'vasodepressor syncope' I was diagnosed with is typically associated with people who pass out in relation to stress.
Avatar f tn They did try to stop the metoprolol and the psvt started again along with the palps and still had off and on bradycardia without it so then I was adviced to keep taking it at lowest dose but most of my lows are after i do any activity and it has been getting worse i can barely walk through the store now without about calspsing the only reason they did my ablation was because i was in the cardiac unit for 3weeks with them trying all kinds of medicine to try to keep my heart rate down because the
187666 tn?1331176945 See your cardologist as soon as possible and report the incident and others, if any. The concern is that you might need a pacemaker to prevent these slow episodes from happening, so that your tachy episodes could be safely treated. 2. IF you are taking beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, etc) or calcium channel blockers (diliazem, etc), you might want to stop it due to their heart rate slowing effect--PLEASE call your doctor before doing this.
Avatar f tn Weird how metoprolol works great for some people and not for others.I was only on 25mg and it caused my heart to pound, sometimes my hr would go up alot higher than now with the cartizem im on and it caused palpitations,arythmias really bad.Not a good med for me no how, no way.
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.
Avatar n tn Anyone have experience with sleep-induced slow heart rate (bradycardia) that in turn triggers tachycardia episodes? I'm currently on metoprolol to stabilize my heart rate, and it's been working pretty well to suppress the tachy episodes that were waking me up multiple times every night. Since then, I've realized that I feel much more alert and rested in the morning.
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.
1330929 tn?1317281207 I take 25Mg Metoprolol twice a day and Propafenone. My resting heart rate is in the mid to high 40's all the time and I am hopeful that I will be able to come off the Met or at least reduce the dose in the near future. I have already cut back from 75Mg per day which is where I was right after the ablation. If I take less than 50Mg right now, my heart starts to twitch and jump around signalling impending a-fib. Bradycardia with beta blockers seems to be par for the course.
Avatar m tn Lately, I have been having bradycardia issues, specifically in the evening time. My pulse is usually between 48 and 52 beats per minute... which is a bit low for me. I am taking the medicine for hypertension... but since heart disease runs in my family and fish oil has some pretty good evidence behind it, I thought I would take it 2. Any comments, suggestions?
Avatar f tn This as well as bradycardia are the two common side effects of Metoprolol. I was actually put on it to slow my pulse, and not to lower my blood pressure, or to quell PVC's or SVT's. But being that I had the latter two problems, I was kept on it once they found out that my quickening pulse at night was from sleep apnea. What dose are you on?
Avatar m tn I was previously diagnosed with PSVT and the prescribed medication (metoprolol) does seem to pretty well control that atrial arrhythmia. My concern is with the PVCs that have become so frequent in the last few months and at times become quite uncomfortable, causing wooziness and some angina. I also have frequent syncope and bradycardia. During 1 particularly bad spell my heart rate went down to 30-32 for a few minutes.
287037 tn?1232926802 It's worth asking the doctor. I am taking 50mg of Metoprolol 3 times a day and my heart rate is still in the 90s. So I would most surely talk to your doctor about the heart rate. In my case my svts were so bad they have also put me on Amiodarone. I have to be monitored while on this drug, and there are some concerns about taking this in conjuction with Metoprolol. But so far, I feel mcuh better.
Avatar n tn I am a 54 year old female diagnosed with PVC's. I get lightheaded constantly and was recently put on metoprolol 25 mg. Only 25 mg due to low b/p They say pvc's will not hurt you but my quality of life is being affected. Anyone out there have any suggestions? I have already had cardiac cath, echo etc all normal. When I have dizzy and light headedness I take pulse and it skips a beat or two, makes you think it is not going to start up again, scares the hell out of me.
Avatar m tn http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/celexa-with-inderal-679-335-1956-1266.html As both Metoprolol Tartrate and Citaprolam are metabolized in the liver, the Citaprolam can increase the effects of the Metoprolol Tartrate causing "bradycardia, hypotension, and complete heart block following the addition of a SSRI, subsequently requiring discontinuation of one or both agents and/or institution of a permanent pacemaker.
988870 tn?1284810404 Midodrine 7.5mg at 7am, 12 noon, and 5pm. (I used to take Metoprolol ER 25mg, but it began to make my heart rate get as low as the low 40's just recently, and during a syncopal spell the nurse at the Adult Day Care I attend could not find a pulse for several seconds) My doctor mentioned that IF my HR continued to get low even after being taken off the Metoprolol that I might need a pacemaker. It's been in the high 40's, but that as low as we know about.
1425157 tn?1311655279 doc says 25 mg twice a day i have normal to borderline high blood pressure when anxious,normal cardiac tests and no other health issues except peptic tummy ulcer and anxiety attacks..
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Avatar n tn I am 30 years old, and was diagnosed with Tachycardia in November 2005 (after having my first child in March 2005). I also have a prolapsed mitral valve (but have been told this is a minimal problem). I have been taking Metprolol and it is working. I had an Echo, MRI, and other tests. From the results they think it is a signal creating its own route..? I am not really sure what I have. They are not sure if it is from the lower or upper chambers.
Avatar n tn Metoprolol is a pregnancy class C drug, meaning there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women but animal studies have shown potential detriment. Practically, beta-blockers may cause fetal bradycardia and possibly result in intrauterine growth retardation if used in the third trimester. Any use of medications should be used with the guidance of your OBgyn and cardiologist.
343765 tn?1202526132 of Metoprolol per day and Xanax for anxiety. I am very anxious and am sitting around doing nothing and not enjoying life anymore in fear that my heart is going to skip a beat and it scares me to death. I am driving my family insane and I do nothing but sit around and take my pulse. It never races anymore. Thank goodness for that. Just the jerking feeling I have in my chest flips me out. I have dealt with this since I was 10 and now I am 47. I was 5 years free of the disturbance.