Metoprolol and bronchospasm

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Avatar n tn My electrophysiologist recently put me on a beta blocker (Metoprolol) 25 mg twice a day for hypertension and a ton of other symptoms he said must be due to Neurocardiogenic Syncope. I was diagnosed with asthma a couple years ago and it seems as if the beta blocker is causing shortness of breath and a feeling that seems similar to how I feel after exercising, a sort of chest tightness I would say. Is this common for beta blockers to do to people with asthma?
Avatar n tn Ask your doctor about beta-blockers (like propanolol, etc) that don't cause bronchospasm -- such as metoprolol. Other options would be diltiazem or verapamil (calcium blockers) to slow the heart rate. Sometimes we need to use xanax-like medications for anxiety until the thyroid is controlled.
272728 tn?1194744403 I agree with everything Artaud said, except for one thing. I know that both atenolol and metoprolol are Beta 1 selective. That being said, when I started taking my beta blocker I noticed after a couple days I was kinda wheezy and having a hard time taking in a deep breath. After doing some research and asking a doctor I found that people actually can have breathing issues as well as exacerbated asthma symptoms while on a Beta 1 selective blocker.
Avatar n tn What you describe is strongly suggestive of asthma and InderalĀ® (propranolol) can sometimes increase the intensity/severity of bronchospasm and asthma symptoms of shortness of breath. Cough is a common asthma symptom. With an underlying irregular heartbeat, it is generally advisable to avoid medicines such as albuterol and the long-acting form, SereventĀ® Inhalation Aerosol (salmeterol xinafoate).
959034 tn?1253675076 Ophthalmic beta-blockers undergo significant systemic absorption and may also interact. In addition, propranolol and other beta-blockers may reduce the CYP450 hepatic metabolism of theophylline, and serum theophylline levels may be increased. MANAGEMENT: Oral and ophthalmic nonselective beta-blockers (e.g.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar n tn The first question I would ask concerning a choking sensation while taking a beta blocker is a bronchospasm or if the patient is asthmatic, in general beta blockers are contraindicated in asthmatic patients though some persons that have asthma do well with no side effects on beta blockers, though they should be monitored closely , as far as i know metoprolol and atenolol are cardioselective and are least likely to exacerbate the symptoms of asthma in a asthmatic patient though all beta blockers
968908 tn?1274874715 Hi, just need to ask if anyones knows the best way to reduce a daily dose of 80mg of Propranalol? I take 40mg in the morning and 40mg before bed, but i am beginning to think that this drug, after 6 months of taking it, is starting to play havoc with my circulation. I am constantly feeling dizzy, breathless when try to stand up or move about, simple things cause me to feel unsteady and i often feel like im gona pass out and then have a panic attack.
Avatar n tn If your doctor recommends medication for your heart irregularities, do not be afraid. Most are very safe and do not worsen bronchospasm, including beta-blockers. The textbooks may warn against it but years ago "cardioselective" beta blockers were developed whcih rarely if ever worsen pulmonary function.