Metoprolol and hypertension

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Avatar n tn Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack. It seems to me if you have high blood pressure the medication should be taken regularily and not as needed. I don't know the effect it has on chest pain.
Avatar f tn She switched me to 100mg ER Metoprolol to take in the morning and 20mg lisinopril for the night. I had to take my bp every day and went back every week. Every week it would be high at the dr Office and she would increase the lisinopril. Mind you, I didn't take prescription anything prior to this except maybe an antibiotic when needed. Now I'm on these high doses of bp meds. Initially I thought well I'll get used to them, there's always an adjustment time.
1124887 tn?1313758491 I go with the literature suggesting white coat hypertension can lead to true hypertension and I think if it is a person who consistently struggles with anxiety, stress, panic attacks, I would treat them. People have heart attacks during stress (as Cardiologists we have all seen it, classic case of a man or woman coming in with a full blown heart attach after having a huge argument with someone).
Avatar n tn I am a little 'defeated' because I also now have irregular heartbeats so I am on Metoprolol now and I feel great. If you are only dealing with the bp, natural is the way to try.
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 m tn I do not want to be on this drug and feel there is no need for it. I have mild hypertension and proir to metoprolol was taking low dose of lisinopril which I am back on now.
Avatar m tn My gout attacks were occurring about twice a year until recently. I was diagnosed with hypertension, and prescribed metoprolol succinate 100mg, once a day, which has successfully brought my blood pressure under control. However in 3 months I have had 3 gout attacks. Can the metoprolol cause the increased frequency? Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn My first pregnancy I was on Aldomet for hypertension and did just fine. Now my MD would like to try Metoprolol 25mg bid for this pregnancy, when it happens. I cannot take the ACE inhibitor I usually take and I am now on the Lopressor. Does anyone know of a woman that has taken Metoprolol and what are the risk factors w/ pregnancy? Is it really approved to take during pregnancy? Do you know if miscarriage rate is greater w/ this drug?
Avatar n tn I was on a daily dose of the beta blocker (Metoprolol) for near lifetime SVT.  My GP doc said to carry a small supply, and chew an extra 50mg when my SVT occurred (generally 4 to 5 times per month) as it MIGHT help.  When I saw my cardiologist I mentioned this to him.  His comment was (with a slight roll of the eyes) "It doesn't work that way".
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 m tn I am 5'10 and 155lbs. I was very active several years ago and raced motocross for years. I went to my family doctor and she check my thyroid. Those results came back good. So I asked her to check my epinephrine levels because it almost seems like i have too much adrenaline. Those results cam back slightly high so she referred me to an endocrinologist. She also put me on 50mg of metoprolol (beta blocker).
1464004 tn?1384139333 This drug is used to control hypertension and some heart rhythm issues. If your blood pressure drops, at some point it can get to the situation where you start to experience symptoms like dizziness. If you experience hair loss, you should tell your doctor and look into whether it wouldr make sense to discontinue use of the drug. I was given this doc to help control symptoms. But my arhythmia, while pretty darn annoying, has only rarely motivated me to take my light dose 25mg per day.
9870921 tn?1481262567 so speak up people, tell me about your meds before and after ablation, and how yours was done, and will this dizziness ever go away!!!!!!
Avatar m tn I did try the Atenolol, Nadolol, they are not lipophilic and apparently do not produce CNS side-effects but they lower too much my blood pressure and didn't see a lot of difference between the side-effects from the water solube and lipophilic ones... They all make me tired, some of them are worse and the Bisoprolol and Metoprolol are the worse for me in term of side-effects. The half-life of the Metoprolol is between 3 to 7 hours...
1423357 tn?1511089042 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. On my last visit several days ago, my BP was measured twice to be sure and it was 102/60.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol comes in two formulations, Metoprolol Tartrate and Metoprolol Succinate. If you were prescribed the Tartrate variety, 50mg, once a day as you stated, then you were on a beta blocker roller coaster with a steep peak followed by a deep valley. Metoprolol has a rather short half life of approximately 6 hours, so in 24 hours, 50mg is nearly completely metabolized. This type should be taken twice a day.
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.
443862 tn?1238003039 I removed the atacand myself last Sunday and this past week have felt great. I do smoke, metoprolol has the side effect of cold hand and feet, very, very true and it said even more so in smokers. Anways, better than a racing heart! My pulse is now nicely in the 80s, having come down from 103-108. The only time that I was dizzy was when i was 80/50 with both meds. Now ont he met on it's own, not dizzy at all.
Avatar m tn I have been on a multitude of bp meds, started with HCTZ, verapamil, metoprolol, amitryptiline (spelling could be way off), norvasc, and more, the list is so long I can't remember all. I am currently on a high dose of carvedilol, which just wipes me out. I find that beta blockers bring down my heart rate but almost increase my bp.
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.
Avatar n tn (PS past hx also significant for MVA and STI's to neck and back, and bulging (now herniated) disc at T10-11) Any help is greatly appreciated. How can this be "normal"?????
Avatar n tn My husband was on metoprolol for hypertension, and though it is considered OK for patients with liver disease, he has since been switched to nadolol (a non-selective beta-blocker) at the recommendation of his hepatologist because nadolol has the additional benefit of reducing portal hypertension.
Avatar f tn The doctor has prescribed Losartan Potassium 100mg, Metoprolol Tartrate 100mg & Amlodipine Besylate 10mg all together, are all these three really needed ? There is a lot of pain in the legs, weakness & headaches since the doctor added Losartan on the list.. My dad is also taking Diabetic medication: Metformin HCL 500mg & Glyburide 5mg?
Avatar m tn White coat hypertension is very normal and I have this problem myself. When I'm relaxed, my blood pressure is 120/70. I've measured up to 160/100 at the doctor's office, especially before EKG's (which I really hate, because I've somehow learned to interpret them myself). I would recommend you measure your blood pressure at home, and give the results to your doctor. This is a really common phenomenon (if the blood pressure at home is normal, of course).
Avatar f tn After taking this for about 3 mos I noticed that I was having palpitations, my lipid levels were very high-trigycerides in the 550-600 range-cholesterol hovered around 279, blood pressure at 150/90's at the doctors office. I was put on metoprolol 50mg and hctz 12.5 for the blood pressure, crestor 10 mg and 1 g of fish oil for the lipids.
Avatar m tn I was given medication to reduce my blood pressure which did eventually drop to about 145/75 . I was discharged and prescribed 10 mg. of Lisinopril daily. However, my bp has remained high at 177-155/93-74. Before the implant it was 140-125/70-62. The pacemaker is set to pace at 50-130 bpm. Has anyone had a similar experience of their bp undergoing a significant increase in bp after an implant and, if so, what was done to overcome the increase ?
Avatar f tn I just wanted to let you know that I have had little success in getting high blood pressur under control on Lotrel and Diovan. But I recently tried a beta blocker metoprolol and blood pressure was finally decent at the Dr. office. It is usually high. Sometimes it takes quite a few drugs to help. I hope the best for you.
Avatar f tn I'm 29 and was diagnosed 8 years ago with portal hypertension due to a chronic schistosoma infection (therefore had an enlarged spleen, ascites and jaundice at the time). Since then I've been taking a low (I believe) dosage of spironolactone, propranolol and furosemide to control my blood pressure and water retention. Me & my man really want to have a baby within the next few years, and we're concerned about the possible complications/risks arising from this: 1.