Metoprolol and nursing

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Avatar f tn Thank you for your response and interest in raising questions with answers that may shed some much needed light on this dilemma. The Metoprolol and Norvase were introduced in "08" along with discovery of a congenital kidney disorder that was corrected by a surgical procedure ultimately in about 6 months. During the 6 months lead up to the surgery I began with 25mg 1 x per day of Metoprolol with no decline in BP.
Avatar f tn but they prescribed metoprolol 12.5mg. i am continuing to have palpitations with the metoprolol. will this ever stop? my mom has hx of thyroid ca. My sister has thyroid cysts. i feel like my heart will jump out of my chest. can this be thyroid? my endocrine doc doesnt want to treat this.
Avatar n tn My husband has a history of intermittent PVC caught on a nuclear perfusion stress test. His physician has prescribed Toprol XL on a prn basis when he is aware of "skipped beats". My nursing drug handbook states using Toprol for arrythmia is an unlabed use, and I understand how that works. I'm just curious about the PRN prescription as I haven't been able to find information about that.
Avatar n tn Hey everyone, I'm 24 years old and am 19.5 weeks pregnant with my secpnd child. I've been struggling with POTS since I was a child and as I entered puberty & young adulthood it only became worse. By the time I was 20 my condition was still undiagnosed & was one of the worst & most extreme cases seen thus far putting me in the hospital 3x a week.
Avatar f tn I just found this site this am and decided to go to the forums to maybe get more help and insight and stumbled upon your post. I started having tachycardia, was prescribed Metoprolol, and told it would probably go away after the baby was born. It didn't. I saw a cardiologist, who ordered a tilt table test. It did show that I had Syncope (which is a symptom of POTS). I am now on Pindolol to control the tachycardia. It has been 3 years now, and I still have debilitating symptoms.
Avatar n tn He stopped nursing abruptly and my second pregnancy was so close to my first that I hadn't stopped nursing. I think this is significant because the oxytocin probably helped me feel more normal and the loss of it has triggered the severity of symptoms I am now experiencing. I was positive at 16 minutes on the tilt table. I blacked out very little during both my pregnancies - less than average I would guess. I had an epidural both times I was in labor, with no issues.
687614 tn?1244201579 and for the past week my pulse has not went under 80 at all!!!!!!!!! it stays between 80-120bpm and i have been taking metoprolol 100 mg!!!!!!! i want my heart to quit acting up and go back to normal WTF is wrong with it??????
Avatar n tn My mother has had a lot of heart probs so she knows a lot about bp meds and says that most are safe during preg and nursing, but any concerns like that you should ask your doc and pharmacist and decide from there. I have a drug book as well because I am a CRMA so I could look it up if I knew the name of the med. Best wishes and please ask prof regardless, preg is a delicate issue.
990098 tn?1281433643 Then on my 30 b-day I woke up with a funny feeling in my throat, like butterflies, being a nursing student at the time I grabbed my stethy and took a listen ...sounded really messed up bump bump thump bump thump thump thump....just all over the place. I went to the ER and I was in Afib, I felt fine maybe a little panic set in (that didn't help the rate any) I stayed there for 12 hours and converted. My panic was back with vengenace now,,, I became obsessed with my heart, every pain, every beat.
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Avatar f tn Not to mention my normal daily meds Metoprolol 50mg one po per day and Xanax 0.25mg po every hs.I just took pregnancy test yesterday and I am approx. 5 weeks preg.Im terrified of what all of these meds might have done to my unborn baby.I can't afford to see Ortho MD right now or OB MD as I have missed work and had to pay rent and my husband got fired.I'm dead broke.I quit all of the pain meds immediately but now can't bear this pain.
Avatar n tn One thing I have palps started when I started nursing school. Now I'm a nurse, and on rough days I have bad palps. I finally got my heart monitor results, and, SURPRISE! begign PVC's with some SVT at times. Its been a LOOONNNGGG month for me, but I'm learning so much more about this condition and its symptoms. I want to ask the women one question, are they worse with cycle fluctuations?
Avatar n tn She smiled and looked at the nurse in the room and said actually no I don't think your crazy and I (she) just had a big seminar about it with the doctors around town. She said it is directly related to the hormones in a womens cycle. That's not to say it can't happen at other times of the month. There are "triggers as she said. Caffein, alcohol and so forth. I felt better. I take medicine for it and sometime right before my cycle starts I have to take more because it can get so bad.
Avatar n tn I told him I would rather wait but the pills do not help the pain at all. I am on Diovan for heart and Metoprolol also Levothyroxin for Thyroid. I can not believe there is so many of us with it and can not find out what it is. Please keep us posted if any results.
Avatar f tn It did not act up again until after I had my daughter and was nursing, so I took the inderal symptomatically and finally had an ablation about a year later. I dont know how involved your svt is, but taking the meds when you are feeling symptoms could be an option. My SVT has since recurred and I am also currently thinking about another pregnancy. I suggest that you talk to your OBGYN and cardiologist and see what they recommend. Good luck to you!!
Avatar n tn The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain. I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
Avatar m tn I've been on Metoprolol 50 mg one in the AM and one in the PM and it makes me dizzy and makes me feel like my heart is squeezing and doesn't do grunt to really control my PVC's. I have a close friend who is a psychologist, my age, who has the same thing. He was on Metoprolol and complained to his doctor who forced the pharmacy to give him the real medication, Toprol. Toprol is the brand name. Metoprolol is the generic.
Avatar f tn i was instructed by my cardiologist to excercise and i went to the gym and within 5 min of the eliptical my hr went into the 180's and stayed up for several minutes. i was very symptomatic and scared. i had an event monitor and it clearly shows a flutter, sinus tach and sinus brady <40bpm. i am so affraid it is starting to give me anxiety. this is not good for my heart also.
Avatar f tn I forget now if this is certain, but I think Metoprolol is very safe to take if you're nursing. I believe it passes over in the milk, but the levels are so small, that it's not a problem. So if you need to continue it, I don't think it's an issue. It would be good to double check that though. You can't say that about every beta blocker, so you have to be selective. Good luck!
Avatar n tn He also said I have high blood pressure even though my numbers were never over 140/90. He started me on metoprolol 25mg first and I felt awful and only tried it for a week. He then switched me to a calcium channel blocker, cardizem 180mg upping it to 300mg, and that didn't work, my heart rate was always high still. Now, I am on Nadolol 40mg, and I feel awful, even though it is the first med that has brought my heart rate down. But, it went from 160 bpm to 60 bpm and I feel so bad!
687614 tn?1244201579 Hi, I was taken off of Bystolic and put back on Metoprolol XL 100 mg 1 times a day. I take it in the afternoon at about 2:00pm. But when I get up in the morning it tends to be around 98-100 and when I exert like take a shower it is around 130 range. BP is in the normal range finally. Cardiologist wants me to take this dose in the morning and now add 50 mg of the XL in the evening. Now what I don't get is my pulse spikes at odd times and then drops quite low, even in the middle 50's60's.
Avatar m tn Im 20 years old. I work out and play competitive baseball in college which I thoroughly enjoy. I am very social with many friends. I see my family once a week while Im away at school. 2 years ago my pediatrician found my BP a bit high. I followed up with a Kidney specialist and had a doplar done, negative. I have seen 3 different endocrinologists to rule out pheocromocytoma and cushings and psueudo cushings disease, and they are ruled out.
Avatar f tn I know labetalol is non-selective and can cause other issues. Some such as metoprolol are beta 1 selective and can cause fewer adverse reactions. Again I think talking it over with the cardiologist would be step #1. Hope you feel better and keep me posted!
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Avatar n tn She wore a 24 hour heart monitor and our general practioner said it reported over 800 pvcs in that 24 hour period. He prescribed metoprolol tartr 25 mg 2x a day and scheduled her to see a cardiologist next week. I have a few questions... 1) Is this perscription necessary before she is seen by a cardioloigist (I understand it is used to decrease the number of pvc's) 2). What would be considered a dangerouse number of pvc's over a 24 hour period? 3).
1317224 tn?1378708734 I suffer from AFib myself, but I have never had an ablation and my resting HR goes to only about 135 if I am not taking at lest 50 mg of Metoprolol (Beta blocker). I have experienced low blood pressure when adjusting to the Beta Blocker and when I was taking up to 200 mg a day to get my HR down. I have never, however, had any loss of consciousness. I have had problems with dizziness when standing up from a resting postion, that's about it.
255722 tn?1452550141 And then, one day, after putting up with their weird heart rhythms AGAIN, they sat down at their computer for the upteenth time and started searching again. And somehow they came across this site. And, a blast of fresh air there was hope, and strength, and advice!!!! Most of the time there was even humur!!
Avatar f tn I think the atenolol isnt working for you so much any more. Lets put you on Metoprolol (also know as lopressor) and see what happens. Its the same type of medication, a Beta Blocker." Well, what happened is that it does NOT act the same in my does not suppress my heartrate at all as well as the Atenolol..something that I noticed right away..gave it a week, and then called him back to say i cant even walk across the room without my heartrate increasing to 80-90....
945116 tn?1265393986 My lifelong goal is to get into nursing school but Im not sure I could get in due to my heart problems and all that is wrong. Im not sure I could take the stress and frankly I dont think a nursing program would accept me. Ive been told I'd be too much of a liability. I know I should trust the Duke doctors as they did save my life once when they performed my surgery at 20. That was pretty much an emergency basis.
Avatar f tn It's funny that I made it all the way through nursing school and state boards and never had a single PVC. Now that I'm about to start my nursing career, here I am with this problem. Maybe my heart just got sick of the constant adrenaline from school and clinical. Maybe this is the price I pay for putting myself through all of that.