Metoprolol and tachycardia

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1347434 tn?1282595378 My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
Avatar f tn Lately I am getting worse tachycardia even with the 50mg metoprolol twice a day. It seems to come and go in bouts. Overall the metoprolol has helped my tachycardia a lot in the several months I've been on it, but I wonder if it's run its course since the tachycardia seems to be coming back somewhat. I'm only 33, in decent shape, about 178 pounds, 5'11, a bit out of shape but not terribly. I tend to not tolerate exercise too well in that it triggers my tachycardia at times.
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 f tn I am on metoprolol and baby asprin. When my heart rate quickens i don't notice unless I am wearing a heart monitor on my wrist. A few months ago I would feel my heart beat very forceful but I am now doing more exercise and not feeling it as forceful by my heart rate still races but i don't feel it. I often feel painful chest squeezing, almost like if someone is pinching my heart.
Avatar f tn I can not workout like I would like to due to the SOB, so he put me on metoprolol 25mg er and has increased it to 50mg daily. It helps but I am puzzled as to why this is happening. He says that I probably sensitive to adrenaline? So, question 1) do you think it could be IST? I seem to fit the age of onset. 2) what can I do about the rate and are there any dangers for me later in life? 3)should I do more testing like a stress or echo?
Avatar f tn It can increase AV conduction time and be somewhat helpful for reducing the heart rate in the setting of Afib/Aflu, and help decrease ectopic atrial activity (PACs and atrial tachycardia). If you have sinus tachycardia and can't tolerate beta blockers, try ivabradine. Another option is to try either a combined alpha and beta blocker to increase peripheral blood flow (like carvedilol or labetalol) or choosing a maximum selective beta blocker like nebivolol or bisoprolol.
Avatar n tn I am now taking Verapamil ER and my PCP just upped it to 240mg. I am still having bursts of tachycardia here and there. This happened with visit w/PCP and that is why the increase in med. I was thinking I should give myself 2-3 weeks to adjust being off the bb and maybe things would calm down. Also, I am experiencing feeling hot (particularly arms) and having nightsweats. I had hot flashes + nightsweats since a young adult, but for some reason the bb stopped these.
Avatar n tn Some calcium channel blockers work for PSVT and this class of drug has less of an effect on ED. 6) Given my dosings of 50mg and 25mg daily, what is the method to stop taking Meto.? I know you cannot stop outright but gradually decrease dosage over time until weaned off. 7) Given my dosage, what's a safe way to wean off (I will not do this until I have the ok)? Many people stop outright with no problem. Others complain of rebound symptoms coming off.
Avatar n tn I have had a stress echo, regular echo, event monitor for 2 weeks, and my cardiologist says that its sinus tachycardia but that its okay. I do not feel that this is ok! or normal. I am being treated for GAD and my doctor says that anxiety can cause this. I would probably be a little more relieved if my heart rate only went up once in a while, but to have this everyday with walking and sitting (going up and then down), Im am really worried that he is missing something.
Avatar m tn I have recently had a holter monitor study and have runs of tachycardia several times a day. I do have a mitral valve prolapse which was diagnosed when I was a teen. I have not had an echocardiogram or any other studies since, other than the holter study. In general this doesn't bother me too much. However this past week I've noticed that if I wake up at night and turn from my side to a prone position, I have tachycardia lasting less than a minute.
Avatar n tn If you search the web you will learn that asthma and tachycardia is not uncommon for us. Has something to do with our meds and how we breath. Also check how GRED affects the heart and asthma as well. The more you learn the better you will be at getting the doctors to listen and help you have better days. Search the Archives on this site for asthma/tachycardia/GERD there is alot of postings about it.
Avatar m tn Hello, There are no reported interactions between vitamin B12 and metoprolol. Metoprolol has interactions with food. Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar f tn But it keeps my hr around 22-55. And I feel really tired since I've been taking it. I have had several episodes of tachycardia since I started taking though. And my blood pressure stays really low. I feel tired, kind of week, and sometimes it's like I'm in a daze. To sum it all up the medacine makes me feel yucky but it has helped sum w/ my tach. Problem. I also have a sinus arrythmia too which may be playing a factor in it aswell I don't know.
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.
Avatar m tn I'm a 17 yr male fighting some sort of illness doctors cant find anything wrong with me having upright tachycardia dizzy spells chest pain palpitations body flushing pooling blood in legs sometimes hands hot flashes cold hands and feet my dads has raynaud's i thing he passed down i lost 20 pounds i gain 10 back loss of appetite red eyes dry mouth muscle twitches back pain arm pain rarely head ache rarely and much more im been on metoprolol it scares me because it can rise potassium im going to a
Avatar n tn I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
1933354 tn?1323366434 Hello, My cardiologist switched me from Toprolol ER to Lopressor 25mg about 3 weeks ago. This past week, I started developing a dry cough. I had a nurse practioner come to my house and look at me, she said I had allergy rhinitis and to just take a zyrtec daily until it clears up. My question is this. I have been having tight chest and coughing. A slight heaviness sensation in my chest. I saw that side effects for this med consitst of heart failure and heart block.
Avatar f tn long story short, I was admitted for the high heart rate, the Ativan bottomed my blood pressure everytime I stood and I too, slept for over 24hrs. I was put on Metoprolol succinate 12.5 once a day nad that has prevented my HR from geeting too high(now it only gets up to 140-150 if Im excited, before it was 200bpm). As far as surgery, I was told that I would have to stop it one day prior to the surgery.
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 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 f tn Thank you ! I went ahead and tried metoprolol and is working out great for me so far! I was scared to try at first but feeling so miserable I figured how much worse could I feel on the medication.
Avatar f tn In my limited experience, it depends on what is causing your tachycardia, and what your tachycardia is. Morning coffee might just speed your heart rate, or it could leave you more likely to experience tachycardia, or exacerbate your anxiety troubles. What is it about your coffee that your Love, I wonder? If it is taste, and a little zing, you could always try decaf, or maybe mix 1/2 decaf with 1/2 regular, and limit your intake.
Avatar m tn Hi my 18 yr old son started to have same problem with tachycardia and pots We didnt know about till later.they gave him metoprolol and it caused him to go into a psycosis then they gave him zoloft because of the depression and psycosis symptoms .t.they double wammed him zoloft or antidepressant increase the milgrams of metoprolol Not intil we researced ourself they would of had him in phyc ward hospital probably tied down and locked up on these meds .had i not listen to my son and gut feeling .
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.
1717715 tn?1318300895 At normal, my hair was probably the richest and thickest you would have ever seen but now, its getting oily much quicker, and has gotten SEVERELY more thin and light. I'm only 22 and good hair genes runs in my family, its not like im genetically pre-disposed to hair loss. Does anyone think it can be the medication? Has anyone had anything similar happen where they think its the blood pressure meds? can it be reversible? who should I see about this?
Avatar m tn From Sept '14 - November'14 I took 12.5mg metoprolol once daily for tachycardia. During Dec. - half of January I broke the pill in half (6mg) daily. Last week (Jan 10th) I decided that I did not need metoprolol anymore. It started out okay, but the 5th and 6th day was getting way too rough for me cuz of bp and hr. My heart rate just standing was like 160bpm so I caved in and took 12.5mg. Can such a small dose really make me so dependant on it? What would be the best way for me to wean now?
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 n tn Hi I see this post is from long ago its now 2016 but Im pregnant with my second child and am a very high risk due to my heart problems my heart doc put me on metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day. Im wondering how safe it really is for the baby and if anyone thinks taking it give Someone a better chance of making through the pregnancy. We have a planned c-section so that I dont bust another whole in my valve, but Im very scared this may harm my child.