Metoprolol and verapamil

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Avatar n tn My doctor thinks the pvcs originate from the right outflow tract near the pulmonary branch and suggested I take either verapamil or metoprolol (the doctor says it is hit or miss and told me to take what I want.) I am terrified to take anything that could make things worse as I can barely handle my symptoms now. Verapamil can apparently cause asystole, heart block, proarrhythmias.
Avatar f tn I have been on Metoprolol twice per day and Verapamil once per day for about 3 years and when I went to the doctor my BP was 154/90. Doc said that I should have been on 3 Metoprolol not 2 per day. Well, she had instructed me to take 2 and that is what the bottle also reads. SHe is switching me now to a Potassium pill once per day. She said to just stop the Metoprolol. Is that safe to do????
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...
Avatar f tn He told me to wean off of the metoprolol for 5 days while taking the verapamil, and to cut down to 50mg on the metoprolol for the first day and go progressively down throughout the 5 days it takes for the verapamil to get in my system. I haven't started the verapamil yet. Partially because I have a hard time swallowing pills, partially because I am confused about the specifics of switching.
1085975 tn?1256936111 , need weaning. That said, I have doubled and halved my dosage of Metoprolol between 50 and 200 mg a day to see if I can pin the drug to my dreaming problems... another story not for this time. So, is the medications are not reducing unpleasant or troubling symptoms and the condition is benign, then I agree, stop taking medication. But, always discuss with your doctor. And one can always seek out a doctor that prescribes what they want.
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 m tn I was also getting severe fatigue from the med. My cardio changed my med to verapamil 240 mg qday. I have noticed I'm still tachy 120's at times and up into the 150s. The worst part is I'm having horrid headaches and otc meds don't touch the pain. Right now I'm doing a 24 hr event monitor to evaluate the need for additional ablation with possible pacer placement. Getting frustrated because I can't keep up with my three kids and work (ER RN) due to my arrythmia. Anyone else have similar issues??
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.
730363 tn?1259612790 I am on a betablocker and have not had any problems...many betablockers, including metoprolol work to block the beta receptors responsible for your heart but do not have as great an effect on the ones responsible for your lungs. Not to say that you may not have problems. Essentially the beta blocker can be more effective than harmful to you.
1198633 tn?1341185988 When I go from lying in bed and sit up and stand I get extremely dizzy and off balance and feel like I could pass out and my legs feel like stiff or weak. I have to hold on to a wall or anything in reach to walk. Other times when I keep myself busy though these symptoms don't seem to be as bad. I was tested for orthostatic hypotension and didn't have that or POTs even though my heart rate could be 75 laying down and then jump up to 90-100 when standing and my heart starts pounding pretty hard.
Avatar f tn 75 mg of Bystolic over the course of a month would cause heart racing, breathing problems and chest discomfort? My doc. said it was such a low dose, that if I didn't like it, I could just probably quit without worrying about side effects. I didn't want to chance it and have been cutting in 1/2 the dose every 7 days. I had an a few breathing episodes and a heart racing/flutter that sent me running to the ER last night. Nothing found...
Avatar n tn , metoprolol, with newly diagnosed severe COPD, what is the appropriate recommendation for BB therapy. Should patient be tapered and switched to diltiazem/verapamil or continued? If continued, what about if they are taking high dose per day of metoprolol, ie., >=100mg daily.
612551 tn?1450025775 I think you can take CCBs and BBs at the same time. My idea is that you try that very slowly replacing the metoprolol with a CCB like verapamil and see if that works first and foremost clinically. If it does continue to try this replacement. Another idea is that you might try a light dose of an SSRI. Sometimes vivid dreaming is associated with mild depression or serotonin imbalance. I'm not sure if the BB might be having this effect, but it's a possibility.
1828749 tn?1317782118 i have also sinus tachycardia and before i was taking propranolol and that seems not help much therefore my Dr changed to verapamil 40mg twice a day and i took for a year and again changed to metoprolol. i did not face any prob with verapamil therefore do whatever your Dr provide you.any way i am better than before but still i have tachycardia sometime and my puls running more than 100.
Avatar n tn s basically every other day. I also take L-Carnatine 500mg Tue and Fri, Zinc and Magnesium on Monday, and CoQ10 100mg twice daily. Of course every person is different so you need to experiment. The most important thing, monitor yourself, there are those heart rate/O2 monitors and wrist-cuff blood pressure monitors available for about $15 each on that big online reseller named after that river in S. America.
Avatar f tn Since end of 2010, I've tried atenolol, metoprolol, verapamil, flecainide, and two others I've forgotten. Some made it worse, flecainide especially. Atenolol seems to work the best, at about 50% effectiveness, although the weight gain, increased depression, and memory loss are big problems. The high BP started only 6 months ago, and I've been treated (with medication only) for the PVCs since May 2010. I take 100mg atenolol/day, usually split am/pm.
Avatar n tn The cardiologist where I live had me do an event monitor and it showed v-tach. I was sent to an EP doctor who put me on Verapamil, but I still had v-tach and also broke out in a rash. Now I'm back on Inderal. The EP doc says my condition is rare,but wouldn't say why, doesn't know why v-tach is worse, can't tell what ventricile it is coming from. Option is to do EP study and ablation. Do I need this done? Can you recommend any doctor's in Memphis,TN area?
Avatar f tn I finally got to go back to my cardiologist a few days ago, who insisted that there is nothing wrong with my heart structurally, and although he wasn't sure why my pvc's would just come back like that, he was going to put me on a 24 hour holter and switch my medicine to verapamil.
687614 tn?1244201579 It refuses to come down, but just stay there... I have been put on 240 mg of Verapamil taken in morning and 50 mg of Metroprolol in the evening. I have had only one episode of it going in the 124 bpm range at night, which is tolerable for me. They find nothing wrong with my heart... and they offer me no solutions except meds which are making me woosy and my pulse drop down in the 40's but my blood pressure is still high, sometimes as high as 150/103. They say all of this not deadly...
Avatar m tn The new bp med I am not taking is metoprolol succinate 50 mg. I was taking verapamil er 180mg. These are the other meds i take daily 40mg simvastatin tab 150 mg venlafazine two 81 mg aspirin at night three 1000mg omega 3 one 1000mg garlic Have head ache about all day long.
1464004 tn?1384139333 I know 50 MGs of metoprolol tartrate is a very low dose and it still affects me adversely . It makes me super tired and a little unsteady. I was on propanolol before that but the cardiologist I work for change that to the Metropolol.
Avatar f tn I also have panic attacks and asthma and i take xanax and advaire for them I also have pvc's pac's and svt and i take 120 mg of inderal and 120 mg of verapamil and have noticed no problems to speak of. The inderal is a beta blocker and the verapamil is a calcium channel blocker I really haven't noticed either making my asthma worse. I guess if you are worried talk to your doctor and pharmacists and see what they recommend.
Avatar n tn Sorry, I meant nadolol is nonselective. Metoprolol and atenolol are both cardioselective (except at higher doses). Interesting about atenolol as I thought it was considered the longest-acting of the cardioselective blockers, thanks. My point about Welch is that his risk was not considered small, he was told he was "as good as dead" if he didn't stop. Maybe the consensus has changed since then, or maybe what you say is true for NSVT but not for sustained VT.
Avatar n tn When ever I have an episode it switches between a pretty normal sinus rhytm just large p wave morphology, to atrial flutter and atrial fibrilation. Metoprolol Given Intravenously made my ecg come back normal, just slightly tachycardic. So i dont know what to think.
Avatar f tn My regular doc suggested i double the metoprolol, but my resting heartbeat is already 53 and i don't want to have it go lower. Before i got "sick" with these pvc's my resting heart rate was 60-65 and no skips or one or two only. What do i do now? Get a holter and moniter? Too many can they weaken the heart to get heart failure when i'm much older? The heart nurse also said that the trivial leakage was the same she sees in people who are normal and don't have mvp.
1627802 tn?1299520679 Had some undesirable side effects with meds so dr. reduced metoprolol to 25 mg 2x per day and added Verapamil 120mg. Been on this for about a week now. Heartrate hangs out around 50 bpm and BP is 100/60. Exercising HR not never gets over 110 even running on a treadmill. Is it my imagination or is this medication making it impossible for me to lose weight? I have only lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks. Following this same program (minus meds) 2 years ago and I lost 30 in 12 weeks.
Avatar m tn I have been hospitalized repeatedly since the heart attack and have tried all the usual medications such as verapamil, cardizem, imdur, metoprolol, lisinopril, norvasc and magnesium. I do not tolerate cardizem or imdur well. The angina was not controlled until they started me on Ranexa last year because the pain was constant and severe. I couldn't even walk across the room without severe pain.
687614 tn?1244201579 Getting a new PCP and cardiologist and starting over. One says I have heart rhythm problems, one labels it anxiety, and all fight over which medications will or won't work... and now my providers are not talking to each other because of their disagreements... all to my expense... causing me more anxiety and more heart related issues.
Avatar f tn Based on the symptoms you have described, I might consider the following -- continue taking metoprolol (Toprol XL) and verapamil as prescribed, ensure hydration and make sure your electrolytes (potassium, magnesium and calcium) are adequate (you might even consider taking supplemental doses of these electrolytes).
Avatar n tn I am only on 12.5mg of the atenolol a.m., for NCS and I am on verapamil ER 180mg p.m. for IST. You prob got a chuckle out of the low dose atenolol and the idea of "weaning" off it, but I had gone off it twice before and by the 3rd day the tachycardia was terrible. Already the 1st day my heart rate is high norm-tachy and I am feel'g a lil sob. How would you suggest weaning? If I do have trouble with the tachy should I consider taking an a.m. dose of the verapamil?