Metoprolol and warfarin

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Avatar n tn I have taken Toprol xl 25 mg for about 5 years. My doctor switched me to metoprolol several months ago. When I filled my prescription this time, it was from a different mfg and I think I may be having problems with it as I just don't feel right. Could changing the mfg make a difference? ALSO, my doctor prescribed 50 mg to be cut in half for my prescribed 25 mg dose. Does cutting this tablet in half compromise the time release?
Avatar m tn You need to discuss this question with the doctor(s) who prescribed the Warfarin and Metoprolol. You can find out from your pharmacist which benzodiazepine would not be contraindicated with either of these meds, but it is still up to you and your doctor which one may be the best for you.
Avatar m tn I have suffered with taking diltiazem(180 mg ER) AND metoprolol (50 mg ER) for atril fibrillation for the past two and a half years. The side effects have been debilitating.. Both drugs have the same side effects and together and one or the other or both create what I can only describe as chaotic turbulence in my chest and pain in my left arm when the second drug kicks in.. My cardiolgist now wants me to add a blood thinner (xarelto) to my meds menu.
Avatar f tn After 2 Afib hospitalizations 4 months apart, I went on Norpace XR, an anti-arrythmic, and Warfarin. I just retired and have much less stress in my life and he is going to take me off of the Norpace after 1 year of no AFib, and then the Warfarin. I hope some of this helps. Also, I take a 30 mg. dose of Prevacid and my vagus nerve issues are under control. You might want to check it out.
378273 tn?1262101221 Someone else told me the elevated enzymes could be due to my taking both Metoprolol and Diovan. And I also have very low BP at times which apparently can also cause this. I will make sure I track this.
Avatar m tn However, when I visited the Cardiologist for the first time last Wednesday he informed me that neither he nor any of the other Cardiologists wanted me to continue taking Warfarin, and that they wanted me to switch over to one 81 mg baby aspirin a day. Does this make any sense, and if so, what is their reasoning? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Rhythm/How-long-to-stay-on-Tykosin-/show/514573">How long to stay on Tykosin </a>.
612551 tn?1450025775 My cardiologist has never expressed any concern about long term use of any AFib drugs, I'm on - and I have asked. I take 5 mg Warfarin and 100 mg (or more) of Metoprolol SR every day.
Avatar n tn They insisted at this juncture to put in a pacemaker and put her on Metoprolol, Warfarin, CartiaXT (cardizem), and her usual Norvasc and Atakan. Since this episode and these medications, she has experienced extreme swelling of the lower extremities and now a painful tingling that starts in the late afternoon each and every day and no exercise diminishes the swelling, so she puts them up.
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 If this travels it could go to his head and cause a stroke. The Warfarin helps prevent this. Check into his BP regimen and discuss with his doctor to improve his quality of life. Also consider depression too, as people with any heart condition might wander into this territory. ICDs can't help with afib, they correct vfib or vtach. Ablation is an option but it depends on the causes of his afib.
Avatar m tn In the PM, I take Simvastatin, aspirin, Warfarin, and Metoprolol (twice a day). I'm still taking the warfarin for the DVT issues. Now I look at the long road ahead as I combat my heart disease. The stenting buys me time to correct and modify my lifestyle to take into account genetic factors and dietary factors that led to my clogged arteries. Of note, I've not eaten egg yokes, milk fat, and have avoided saturated meats for the last 20-years.
Avatar m tn I had an ablation July 19,2010 and the doc wanted me on warfarin for 3 months.. I am 68 and and very healty and active... I asked him why three months and he said as far as he was concerned there is no need to take a risk. He thinks one can pretty well tell if the ablation is going to be successful after three months. The three months passed fast.... and my ablation seems to be working really good... no afib, no pvcs nothing but a real regular heart rate.. its great.
Avatar m tn I don't know Atelenol, but I do know Metoprolol and AFib. I am currently living with AFib and taking medications only to control, lower, my heart rate (HR). Metoprolol does the latter, as well as given unwanted lowering of my blood pressure (BP). So I am treating AFib as a condition that is treated for "rate control" and for "clot prevention", I also take warfarin.
Avatar n tn I am in permanent AFib and take only a beta blocker (Metoprolol 100 mg) to keep my HR below 100, resting is usually in the 80s, and coumadin (warfarin) to guard against blood clot formation. As I have very mild symptoms my cardiologist and the consulted EP will not do an ablation (I no longer can hold sinus rhythm from electrocardioversions) as the risk isn't justified. Said another way, my life expectancy is not improved by gaining NSR. Or better said, AFib is not life threatening...
Avatar f tn The first in two years landed me in the Hospital. My meds were changed from Metoprolol to Diltiazem 360 mg per day and Fleconade 50 mg 2x per day plus Warfarin. The Metoprolol 25mcg 1 x daily has been making me wheeze for the past four years, but no one ever thought to change the meds. I have been on this new med protocol for 1.5 weeks. I just started the Fleconide and Warfarin three days ago. My question is I need to loose 45 pounds asap.
Avatar m tn So you are seeing it through without Propa (Rythmol). That's brave and bold. I would like to know what your symptoms are when you get AFib? I was in hospital to start the amio. It took six months to take effect. Then heart was steady with pulse about 64. Amio is effective but risky. It put up my TSH (thyroid) measure from 6.10 to 38. That's why I take Levothyroxine. And this is less effective is taken with Alprazolam which I take when needed for stress symptoms.
Avatar n tn I am on Digxin,Metoprolol,warfarin, and rampril. I do not have any chest pain or shotage of breathing or any sign. I was told that I have to take these medications for rest of my life. I do not like the side effect of the medications. Could the doctor please tell me what I can do? Do you recomond any other alternative like electro version? or....
Avatar n tn I have not gone on either. I have AFib. I take both aspirin and warfarin for clot prevention and metoprolol for rate control.
1360592 tn?1281759126 I suffer from permanent AFib and take Metoprolol SR for lower my (ventricle) heart rate. I took as much as 100 mg twice a day to get the HR down, and found the side-effects troubling but not debilitating. I tended to adapt to the medication, but was concerned it was causing me sleep (dreaming) problems.
Avatar m tn I use Metoprolol to control my HR and warfarin and aspirin for clot prevention. No alcohol is the standard recommendation, and no caffeine. As I am in permanent AFib, what I do may have not relationship to your question, but I can say my actions don't my my AFib symptoms worse. I will have one drink, glass of wine, can of beer, a day on many occasions. I will drink have two, maximum three such drinks if I'm in a social environment that lasts for 4 or 5 hours and includes a meal.
Avatar m tn It was after this that I was put on the simvastatin and metoprolol. I also take aspirin ( full dose ) and flecainide for the afib. Both the metoprolol and flecainide are taken at a low dose. My readings before I started the simvastatin, were ( 140 total ) HDL 33 LDL 79 and Triglycerides 139 . What has changed is that my HDL has gone down to 24 from 33 LDL has gone down to 65. So basically Everything has gone down, what has him worried is the HDL has gone down.
Avatar n tn There are two type of Metoprolol, Tartrate and Succinate. With Metoprolol Tartrate, you take it twice a day, usually 12 hours apart. Maximum plasma levels occur about an hour after taking in and it begins to be metabolized. Typically, the dose is reduced 50% every 4 to 5 hours. This is why it's taken twice a day. Metoprolol Succinate is the time release version. It's taken once a day and is slowly metabolized throughout a 24 hr. period.
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Avatar m tn warfarin(1.5mg), spironolactone, Capoten, metoprolol. Latest INR is 2.39. The conclusions made by the local pediatricians and surgeons are: 1. LOVT is related to the replaced mitral valve extrusion. 2. Pulse pressure 84mmHg, may causes sudden death; 3. Since the patient is too young and her weight gain is not obvious, the valve ring size is estimated not to change since the MV replacement. No smaller valve available even if accepting surgery. Close observation is suggested. Question: 1.
Avatar m tn Beta blockers kept me out of Afib and out of the hospital for 7 years. I am now have been on an anti-arrythmic and Warfarin. for the past year. I hope to get off of that soon. I think different meds work for different people. Afib is a whole different animal than the pvc's, pac's and tachycardia. I have those also, but they are non-sustained and not (for me) the emergency that Afib is.
Avatar m tn warfarin(1.5mg), spironolactone, Capoten, metoprolol. Latest INR is 2.39. The conclusions made by the local pediatricians and surgeons are: 1. LOVT is related to the replaced mitral valve extrusion. 2. Pulse pressure 84mmHg, may causes sudden death; 3. Since the patient is too young and her weight gain is not obvious, the valve ring size is estimated not to change since the MV replacement. No smaller valve available even if accepting surgery. Close observation is suggested. Question: 1.
Avatar m tn warfarin(1.5mg), spironolactone, Capoten, metoprolol. Latest INR is 2.39. The conclusions made by the local pediatricians and surgeons are: 1. LOVT is related to the replaced mitral valve extrusion. 2. Pulse pressure 84mmHg, may causes sudden death; 3. Since the patient is too young and her weight gain is not obvious, the valve ring size is estimated not to change since the MV replacement. No smaller valve available even if accepting surgery. Close observation is suggested. Question: 1.
Avatar n tn I'm thinking your father has something else going on that is causing those symptoms, and the warfarin is irrelevant. Most of the so-called side effects of warfarin are due to it's therapeutic effect, which is anticoagulation. If a patient on warfarin has a condition, such as a stomach ulcer, that makes anticoagulation undesirable, then any bleeding of the ulcer might be considered a side effect of warfarin.
102999 tn?1326859384 My drug therapy has had me run thru 4 anti-arrirthymics and 4 beta blockers, none of which worked for me. At present, I am taking 50mg of metoprolol er and rhythmol 225mg/3 times day until 2 weeks ago when I told my cardiologist that the mag-g I had started taking 4 months ago had reduced my irregular HB from thousands a day to just a few. We questioned taking me completely off the rhythmol, but opted to cut the dosage in half for a cpl. months and see how it went.