Metoprolol dosage for hypertension

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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 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.
Avatar n tn , and I don't feel a blood rush any more. I have been on generic Metoprolol XL 50mg for 1 month, and now 25mg for 1 month. As I said, there were significant side effects, especially on 50mg. The side effects on 25mg seem to be slowly lessening, and they sure beat the nagging, incessant PVC's and tachy.
1464004 tn?1384139333 If one goes in for an electrophysiology study, they will be told to discontinue Metoprolol (just) 3 days before the procedure as it's quickly removed from the body. So in your case, within 12 hours your original dose of 25mg has been greatly, but not completely metabolized when you take another 25mg. Slowly, you build up a therapeutic level.
Avatar m tn You are correct. Metoprolol has become a second line medication for hypertension. Nonetheless, it still can be used for treatment of high blood pressure, and it works very well for me. So I choose to,stay on it. While on 75mg/day, my last BP readimg at my physicians office was 105/60. This was a bit low for me, so I did a "reset" to completely metabolize the drug, then began my dosage again.
Avatar f tn oh geez 15 years at least, to taking the metoprolol. Same dosage..50 mg 2x. I was having LOTS of palps, and the dr felt that the Atenolol just wasnt working so much for me anymore. I started just this past Friday ( 07/24). I know the brochure I got with it, says it can take time to get into my system. But...one thing when I was on the Atenolol...my heartrate very very rarely EVER went out of the 60s. Even when I was active.
Avatar f tn I was advised to come in for a gastroscopy every 6 months. With pregnancy, would this be more often? Is it advisable for my gastroenterologist and (future) OB/GYN to communicate directly? Before this year my 'condition' was sort of at the back of my mind, to be honest, so I haven't been particularly diligent, other than taking the medication. However I have had no major mishaps or setbacks until 5 months ago.
Avatar m tn I've taken metoprolol for six days for high blood pressure, it made me feel lousy, groggy and gave me headaches. I want to stop it cold turkey, my doctor says its ok with such a small dose but I am a huge worrier and would like to know if anyone had any side effects when stopping even after taking it for such a short period of time??
Avatar f tn I have been on metoprolol for 15 yrs yrs . I take 100 mg 2 times a day . For heart palpatations and pvcs pac"s . For me it is not helping my B/P or heart rate that much . I am at 100 HR now . Something changed With that . It never really did help my BP . The docs always say I have anxiety. I was born with a heart defect ( They just found after all these yrs) but as for side effects . Yes I have lost hair ,weight gain Feeling glued to the bed couch etc .
Avatar m tn Admittedly, my dosage is somewhat of a roller coaster curve, but it seems to work well for me. Since my ablation procedure, I continue to take it for mild hypertension. It is very effective for that for me, so I was just kept on it.
Avatar m tn For dosage information of prescription medicine, please consult with your doctor. Contraindication: MAOIs, pimozide. Patients in manic phase. Pregnancy. Precaution: Monitor patients for risk of suicidality. Screening for bipolar disorder; serotonin syndrome or neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)-like reactions; abnormal bleeding; hyponatremia; activation of mania/hypomania; diabetes; discontinuation of treatment.
968908 tn?1274874715 This will likely resolve your current symptomatology that you are experiencing with Propranolol. Dosage equivalency for Atenolol to your current Propranolol dosage is 50 milligrams once daily. In the interim (until you can visit a physician), I would suggest heading for the emergency department if you feel the situation warrants it. Such symptomatology is generally progressive with this drug. Everything you have described suggests intolerance.
Avatar n tn Thank you doctors for participating on this board. I have my annual check-up with my cardio in a few weeks (actually it's been almost two years since I last saw him) and want this appointment to be productive. My first check-up lasted only about 15 minutes and I left feeling kind of disappointed. I would like your advice on what kind of questions and issues I should be bringing up (especially if he doesn't). My story: 55 yr.
Avatar f tn I am a 22 year old female and have been on Metoprolol since i was 16 (for hypertension) the dosage was upped a year ago from 25 mg to 50 mg. The palps have become more frequent as of late and i have severe anxiety as well. Whenever i have a palp i tend to get really anxious about it and panic. it seems to be a vicious circle. is there a way that the medication has caused this problem? sometimes i feel them throughout the day and sometimes it's when i lat down at night.
567826 tn?1217020594 Hi Bromley, I am taking Metoprolol for my high BP and now BP is down and so is my pulse, which has been in the 50's and 60's for approximately a week now. Thank you so much for the response!
1475202 tn?1536274577 Objective is to maintain a resting heart rate of 50-60 bpm since I have grade three varices caused from portal hypertension a symptom of stage C decompensated cirrhosis. Since beginning this new medications (taken before bed) I wake up many morning with my heart pounding really hard then after about an half hour it returns to normal. Could this be a side effect of the medication or something else? Thanks for any information.
Avatar n tn Talk to your doctor about the CHADS2 risk score. It stands for heat failure, hypertension, age greater than 75, diabetes, and strocke/TIA. If you only have one risk factor (hypertension), you have a choice between aspirin and coumadin. The risk of bleeding is thought to be about equal to the risk of stroke. The decision of which medication to take should be an informed decision based on your and your doctors judgement. Aside from bleeding I assume drug has side effects???
Avatar n tn When it was a rough day, my blood pressure was fluctuating from normal to high normal or even pre-hypertension. One day it was 154/93 for a few hours. I think this was the day we went to court. So, my doctor decided to start me on Metoporolol. He suggested 25mg daily along with a 12.5 water pill. I have taken this now for about a year. At a recent followup,the concern is that now my potassium is at a 5.9 when is was at a 4.3 before I started taking metoprolol.
Avatar m tn i am 24 years old and a couple of years ago i was put on 25mg of metoprolol when my doctor found that my blood pressure was 190/85 it had taken my pressure down to usually 135 to 145/70 but recently it has been staying up between 145/75 to 165/79. i am just wondering if i should ask my doctor to give me a higher dosage or what? i eat healthy and i exercise along with my job that is working outdoors... i do smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol. what do you suggest?
Avatar m tn It's a commonly prescribed beta blocker for hypertension, and arrhythmias. Metoprolol has a side effect of slowing down the heart rate. I have no idea why it would be prescribed for anxiety. 25mg is a very small dose. I've been on as high as 200mg, and my cardiologist has prescribed dosages as high as 400mg. I would suspect that you will feel little to no difference in taking 25mg. I would explore why your heart rate is elevated in your sleep.
Avatar n tn When it was a rough day, my blood pressure was fluctuating from normal to high normal or even pre-hypertension. One day it was 154/93 for a few hours. I think this was the day we went to court. So, my doctor decided to start me on Metoporolol. He suggested 25mg daily along with a 12.5 water pill. I have taken this now for about a year. At a recent followup,the concern is that now my potassium is at a 5.9 when is was at a 4.3 before I started taking metoprolol.
Avatar f tn Atasand as I understand is a medication that is NOT a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers decrease blood preassures and it has been use for patients with hypertension. It also reduce chess pain caused by angina . Maybe it would be better for you to take calcium channel blocker.Ask you doctor. Metoprolol is a beta blocker. In my opinion no one should take BB if only has high blood pressure and not other heart condition. But I am not a doctor. Your BP is perfect now.
907812 tn?1245743402 I have been snooping around and seen on a web page that Ribavirin( I havent started treatment yet but I believe it will be Interferon and Ribavirin) can make any present heart problem worse, I have just been diagnosed with Hypertension(High Blood Pressure) and my meds for high bloods pressure are Metoprolol 100mg 2 x day. I would say my avg blood pressure is 145/90.
Avatar n tn I take a beta blocker for hypertension,I was just wondering if you could tell me how exactly beta blockers cause problems in asthmatics.The reason I'm wondering is the beta blocker i was on,caused severe problems with my asthma.No matter how many puffs of albuterol I took, nothing happened.
Avatar n tn This past year they occur more often, but always resolve themselves within 4 to 6 hours after taking 25 mg of Metoprolol. I had my last nuclear stress test in 18 months ago and my cardiologist said that I don't need to take another test for 3 years.I performed at 18 mets and my ejection fraction was 63%. I have hypertension which is treated successfully with a Lotrel 40/10. I am a daily runner and maintain a heart rate of between 135 and 140 during my runs for approx. 30 minutes.
Avatar m tn However in a simple case of hypertension metoprolol is the best option. Its well balanced (a good selection for control of hupertension or arrhythmia), its an extremely common medication thats available just about anywhere you go, its cheap.. The list goes on really.
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Avatar f tn I am 35 years old and I had been taking 50mg's of Metoprolol(sp) once a day for about a year for AFib and Palpitations. I did not like the Beta Blockers at ALL and was trying to wean. I had cut my 50mg pill in half and was on that dose for about 3 days when I went into the AFib and went to the ER. The doctor I saw after being admitted came in to talk to me about what was going on. I asked about my Beta Blocker because I had heard that you should not stop them "cold turkey".