Metoprolol dosing information

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Avatar n tn Hello, Following an MI and 2 Cypher drug eluting stents in my LAD last year, I was placed on Plavix, Cozaar, Metoprolol, Provachol and aspirin. I have read all the reports out of the cardiology meeting in Barcelona last month and am concerned about late stent thrombosis. 1) How long does the CC advise patients to stay on Plavix? 2) If a patient stops Plavix, is there a critical window of time when the risk of thrombosis is lessened? e.g. 1 week.
Avatar f tn My defibrillator paces at 11% and I'm on a couple of meds (lisinopril hctz, metoprolol, aspirin, lasix), and just went up on the metoprolol dosing although I've been having moments of a racing beat all day after dosing went up. So, how do you know when you're heading in the right direction for treatment? How do you know the meds prescribed are the right ones? Sorry to ask such seemingly basic questions.
Avatar f tn The prescribing doctor WOULD NOT take me off it so I just stopped taking it and made an appointment with another doctor. I have been taking 12.5 mg of Metoprolol and 10 mg Amlodipine for about 3 months. I have COPD and something was aggravating my breathing problems. I went to the doctor yesterday and he took me off the Metoprolol and put me on 100 mg of Losartan. He told me to just stop taking the Metoprolol. I questioned starting off with such a high dose of Losartan.
Avatar m tn I'm now 47 and an ultrasound reveiled that my LVEF is 40%, a follow up ultrasound confirmed this number. I'm currently taking Lisinopril and metoprolol. I'm active pyhsically but find that I get tired quickly. I dont smoke or drink. What can I do to improve my LVEF? Can arteriosclerosis contibute to a lower LVEF? If so, how would this be corrected?
Avatar n tn This is a summary and does not contain all possible information about this product. For complete information about this product or your specific health needs, ask your health care professional. Always seek the advice of your health care professional if you have any questions about this product or your medical condition. This information is not intended as individual medical advice and does not substitute for the knowledge and judgment of your health care professional.
Avatar n tn Other results from echo include mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and incomplete RBBB. Treated for hypertension (metoprolol 25 mg daily). Also take isosorbide mononitrate 60 er daily and sublingual nitro (0.4 mg prn). Diagnosis was ?? with Prinzmetal "in the differential". Started these meds in July 09, was mostly pain free until Sept 09, but now having more (same) symptoms (usually angina at night which wakes me, lasting from minutes to an hour).
Avatar m tn There are a few beta blockers with evidence in heart failure -- they are carvedilol, metoprolol XL, and bisoprolol (not really used in the US). Atenolol does not have any data to support its use in heart failure, so I would recommend a different agent (one of the above). Which one to choose depends on your blood pressure and ability to take twice daily dosing vs once daily. Chlorthalidone is a perfectly fine diuretic, if you have blood pressure room to tolerate it.
Avatar f tn I, too, am planning to taper off my Beta Blocker (I take Metoprolol) in a few months if my ablation was successful. I have looked into this subject at some length and have heard it can be very difficult to do, especially if you have been taking it long term -- as I have for more than 20 years.
Avatar m tn So far, the only side effect from the Multaq seems to be some heart racing and pounding for an hour or so after dosing. I've also noticed some anxiety and very slight teeth chattering in the morning the past 3 days as well, most likely an effect of the withdrawal from the Sotalol. Both were a bit better this morning so I'm hoping this will stop happening as I adjust to the Multaq and my body completely re-adjusts to the sudden removal of the beta blockade. I don't know how long this takes.
Avatar n tn Much of the dosing depends on the resting heart rate which I am sure your doctor has checked. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. Please feel free to write back with additional questions. If you would like to make an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, please call 1-800-CCF-CARE or inquire online by using the Heart Center website at www.
Avatar n tn For the first time, makes me wonder about my memory, when I asked my Cardiologist this morning about unwanted (bad) dreams being a side effect of Metoprolol he said yes. I'm cutting back from 100 mg morning and night to just 100 mg morning to see if that cuts down on the dreaming. My rest HR is in the 80s with both levels of dose so cutting back seems to be the best thing even if I keep having bad (I call them trouble-mares, not night-mares).
193177 tn?1218694001 "becasuse diabetes oral med's build up in the liver. Do u drink lemon juice in warm water in the am, its a great tonic to healing the liver." Strawberri, this is so far from the truth I almost fell out of my chair. I have met with and I talk with liver surgeons on yearly basis. First at UCLA and currently at UCSF. These are the two major teaching hospitals in Calif on liver care & liver transplantation. To say oral diabetic medication builds up in the liver is unfounded.
1569985 tn?1328251082 First, I found the input from RVVq very interesting and will try to remember to save a copy on my "work" computer reference memos. It seems to be additional to what is-something-wrong and I already gave you. I can't confirm the numbers personally but they look reasonable with other information my failing memory still remembers.
Avatar n tn Because the stuff worked on my heart it was worth it to me to try to get used to it or work with the dosing with my doctor. After several different trials, I am now taking 5 mg bystolic and no lisinopril and my body seems to have adjusted. While I am overweight, I did not gain any additional weight as others have mentioned. I am also not exhausted. I recently had blood work so we will see if it had some kind of effect on my cholesterol as others have had. I hope not.
Avatar n tn http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic2364.htm However, I caution that the untrained eye reading medical literature tends to notice the more frightening information and neglect the good news. I think the good news and take home message is that young people with structurally normal hearts on echocardiogram and normal EKGs do very well with PVCs, although the symptoms are bothersome. 1.
959034 tn?1253675076 Until more information is available, close observation for clinical and laboratory evidence of carbamazepine toxicity is recommended. Dose adjustments may be required. Patients should be advised to report possible symptoms of carbamazepine toxicity (nausea, visual disturbances, dizziness, or ataxia) or serotonin syndrome (uncontrollable shivering, agitation, incoordination, restlessness, involuntary movements, hyperreflexia, and hyperarousal).
Avatar n tn I was treated with IV metoprolol for the high blood pressure and heartrate and given ativan to help keep me relaxed while we waited it out. I also had hyperreflexia as well. later that night it happened again not as severe and the ativan was repeated. By the next morning I was feeling better, however when I walked or do little activity my heartrate would increase to 120's. It remained like that for about a week. over the course of the next 3-4 weeks I still had that anxiousnedd in my chest.
233616 tn?1312790796 My husband is diabetic and needs it but why would you want to take it if you don't need it? Too much IR resistance information going around these days. Either your IR or your not. Tx life doesn't revolve around IR resistance, diabetes, obesity etc, etc. I think it's good to be aware, but all the information lately has been a bit much. Prior to tx fasting glucose was normal. My fasting has been at 100 - 103 for the last several months. 52 wks into tx.
Avatar n tn Thank you for the information. I'll have to talk to my cardiologist about having an event monitor. That certainly sounds like what I need to do next. The toprol does seem to be slowing my heart rate, but I still, sometimes get the pain. Thanks again!
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Avatar f tn My heart too goes out to you. You can face anything together. And we are here to offer support and information. Please keep us posted. I will look forward to your updates with much interest.
Avatar f tn I hope you can find one that focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy instead of dosing you up with medications. CBT is one of the most effective treatments in people who have the type of anxiety you're going through (I speak about CBT both from my college education in this field AND as someone who went through what you're going through). It works. Definitely ask about it, first thing in the door. There are also some really handy workbooks out there on the topic as well.
Avatar f tn Also,the diltiezem which is a calcium channel blocker is similar to a drug i used to take for a few weeks called metoprolol. I had to stop it because it made me feel weird and a little depressed. I wonder if you can lower the dosage on that one or stop it. My mother in law takes lasix but was also told too stop taking her beta blocker and that she didn't need to be taking both. Do you have congestive heart failure? The 1 med you are on is used for that I see.