Metoprolol extended release

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Avatar f tn Im already on 100 mg 1 time a day of extended release Metoprolol.....and I think, just to appease me, because ive had a couple really really bad days of almost nonstop palps..he said to increase my Metoprolol to 1 100mg tablet in the morning...and 1 100mg tablet at night. Anyone EVER been on such a huge dose before??? I trust him...but yet....Im scared to take that much!!! ANY info on SVC OR Metoprolol would be appreciated!
443862 tn?1238003039 So they put me on 25mg for a few months then upped to 50 mg. Extended release. If you are having panic symptoms AFTER seeing your bp readings and not at other times then it sounds like your problem is anxiety not the medication. If it was the medication, the side effects would happen all the time, not just when you take your bp. I have this problem... When I take my bp I start to panic. The bp device has become a trigger for me. I've had to work with my doctor and therapist on this.
1933354 tn?1323366434 I know they are the same, and that one is slow release while the other is fast acting. My question is, in a structurally normal heart, can these meds causing heart block or heart failure?
Avatar n tn The ER stands for extended release. That is the difference between the two.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have been taking a beta blocker, 50 mg Metoprolol ER (Extended/Slow Release), for several years but have with my cardiologist approval today refilled my BB prescription with Metoprolol Tartrate (normal release) to be taken at 25 mg twice a day (every 12 hours). My reason is driven mainly by the fact the Tartrate is about 1/6th the cost of the Suc (ER).
Avatar f tn Were you on the extended release Metoprolol? How long had you been on it before you got off?
19887518 tn?1486052247 My long term experience with Metoprolol and Atenolol (similar regular release beta blockers) is my body seems to adjust over time in that my blood pressure returns to normal levels. Still I can have trouble if I make a sudden change in physical activity, say jump to my feet after sitting for more than a few minutes. I have on a few occasions fainted... happily always with a sit down on my part first... or being stabilized by a nearby person. As for fatigue, that can be a side effect for sure.
Avatar m tn If twice a day is possible, then every 12 hours is best. I assume you are taking the extended release, mine in "ER". That means one could take a single dose once a day in most cases. But twice is better in my and my cardiologist's mind. So when I was on heavy duty I took 100 morning and 100 night. When I complained about dream problems he said drop the 100 mg at night, just 100 in the morning. I give this data as an example of doctor approved cutting the does in half.
Avatar n tn I switched to the generic form (metoprolol) which wasn't the extended release... more immediate effect and doesn't last as long in the system. This approach does not cause me nightmares or depression. I am 36 and mine started suddenly as well... very disconcerting. Good Luck! On a side note, we're neighbors!!! Hello from Carroll County MD!!!
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 n tn You could also get Metoprolol XP which is extended release. I take it and don't have any problems with higher bp later in the day or evening.
Avatar f tn If your Doctor has doubled your dosage and to extended release, then I assume it was because your angina symptoms worsened? Everyone has a limit with beta blockers and I had some bad experiences myself. My Angina worsened and I was just starting under a new hospital/cardiologist. He told me to double my Bisoprolol from 1.25mg to 2.5mg. A week later my symptoms were no different.
Avatar m tn 25 mg extended release, which is obviously not enough, though I feel great in terms of strength and alertness and stamina, that were all seriously diminished when I was taking Propranolol. So, now I am wondering: I definitely need to go up at least to 50 mg, but should I do a 50 mg Metoprolol once a day, or can I take the 25 mg tablets twice a day (every 12 hours).
612551 tn?1450025775 Definition: Extended-release medications have special coatings or ingredients that control how fast the drug is released from the pill into your body. This may allow you to take certain medications only once or twice a day, instead of more often. Some extended-release medications have the letters "XL" or "LA" or "XR" in their name. They both sound very similar to me. You can google the "slow release medications" if you want to see the full article.
Avatar f tn My doc suggested taking it every other day for 2 weeks, but I'm a little concerned about this because I think I'm going to be up and down on the meds for 2 weeks, but I can't really think of a better way to come off of it because if I split the doses that will destroy the extended release properties of the drug and that wouldn't make much sense. I'm also on the lowest dose so I can't go down to a 12.5mg dose. So, what did you do?
Avatar m tn I've been taking 25 mg metaprolol (extended release) once daily for 5 months. Before the medicine, my blood pressure readings ranged from 130/85 to 160/95. Now, they have been slightly reduced (maybe ranging from 125/82 to 150/90). Only recently did I start experiencing very noticeable side effects. I say "side effects" only because they seem to weaken and strengthen in sync with the medicine.
672586 tn?1280937258 At my request, my family physician has agreed to change my medication from daily metoprolol extended release 100 mg to daily diltiazem 120 mg. Can I simply switch without fear of withdrawal symptoms from the metoprolol? His instructions were to stop taking the metoprolol when I start the new diltiazem. I was not aware that I might face withdrawal from metoprolol.
Avatar f tn He wanted me on the brand name Toprol XL, but the pharmacies are having a hard time stocking it right now so I'm on the regular (not extended release) version, taking it in the a.m. and again in the p.m. OK, done with the background, now here's my issue: I've been online reading page after page after page about people who have taken this and the side effects at this dosage that they are reporting are scaring me to tears.
Avatar f tn It sounds like you are taking the NON extended release form once a day and it's working and that's awesome. Beta Blockers as a whole are a wonder drug. They make things flow smoother. They have always worked for me...I just can't take the generics I guess. My problem is, my heart gets used to the medication and it needs a constant dose of it 24/7 or it goes nuts. With the GENERIC METOPROLOL BY SANDOZ, I wasn't getting the constant dose like I did with the brand name one.
Avatar f tn Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for palpitations. I am reading on the web about weight gain and hair loss. Does hanyone has any experience with this medicine--good or bad? I am 38 years old otherwise healthy, active person and I eat right but am little nervous about starting the medicine as i have heard once you go on it, you have to take it forever. Someone please advise---share your experience with the medicine. Thank you.
612551 tn?1450025775 Given my unusual low HR I conclude that taking the Atenolol twice a day would be more comparable to taking the Metoprolol (same 25 mg) Slow Release twice a day - thus being equivalent to an increase in BB level, thus the lower HR. I plan to skip my bedtime does, treating my morning Atenolol as a long lasting once a day. This will also cut my intake of BB from 50 mg a day to 25 mg.
Avatar m tn my heart rate has gone from the high 50's to the high 80's from yesterday to today. Is this normal? I believed that the xl on the metoprolol was extended release, and that the dosage should do the same thing as far as hr and bp. by has gone from 116/68 to 138/89.
Avatar n tn Toprol XL is metoprolol succinate and is an extended release prescription...the immediate release is metoprolol tartrate. If he was prescribed 100 mg Toprol XL once/day it should be the same as taking metoprolol tartrate 50 mg 2/day. We are not physicians nor pharmacists and you should consult one or both about drug substitutions and dosage equivalents.
Avatar m tn My understanding is that metoprolol succinate is an extended release formuation that substitutes directly for Toprol XL. But ask your doc or a pharmacist to make sure. I'm off of the drug entirely now, so I don't worry with it anymore.
Avatar m tn Morning - Olmesartan (H) 40mg, Metoprolol Succinate Extended Release 25mg; Evening - Olmesartan 40mg, Metoprolol Succinate Extended Release 25mg. Now, I have been further prescribed for 30 days, which I have started taking: Eltroxin 25mg empty stomach & Zyloric 100mg after breakfast. Kindly advise further.
Avatar n tn But as you mentioned,you have been under Metoprolol tart-25 mg, which suggests that it is a extended release formula whose duration of action is extended from 10 hr to 14 hr, in case of severe Hypertension.But generally Metoprolol standard formula is started as initial therapeutic dose as 50 mg where your Met-25 mg is way too low dose for causing any potential fatal effects.Bupropion is advised for smoking cessation mainly but also for depression.
Avatar n tn I did have issues because the Toprol XL is an extended release of the drug metoprolol, which means there is a very steady release of the drug over a period of time so you only have to take it once per day, but the metoprol is more of an immediate effect that does not last as long in your system. They did not increase my dose to twice a day so I was only taking it once a day because I was not told of the difference.
Avatar n tn I am pregnant and doctor put me on metoprolol extended release 25 mg once a day and flecainide 100 mg twice a day for my tachycardia. I am currently 31 weeks and have been on this medication for almost a month now. Do you have to be weaned off these medications before breast feeding and what are the side effects on my baby?
Avatar n tn Metoprolol is a widely used beta blocker and your dose is rather low. I hope you are taking a slow release (called ER, extended release) formulation. If not, you may be able to take it only once a day, still ER is best and may be the only formulation, it is what I take. In any case, it may help with the occasional tachycardia, time will tell. The low dose level should also reduce unwanted side effects.