Metoprolol for af

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1299944 tn?1304796905 If you have a high HR it will require a prescription by a medical doctor. I take Metoprolol to slow down down my AFib driven high HR. I also take a prescription anticoagulant. Both are generic drugs and while more costly than aspirin they are not extremely expensive. Both are affordable if prescribed... if you see a doctor remind him/her if you prefer generic versions of drugs. In my experience most doctors do indicate generic substitution is approved if recommended by the pharmacist.
Avatar n tn I was on a daily dose of the beta blocker (Metoprolol) for near lifetime SVT.  My GP doc said to carry a small supply, and chew an extra 50mg when my SVT occurred (generally 4 to 5 times per month) as it MIGHT help.  When I saw my cardiologist I mentioned this to him.  His comment was (with a slight roll of the eyes) "It doesn't work that way".
Avatar f tn 5 year ago and had very short period (2 days) of AF post-surgery. I have been taking Metoprolol Succinate 47.5mg/day for 8 months as long term essential medication for HCM. My daily pulse is around 45-55 bpm and occasionally feel lightheadedness. I recently had one FAINT when I rested at a sofa. It lasted for about 5 seconds. My pulse was 50 immediately after recovery.
612551 tn?1450025775 Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.
876405 tn?1243511886 Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. I don't recall ever getting them before and now they occurring constantly..I was taking metoprolol 25 mg twice a day and then my dr discontinued it because I found out that I was pregnant. Now I am taking something else for the blood pressure that is safe to take in pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I had a mini-maze procedure when my heart was open for valve repair, it did not stop the AFib... well it did for about 30 days, then back it came. MY cardiologist and EP say "no" to me on a ablation because my symptoms are not debilitating, and they see the risk/benefit for an ablation are not strongly in my favor. For me, again I had a valve repair and it has allowed my left atrium to shrink back toward normal size, I'm talking trying another electrocardioversion.
Avatar f tn My understanding is that betapace or sotalol cannot be substituted for the AF version but the AF versioin can be subbed for the non AF version because the package insert does have everything that the AF package insert has plus the A-fib information
Avatar f tn My dad is 93, he has been diagnosed irregular heart beating for 3 years, and AF for 6 months. He is on metoprolol, arregnox, lamoxin, and Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs). It seems like he is ok. My mom just passed away 3 months ago with age 92. It is my brother suggests do the AF treatment to make dad's heart better. Do you think it is high risk to do this??? I read a lot about people having this done, it seems like not bad idea, but I don't see anyone's age is 93.
Avatar n tn My heart was reported as slightly enlarged. No other abnormalities were reported. I'm writing because I originally went to the Dr. for "extra" beats and was put on a holter monitor - 209 PVCs a day. I told the doctor I also got another rhythm that felt like my heart was beating backwards. I was told - by three different Drs - it was probably nothing to worry about.
Avatar m tn I currently take Coumadin (2.5 mg), Metoprolol (100 mg), and Verapanil (240 mg). Whenever I do mild exercise for 40 minutes or more (e.g. swimming), I convert back to NSR for at least 24 hours. during the past two weeks, I have exercised every day and have not had AF. Is mild exercise the answer to staying in NSR?
428155 tn?1203692494 Bloods, treadmill, echocardiography OK, no chest pains during effort. Slightly overweight (15 stone). Been on HBP pills (Betaloc = Metoprolol) for 20 years (also aspirin, bendrofluazide, simvastatin, omeprazole - and now slow K-2). I almost always had trouble sleeping and used Temazepam moderately (1-2 at bedtime). Trouble with sleeping is dramatically increased by physical exercise. Cardiologist gave Sotalol to replace Betaloc, but it made the vibrations / state of shock worse.
Avatar m tn At this point were were told (confirmed) that rate control was best option due to re-mapping caused by persistent AF for so many years now. After several years with the second Dr we switched due to to not being happy with him (never avaiblable, some questionable medicine change suggestions etc). Just met with new EP a couple of days ago. Highly recommended. Great hospital, really nice guy.
Avatar f tn I had a pvi ablation August 31 for AFIB. Prior I was on Metoprolol and flecanide. After the ablation, the second and 3rd week I was in atrial tachycardia. My EP put me on Sotalol, 80 mg two to three times a day. It took 3 days, but finally converted to NSR. I have been in NSR since Sept. 15. My dose has been cut to half a pill twice a day for the last 3 weeks. I get short runs of PAC's that last a couple of seconds onece in a while, but no other arrhythmias.
Avatar f tn I called back to my PCP and she referred me to an EP in the same practice after being rushed to the ER at a volleyball tournament for feeling like I was having a heart attack. The EP stated that everything I was feeling was matching up to a more severe version of SVT and he wanted to perform a 4 week monitor study to see the heart in action daily.
Avatar m tn I still am getting atrial fibrillation at times even with high doses of amiodarone and metoprolol. Over the years no other medications have worked. My doctor is saying a pacemaker would be the next step if this ablation does not work. I would like to know your thoughts and if you would recommend anything else.
1703392 tn?1307454100 I was put on flecanide. After being on it for a while I began shaking when I was doing purposeful activity. I was at someone's house and we were to serve out own hot soup. I had the bowl in my left hand and the ladle in my right. All of a sudden the bowl dropped into the soup and I was pouring hot soup on my hand. I couldn't pick up a cup with one hand, couldn't button a shirt easily. I had 3 specific types of symptoms.
263988 tn?1281957896 ----------- I had an electrophysiologist just diagnose me with SSS based on the above incident which were caused by the prescribed medicine for PAF. Through research I discovered three classes used for diagnosing and treating SSS or tachy brady syndrome with a pacemaker. I. Class I: 1. a. Documented symptomatic bradycardia. [My bradycardia has been lifelong and without symptoms.] b. FREQUENT sinus pauses.
Avatar m tn I have suffered for 2 5 years with arrhythmias I saw a cardiologist for this problem 25 years ago I had an echocardiogram & blood work done . Yes they found arrhythmias & my potassium was low. Because I was only 27 and healthy I was told to keep up my potassium & to live with it. After about 20 years the problem only got worse the arrhythmias were waking me up I was only getting like 2--3 hours sleep so my husband pushed me to see a Dr about this problem again.
Avatar n tn I have had countless visits to the ER and 8 electrical cardioversions and countless chemical cardioversions in the last 5 months. I have to wait 4 more weeks for ablation....I am very nervous about the proceedure I am taking 100 mg metoprolol 2 times a day and 300 mg propaphenone 2 time a day and I still get atrial fib occuring at any time during the day. I have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizzy, pressure in my throat and I feel terrible.
Avatar n tn And how often are echos or stress tests done? Depends on your clinical circumstances. For lone atrial fibrillation (AF with no other medical problems), only as symptoms require them, there are no stict guidelines. I hope this helps. good luck with your appointment.
Avatar m tn In the hospital the cardiologist told me to stop the atenalol immediately and start sotolol, 20mg 1/2 tab morning and night for the AF. Since I have started I don't feel real well, and have started having the odd extra systole and short runs of svt - just maybe for a few seconds. I asked my regular doctor if I can still take low dose atenalol as well as the sotolol just when I sense I need it...I get a warning like a panic attack, and then the extra systoles start - maybe every ten beats.
Avatar m tn I take coumadin, metoprolol, and 120mg morphine time released. Low back disc problems and acute syotica. Im always in AF while I feel this way. I have a defibrillator, and have been hit allot because of the SVT. The first time I was shocked it caused me to laugh uncontrollably.
Avatar m tn I've been on 2x daily 25 mg metoprolol for several months now with no effect on the frequency of my PACs. I'll soon be switching to Bystolic to give that a shot. If beta blockers like Bystolic and metoprolol ultimately have no effect on the frequency of my PACs, should I discuss the possibility of catheter ablation with my cardiologist? Should I discuss Type III antiarrythmics? I'm sick of dealing with these palpitations and I don't want them to digress into a more serious type of arrhythmia.
Avatar n tn I HAD AF ABLATION NINE DAYS AGO. I AM ON TIKOSYN 250MCG, TWICE DAILY AND METOPROLOL TARTR 12.5 MG TWICE/DAY (THIS PRESCRIBED ONLY WHEN I EXPERIENCED A BEAT OF 160 AFTER RETURNING HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL) . I AM 78 AND IN GOOD SHAPE, EXCEPT FOR THE HEART ISSUE. SINCE THE ABLATION I HAVE EXPERIENCED PERHAPS THREE SHORT EPISODES OF GOOD HEART RHYTHM. MOST OF THE TIME THE HEART HAS BEEN ARRHYTHMIC, SAPPING ENERGY. I WONDER IF THIS PROLONGED ARRHYMIA IS NORMAL AFTER SUCH A PROCEDURE.
Avatar m tn I am 69yrs old,mechanical valves for aortic and mitral,CABGx2,Medtronics Adapta ADRS-01 for SSS,Brady-Tachy cardia,AF,Sinus passes more than 2.5secs.Still I get dizziness twice/month while morning walk only with burps.I am on warfarin,metoprolol,dipyradmole plus statin and Omega-3. Is it usual to get dizziness or light head with all the care given?Does any other member experience these?The symptoms are for 2minutes and I continue walking again.
Avatar f tn Because yours is paroxysmal AF, it is hard to correlate it to anything else including strep. For some people, there are triggers such as caffeine, alcohol, hormonal changes, etc ... Also, endurance training could trigger remodeling of heart muscles and some will develop AF from excessive training. Anti-arrhythmic medications may help but majority cannot handle the side effects or the meds just lose effectiveness over time.
Avatar n tn Hi. I developed AF after my mitral valve surgery and heart dysfunctional. 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 He has low blood pressure and low heart rate during casual days, exept of course when he has AF. AF takes usually several hours (over 200 beats/minute) and comes sometimes without any reason (sometimes the reason is high temperature- weather, being tired after some work in garden, being in room where is stiflingly). He takes medications to prevent himself from AF but they don't work.
Avatar n tn A few months ago my episodes have come almost every third night (from the last episode)upon either lying down for sleep or sometime in the middle of the night upon which I am awaken by it. This (I'm sure is a coincidence, maybe?)pattern started on the same day I started accupuncture treatments (I thought I would try it) but I stopped after three treatments and I would have thought whatever effects that had would have worn out by now.
Avatar f tn EP has me on 81mg aspirin and 50 mg metoprolol daily. I think I am opting for a cryoablation. EP says its better to do it now while Im relatively young and healthy so that in 10 years Im not in perm/chronic afib and on tons of meds. Can anyone share their experience with me? I am trying not to drive myself crazy again. EP says Id stay overnite for observation and be on a real blood thinner for 2 months....