Metoprolol for chf

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Avatar f tn i was changed from lisinopril 40 to metoprolol 50 bid for htn change was made to get better arrythmia control within 1 week bp went to 200 over 110 8 pound weight gain and severe headache.. is this a common thing to happen after abrupt ace stoppage and starting beta blocker? hx of mod mitral aortic tricuspid regurg la enlargement to 5.
Avatar n tn Hi again, 147 is just fine! Are you a man or women? Or/and how tall are you? I am 140.and 5"4'..I was about 150 or over....took me hard work to be at around 140.............. Some of that was water you lost! 3 miles is very good! I had many 50 's at the first year...now my pulse most 60-70 or little over... Lowest I had was 45, and felt dizzy. I have hbp and had some adjustments up and back with the bb. First had coreg for about 6 months, then and since Metoprolol......
Avatar f tn I think that some of them are responsible for the insomnia. Mine is much worse since I was diagnosed with CHF. Is it interfereing with his lifestyle? When I get to the point that I am sleep deprived , I take a half of a sleeping pill....that gets me back on track usually.
Avatar m tn Thank you so much for your reply! Unfortunately—at least for awhile—seeing a cardiologist is not an option. That's why I want to be armed with as much information as I can when I see my regular doctor. For CHF patients, what would be the optimal daily dosages of carvedilol & losartan? Also, should I begin the carvedilol gradually? And should I taper off of the atenolol/Tenoretic, or can I make the switch immediately? I appreciate your help!
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.
Avatar f tn I know there is a womens heart center at the Mayo clinic so I may have to go there. For now I am on apo-metoprolol which has calmed down the irregular heart beats. I feel quite washed out. I also have lost a lot of fluid , if the heart rythumis off there would be retention of fluid in the tissues would there not?
Avatar f tn My pharmacist thinks I have CHF but still waiting for some kind of diagnosis. I found out 6 months ago I have MVP but very mild and nothing to worry about it and referred myself to a cardiologist who didn't seem too concerned. Still having problems, I contacted cardio before Easter and complained about the edema. He did a second echo and this one was worse. At my visit, he mentioned I have an ejection fraction of 45% and my heart is "lazy everywhere." What does that mean?
Avatar f tn I have read that multaq has contraindications for patients with CHF. . Please help! My 86 year old mother has a history of high blood pressure. She has been on metoprolol, vasotec and norvasc for years. Her heart rate had stayed in the 60s for years. A few weeks ago, her heart began to race. (I am wondering if some of her medications were not correct from the pharmacy...or a mistake was made) She was hospitalized with AFIB and complained of a heavy feeling in her chest.
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 I will suggest the use beta blockers like atenolol/metoprolol which tend to slow the heart rate and thus improve the filling of the heart during the relaxation phase of the heart. I don’t think you need diuretics (drugs which increase the urine formation) as you don’t seem to have the symptoms of CHF presently. I sincerely hope that helps. Please do keep me posted. Kind regards.
Avatar m tn Every time I complained, the cardiologist increased the dosage of the Metoprolol. Now, in addition to CHF, I have COPD and diabetes. I finally convinced him to stop the Metoprolol but it was too late to reverse the other damage. If you haven't already done so, go to some safe Web sites and see if you can find some ideas to follow up on with a medical specialist. Be aggressive -- and keep us informed of your progress.
Avatar f tn I don't know whether this will help, or not, but I'm 56 years old and have had CHF for about 3 years. The most important part of care is to make absolute postive sure that your mother is prescribed the medication she needs and that it is taken EVERYDAY. The reason for the CHF has to be determined by her doctors, then the proper medications dispensed. In my case, they started me out on 40 mg. of lasix, 25 mg. Coreg 2x day, 90 mg. Diltiazem 2 x per day. I am now taking 140 mg.
Avatar n tn I have been told that both Metoprolol and Carvelidol are beta blockers used mostly in the tratment of CHF. What are the advantages of using Coreg instead of Toprol for the treatment of CHF. Does Coreg have a bigger or better effect in increasing EF and protecting heart function from progressive deterioration? Is Coreg contraindicated for people with mild kidney impairment? Thanks for your reply to this posting.
Avatar n tn I have been told that both Metoprolol and Carvelidol are beta blockers used mostly in the tratment of CHF. What are the advantages of using Coreg instead of Toprol for the treatment of CHF. Does Coreg have a bigger or better effect in increasing EF and protecting heart function from progressive deterioration? Is Coreg contraindicated for people with mild kidney impairment? Thanks for your reply to this posting.
Avatar n tn I also take allipurinol for gout and some other meds for other things but I stopped taking amiodorone about 18 months after the initial hospitalization because i felt it was giving me terrible hot flashes and I had read up on the dangers of it and was worried about that. A cardiac surgeon friend has said I am a strong candidate for heart transplant (age 61, caucasian male, normal weight, quite tall and fitter than one would expect given my condition).
Avatar f tn My cardiologist said it might be my meds, Metoprolol, but since I wasn't on it last year or the years prior when it occurred, this seems unlikely. She lowered the dose, but it isn't making any difference. She also says my heart is fine, there is no CHF. So, what can be causing this? Last year my PCP put me on Lasix and my creatin levels went up, causing concern. So what do I do to find the cause? What type of doctor do I need to see?
Avatar m tn Atrial Fib (taking warfarin/metoprolol); otherwise very healthy. Over the past year he has had worsening SX of CHF. He was hospitalized July 2010 for this -- had 1.5 L fluid drained from his lungs and blood transfusion to treat RBC (2.8) H/H (8.7/25.9). His BUN/Cr was 59/1.8 on admission. Within 2 weeks of being discharged he had a 7lb wgt gain and had fluid drain as an outpatient.
5707348 tn?1372788697 My husband was being treated for HBP with Atenolol and another drug. His blood sugar shot up to the sky. I was being treated with Metoprolol for CHF; it ruined my lungs and I am now suffering with COPD as well as diabetes. The doctors cover themselves with some self-serving statement that the "benefits outweigh the negatives". What happened to the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm?
Avatar m tn I have been on metoprolol for 3-4 years. About 2 years ago, I began to experience a lot of tiredness episodes, and my heart was in the low 50s'. It continued down to the 40s'. I was given a pacemaker Oct 08. Also at that time, I was having an episode of A-fib. I was succesfully reverted electrically. I am on 81mg aspirin and 50 mg metoprolol. At the time of the pacemaker implant, I was put on 100mg amiodarone. Seen my heart doctor three months ago and he took me off amiodarone.
Avatar f tn 5 (for diabetes sugar), Heart meds (coumadin -for mechical valves, lasix 20 mg, metoprolol 75m (beta blocker), amiodarone/cardavone 200mg, spironductne - 12.5 m) I'm not sure what all these are for...he does have a pacemaker/difib device that was put in mid-july. My question is 2 fold: Is it typical to see a worse EF after procedures designed to help? Is there a problem with his meds? We are in a remote area and I'm wondering if our cardiologist is really doing everything they can.
Avatar n tn I have been taking half-doses twice a day for a couple of weeks and that seems to help. I am now scheduled for another test with a CHF specialist to evaluate my condition with potential to be placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant (due to my low ef and apparent declining heart strength). I plan to ask the CHF specialist to change me back, from Toprol xl to coreg.
1017020 tn?1251256924 In my case, I did smoke but I fervently believe it was the Metoprolol (Lopressor) prescribed for chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure that caused COPD for me. A printout provided by my HMO indicates that one side effect of the med is that it MAY MAKE ASTHMA WORSE. This tells me that the med acts negatively on the lungs. If you mother had CHF, she may have been taking a medication that caused her COPD.
Avatar n tn I have just learned that low CoQ10 levels in the blood are related to depression and CHF. I had taken a beta-blocker Lopressor (Metoprolol) but stopped after talking to my Doc about depression. I still had bouts of depression, but did not take it again until recently when my new cardiologist recommended it. My depression was much better so I gave it a shot. In the meantime I started using Ubiquinol after learning that i sould help with cardiac health.
Avatar n tn I take 500mg of Taurine every Mon/Wed/Fri. I started at daily but seemed to become ineffective. I stopped for a few days then took it again and it worked again so, now it's basically every other day. I also take L-Carnatine 500mg Tue and Fri, Zinc and Magnesium on Monday, and CoQ10 100mg twice daily. Of course every person is different so you need to experiment.
Avatar n tn Has pulmonary hypertension with RVSP of 90, some tricuspid and mitral regurg. ICD/Pacemaker inserted in 2008 for fainting episodes with relief. Chronic but no acute CHF since late 2007. BNP was 60 (checked 10 days ago). Some of meds: Plavix, EC ASA 81 mg, Metoprolol XL, Benicar, Flomax, Lipitor, Lexapro, Vitamin, Folbee, Ferrous Sulfate. NOW THE QUESTION. He is adamant that he wants to ride his bicycle. One doctor said that he can try it.
257552 tn?1404606154 36 Sex: Female Comments: Why they have consumed my life: Sudden start, no explanation, the feeling that the doctors have missed something, the fact that I can make my heart skip beats on cue by sitting down too fast, taking off too fast, going out in the cold or extreme heat, or laying down too quickly, and fear of dying from arrhythmia. Plus I have an obsessive disorder which makes it hard for me to ignore them.
Avatar m tn in my case Metoprolol; in my husband's case Atenolol) raise blood sugar numbers. It would be wise for you to be checked regularly for diabetes. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Meds are Enalapril*sp*, Famatodine(Pepcid), Aspirin 81mg, and Proventil, Hydrochlorot when certain it's needed for fluid retention. He had been taking Metoprolol, but it was discontinued after he was hospitalized, the Dr. put him on a nitro-patch, and they had trouble keeping his heart rate up (it was dropping to around 36 and he'd be unaware we were around), and his B/p up, even though his O2 reading were good. So, as far as we all know, he has NEVER had any heart related issues.
Avatar m tn I have been fighting chronic AFIB and CHF since November 2004. I have tried numerous meds, sotolol, tikosyn, and now Multaq ordronedarone which just recently won FDA approval. I have been cardioverted 8 times over the past 2 years, and have had 2 cath ablations the first in March 06 and the second one this past June.