Metoprolol for pvc's

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1347434 tn?1282595378 My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
Avatar n tn Does Apo Metoprolol prevent PVC's from happening, and if so, will it render the readings from the Holter Monitor inaccurate? Thank you in advance for your answer.
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 Anxiety is terrible and been getting pvc's daily, is metoprolol a beta blocker? I took them for a couple of month but my pvc's didn't stop. My heart rate came down but I was worried that it came down to much. I started to feel about funky from them.. what you should try it's loads of fruit and vegetables. Bananas are good for a lot of things and one of them is a healthy heart. Also heard magnesium is a good option if you don't have kidney disease. You can buy it over the counter.
Avatar m tn I have PVC's mostly when I walk. Not very many when rested. If I get up to use the restroom or just walk somewhere I'm needed at work....here they come. 3-4 in a row sometimes. On average about 30 a min. I am so tired of this. I take Tenormin 50mg twice a day for HBP. And was told it will help with the PVC's. Cardiologist says they are harmless. Dye test shows nothing either. I have had these for years.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know what the best medicine is for PVC's?I take Atenolol now but it isn't helping anymore.
1189366 tn?1265223487 Hello, I have been to the ER for skipping heart beats. They told me its PVC's and PAC's. about 15 a minute. The tell me they wont hurt me and sent me home. Had all the heart workups and still they find nothing. I'm going crazy with this. Any advice?
Avatar n tn in the early years these runs led into attacks of AF so i can confirm that PVC's as you call them in the US can lead into more dangerous arrhythmia's. I am taking Sotalol which controls AF but does nothing for PVC's. I have read lots of interesting comments from other sufferers in this forum and agree that exercise in the form of walking or whatever does diminish the forcefulness of the beats.
1811056 tn?1316646764 Ive noticed when I get them, my first reaction is to always unstrap my bra for some reason. Not sure if thats just mental. I take Metoprolol 50MG a day. It helps a bit, but doesnt take it away. Does anyone use magnesium or potassium supplents. Do they help? Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn I'm 33 and in good health. I started having PVC's after my son was born 11 years ago. For the most part they have not bothered me but the last few days they have become more frequent. They only happen after I have come to rest (setting, laying down). They generally last about an hour at night and happen about every 10 to 20 seconds then slow down till they stop. The last few days though they are happening almost every other heart beat and I've been feeling a little strange.
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.
Avatar n tn Metoprolol is often the first line of medication offered for PAC's, PVC's, SVT, etc. I found it totally ineffective with any of these problems. It did however lower my BP, slow my cardiac rate, and made SVT episodes easier to convert. Also, the dose you are taking is small, so there is room to adjust. I "zombied out" at 200mg./day It felt like a cinder block was on my chest if I tried to do anything. I was fine at 100mg/day, and continue today at 75mg/day following my ablation.
Avatar m tn I've been taking metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor) for a couple of months now for what the doctors are calling benign PVC's. I was having the constantly for almost 2 months before we started the medication and it seems to be helping, I haven't had any PVC's for awhile now. My question is, can you drink alcohol while taking it? I'm by no means a heavy drinker, but it's nice to have a drink with friends once in awhile.
1381 tn?1317829422 The conclusions are not scientific, and are looking more for case studies. As you say there are a group of people who do take anti-arryhthmics for PVC's for the exact reasons you mentioned. These would be the people who would answer yes to question one or two. The people with isolated, less serious PVC's couldn't get prescribed these drugs unless they had a horrible doctor or were to try and buy them on the street.
Avatar f tn I've been on Metoprolol ER for about three years now and was wondering what it is like to get off of it? Knowing that my heart rate, blood pressure, pvc's and pac's are being controlled by the meds, I didn't know how hard it would be to get off of it. Also, has anyone gained weight as a result of taking Metropolol?
589617 tn?1218723382 I take metoprolol (aka lopressor) for PVC's and occasional SVT. It has been good for me....my PVC's are not gone, but they are not as "forceful" and therefore are easier to ignore. The SVT is very infrequent for me in the first place, so I can't say that the metoprolol has had anything to do with the fact that I haven't had any for nearly 1.5 years, but I'm not going to stop the drugs to find out :-).
Avatar n tn I guess with them waiting over a week to give me the echo results that its not serious but I tell you....pvc's suck. The pvc's have been nonstop for about 5 months now. Is there a chance they will get better? If there is nothing they can find thats causing the pvc's (my cardiologist told me they often cant find reasons for pvc's) can you get a pacemaker or something like that?
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".
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 n tn I was diagnosed with PVC's 15 years ago and was put on Metoprolol 25 mg. I've now been diagnosed with depression and was prescribed Prozac 10 mg which I'm afraid to take now because of the drug interactions I've seen on the internet with these two drugs. Can I run into problems by combining these two drugs.
Avatar f tn And thirdly, can stress and anxiety cause these runs of PVC's? I know indivdual PVC's are less concerning, and can definitely be caused by stress/anxiety but I wasn't sure about the multiple ones. Are there some cases where these runs are benign? Thank you so much for your time!
1381 tn?1317829422 I'd like to hear real life experiences of people who have taken Flecainide, Propafenone, or even Mexitetine for PVC's or Non Sustained VT. Anyone had success? How many people are taking it for something other than SVT or A FIB? Anyone have proarrhythmia? Anyone die? I'd just like to know how many people are taking it for PVC's and how's it going? More and more docs are giving it out. I think a lot of people would like to hear this. Hopefully good news.
1325336 tn?1274841019 I was also told that an ablation for PVC's is at a 90% success rate. I knew that it's going to take some time for my heart to heal, but I wasn't expecting it to feel worse than before I had the procedure. My doctor wants to do another ablation in a couple of weeks because he's almost certain that he knows why he didn't get it all the first time. According to him, I had two extra beets coming from different sides of my heart, one on the left and one on the right.
Avatar m tn I have had pvc's for many years and am age 60. In the last 6 months the pvc's became very frequent where I have them all day. The only time I don't notice them is during exercise. I recently had a nuclear stress test. The cardiologist said the results were ok. I had an echocardiogram a few months ago which showed a slightly stiff heart. The cardiologist does not give me much information, but does not seem to concerned even though my pvc's are much more frequent now.
Avatar f tn My doctor said to take atenolol in the morning and metoprolol at night for a week then switch to all atenolol. This worries me because you shouldn't mix two types of beta blockers. Since the two are similar why can't I just switch?
Avatar m tn I'm a 47 year old male who has been dealing with PVC's off and on for years. I've never smoked, drink rarely, don't do drugs, take 50mg of Atenolol (have for years). Recently they've become increasingly stronger and more frequent. I've had every test done that can be thought of... Holter (24 hour) monitor, Event Monitor (30 day), Echo, MRI, Stress, Tilt Table, Angiogram, EP study, blood work, etc.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your comments- they have helped.
Avatar f tn I went as high as 150 mg, but it never had really any effect on my BP - that is why it was originally prescribed for me and I dropped it because it was useless for that purpose. Now I am taken it again (50 mg) for Pac's/Pvc's and it reduces the number I have each day.
Avatar n tn It will make you tired especially at first, I've gotten used to it, so I can do everything (and sometime more) then I had been able to do before. I had PVC's for years before I started the beta blocker for me it was out of desperation that I started it.