Metoprolol hypertension

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Avatar n tn Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack. It seems to me if you have high blood pressure the medication should be taken regularily and not as needed. I don't know the effect it has on chest pain.
1124887 tn?1313758491 So, yes, you are correct that propanolol works better for anxiety due to the nonselective effect. In terms of your white coat hypertension, we do know that having white coat hypertension is not something to ignore and I actually recommend treating people even with white coat hypertension because getting blood pressures in the 150's at any time are not good.
Avatar n tn I am concerned about this as I have been a stage 1 hypertension my whole life(145/95 average) with lower readings at the doctors office! I can find no reference to this particular scenario in any articles that I have found on the internet. I currently have no insurance, so I am trying to find an answer on my own.
Avatar n tn But coming back, a few issues need to be clarified. 1) Why were you started on metoprolol? Was it because you have palpitation or some other symptom or was it just because there was Ventricular Premature Contractions (VPC) on ECG?I am concerned vecause, if it was for symptoms, then there is small possibility of recurrence. 2) Do you suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension)? - In that case we need to start you on an alternate Blood Pressure lowering medication.
Avatar m tn I do not want to be on this drug and feel there is no need for it. I have mild hypertension and proir to metoprolol was taking low dose of lisinopril which I am back on now.
Avatar m tn My gout attacks were occurring about twice a year until recently. I was diagnosed with hypertension, and prescribed metoprolol succinate 100mg, once a day, which has successfully brought my blood pressure under control. However in 3 months I have had 3 gout attacks. Can the metoprolol cause the increased frequency? Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn My first pregnancy I was on Aldomet for hypertension and did just fine. Now my MD would like to try Metoprolol 25mg bid for this pregnancy, when it happens. I cannot take the ACE inhibitor I usually take and I am now on the Lopressor. Does anyone know of a woman that has taken Metoprolol and what are the risk factors w/ pregnancy? Is it really approved to take during pregnancy? Do you know if miscarriage rate is greater w/ this drug?
1464004 tn?1384139333 Has anyone had experience with side effects from metoprolol after using awhile? I've been on a minimal dose (25 mgs bid) for over 6 months now. I didn't seem to have any side effects to speak of until recently. I do also have positional vertigo. Not only has this gotten worse as of late but I have become unsteady on my feet and dizzy quite often. I had to get a ct scan for tumor in my neck and it was just horrible! I had vertigo and dizziness for hours after just from laying flat for 10 minutes.
Avatar f tn I have tried other beta blockers including metoprolol. Metoprolol did not agree with me. It actually caused my heartbeat to race, or jump quickly, when I would get exerted. I went back to atenolol 25 mg.
1423357 tn?1511089042 I've been taking Metoprolol Tartrate at various strengths for many years. I contined to take it following my ablation two and a half years ago on the advice of my PCP as a measure of safety against hypertension and heart attack survivability should one ever occur. I have leveled out on 75mg per day. I see my PCP every six months and I've noticed that each time I go, my blood pressure drops lower and lower.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol comes in two formulations, Metoprolol Tartrate and Metoprolol Succinate. If you were prescribed the Tartrate variety, 50mg, once a day as you stated, then you were on a beta blocker roller coaster with a steep peak followed by a deep valley. Metoprolol has a rather short half life of approximately 6 hours, so in 24 hours, 50mg is nearly completely metabolized. This type should be taken twice a day.
Avatar n tn I am a 53 yo man diagnosed ~8 years ago with lone paroxysmal atrial flutter and afib. Long term history of endurance sports but nothing outrageous - running 20 miles a week since my teens. Episodes are generally less than an hour, but frequent - typically one every day or couple of days. Have been trying a "pill in a pocket" appproach - that is, I will take some metoprolol (50 mg tablet) if the tachycardia lasts more than 5 minutes.
Avatar m tn You are correct. Metoprolol has become a second line medication for hypertension. Nonetheless, it still can be used for treatment of high blood pressure, and it works very well for me. So I choose to,stay on it. While on 75mg/day, my last BP readimg at my physicians office was 105/60. This was a bit low for me, so I did a "reset" to completely metabolize the drug, then began my dosage again.
Avatar m tn Just wanted to see if anyone has any insight on my situation, or has encountered the same thing. I am a 24 year old female, 5'7" about 125 lbs. I was diagnosed with benign hypertension when I was about 16, probably 110 lbs. Recently (within the last year) my blood pressure seems to be getting higher and I taking a toll on my body. My average BP runs about 160/110... highest probably 190/120, but lowest it ever gets is 130/95... if I am lucky.
443862 tn?1238003039 Is anyone taking metoprolol? It's driving me nuts! I do have anxiety disorder. And of course knowing they gave me this to lower my heart rate makes me nervous. And with my anxiety disorder I am taking my blood pressure every hour. I know that doesn't help. But dealing wit the metoprolol, it has dropped me to 88/55 at times, today 112/73, then 93/55 then 142/70. I get hot flashes, shakes, tingling arms, a general feeling of panic when I see my reading is low or I feel the shakes....
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 f tn The doctor has prescribed Losartan Potassium 100mg, Metoprolol Tartrate 100mg & Amlodipine Besylate 10mg all together, are all these three really needed ? There is a lot of pain in the legs, weakness & headaches since the doctor added Losartan on the list.. My dad is also taking Diabetic medication: Metformin HCL 500mg & Glyburide 5mg?
Avatar f tn I had been smoking the synthetic marijuana regularly but all of a sudden one day I hit it once and my heart rate went to 220 bpm with significant increase in bp they say its just a panic attack but its been 5 months and I continue to have these episodes i'm being treated with Metoprolol 12.Mg bid and xanax 1 Mg bid. If I drink or smoke I tend to have bad episodes with pulse up to 160 and bp 160/100. I have had several EKG's and chest x rays and labs drawn with nothing found.
Avatar f tn After taking this for about 3 mos I noticed that I was having palpitations, my lipid levels were very high-trigycerides in the 550-600 range-cholesterol hovered around 279, blood pressure at 150/90's at the doctors office. I was put on metoprolol 50mg and hctz 12.5 for the blood pressure, crestor 10 mg and 1 g of fish oil for the lipids.
Avatar m tn Today I went to the Hospital to pass a treadmill stress test and my blood pressure was to high that the Doctor have to give me apart of my normal medicines, metoprolol, dinitrate of isosorbide and alprazolam .25, one tablet of captotril. Nothing works, so he refused to make the test, this problem occurs every time when I have to go to the Doctor officce.
Avatar m tn I take a generic BB called Metoprolol, which you may want to discuss with your doctor if your medication costs could benefit from the usually lower cost of a generic drug.
Avatar m tn Those results cam back slightly high so she referred me to an endocrinologist. She also put me on 50mg of metoprolol (beta blocker). This medicine worked really good in beginning but several months later I am starting to have high blood pressure and high heart rate. My endocrinologist checked my thyroid because he said it felt slightly enlarged but the altrasound and blood work came back good. Is it possible to have a pheochromocytoma with slightly high epinephrine shown in blood work?
Avatar f tn RESISTANT HYPERTENSION....It feels like I am the only person in the world with this problem and that there is no answer. In other words, I am feeling pretty hopeless, but mostly scared at this piont. I have had it all my life and I am 58 years old. I have had so many TIA's over the years, but recently, I had a small stroke in my brain stem. . The Neurologist had no answer to offer, he just walked out of the room after telling me that if I don't get it under control, I will die, or worse.
Avatar f tn I'm 29 and was diagnosed 8 years ago with portal hypertension due to a chronic schistosoma infection (therefore had an enlarged spleen, ascites and jaundice at the time). Since then I've been taking a low (I believe) dosage of spironolactone, propranolol and furosemide to control my blood pressure and water retention. Me & my man really want to have a baby within the next few years, and we're concerned about the possible complications/risks arising from this: 1.
Avatar m tn Hello, I was on Metoprolol for about 2 months, I was taking 1 tablet per day to high rhitm and pressure I suddenly stopped taking the medicine for about a week now I read today that it's very dangerous to stop it. What should I do know? How much damage have been done to my heart? Should I start taking it again?
Avatar f tn The metoprolol is for PVC's that I am constantly experiencing. They never go away and are often so strong that I cannot sleep at night. I have had an ultra sound, ECG, stress test and worn a holter monitor. Specialist said my heart looks good except a leaky valve which she seemed unconcerned about. This medication makes me feel so tired and I am concerned about the long term use of it. I have stopped taking it until today because my pvc's are so strong.
Avatar m tn I've taken metoprolol for six days for high blood pressure, it made me feel lousy, groggy and gave me headaches. I want to stop it cold turkey, my doctor says its ok with such a small dose but I am a huge worrier and would like to know if anyone had any side effects when stopping even after taking it for such a short period of time??