Metoprolol in asthma

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1933354 tn?1323366434 Beta blockers in general, even the cardio selective beta blockers can exacerbate asthma symptoms. I had asthma as a child and have taken bystolic for several years. But if I take a higher dose, which I tried once, it causes me to cough. They lose some of their cardio selective properties as the dosage gets higher. However, at 25 mg of lopressor that shouldn't be a problem. I would bet on allergies.
443862 tn?1238003039 So my cardiologist uped my metoprolol to 50mg in the am and 25mg in the PM and it has been hell and IDK what is happening. My hands, feet, legs lips and toungr tingle randomly which sends my mild anxiety through the roof and my dry mouth is so bad that it makes me feel like I can't swallow and then I go into full on panic mode... My cardiologist is aware but claims it isn't because of the meds but is anxiety and my anxiety feels ridiculous now! And now..
Avatar n tn Propranolol and other medicines in its class are capable of evoking bronchospasm in people with asthma. Metoprolol is selective, but not entirely so; thus, asthma worsens in some people given this “selective” medicine and you may be one of them. Your doctor may have prescribed the metoprolol for both relief of the syncope and treatment of your hypertension. There are many other anti-hypertensive medicines that will control your hypertension without aggravating your asthma.
Avatar m tn The ideal treatment would be a beta blocker like Coreg but it may make my asthma worse. They want to put in a pacemaker /defib unit in. Any advice from someone facing similar scenario?
730363 tn?1259612790 But he wants to put me on Lorpresor and I have read that BB should not be used in people with asthma. I have had asthma since I was born, it is much miler now but it's still with me. So. my thoughts are that perhaps I shouldn't take the Lorpressor. I am currently talking Verapamil but it isn't helping o he wants to change me to Lorpresor. As far as I know my resting heart rate is 75-80, and my BP is usually around 116/68.
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.
612551 tn?1450025775 As read about it on the Web I understood Atenolol to be more equivalent to Metoprolol SR in terms of life, Atenolol is not metabolized by the liver as Metoprolol is. Can you share what does you take?
10610562 tn?1411422014 Also waking up very disoriented, taking me over an hour to feel normal. That said, the Metoprolol has had no bad effects on my asthma. I am back to being wheezy free, and not ever needing my inhaler, which is great. But I miss the calming of the anxiety that the Propranolol was giving me, as well as the shaky hands being completely cured from the medication. Is there a happy medium? Basically, I want Propranolol, but without the bad effects on my asthma from it.
Avatar f tn Ugh, I hate a lingering cough. Couple of things come to mind. First, coughs can last a long time. Once the airway and bronchial tubes get irritated, they take a while to get better. So the least little thing will cause a coughing jag (exertion, changing position to lay down, etc.). It can happen that it takes 2 months to get over a cough because of this. But there are other things to consider. You can get a type of asthma related to having been sick and this airway irritation.
1128565 tn?1316724743 Hi All Going to private Dr tomorrow and hope and pray he gives me some beta-blockers I have mild asthma though and worried he may not give me any. What other medications are good to help with withdrawal and what can they do ?
Avatar n tn 2 weeks later, still fever, bronchitis, my cough is more productive, but I have serious tickling in my chest when inhaling, cough is less frequent as is runny nose, but still the tickling in chest all day. Chest x-ray shows no pneumonia, and I just finished my Z-pack. I have been on Inderal LA for 20 years due to irregular heartbeats / mitral valve prolapse. Could this have damaged my lungs?
Avatar f tn Can someone who has asthma, panic disorder and tachycardia take a low dose beta blocker since i heard beta blockers are the best for tachycardia? Currently, i am taking 2 mg. zoloft along with 1 mg. clonazepam up to 3 times a day as prescribed by my dr. These used to keep my heart rate down to below 100, but now they are not working as good.
Avatar f tn As for the breathing, I already have asthma, but in the past month I've often feel like I can't get a deep enough breath, like the pits of my lungs are burning or being squeezed very tightly. I've also had some popping in my ears and sinus trouble in my nose, and a very rapid heart beat (to the point where standing and walking around will make me dizzy because my heart pounds so fast) The last month I've spent most of the time lying in bed.
Avatar f tn Anti-microbial drugs (antibiotics) that contain fluoroquinolones, such as Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin, have warnings because they can increase the risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture, especially in patients over 60 years old. Beta blockers like Atenolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol and Propronolol have a black box warning for patients to be supervised by a physician while discontinuing use of these drugs. Withdrawal can cause severe exacerbation of angina and myocardial infarction.
612551 tn?1450025775 My cardiologist has agreed with my request to change my Metoprolol to Atenolol which I learned in another thread has a longer half life (slower release for regular non-SR tablets) and had a lower penetration. I have read other "good things" about Atenolol. I'll see if I have more steady HR (it is very easy to check now and I will confirm while still on Metoprolol that my sleepy rest rate changes significantly between 2 AM and 6 AM, given my sleeping problems Im sure I'll be awake.
212161 tn?1537898045 she has put me on asmanex one puff at night and xopener if need in day time. will this goaway with this meds and will i have asthma rest of life? i know that s hard to answer but never have had and am 49 years old. plus i am on timilol for my heart paps pac/pvc been on it 20 years will this med induce the asthma?
Avatar n tn You have a history of asthma and describe experiencing increased shortness of breath after starting metoprolol. Metoprolol can cause wheezing in people with asthma. What you describe sounds like bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airways within the lung) induced by metoprolol. It is also possible that the NSVT could be playing a part in your symptoms. I would recommend discussing with your cardiologist that you have asthma and have developed shortness of breath since starting metoprolol.
Avatar f tn ) with a visual trigger (seeing the “wheel” on “The Price is Right” triggers the smell--I know, weird), strange tastes (citrus-like, metallic) that come and go randomly, and the weirdest of all—a “fizzing” sound and sensation in the back of my neck, lasting between 15 seconds and 2 minutes, and which happens both at random times, and oddly enough, when I’m hungry . I have no idea what causes these strange things, and the doctors that I have been brave enough to tell, have dismissed them.
Avatar n tn I've had numerous neurological symptoms. I do have a lump in my skull in my forehead called a Haemangioma of the Skull which caused severe pain and also spots on my brain MRIs so I am not sure what my problem is. My best wishes to you and I hope you find out what the problem is, it's very hard to be suffering so much all the time. keep looking for answers there must be one out there.
Avatar f tn I have a history of Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea and Sero-Negative Rheumatoid Arthritis. My best peak flow is 500. I am a 56 year old woman and was not on any preventative asthma meds at the time of catching the cold and development of the sinus infection. I am on Plaquenil 400mg Metoprolol Tartrate 50mg BID, Proventil HFA 2puffs every 4 hours, Flovent Diskus 250mcg (started one week ago), Nasonex, Augmentin 875 BID.
Avatar f tn since being on metoprolol I've been getting jerky breathing spasms in my chest and also extreme anxiety. I'm already on a very high dose of a benzodiazipine. I eat healthiy...never drink, or smoke. I'm a vegetarian and eat very bland foods. I had a normal echo 4 wks ago. Now everything has gone wrong. More anxiety on the drug, breathing problems that I never had before and severe anxiety. Has anyone else gone through the same experience ? I'm afraid to go down on the medication....
Avatar m tn I've been on Metoprolol 50 mg one in the AM and one in the PM and it makes me dizzy and makes me feel like my heart is squeezing and doesn't do grunt to really control my PVC's. I have a close friend who is a psychologist, my age, who has the same thing. He was on Metoprolol and complained to his doctor who forced the pharmacy to give him the real medication, Toprol. Toprol is the brand name. Metoprolol is the generic.
1679876 tn?1304747215 I suggest to read the entry on Advert in RXLIST since it also can increase BP in addition of other issues that may be relevant to you. Is your cardiologist aware of all your medication?
519035 tn?1348279373 I was put on a beta blocker in 2006 for HTN and increased palpitations. I haven't been dx with hashi just yet, may find out today. I'm on Toporol XL (Metoprolol XL) and it works for me. I think I could have been having sx of hashi in 2006 with a TSH of 4.7 and HTN, but PCP only treated me for HTN. Go figure.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol can aggravate breathing difficulties in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. The Baby asprin is low dose and should be well tolerated unless you have asthma . Asprin and nsaids can aggravate asthma .
Avatar n tn Although I was already experiencing occasional shortness of breath, I now find that this symptom has greatly increased when I walk even a very short distance, and my leg muscles, in particular, tire very quickly. When I asked the doctor what side effects there could be from the drug, he told me I would not experience any.
Avatar n tn I've had slightly elevated blood pressure (in the 145/85 range) for the last year and have been taking Metoprolol for the last six wks with some benefit blood-pressure-wise (now 137/70). Episodes in last five nights have been increasing in frequency to average five. They wake me up but only seem to last 8 to 35 seconds (mostly, I'd guess, around 12 seconds).I'm guessing my pulse rate goes up to around 140 bpm. Daytimes, I feel and act just fine.
Avatar f tn I take 2 metoprolol in the am and 1 in the pm. Doc says I can only increase it to 2 and 2, that's it. Anyone know of an alternative to ablation? My episodes last about 30-45 minutes and only stop because I take 1 or 2 beta blockers during the episode. During an episode my heart rate is double or triple of normal. Also, I'm wondering why you had 3 ablations?
Avatar f tn I had three stents put in over the last year and I wear a nitro patch. I did have angina without exertion (waking in the morning, sitting quietly) now I have shortness of breath while strolling and increasing chest discomfort. I am on Plavix, Lipitor and bisoprolol. The chest discomfort goes away with nitro spray, but sometime reoccurs later. I'm 62. I was told that the discomfort was the stents healing at the ends.