Metoprolol iv dose

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Avatar f tn I am a 25 yr old who is on metoprolol tart 50mg BID because almost 2 yrs ago I had my tricuspid valve replaced (now pig valve). Long story short, recovering IV drug abuser who gave myself staph which led to endocarditis and after 2 months of IV antibiotics finally got cracked open and given a new valve. I take my bp meds everyday bid (not exactly the same time ALL the time, but mostly).
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 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 Since then, I have had BP spikes, which I am still trying to get sorted out. But, I digress - Yes, absolutely, the metoprolol alone (and I was only on 25mg dose) made me so utterly exhausted. I could not function, at all. It is a tricky thing to juggle - because obviously we want to have safe BP, but also need to be able to function, and some of the meds make that very tricky.
1840891 tn?1431551393 captopril 25mg, furosemide 40mg, digoxin 0.25mg, warfarin 5mg, pravachol 40mg, metoprolol 50mg, aspirin 81mg and Spironolactone 25mg. He picked up a probable cold last week while getting his pro-time done, and developed a sore throat on Thursday, and today is very weak and not very alert. We are kind of used to him getting extremely weak and foggy whenever he picks up a virus over the last few years, but it keeps getting more extreme with advancing age.
Avatar m tn None of them indicated any blockage. However, my HR didn't go down even when I was lying down and on IV fluids. It stayed steady art 110-120 and my BP was high. They did a test to measure my BP while I was lying down (135/100) and when I was standing up (168/117) .. so my BP went up on standing. They sent me home with a beta-blocker (Metoprolol) and that slightly lowered my heart rate to the 90s and my BP is around 130/90. The doctors couldn't figure out the cause for the episode.
Avatar f tn intolerance of thyroid medicine?) Have tried metoprolol with it, but that just made me feel worse overall. Have had my heart checked out (stress test, Holter and echo) with negative results.
Avatar m tn I can tell you that from my experience here on the forum, Diltiazem is seldom mentioned here as treatment for SVT. I think you hear the majority of people are on Metoprolol, followed by Atenolol, Propanolol, then Sotalol all beta blockers. Then comes Verapamil, which is a calcium channel blocker like Diltiazem. Perhaps is has something to do with the nature of how a Class IV anti-arrhythmic affects the cardiovascular system.
4250195 tn?1351712695 When the MD suggested the beta blocker I was resistant but finally agreed to start on a low dose. I was started on metoprolol long acting 12.5 mg once a day and gradually increased to 75mg once a day to control my sypmtoms. I think if I had initially started on a the high dose then I also might have felt awful too. One note is that with the long acting it did wear off sooner for me ( my metabolism because of the hyperthyroidism was so fast) since I metabolized the drug in a shorter time.
1115678 tn?1258816429 I have normal to low BP and take high dose Metoprolol, a BB, to keep my AFib from running my HR too high - would run around 130 at rest without the BB. With the BB it runs in th 80s and I can walk and do light work, just no more running... but then I'm too old for that anyway. I had to adjust to the BB, it did in the beginning drive my BP too low, such that I could get dizzy when I would stand up.
Avatar m tn They weren't able to sustain the svt long enough to ablate and discovered that my accesorry pathway is up against my SA node so I run the risk of needing a pacemaker if the svt is ablated. I was on metoprolol up until a week ago but was having frequent dose increases due to my svt breakthroughs on the med. I was up to 150 mg bid. I was also getting severe fatigue from the med. My cardio changed my med to verapamil 240 mg qday. I have noticed I'm still tachy 120's at times and up into the 150s.
Avatar n tn They gave 6mg Adenosine in my IV and it had no effect on my heart at all. Then a 5mg dose of metoprolol brought me down to about 105bpm and made my EKG come back clean. Does this sound serious? The Doctor seem'ed concerned the Adenosine didn't have any effect.
Avatar f tn in my IV which stops it right away. My question is , am I or my baby going to be at extreme risk? What might I expect? And is it okay to be on a beta blocker while pregnant?
Avatar n tn At first they contemplated IV Adenosine, but that can be a bad choice not knowing the source of your tachycardia. Back to NSR with IV metoprolol. Dx SVT, on 25mg of metoprololER . Follow up EP Dx was PSVT, based on ER EKG and my "heart healthy" NSR. I did not have insurance at the time, having been in excellent health otherwise.. This prompted me to get a policy.
Avatar f tn I did not want to take the metoprolol and I declined the prescription for the metoprolol that the ER doc had wanted to give me--I should have at least taken the prescription because it was over a weekend and I could barely wait to call my md on Monday morning to get some metoprolol to control the shakes (full body) that came out of the blue and the rapid heart rate.
Avatar f tn I think you should seriously consider ablation, unless the Metoprolol is working well for you. Metoprolol works OK for me but I still have break through episodes and if I took a higher dose I wouldn't be able to function. I'm already exhausted and sleepy on 50mg [I take 12.5mg 4 x a day] See an EP and see what his opinion is. I really think you should look into an ablation. Take care and good luck!
116881 tn?1189759423 I currently take Atenolol which I think is very similar to Metoprolol. I used to take Metoprolol and had A Fib through it. I keep telling myself its a 2.5 hour flight -- what are the odds you will get A Fib????
Avatar f tn Did have a low dose of metoprolol PRN if needed, but never took it for fear of my BP dropping. Since then I just dealt with it, made further lifestyle changes, reduced caffeine etc (with exceptions), and otherwise forgot about it. Oh and btw, was interested in getting ablation, but at that time my cardiologist was not worried and convinced me it wasn’t necessary! THEN, I became pregnant. Didn’t even think twice about my wpw.
1690454 tn?1305962458 I have trouble with Metoprolol (a BB) if I take more than 100 mg a day. That is a very heavy dose. I'd guess you are on something closer to 25 mg. Just guessing, but trying to say if you don't get dizzy, that is fine, in fact that is great.
511019 tn?1214340923 she take multiple medications including florinef, midoridine, solatol, digoxin, magnesium oxide, potassium, cortef, phenergan (IV), benadryl (IV), zofran (IV), and many more medications. The IV hydration has been one of the most helpful treatments. the pacemaker has been great, keeps her heart rate from dropping too much and helps control the tachycardia.
378273 tn?1262101221 I'm going to start taking aspirin daily as I am not on a blood thinner. Also take Metoprolol 25mg(usually around10 a.m. daily) Should I take it now? It is almost 7:30 so not really time yet. Gosh, I sound like a hypochondriac. Sorry - but these episodes make me so anxious and I revert back to being a child! At least you guys can relate! My non-Afib friends have NO idea how anxiety-provoking irregular heart beats can be. I am so grateful I found this forum!
Avatar m tn I was in a-fib almost 12 hours when they gave me a strong dose in my IV. Within 15 minutes my heart was back to a normal beat. They tapered me down for the next 24 hours and then I was allowed to go home. I now take 200 mg once a day. If it's decreased my PVC's is hard to say, because my PVC's change in frequency.
Avatar m tn The only recommended dose is 400 mg twice a day with food. Also, Multaq is not for people with severe (class IV) heart failure or with mild to moderate (class II or III) heart failure who have recently had worsening symptoms that required hospitalization or special treatment. I was not crazy about taking a drug that was so recently approved (July 09), but my doctors were confident that it was safe and had been used in trials for several years with very little potential downside.
Avatar n tn 5 hrs before getting to the ER, HR 190, then IV metoprolol). don't like the side effects at all... and tried to be more aware of my stress, caffeine intake, general health, hydration, etc. but with no further episodes, and with the meds, thought I was managing it. then I had a mild episode this summer, which I attributed to my lack of attention to triggers. Then another, while alone down a long country road, with no cell reception that lasted about an hour.
Avatar n tn I received 1 dose (supposedly 10mg) injected through an IV port in my arm of a drug called Compazine. Within seconds I had a very severe reaction. I felt it shock my body and then felt as though I couldn't breathe. Then I felt a heat wash over me and felt like I was cooking from the inside out. My mouth got very dry and I felt the most intense panic and couldn't writhing on the bed for hours.
Avatar n tn So he has me on 25mg of metoprolol and says lets see how it goes. I've been taking metoprolol for about a month, and my HR does feel much better. I'm usually around 85 vs the 105 I was often at before .. but I still just feel tired, like I don't want to do anything, and like I could collapse when going up stairs or high inclines.
492869 tn?1285022533 myself- NCS Florinef, IV hydration, Klonopin, vitamins, Reglan, Topamax, Theophylline, Airway clearance therapy, Asmanex, pacemaker, Phenergan prn Im feeling really well most of the time wife- FD Atenolol, Clonodine, IV hydration, Mestinon, vitamins, Klonopin, Phenobarbital, Physical therapy, Paxil, Zonegran, EGCG, Methylcellulose, pacemaker, Diastat prn She is having problems with her eyes and high blood pressure but feeling well sister in law- FD Florinef, Bisoprolol, Mestinon, Clonidine, eg
Avatar f tn She's putting me on a LOW dose of Prozac (5 mg/day) to start. However, I read somewhere that there can be interactions between beta-blockers and SSRIs, however, the only beta-blocker mentioned was propranolol. I've been doing research and have found a few cases where people are successfully taking Prozac and atenolol (it sounded like it was for migraines or something) but I was wondering if anybody here is on the same cocktail and if so, if there is any risk associated.
Avatar n tn Given you have advice from specialist there isn't much I would try to add. I take high dose Metoprolol ER (200 mg a day) to control my HR. My problem being atrial fibrillation driving a high HR. With this medication I am able to do light work, even walk up hills (e.g., a walk in the woods) and keep my HR under 150. Without meds I was running about 130 at rest.
733362 tn?1489798536 By night, before I take my dose It's around 68-74 BPM resting. The other worst sensation has been very cold feet. I'm talking burning cold and my left foot has been going to sleep a lot. They feel ice cold to touch but when I put shoes on they still feel really cold only they sweat. That seems very unusual, my feet have never sweat much if any. Has anyone else had cold feet tapering diazepam? I've about had it with the up's and down's, watching the world go by,, business as usual.