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Avatar f tn Hello, My doctor as put me on 25 mg metoprolol extened release daily for palpitations. I am reading on the web about weight gain and hair loss. Does hanyone has any experience with this medicine--good or bad? I am 38 years old otherwise healthy, active person and I eat right but am little nervous about starting the medicine as i have heard once you go on it, you have to take it forever. Someone please advise---share your experience with the medicine. Thank you.
1464004 tn?1384139333 This Metoprolol is causing light headedness, esp when standing up from a sitting position, it causes ZERO libido, and YES Elli, my kegs are feeling extremely weak and wobbly, a "heavy" feeling. I've sent a message to the cardiologist through their patient portal asking him if there is an alternative or if I can get off of it completely.
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 It's not so much my libido that's dropped, it's that I've noticed that in the last year or so, I get aroused just fine, and can get an erection, but sometimes during sex I have trouble maintaining the erection. Not sure if that's just aging or metoprolol side effect. I'm 33 though, so not old. I asked the doctor about it and he said we could try Cardizem.
Avatar f tn I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.
Avatar m tn Yes, Metoprolol Succinate is the timed release. It is also way more expensive than Metoprolol Tartrate. I switched long ago to the latter and saved a lot of money. A dose costs literally pennies. You have to remember to take it twice a day though. I take it at "5 and 5"; at rising, and at dinner, and it's easy to remember. Metoprolol has the same bradycardia effect as Atenolol, so that has to be watched.
Avatar m tn Also I was wondering about the loss of libido associated with metoprolol, it doesn't seem to have any noticeable adverse effect on me at the moment, but is this something which will get worse over time? thanks!
Avatar n tn Metoprolol is available in two forms, fast acting Metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor), and the time release Metoprolol Succinate (Toprol XL). I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat.
Avatar n tn Hi, can you tell us the difference(s) between Altace (ramipril) and metoprolol? What different effects do they each have that are different from each other? Are there any long-term bad side effects to ramipril? And your opinion to a combination of aspirin and Plavix to decrease the bloodclotting potential of just aspirin alone? Thank you. Ross I.
Avatar f tn Metoprolol helped greatly in making it easier to convert. Also, there are 2 types of Metoprolol, Metoprolol Tartrate, and Metoprolol Succinate. The latter is a time release version called Toprol XL. This is nice because you only need to take 1 tablet a day. The downside is it's a high tier drug for insurance companies its price is really up there. I get a Metoprolol Tartrate for about 25% of the price. I found the drug easy to tolerate, and experience limited side effects.
Avatar m tn I had a bad experience with metoprolol. (even at just 12.5 mg). It made me dizzy and lethargic and then at night I had a vivid night terror. Could anyone recommend another one that is working for them? I have prehypertension as well so the BB would be killing two birds with one stone (BP and HR). Thanks in advance for your responses!
Avatar f tn Going back to the cardiologist in a couple weeks, he probably won't do much but maybe is there another medication I could try? The Metoprolol affects my libido and I have to take Cialis sometimes for that reason.
Avatar n tn I went to my physician complaining of awakening in the night with a elevated and pounding heartrate (sinus). He put me in the very popular beta blocker Metoprolol. Having no effect on my problem, he kept increasing the dosage. At one point I was taking 200mg. Any activing felt like I was walking in lead filled shoes, and it felt like a cider block was on my chest. I took that dosage for about 1 or two months until I couldn't continue to live like that.
Avatar f tn I've been on Toprol XL in the past and moved to Metoprolol EL (generic) to save some $$$$, otherwise I think it is the same. The only problem I can associate with Metoprolol is fatigue and some tendency toward dizziness if I change my physical level too quickly. Then too, that is only a problem when I am at my maximum dose level of 200 mg a day (100 twice). These are side effects I've read others report.
Avatar n tn After not identifying it as related to medication I was experiencing erection difficulties. Not libido, but maintaining a firm erection. I went off Zocor, and Dyazide 3 months ago for financial reasons and the problem went away. I have started to take the Dyzazide againg and the problem seems to be starting again. It appears the problem is therefore Dyazide related. I am going to see my doctor in a couple of weeks and am trying to be informed before I see him.
Avatar m tn Aside from the delay is getting my heart up to workout levels, I feel no other side effects. No aches or pains, or odd sensations. Plus it doesn't affect my libido in any way. Metoprolol is a cardio-selective drug, and I mention it only as an example of a cardio-selective beta blocker. As I said earlier, from my experience here on the forum beta blocker in general have mixed reviews for PVC's.
15256956 tn?1439428831 Hi all! I'm new to these forums so let me give you some extended Cliff Notes. 39 year old male who has been struggling with Anxiety for 20 years, High Blood Pressure for 13, Diabetes for 3, and now, Sleep Apnea.
Avatar n tn After the results came in they called him in a beta blocker (Metoprolol 25mg), but no one really explained the results to us and they aren't referring him to cardiology. I work in medicine and know enough to know that SVT can be dangerous even if it's just a few of them so I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it all. What does all this below mean??? And do you think he should be followed by cardiology??? 24 Hour Holter Results are: Sinus rhythm with periods of sinus tachycardia.
Avatar f tn Many of us find that drug therapy doesn't do much to prevent episodes. I was on Metoprolol for 6 years, and although it helped converting them, it did nothing to prevent them. I was getting 3-5 episodes per month. Until you can see someone, log your events, date, time of day, heart rate, and duration; any other symptoms. This data is valuable in helping your doctor diagnose you. Typically, an EKG will usually show nothing if you aren't in SVT at the time it was taken.
Avatar m tn As others indicated, your resting pulse rate is on the higher side of normal. I started the beta blocker, Metoprolol about 6 years ago at 54 years of age for this very reason. My pulse rate was high, and my blood pressure was up a bit. Metoprolol was very effective in lowering my pulse as well as my blood pressure, and I continue to take it today; 50mg daily. I would consider myself very healthy, and I can tell you that it had, and continues to have no effect on my libido.
168348 tn?1379360675 This is my first time here...not sure if my problem is hyperparathyroid, or is a result of meds or high blood pressure. Ended up in ER 3/17/08 with severe pain from beginning of month, pain registered #10 and only went away with morphine...Pain was diffuse (back, sides, all over abdomen), so I was unable to pinpoint exact area. Had some nausea, constipation, trouble urinating. CT Scan showed nothing...now it's the end of June and I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with me...
Avatar f tn I'm a young fit guy and don't want my libido to suffer I just want to keep my pulse in check. I'm going to try and take 25mg twice a day and see if that stops the night episodes hopefully it will. So far it's DEFINITELY helped stop my racing pulse during the daytime. Maybe if I up my night time dose I won't have these weird spells of waking up to a fast pulse anymore. Can anyone else relate to this? Did Metroprolol help you? So far I definitely think it's a more effective med than Propranolol.
Avatar m tn I was fine on the medicine for about a year and a half. At the time there was no generic so with the cost and lack of libido I stopped. I was fine controlling my stress and anxiety for a few years. Then I started having pounding and what felt like my heart was stopping and restarting. My doctor started me back on Lexapro or a generic that was like Lexapro sorry I can’t remember the name.
1280592 tn?1271526260 I had angioplasty in March 2004. Ever since I've been on a beta blocker ( Metoprolol- 25 mg ), Altace ( 5 mg ), baby aspirin, Lipitir 20mg. Recently I had an exercise stress test, reached just over 100% of my target rate ( 220 less age 66 ). My Mets were 11. Is that a good score? I am required to exercise an hour a day; I take an hour's brisk walk daily. But it appears that my walking speed of 4 miles an hour( 6 kilometres ) is not pushing my heart rate up to the 147 a minute required.
Avatar m tn Only one real issue with the drugs, which is erectile dysfunction, really weird, but apprantly normal... mind you it's been getting better this last few days off the metoprolol... so I suppose time will tell. Onwards and upwards I say...!!! I'm looking forward to holding my wieght, eating healthy... and thanking my lucky stars !
Avatar n tn Other side effects include weight gain, high cholesterol (on my last blood test TOTAL chol went from about 200 to 266),sexual side-effects (low libido),fatigue and worst of all my last blood pressure reading was high (150/100). On the plus side, this beta-blocker seems to provide the best heart rate control and did not cause me sleep problems, nightmares, cold hands and feet etc..
Avatar n tn Sounds like you have an exaggerated adrenaline response. My doctor prescribed Metoprolol 100 mg and told me to increase the dose to a point where I had effect but not unbearable side effects. At 100-200 mg I have good effect. I've even tried as high as 300 mg. Nebivolol is not used to treat arrhythmias.
Avatar f tn Hi Just got new tests done and I'm more confused than ever. Hyper for a bit then felt great for awhile, now hyper is back. Panicy, anxious, trembling, (feels internal), really bad when trying to go to sleep, shaky at times, weight loss, more frequent bowel movements, hungry all the time, dizzy, thirty, rapid heartbeat occaionally, weird new one is almost everything tastes salty. Don't know if it's related to the thyroid or not. I don't seem to have any hypo symtoms.