Metoprolol long term side effects

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Avatar m tn They all make me tired, some of them are worse and the Bisoprolol and Metoprolol are the worse for me in term of side-effects. The half-life of the Metoprolol is between 3 to 7 hours... some people are fast metabolizer and the effect will not last 7 hours and the drug will tend to not accumulate that much in the body and blood... I'm a fast metabolizer and with the Metoprolol it's even faster. I wake up around 7 AM and take 12.
Avatar n tn Hi all I have been having PVCs everyday for over 6 months now and wondering whether it will ever end!! My question is does anyone know if there are any long term effects of having frequent pvcs everyday? My doctor just shrugs me off all the time and not sure whether I should maybe get a beta blocker to calm them down. I can cope with them but worry about the long term damage.
Avatar f tn Was supposed to be for 1 month. What are the long term use side effects of these 2 medications ?
Avatar f tn Was supposed to be for 1 month. What are the long term use side effects of these 2 medications ?
Avatar f tn So, my cardio put me on 50mg of Metoprolol and gave me 1mg Ativan to take as needed. Well, the Metoprolol was hell getting past the side effects, but I did it just to not have my heart pound so hard and loud out of my chest. I used less and less Ativan as time went by. I still had some palpitations (rare) and some occasional "thuds" in my chest. I was told this may happen DUE to the Metoprolol. I was also told to by my psych to take 20mg of Prozac.
Avatar n tn I got my life back on a golden platter was back at work within a week and aside from very rare issues that i usually cause myself i got the green light. As far as long term effects go i would not think that there are any if the doc is either using the RF's or Cryo procedures because there is no scarring or after effects.
Avatar m tn Is metoprolol and amlodipine safe to take?Since I am 38 only what would be its long term effects. That is taking the drug for over 30 years? Finally whether the dosage may be changed? Please help.
378273 tn?1262101221 Amiodarone is a very effective drug The main concern with it is not necessarily the side effects but more so the Toxic side effects that it has on other organs primarily the liver. It should only be a short term drug for that reason and liver function blood tests should be done on a regular basis. The new drug Multaq or dronedarone was developed to have all the benefits of the amiodarone but without the toxic damage to your body.
1360592 tn?1281759126 I suffer from permanent AFib and take Metoprolol SR for lower my (ventricle) heart rate. I took as much as 100 mg twice a day to get the HR down, and found the side-effects troubling but not debilitating. I tended to adapt to the medication, but was concerned it was causing me sleep (dreaming) problems.
Avatar n tn But whatever you're on, heart meds have side effects and some of them are scarey. Most of the really scarey side effects (like heart failure) are almost ridiculously infrequent, still, they're so extreme that people need to know about them so that if they start experiencing the symptoms, they can stop the drug and call their doctor. Wikipedia probably won't give you the percentages of the side effects--go to the drug's webside or the PDR website and find out.
Avatar f tn it is not a really big deal. Very common, lots of data available, fairly few side effects... There are other meds which you don't go into so lightly. Flecainide, sotolal, tikosyn, amiodarone... When I see some of these on my pt list of meds, it screams there is a problem- that simpler solutions couldn't fix. If you haven't tried the simpler ones yet, it is definitely a better place to start.
876405 tn?1243511886 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. It just *****, because suddenly they came out of nowhere and I am trying to find a reason for them..they are literally driving me insane- it's all I think about..I don't know if they are going to kill me or not.
Avatar m tn This is said to be a normal side effect.. But I want to start taking it at night to lessen side effects.. I read if you don't take it at the same time every day it can really send your heart into shock or something bad can happen.
Avatar n tn I had a list of over 68 side effects from this drug ! most were untold side effects ,that doctors never tell you about -or pharm companys will list. best to slowly ween off the med - and see if your (good) doctor will help you out in doing it ! it took me 6 doctors, before I got help with weening off the med. but thats due to the hmo I was with. Good luck and take it slow and easy !
Avatar f tn (I had my most significant weight gain 9 years ago when I quit smoking!) My hair is just the same as always - and I haven't had any side effects whatsoever apart from the calming down of the palps which in turn really calms me down. Hope this helps!
612551 tn?1450025775 on the individual. In you place I'd take the same does and keep a watch on my heart rate and any new side effects. If I saw a large decrease in HR, for me that would be below 60 at rest, I'd try 1/2 dose and watch again. I believe taking every 12 hours is better than every 24, but I believe the total taken per 24 hours should be the same for either schedule.
214864 tn?1229718839 com report, consumers have experienced increased blood pressure, increased heart rate and ectopic beats, as well as side effects such as nausea, dizziness and headaches when switched from Toprol XL to Metoprolol Succinate ER. noted that the Sandoz formulation of the product is different from Toprol XL and dissolves in a different manner.
Avatar m tn So it's safe to say that it has been completely eliminated from your blood by now. The question that I cannot answer is what long term effects doesn't have on the affected senses, and how long do they take to return to normal.....
Avatar f tn I absolutely hate the side effects from the meds. I have vision disturbances, no appetite, no energy (although even though I was a gym rat, my energy level had been really bad the past year or so leading up to this), chest tightness, and increased anxiety. When I was on a higher level of metroprolol (before I switched to the name brand toprol) I had great bouts with depression and severe cloudy thoughts. Also right now it is hard for me to fall asleep before 4am no matter how exhausted I am.
2102364 tn?1334184877 They have been administering the radiation treatment for over half a century, and there is no hard evidence indicating long-term negative effects. Although the process means taking a few days off work and staying away from people for a few days, doing the RAI treatment is as simple as taking a Tylenol, and it doesn't make you sick or anything. Believe me, I tried everything else I could first. I totally changed my diet, I cut any foods that would stimulate my thyroid, but the thyroid won!
Avatar n tn 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 n tn Memory problems (short term/long term) too (could remember where my son was born 22 years ago, forget my address, give the wrong phone number). I thought it was a stroke, they thought it was MS. All tests came back as inconclusive and now being treated for depression. I am now taking Beta Histine for the dizzy spells (used to treat Meneres (sp?) and it is helping. I find drinking lots of water, getting rest and using 2 pillows has helped the dizzy spells and choking episodes.
Avatar n tn Although the atenolol is keeping me in sinus rhtyhm the Dr. thinks sotalol is a better choice for the long term. I have no side effects from the atenolol except some fatigue (I take 37.5mg bid). What I have read about sotalol is that it can lengthen QTinterval. How would you know that was happening other than an EKG or dropping dead?
Avatar n tn Is this the best choice for someone my age and for someone who loves to workout? Is there any long term side effects I should be aware of?
Avatar m tn The medications are your life line and you need to take them as prescribed by your doctor. Are you having current side effects from the medications? If the Metroprolol gives you side effects, there is a medication called "Coreg" which you can ask your doctor about. Coreg blocks two of the receptors.
452104 tn?1205710728 Are there any other medications I could take instead of the metoprolol as I am having almost all the side effects listed for this drug and the waiting list of surgery is months long!
Avatar n tn Metoprolol has no known long term side effects. It also has not harmed you in any way by taking this medication. If you have high blood pressure the medicine ought to be continued. If it was just for skipped beats, then it should be OK to slowly taper it. However, you should do this in consultation with your doctor.
Avatar m tn My concern is that the drugs are not a cure but only suppress the symptoms and I have questions as to what the long term effects on organs may be. In addition, there the cost is $300 per month for these two drugs. Finally, I enjoy competitive sports and I find I am limited by the Beta Blocker to a max heart rate of around 125 beats/minute and have lost the top 20% of my power. Does anyone have any thoughts on why an ablation would not be recommended?
Avatar n tn You are on one of the strong drugs, flecainide, and young enough to worry about long term (more than 10 - 20 years, my numbers) so ablation seems to be reasonable for the SVT. I'm not sure it is for the AFib. Medical studies show people (any age) who are able to reduce/eliminate symptoms with a simple beta blocker (if heart rate control is needed) and an anticoagulant (I assume you are on at least an aspirin) to protect against blood clots can (should?) live with AFib.