Metoprolol metabolism

Common Questions and Answers about Metoprolol metabolism

toprol

Avatar f tn I am on metoprolol 25 mg daily. I had been on a diet and lost around 20 pounds. I started on the metoprolol and in 4 months I have almost regained what I lost. And I have basically continued to watch what I eat. Has this happened with anyone else? Do other beta blockers have this effect as well? My husband is on a beta blocker, and he does not have this problem.
Avatar f tn I wanted to followup on the 2nd complaint of weight gain. lets face it, beta blockers slow the metabolism, and metoprolol is known to cause high blood sugar as well, so this combo easily can gain to weight gain. Any sudden weight gain should be reported to your doctor however, as there can be other issues, like water retention. This can be caused as well, but can be a result of an underling condition, so it is important to identify.
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.
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 f tn I am about to begin withdrawal of 50mg Metoprolol after 5 years addictions to it for blood pressure only. No heart issues. It has been used with 5mg Norvase - Calcium Channel Blocker. PCP's instructions are: 1. Stop the Norvase for 20 days to see if BP spikes. If not then proceed to: 2. Reduce from 50mg of Metoprolol twice a day to 25mg twice a day for one week. 3. Then, 1/2 a 25mg tab twice a day for one week. There was the expectation that there could or would be BP spikes. WHY?!
Avatar m tn I am taking Metoprolol Tart 25 mg and I want to know if jogging to aid metabolism for weight loss is safe. I seem to tire easily and breathing is harder than it should be when working out.
Avatar n tn I say beta blockers because I have tried all of them, (Metoprolol, Atenolol, Bisoprolol) in an effort to reduce the side effects. I am currently on Atenolol taking 2 to 3 25mg per day to control my heart rate. Currently my blood pressure is around 130ish/60ish and pulse ranging from 80s to 100 depending on when the Atenolol begins to wear off. I feel like Hell all day along with chest pressure, general tireness and sometimes shakiness.
Avatar n tn Now I know its due to the beta blockers Im on. before I got on meds for my blood pressure I had a super fast metabolism. My question is even though Im on beta blockers, is it safe to also take diet pills (metabolism boosters)?
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 My doc actually upped my fluoxetine for my panic disorder, which has been proven to inhibit metoprolol metabolism, thus contributing to perhaps the higher plasma blood levels and accompany bradycardia. In fact, there a few clinical cases I have just read on this topic, yet my doctor didn't warn me? Come to think of it, it clearly said on the sheet that I got after I picked up my prescription to not use with fluoxetine!
612551 tn?1450025775 I have taken several medications over the years that have various claims that is supposed to mean, I believe, that the medication will be effective over an extended period of time, up to 24 hours. I am taking Metoprolol with an "ER" designation, which I think means Extended Release, I have taken Toprol and Rythmol with a "SR" designation, slow release Any comment on my understanding/belief? I also wonder if the term "release" is a misnomer.
Avatar n tn Increased effect of metoprolol - amiodarone, cimetidine, diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, flecainide, hydralazine, MAO inhibitors, quinidine, ciprofloxacin, propafenone, oral contraeptives, fluoxetine, sertraline. Decreased effect of metoprolol - NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers.
Avatar f tn This as well as bradycardia are the two common side effects of Metoprolol. I was actually put on it to slow my pulse, and not to lower my blood pressure, or to quell PVC's or SVT's. But being that I had the latter two problems, I was kept on it once they found out that my quickening pulse at night was from sleep apnea. What dose are you on?
Avatar n tn For about a year now I have been taking metoprolol (12.5 mg twice daily) because I had 2 in one day and it concenred me that I was getting worse. I have avoided the ablation because I have them so infrequently. To my questions: Has anyone taking Metoprolol noticed a big change in quality of life...fatigue, etc.
Avatar f tn The pharmacologic effects of some benzodiazepines may be increased by some beta-blockers. Propranolol and metoprolol may inhibit the hepatic metabolism of diazepam and other mechanisms may also be involved. Most changes have been clinically insignificant; however, increased reaction times and/or decreased kinetic visual acuity have been reported with some combinations. Observation for altered benzodiazepine effects is recommended if these drugs must be used together.
Avatar n tn Increased effect of metoprolol - amiodarone, cimetidine, diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine, verapamil, flecainide, hydralazine, MAO inhibitors, quinidine, ciprofloxacin, propafenone, oral contraeptives, fluoxetine, sertraline. Decreased effect of metoprolol - NSAIDS, salycylates, barbiturates, rifampin, clonidine. The dosage and frequency depend upon the individuals metabolism and the drug being used. There are no substitutes to beta-blockers.
Avatar n tn If you feel better on the lower dosage, then...problem solved. I take Metoprolol. When I began taking it, my HR dropped, as did my already low BP. I have a tendency to faint sometimes, and on the BB my tendency increased 10 fold. So, I dropped back to 1/2 pill and voila...my PVC's are manageable, my HR is more "alert" and my fainting has stopped. As for the fatigue...that starts to fade after the first two weeks or so.
Avatar n tn Any increase in Adrenalin could cause a-fib. Diindolylmethane (DIM) Microencapsulated Phytonutrient Supports Hormone Metabolism and Weight Loss By Michael A. Zeligs, MD As we age, many tissues in our bodies become chronically inflamed, resulting in an increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, and cancer. By aiding healthy hormone metabolism and assisting the body to recognize and eliminate stressed cells, we can reduce generalized inflammation and slow the progress of aging-related disorders.
Avatar n tn Dear Janicec, Toprol XL is an extended release form of metoprolol which is a beta-blocker.Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, heart rhythm problems such as atrial fibrillation and more recently heart failure.
907968 tn?1292625804 It slows down your metabolism, that's why weight is gained and why exercise is important. Best wishes, find a way to exercise, then get rest. Keep us informed.
4250195 tn?1351712695 perscriped me Metoprolol SR. I took it once and I felt horrible . I have stopped taking it until I see an endocrinologist. I have been taking the lowest dose of Clonazapam for anxiety at night. I don't see an endocrinologist for about 3 weeks. Will it hurt anything to NOT take a Bb?
Avatar n tn A week later the same thing happened and i was in hospital overnight and put on beta blockers for 6 days because my heart rate was 140BPM at one point. The metoprolol got my heart rate down to about 55-60BPM which made me feel fatigued and generally just not like myself. I was then dismissed from hospital as the cardiologist thought it may have been related to my urinary infection and my bloods and echo came back with good results.
Avatar n tn generic (brand name), - propranolol (Inderal), atenolol (Tenormin), Labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor), pindolol (Viskin), Nadolol (Corgard), and sotalol (Betapace). These drugs work by binding to a receptor called the beta receptor. Once this receptor is blocked the drug exerts its effect in various methods. The heart rate is slowed, the blood pressure is lowered and heart rhythms are stabilized.
Avatar n tn generic (brand name), - propranolol (Inderal), atenolol (Tenormin), Labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor), pindolol (Viskin), Nadolol (Corgard), and sotalol (Betapace). These drugs work by binding to a receptor called the beta receptor. Once this receptor is blocked the drug exerts its effect in various methods. The heart rate is slowed, the blood pressure is lowered and heart rhythms are stabilized.
Avatar f tn I had my thyroid removed 1 year ago and I am now taking Levothyroxine 0.150 and I take 1 tablet per day, and I am also taking Metoprolol Tartrate 25 mg and I take 1/2 tablet morning and one at night. I seem to be doing ok and the last time the doctor tested the reading was 0.608 and he said that is good????? I have gained 40 pounds in the past 6 months and when I mentioned it to him all he said I was feeling better and happy. He also gave me a diet pill which is Phentermine 37.
Avatar m tn A little background - I take also take Omeprazol (for GERD), Metoprolol (for BP) and have lost about 80+/- pounds in last year and 1/2. My doctor originally thought it was BPPV and I dutifully went in for the P.T. sessions, which provided about a week’s relief. I have - to date - 3 different blood panels, vision test, EKG, Chest X-ray, MRI - still dizzy when I turn my head - even looking down at my screen now sets it off. I’m not anemic, my thyroid is fine, magnesium levels good.
Avatar n tn I am an athletic 50 year old woman, diagnosed with very frequent PAT's that caused dizziness and lightheadedness. They started approx 6 months ago and I have been on Metoprolol 25 mg (1/2 tablet twice a day)for a month. I was prepared to "live with them" but was strongly advised by my cardiologist to go on beta blockers. My heart is structurally normal and I don't have anxiety. Thankfully I was given the go-ahead to keep working out which I have done.
Avatar n tn My one lasting impression of those first few weeks was that it fixed my metabolism far faster than it fixed my appetite and I gained back 10 pounds pretty quickly after going on methimazole. Make sure to keep your blood test appointment. Look out for infection because methimazole sometimes has an effect on white blood cells. Another rare side effect is liver problems. Your doctor should test for liver function at one of your early blood tests.
Avatar m tn I asked the cardio last summer about getting off Coreg but she strongly encouraged me to stay on it because of my aneurysm. I guess it makes sense that if it messes with your metabolism by slowing your heart rate and lowering your BP you're going to feel more fatigued - but I don't like it. Just my personal experience. I'll be interested to read what the doctor says. Best of luck to you!
Avatar f tn Lopressor is metoprolol.