Metoprolol normal dosage

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1347434 tn?1282595378 My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
443862 tn?1238003039 Is anyone taking metoprolol? It's driving me nuts! I do have anxiety disorder. And of course knowing they gave me this to lower my heart rate makes me nervous. And with my anxiety disorder I am taking my blood pressure every hour. I know that doesn't help. But dealing with the metoprolol, it has dropped me to 88/55 at times, today 112/73, then 93/55 then 142/70. I get hot flashes, shakes, tingling arms, a general feeling of panic when I see my reading is low or I feel the shakes....
Avatar f tn I've been taking 25mg of metoprolol for a little over a month for SVT. I thought I was going to have an ablation but at my last doctor appt my ekg was normal and doc and there was no need for an ablation. My SVT is caffeine induced and since I quit drinking caffeine I've had no palpatations. He reduced my medicine from 25mg to 12.5 and said if that worked I could eventually quit taking it. He also told me to drink plenty of fluids and walk 40 min. every day.
1933354 tn?1323366434 Keep in mind that when you switched from Toprolol ER (Metoprolol Succinate) to Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate), you lost the timed released advantage. If you were taking 25mg. pills of each medication, you are loosing a great deal of the latter drug's effectiveness as the day wears on. The half life of Metoprolol Tartrate is only 3-7 hours. So you must take it at least twice a day for it to be effective the entire 24 hour period. Also 25mg., once a day is a a very small dose.
Avatar f tn I recently had an exacerbation of svt requiring adenosine and an increase in my maintenance metoprolol dosage. I essentially lost a day of memory and have been forgetful and foggy headed. Just wondering if this is normal. I can't get any doctor I have seen to address this.
Avatar m tn I am 38 year old.I was diagnosed of high BP(170/105mm/hg). I was prescrbed metoprolol 50mg and amlodipine 5mg. I have been taking this medine for a year. I have been regularly checking my BP ever since. It comes to 130/75mm/hg within a month. But Still I am taking the same dosage. My worry is : 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.
Avatar m tn Metoprolol is like the Tic-Tac of beta blockers. Lots of people take it with little aide effects. I take 75 milligrams per day, but have been on as high as 200 milligrams per day.The dose you have put yourself on is extremely small. Metoprolol's half life is approximately 5 hours. If you do the math, you will see there is very little left of the drug in your blood when you take your next dose.
Avatar f tn oh geez 15 years at least, to taking the metoprolol. Same dosage..50 mg 2x. I was having LOTS of palps, and the dr felt that the Atenolol just wasnt working so much for me anymore. I started just this past Friday ( 07/24). I know the brochure I got with it, says it can take time to get into my system. thing when I was on the heartrate very very rarely EVER went out of the 60s. Even when I was active.
Avatar f tn I'm going to my cardiologist in a couple of days to ask if I can try a different medicine. (I've already cut down my dosage of metoprolol a couple of times, with her approval.) Right now I'm going to google some alternatives, like calcium channel blockers, and something called carvedilol. Also ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor antagonists.
19887518 tn?1486052247 I am so drowsy, tired and weak since starting Metoprolol 3 weeks ago. I take 12.5 mg twice a day with food for my afib. I wake up refreshed. Several hours later some days I feel totally fine other days drowsy. But everyday around 2:30 or 3 pm I crash hard. Very tired. After a 60 minute nap I'm still a bit drowsy but better. Now it's 11 pm and like usual I feel much better but still weaker than before the med. Is there any chance I'll get used to the drug and quit being so tired?
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 I have been on metoprolol 25mg for two 1/2 years. Then my doctor put me on metoprolol er 50mg. I have been having shortness of breath and minor chest discomfort; i'm only 45 years old and i want off of this medication totally. Has anyone ever wean themselves off of this medication with no problems? If so, how did you do it? Any advise is helpful to me. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I know you cannot stop outright but gradually decrease dosage over time until weaned off. 7) Given my dosage, what's a safe way to wean off (I will not do this until I have the ok)? 8) Will I have problems once off Meto.? I have no other heart problems & rhythms are normal even during PSVT. The PSVT was infrequent: few times monthly, if that.
876405 tn?1243511886 Here's the question- I am wondering if these PVC's and PAC's that I have been experiencing in the past 2 months have to do with suddenly stopping the metoprolol that I was on for my high blood pressure. 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.
Avatar n tn rossi, I'll assume that you are taking a beta-blocker? Perhaps metoprolol? If the medicine is metoprolol, the only downside to your current regimen is that you are eventually going to find taking the medication 4 times a day to be a drag. Doctors are in 2 camps about how often metoprolol should be administered. I used to prescribe it twice a day, but have now gone to thrice per day. This schedule might be easier to take than 4x/day.
Avatar m tn but since it has been going on for years and he didn't want it to cause a long term effect, he put me on metoprolol to regulate it. Thats why mh dosage is so low... i was having worse fatigue when i took it twice a day and so he advised me to cut it to once a day.
Avatar n tn I was taking 100 mg of metoprolol twice daily.(100mg noon 100 mg at midnight). My pulse rate was going too slow so now he is decreasing my dose. Sept. 18 I decreased to 100mg at noon 50 mg at midnight. Sept. 24 he decreased it to 50mg at noon 50 mg at midnight. Sept. 26 he told me to decrease it to 50 mg at noon. So I went from 200 mg to 50 mg in 8 days! I am 36 & was placed on this med about 6 years ago for high blood pressue and palpitations.
Avatar f tn I just discovered this after 3 months of total misery, 7 different doctors, multiple tests, 1 hospitalization, 16 pound weight loss, almost lost my job, etc., etc., etc.. I want to know if this will have permanent effects on my body and heart and will I ever be the same again. I still don't feel 100% and have been back on the brand TOPROL XL for 9 days now.
Avatar f tn I know I shouldn't look for trouble before it happens, so I guess I'll stick with the increased dosage of metoprolol and just see what happens. Right now, it's the only med I'm on. If I'm lucky it will do the job and I won't have any insurmountable side effects. If not, I'm pretty sure that a-fib ablation is going to be the recommended next option.
612551 tn?1450025775 Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.
Avatar n tn 1. Can Metoprolol be used instead? If so, what is the appropriate dosage to use? I ask because Metoprolol and Propanolol are dosed differently for their "on-label" uses. 2. Will beta-blockers be so anxiolytic that the normal, productive adrenaline response in exam situations will be completely shutdown or interefer with my cognitive ability, to my detriment 3. If #2 is an inevitability, is there a more appropriate medication to deal with my problem?
Avatar f tn But the pulse was high without the bb so they put me on this small dosage of Metoprolol and it brought it down from 90 to around 65 on a regular basis. It is now day 4 and I feel wonderful. The PVC's are gone and I feel better than I have in months. Now I'm concerned about giving up the final nightly dose. But I'd really rather be off of it completely.
Avatar m tn my heart rate has gone from the high 50's to the high 80's from yesterday to today. Is this normal? I believed that the xl on the metoprolol was extended release, and that the dosage should do the same thing as far as hr and bp. by has gone from 116/68 to 138/89.
Avatar n tn At what point do I cave and go to a hospital? I can find a lot about side-effects while taking metoprolol, but not a lot about what happens after properly weaning off the medication. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Has anyone else had experiences where the metoprolol is not working as well after a month.I do not want to increase the dosage. My heart rate was in the low 50s when I first started taking the beta its in the mid to upper 70 s and i don't want take more of the drug. My goal is to get off the drug....but, its not working as well as its was. Has this happened to other people ? Is it a termporary thing ?
Avatar m tn I am on Metoprolol Tartrate 25MG 2 twice a day. Within 30 mins of taking Metoprolol, I feel the effects and I feel great. My BP and it drops to 100/60 and my heart rate drops to 70 or even 65 BPM. I don't have any side effects from this med. That being said, the issue I'm running into is that the Metoprolol doesn't seem to last as long as it should. If I take the Metaprolol at 7am, by the time 3pm comes around, my BP is 135/92 and my heart rate can get as high as 120 BPM.
Avatar f tn I am currently weaning of the medication and I am hoping I will be normal again. on 1/21 I started with 25mg of Metoprolol Tartrate 2 times a day, In the meantime I ordered and read my records from the ER facility I was at on 1/20, I was sure something was wrong with me because of my chest xray. I went to my Dr office on 1/29/13 to get some results of my CT of the chest, Echocadiogram and lab work.
1100598 tn?1413131026 I think that when the coughing is happening your body is just attempting to reset the electrical of your heart thats pretty normal but passing out is not and when that happened you should have immediately called 911...this is all probably intertwined together and your heart docs needs to do a full work up on you and hopefully they will put you on a Holter Monitor for at least a week to try to put a finger on what the next stage of the game will be.
Avatar f tn I have been a little lightheaded and tired since the dosage was increased and I understand that this can be normal. Within the last 2 weeks I have become VERY lightheaded 2-4 hours after taking my morning dose of metoprolol. My blood pressure seems to be fine (the lowest it has been is 106/70), but my heart rate is staying in the low 60s and at times it drops down into the low 50s.