Metoprolol or propranolol

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Avatar f tn I have been given propranolol to take as I have had continuous palpitations since monday and my heartrate has randomly shooting up in the 100's (not related to posture!!) These will also help with my bp, it has been creeping up. I have had these in the past but was more recently on bisoprolol. Which is more common for POTS symptoms? I was in A&E last night and back at my GP's this morning. I have been refered back to the cardiologist who is going to see me in november.
1475202 tn?1536274577 I take propranolol 80 mg er once daily. Objective is to maintain a resting heart rate of 50-60 bpm since I have grade three varices caused from portal hypertension a symptom of stage C decompensated cirrhosis. Since beginning this new medications (taken before bed) I wake up many morning with my heart pounding really hard then after about an half hour it returns to normal. Could this be a side effect of the medication or something else? Thanks for any information.
1243620 tn?1274794297 The degree of reduction depends upon the dosage, and if the drug is well-tolerated. Propranolol has no effect on perception or the thought process - its only potential advantage is to block the physical manifestations of panic. If you have many physical features accompanying your A/P, Propranolol would likely serve as a useful adjunct to either an antidepressant or anxiolytic.
Avatar m tn Will see how things is going on the Metoprolol and will have to choose between the Metoprolol or the Propranolol... Also I need to find the good dose for me... 25 mg of Metoprolol in the morning and 25 mg 12 hours later is not working for me, I don't feel that the effect of the Metoprolol last more than 5 hours... so taking lower dose every 6 hours, like I do with the Propranolol, is by far better for me...
Avatar f tn I have a beta blocker for use when needed, but that one is propranolol and not metoprolol (slow release). Propranolol works better towards anxiety, stress and other factors that may trigger a rapid heart rhythm. From time to time (generally stressful times) I can take 12,5 or 25 mg metoprolol in addition. But I guess this is something that your doctor should decide as we are all different.
443862 tn?1238003039 And its not Metoprolol that helps anxiety. It's actually Propranolol that treats stage fright and performance anxiety, which is a b2, not a b1 blocker. Just some thoughts.
Avatar m tn Propranolol has a reportedly better shortening effect on Long Q than Metoprolol. Are you taking Metoprolol Tartrate? Metoprolol has a very short half life; typically 5 hours or so. In that time, half of it is metabolized. Physicians usually prescribe Metoprolol to be taken twice a day beca use of his. MetoprololSuccinate is the time release version, and that is taken once a day. In addition 25mg. is an exceedingly small dose.
Avatar m tn I'm considering the minimum dose of propranolol as prescribed by my doc, but i'm very cautious and wanted to know what it is like and what any side effects and withdrawl might be like. what can i expect when taking this? i enjoy working out so i'm hoping it wouldn't affect my weight lifting and cardio that i like to do. thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn She had me just stop propranolol and start metoprolol, been experiencing shakiness, occassional pvcs, headache, nausea, pulse still 45 - low 60s at rest and with exertion 70-90. Should she have tapered propranolol or will the metoprolol block the more serious withdrawal symptoms ie: HTN, chest pain ect.
Avatar n tn acebutolol atenolol coreg nadolol propranolol timolol They all looked like Category B or D drugs that turned into Category D in 2nd or 3rd trimester. ( You need to discuss this with your Dr before you become pregnant, but Im sure BP meds during pregnancy outweighs the possibilities what stopping them will do to your body. Heres some articles:
612551 tn?1450025775 One other thing.... I originally got on Metoprolol Succinate not for my SVT or to control blood pressure, but to use the side effect of slowing the heart rate. I had complained about awakening in the middle of the night with an elevated sinus pulse. Unfortunately, my physician never took into consideration that my elevated heart rate could have been caused by something. It turned out that I had very severe obstructive sleep apnea which was diagnosed several years later by a new physician.
Avatar f tn When they were trying to control rate with JUST beta blockers... I took 200 of propranolol and 300 of metoprolol and occasional 100 of labetalol here and there. It helped but it worked a LOT better when other classes of drugs were added. Since the point is to slow you down, it generally SLOWS you down. When I was on THAT much, I felt like I was nailed to the couch. Now, instead I take coreg as a beta blocker and diltiazem, and flecainide and lisinopril.
Avatar f tn The cardiologist I saw recently took me off Propranolol which never helped my fast pulse much..he put me on 25mg Metoprolol twice a day. I do notice a difference on it. Overall heart rate is slower and although I've had a couple more incidents of fast heart rate for no apparent reason, the number of incidents has greatly improved. So heres my question. Now that I'm on a higher dose beta blocker, & a better one (Metoprolol) can I start having a bit of morning coffee again? I really miss it.
Avatar m tn As soon as I start the Metoprolol, I start having side-effects that I didn't had while I was on Propranolol (took it previous the Metoprolol). My side-effects became more and more disturbing. Just to name a few, I feel VERY tired all the time, to the point that just taking a shower is enough to make me feel like I just run a marathon. I have difficulty to sleep and vivid dreams all the time when i'm able to sleep.
Avatar f tn She had me just stop propranolol and start metoprolol, been experiencing shakiness, occassional pvcs, headache, nausea, pulse still 45 - low 60s at rest and with exertion 70-90. Should she have tapered propranolol or will the metoprolol block the more serious withdrawal symptoms ie: HTN, chest pain ect.
Avatar f tn I constantly feared I would die and what I would black out or pass out during my attacks. Idk why i keep worrying or getting scared. My EKG's and X-rays come out normal every time I have to go to the ER cause of my PSVT episodes. It seems to help me when I hear the stories of others that experience the same as me and ways that they cope with it. Last night I had my first episode at night every since I was on propranolol. I'm currently still waiting for my referral to see my cardiologist.
612551 tn?1450025775 My cardiologist told me that patent for Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate) is about to expire, or has already do so, and the price will drop dramatically. He also mentioned that the patent on Lipitor is about the expire, and pharmicutical companies are licking their chops for that one. I'm on Simvastatin, and he plans to switch me as soon as the price drops on Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium). as he claims it's a much better drug. So, no, you're not alone.
Avatar m tn I definitely need to go up at least to 50 mg, but should I do a 50 mg Metoprolol once a day, or can I take the 25 mg tablets twice a day (every 12 hours). My question is basically this: Would it be OK if you took a sustained-release medicine (that is supposed to stay in your blood for 24 hours) twice a day? Would there be a cumulative effect that could be dangerous perhaps?
Avatar n tn You have a history of asthma and describe experiencing increased shortness of breath after starting metoprolol. Metoprolol can cause wheezing in people with asthma. What you describe sounds like bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airways within the lung) induced by metoprolol. It is also possible that the NSVT could be playing a part in your symptoms. I would recommend discussing with your cardiologist that you have asthma and have developed shortness of breath since starting metoprolol.
170935 tn?1225374676 In my case all the meds we tried either were not effective or I wasn't able to handle the dizziness, or other side effects. If this ablation was not sufficiently successful, I will go for a repeat ablation. My only complaint is that my EP is booked for two and a half months. This is a long time to wait when you get pounded relentlessly by your heart day in and day out.
1828749 tn?1317782118 So I am currently taking Propranolol for my tachycardia, the Dr thinks its either inappropriate sinus tachycardia or supraventricular tachycardia and recently changed me to verapamil. Im so scared to start taking it, my question is does anyone take this drug for either of these conditions and does it work? Any information on these conditions and or drugs will be greatly appriciated.
Avatar n tn Non-selective beta-blockers, such as propranolol act on both types of receptors, in both heart and lungs. Propranolol and other medicines in its class are capable of evoking bronchospasm in people with asthma. Metoprolol is selective, but not entirely so; thus, asthma worsens in some people given this “selective” medicine and you may be one of them. Your doctor may have prescribed the metoprolol for both relief of the syncope and treatment of your hypertension.
Avatar n tn Hi tom_h, Metoprolol is a cardio-selective beta-blocker, or in the the "selective" class of beta blockers. It only blocks on cardiac receptors (beta-1), so the side effects are limited. Propranolol and Sotalol are non-selective beta blockers so they block all adrenaline receptors, (beta-1 and beta-2), so a lot more side effects on things that depend on adrenaline.
Avatar f tn I dont know if its from the Propranolol or something else but it started last week. My fingers feel so stiff like at any moment its going to be hard to curl them and it extends up into my forearms. Plus my feet and legs have been slightly swollen since last week. My bp is ok and my PVC's are ok too so it made me wonder if it was the med. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn Metoprolol Tartrate is meant to be taken USUALLY twice daily, or every 12 hours. It has a fairly short half life so you need to take as such. You could take 25mg every six hours, and it would probably benefit you by smoothing out the amount in your blood. The problem is that we're prone to forgetting to take the dose when scheduled. I supposed you could put an alarm on your phone to ring you every six hours as a reminder. Physicians seem to be ok with dosing every 12 hours.
Avatar n tn What you describe is strongly suggestive of asthma and Inderal® (propranolol) can sometimes increase the intensity/severity of bronchospasm and asthma symptoms of shortness of breath. Cough is a common asthma symptom. With an underlying irregular heartbeat, it is generally advisable to avoid medicines such as albuterol and the long-acting form, Serevent® Inhalation Aerosol (salmeterol xinafoate).
Avatar n tn Hello... Beta-blocker therapy should not be withdrawn abruptly (particularly in patients with CAD), but gradually tapered to avoid acute tachycardia, hypertension, and/or ischemia. My cardiologist did a "wash-out" of Sotolol before initiating another medication. It generally takes 2-5 days to clear this drug from your system.
972306 tn?1247850208 You could live a normal lifespan or even longer depending on the degree of your HCM and symptoms.
Avatar n tn Hi, I posted a couple days ago about my severe tremor and rapid heartrate which has either caused anxiety or is a direct result of it. Someone reccomended a beta blocker in a response to my post. I have taken a beta blocker in the past (toprol) I believe 30mg and it had no effect on my symptoms. What beta blockers are recommended to control rapid heartbeat, and at what dose will be effective in treating my symptoms?