Metoprolol pregnancy

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407053 tn?1202002233 Metoprolol is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether metoprolol will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment ok so my question is this.... has anyone ever been on this from the beginning of a pregnancy and had a healthy baby? has anyone had miscarriages and was on this drug? im desperate and cant lose another pregnancy.....
Avatar n tn My first pregnancy I was on Aldomet for hypertension and did just fine. Now my MD would like to try Metoprolol 25mg bid for this pregnancy, when it happens. I cannot take the ACE inhibitor I usually take and I am now on the Lopressor. Does anyone know of a woman that has taken Metoprolol and what are the risk factors w/ pregnancy? Is it really approved to take during pregnancy? Do you know if miscarriage rate is greater w/ this drug?
Avatar f tn I have been contemplating pregnancy for a while now and wanted to try to wean myself off of the metoprolol so my cardiologist just said that the dose was so small I could just stop taking it. I also have very bad panic disorder. I didn't take it fot the past 3 days and I felt really tired and my heart would race when I would get up just to walk across the room. I woke up today and because I had to come to work I went ahead and took it this morning.
Avatar f tn Has anyone used metoprolol during pregnancy and had a healthy pregnancy? I am 31 weeks pregnant and was diagnosed with SVT and have been prescribed metoprolol 25 MG once a day until I give birth. I am very nervous about it.
Avatar n tn Congrats on your pregnancy! I was just prescribed Metoprolol Sucinnate 12.5mg for my palps and was super hesitant myself. I am a lot further along in my pregnancy (35 wks) and both my OB and Cardiologist have mentioned that it should be OK and that the risks are very small. There are always risks, as you know. I have read in a lot of forums that many moms have taken it with no problems at all.
Avatar n tn Otherwise, my Echo and Holtor tests were excellent. My Doctor prescribed taking 12.5mg of metoprolol a day, even though he acknowledges that there is only a moderate chance that it will address and improve the problem. Having heard some of the more extreme cases of the potential side-effects of metoprolol, I was wondering... a.) Am I likely to experience many side-effects at such a small dosage? (I'm assuming 12.5mg 1x a day is considered a low dose). b.
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 f tn Thank you ! I went ahead and tried metoprolol and is working out great for me so far! I was scared to try at first but feeling so miserable I figured how much worse could I feel on the medication.
Avatar f tn I have been contemplating pregnancy for a while now and wanted to try to wean myself off of the metoprolol so my cardiologist just said that the dose was so small I could just stop taking it. I also have very bad panic disorder. I didn't take it fot the past 3 days and I felt really tired and my heart would race when I would get up just to walk across the room. I woke up today and because I had to come to work I went ahead and took it this morning.
Avatar m tn To directly answer your question- there are no controlled human studies to tell you the effect/ adverse effect of metoprolol in pregnancy. Although metoprolol readily crosses the placenta, there are no signs of beta blockade (low heart rate, blood pressure) reported in the fetus. I recommend that you discuss the plans of conception with your doctor, so that he can closely monitor your condition.
775065 tn?1311940165 140 / 80 (diagnosed as secondary hypertension; due to weight) 50 mg Metoprolol / 2 x daily (generic for Toprol) normal thyroid function test normal glucose test; ruled out POD normal PAP hdl: 28 ldl: 168 I'm working on the weight; as I don't want to enter a pregnancy with elevated BP. We want to try getting pregnant by the end of the year, since I’m not getting any younger. Is there something the doctors should be looking for, in regards to not conceiving?
Avatar n tn nonsustained ventricular tachycardia started in August (doctors say pregnancy and arrhythmia unrelated); no structural heart problems found in echos although an MRI has not been done to rule out AVRD; currently 12 weeks pregnant; taking Metoprolol 50 mg with symptoms only. Hello. I was wondering if you have information on treatment options for pregnant patients with ventricular tachycardia.
Avatar n tn I am a 22 year old female who has a history of heart palpitations and am currently taking 25mg of metoprolol a day. I would like to get pregnant but after talking to my cardiologist who told me that my palpitations would be 3 times worse.....Now I am scared to death. Any recommendations?
452104 tn?1205710728 I was found to have SVT during my first/only pregnancy so far. I was put on medication dialthezem immediate release 120 4X/day to discourage the episodes which I still had most days from 29 weeks pregnancy until I delivered at 35 weeks. I went into preterm labour when they found the SVT but managed to stay pregnant on bed rest in the hospital for 6 additional weeks. I was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 29 weeks and was on insulin throughout the rest of the pregnancy.
Avatar f tn I had an episode of SVT with my first pregnancy at 41 weeks that was attributed to the pregnancy. My two subsequent miscarriages were not attributed to the HCM. I am currently pregnant for the fourth time at 31 weeks gestation, with the HCM diagnosis at 7 weeks pregnant after MRIs, Echo's etc and two episodes of PSVT to 240bpm. Septal thickness of 22mm. I am taking Metoprolol - 25mg at 0800, 25mg at 1800 and 50mg at 2300 to control my rates and arrythymias.
Avatar n tn This way the risk and benefits of each can be discussed with regards to the specifics of your case. Metoprolol is a pregnancy class C drug, meaning there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women but animal studies have shown potential detriment. Practically, beta-blockers may cause fetal bradycardia and possibly result in intrauterine growth retardation if used in the third trimester.
Avatar n tn The EKG indicated a left side bundle branch block and a small amount of fluid was found around my heart was found during the ekko. I was 27wks pregnant at that time. Since then I have been on metoprolol and am now 35wks. I have continued to have episodes of tachycardia(sometime hr>200) and SOB. I was wondering if there were any risk factors during labor and delivery and if one should have a c-section to reduce strain on the heart. Also, my babies tend to be large. My 1st was 10.
Avatar f tn I had SVT prior to pregnancy, under control with metoprolol. This past week, my 10th week of pregnancy, the SVT has been out of control. Should I be worried about my health, or the health of my unborn baby? Is there anything I can do? All my cardiologist said was that he didn't want to start me on any new meds in pregnancy, and he didn't want to increase my dose because he didn't want my BP to get too low.
Avatar f tn I was on atenolol before but when I got pregnant I was switched to metoprolol (both beta blockers) because I was told it was less risky to the baby. I'm now 37 weeks pregnant and am being kept on a low dose of it, although I will say they have had monthly measurements taken of the baby and fluid via ultrasound because taking the medication increases the baby's risk of intrauterine growth restriction.
Avatar n tn ) I was prescribed Atenolol (25mg/day), and also given Metoprolol tablets (25mg) to take if there is another episode. A few questions: 1) I'm very concerned about continuing on the Atenolol, since it's Category D and linked to slowed fetal growth, low birthweight and smaller placentas. I'd like to taper off (under my OB's supervision). If I go off the Atenolol and have another episode (and take Metoprolol to stop it), is that worse for the fetus than taking Atenolol daily?
Avatar f tn is it safe to take contraceptives if you have this condition. ? is it advised to take Metoprolol during pregnancy ? can the women breast feed with this condition ? what type of birth control method is suitable for women this condition ? is there limitation of how many children you can have?
Avatar f tn Since my last hospitalization I have been taking Metoprolol 75 mg twice daily. I have not had any episodes since regulalrly taking my meds. I have two children and really would like a third. Has anyone been pregnant and taken a beta blocker and if so what was your experience? My prior pregnancies were before my SVT diagnosis and both were so uneventful. My cardio says he thinks all should be fine if I do get pregnant but I am a bit worried about being pregnant and taking meds.
Avatar f tn my resting heartrate used to always be about 110-125, but the bb's brought it down into about 80-90. other options considered safe during pregnancy are metoprolol and propranolol. propranolol is preferred because it has the highest reported cases of usage during pregnancy without complication. so I would ask to switch to that NOW...let your doctor know that you are trying to conceive. good luck in January! I hope you will keep coming back and update us with your progress!
Avatar f tn is it advised to take Metoprolol during pregnancy ? can the women breast feed with this condition ? what type of birth control method is suitable for women this condition ? is there limitation of how many children you can have?
Avatar f tn Hi I have a 7 month old daughter and very early in my pregnancy I was diagnosed with an 'unusual' atrial tachycardia. As I was in some form of tachycardia most of the time, I took metoprolol from 12 weeks - I was to stop the day before delivery (induction) but my hr skyrocketed so much during labour that I needed to take it. Bub was on the smaller side and took 2 minutes to respirate - her bgl's were tested for a couple of days but all turned out ok and bub is healthy.
Avatar n tn I agree with your cardiologist that it is best to be on as few or no medications during pregnancy. I would also try to wean the metoprolol off. There is not a big increase in risk by staying on the metoprolol, but any risk is risk and it is always best to minimize it. I hope this helps, thanks for posting and congratulations.
Avatar f tn I guess I would just like to hear how other women have been during pregnancy. The doctor also gave me atenolol 25 mg and told me to take it as needed and not everyday but only when the symptoms are bad. And he said if I needed it during pregnancy I should take it. Any thoughts on this??? My palps have actually decreased lately but the fast heart beat comes and goes. I hope someone can give me their experiences. Thanks.
1509974 tn?1290035497 HI, I was JUST diagnosed with NSVT and about a week later I found out I am pregnant. I am scared to death of SCD. Can anyone tell me if they went through this when they were pregnant. I had an ablation for SVT last year and he couldnt find the NSVt last year. So, im confused if I just developed this or have I always had it?
Avatar f tn I was advised to come in for a gastroscopy every 6 months. With pregnancy, would this be more often? Is it advisable for my gastroenterologist and (future) OB/GYN to communicate directly? Before this year my 'condition' was sort of at the back of my mind, to be honest, so I haven't been particularly diligent, other than taking the medication. However I have had no major mishaps or setbacks until 5 months ago.