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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 n tn Metoprolol is a pregnancy category C which means its only given after risks to the fetus are considered; animal studies have shown adverse reactions, no human studies available. I know that this drug does cross the placenta so I would talk to your doctor about it. I'm sure there are other blood pressure meds that you could take that would be more safe for your baby. Such as hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) this however is a diuretic too so your doctor would have to determine if it was therapeutic.
Avatar n tn 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. That does make me feel a little better, but in the end you have to do what is best for your little one and go with your gut feeling and listen to the advice of your doctors.
Avatar n tn I am a 53 yo man diagnosed ~8 years ago with lone paroxysmal atrial flutter and afib. Long term history of endurance sports but nothing outrageous - running 20 miles a week since my teens. Episodes are generally less than an hour, but frequent - typically one every day or couple of days. Have been trying a "pill in a pocket" appproach - that is, I will take some metoprolol (50 mg tablet) if the tachycardia lasts more than 5 minutes.
Avatar n tn anyone I didn't experiment with different meds, but the one I was on, and am syill on following my ablation was Metoprolol (100mg/day). That didn't do squat in preventing episodes. It did make them easier to convert once they fired up. He may fond that'll he'll have to try different ones (there are may) until he finds one that works. My SVT was a way of life for me, and I just dealt with it and moved forward.
Avatar f tn 1. My menstrual cycle is very irregular (I often go several months without a period. Never been on the pill/injection etc. Never been pregnant) 2. Was rushed to hospital 5 months ago to have a bleeding oesophageal varix ligated. This was the first time I had a rupture but it could happen again. 3. My liver function is impaired (though to what extent I couldn't say). I bruise easily and there's some platelet issue - a bleeding cut takes a while to clot.
672586 tn?1280937258 Can I simply switch without fear of withdrawal symptoms from the metoprolol? His instructions were to stop taking the metoprolol when I start the new diltiazem. I was not aware that I might face withdrawal from metoprolol.
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 My husband was advised to get a defibrillator because his dilated cardiomyopathy has not improved much since March until now. He takes Metoprolol, Perindopril and Spironolactone. His ejection fraction measured by MRI was 22% in March and now it is 25%. He has no symptoms. While we all know that the defibrillator saves lives, I read that every electrical shock, whether warranted or not, will further weaken the heart, leading to a higher and faster mortality.
Avatar n tn 1) What are the risks of this procedure and success rate of a cardiac ablation? 2) If I were to get pregnant (and decide to not get the procedure done) what are the risks to the baby, to myself (also can I still get an epidural?), and how can anyone really say what the risks would be to my child (since it is only animal tests that have been done)? Any information you can give me would be helpful.
Avatar f tn 1) I've only experienced SVT one time a few weeks ago. What are the risks for not taking anything to prevent a recurrence? Wouldn't it be OK to not take anything? Isn't it likely that I won't have a recurring episode for a long time? 2) Are there any alternatives to regular blood pressure medication for treating SVT? I was taking metoprolol tartrate 25 mg twice daily, but this caused me to experience chest pressure. My cardiologist took me off of it and put me on a low dose of cardizem.
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 m tn I have successfully gotten off the Escatolopram and am down to .5 of the Klonopin a day. I have gotten down to 25mg of the Metoprolol a day. Is this a safe amount to stop after a week of it?
Avatar m tn Historically PACs were seen as a benign condition, but recent evidence is showing that frequent PACs are often predecessors of atrial fibrillation (AF) and yield higher risks of stroke and death. I've been on 2x daily 25 mg metoprolol for several months now with no effect on the frequency of my PACs. I'll soon be switching to Bystolic to give that a shot.
Avatar n tn 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. Symptoms are progressing with the pregnancy and the medication suppresses most but not all the tachycardia. What are the other options when vagal maneuvers and medication do not work?
Avatar n tn It seems to me you do not need the Metoprolol (I take 100+ mg a day for rate control caused by my full-time AFib). Keep in mind I am not giving medical advice, i.e., I am not a medical doctor and I have only the information provided in your brief post. That said, if the Metoprolol is specifically to help heal/treat you heart attack, then by all means keep it up and I don't think a resting HR of 49 is problematic, given your history, but I don't know what it was before the heart attack.
Avatar f tn Are there any risks/side-effects associated with taking Metoprolol 23.75mgs prescribed for non-sustained VT and Phentermine 37.5mgs prescribed for obesity? Thanks.
Avatar f tn What are the risks to both me and baby if I try...vs....having our risks when having a c-section done early to try and relieve the cardiac stress on me? 3. How long after I have the ablation will I be able to resume breastfeeding? 4. Would bedrest be of any benefit? I am not allowed to be active currently and are pretty good with adhering to that advice.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed Metoprolol Tartrate (50mg/2XD) last Monday due to HBP. When I went back to my doctor for a follow up on Friday, he also decided to put me on Xanax (PRN) and Celexa (10mg/1XD). I always research any medication I take, and have been reading that the Metoprolol Tartrate and the Citaprolam are a bad combination and can lead to extremely low blood pressure or even heart stoppage.
Avatar m tn I can tell you that from my experience here on the forum, Diltiazem is seldom mentioned here as treatment for SVT. I think you hear the majority of people are on Metoprolol, followed by Atenolol, Propanolol, then Sotalol all beta blockers. Then comes Verapamil, which is a calcium channel blocker like Diltiazem. Perhaps is has something to do with the nature of how a Class IV anti-arrhythmic affects the cardiovascular system.
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 m tn 340lbs my blood pressure is all over the place today was 79/50 a week ago it was 150/90 I take Benicar  40 mg and metoprolol 50 mg I had a nuke stress test Dr said he didn't like the blood flow return to my heart but he thinks it was a false image due to the fact that my chest is so big something is going on I have anxiety over this my doctor says its all Anxiety  what should I do
1679876 tn?1304747215 I have been given Advair to take for my copd, but one side effect is fast and irregular heart beat, chest pain and increased BP----I take Metoprolol succ er for my PSVT--- -Will the Advair Diskus work against my metoprolol meds? I am alllergic to Penasylin, tetrocycoline, decadron, dyphahidromine, and benedril. My other meds I take are: zolof, welbrutrin, seroquel xr, gabapentine,tizanidine hcl and pravastatin sodium----will there be any adverse reactions to any of these meds?
Avatar n tn way to help my PVCs decrease? Could this be serious? What are the risks of not going under treatment? Could the scar tissue in my heart (after the surgery) be the one causing the PVCs, hence no medication will really help me? Again, how serious could this be? Should I ask for a 24/48 hour holter? Would that tell me how many I get a day? Does the number really count with my history? Thanks for any that could answer my many questions and thanks for reading this far.
Avatar n tn For 2 years now i have been taking 25 mg of Metoprolol (12.5 mg at 7 am and 12.5 mg at 7 pm) everyday. I was taking a stronger dose, but my blood pressure was way too low. I was given Metoprolol because of Tachycardia. The doctors have all told me i have Sinus Tachycardia, but dont seem to give me a reason as why i have it. I saw a Cardiologist who did an ultrasound of my heart, stress test and echocardiograms and all that shows up on my EKG's are Sinus Tachycardia.
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 n tn I have been told by my ophthalmologist that I have a cataract developing on one of my eyes. My family doctor has also been treating me for high blood pressure with metoprolol and hydrochlorothyazide. (I am a 50 year old female). These two medications have caused a jump in my fasting blood sugar to 126. I have read that high blood sugar can cause cataracts to worsen more quickly than someone with normal levels. Is that true?
Avatar n tn The doctors prescribed me with 50 mg of Metoprolol and Ive been taking it for 5 weeks now. I still have the PVCs but they don't bother as much with the meds. The A-Fib was terrible and Im glad its controlled. I hear people say they don't want to take the medicine and my question is WHY? It helps my heart beats. Someday I would like not to have to take medicine but I am extremely afraid to go off of it. Has anyone else taken the dosage I take and now is med free?
Avatar n tn I don't care to be on medications for the rest of my life, as I am now taking metoprolol, lisinipril, pradaxa (blood thinner), and the Tikosyn. I was wondering if an ablation is the safe way to go. I am 70, have had a stress test and heart is healthy. It's just that this medication makes me so fatigued, and I have things to do!
Avatar f tn Continue doing the Cather Ablation until it works 2. Do nothing 3. Go on medication- they offered three types Metoprolol, Diltiazem or Verapamil. They said if I did nothing the most likely thing that would happen is that I might have some heart damage (they were not very clear on this) but it was not life threatening.