Metoprolol side effects alcohol

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Avatar n tn I have had episodes of SVT for my entire life and was diagnosed with WPW 30 years ago. My episodes also always go away on their own -- usually with in the first few minutes if I can lay prone and do some valsalva maneuvers, although I occasionally have gone to the ER for monitoring only because if the SVT lasts too long my BP gets a little low.
Avatar f tn He was suggesting it had fewer sexual side effects. Maybe the Cialis will be enough to override any sexual side effects from the Metoprolol so I won't have to switch, but still curious whether I should ditch it for the Cardizem to at least try it. I don't have high blood pressure, just tachycardia and the metoprolol really helps keep that in check. Should I just stay on metoprolol and try the cialis and see how it works or should I try the cardizem?
Avatar f tn metoprolol side effects.... well, I guess they are real, but you learn to live with it. The side effects are easier to live with than a resting rate of 150 and then going up and up from there. 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.
Avatar f tn I don't know how much side effects you suffer from - but if you do, maybe you should abstain. If you don't suffer from any side effects from the Metoprolol, then, maybe you can try to drink a little, but only at home, or somewhere safe when you can gauge the effect alcohol has on you.
Avatar f tn it is not a really big deal. Very common, lots of data available, fairly few side effects... There are other meds which you don't go into so lightly. Flecainide, sotolal, tikosyn, amiodarone... When I see some of these on my pt list of meds, it screams there is a problem- that simpler solutions couldn't fix. If you haven't tried the simpler ones yet, it is definitely a better place to start.
Avatar m tn My question is, I've read that drinking alcohol with BP meds can lower the affects of the meds and increase side effects, but what I really want to know is if I were to go out and drink more than 1 or 2 drinks, would I be putting myself a serious risk (i.e. drop dead that night)? I've seen conflicting info on the net, and at my age/social scene, I would really like to occasionally go out with friends and enjoy more than the "1 or 2 drink" rule.
Avatar n tn Actually, the question is best answered by your doctor. It would depend on any other medications in addition to Metopropol, health conditions, and how much alcohol you'd be drinking. You might also ask your pharmacist. The following site offered this caution, in part. You can visit the site for the complete answer on food and alcohol, but your doctor would be the best reference. http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.
Avatar n tn In the meantime, if any of you are on the pill you might want to discuss possible side-effects with your GP.
Avatar n tn i have been given the regular tablets, i guess. I take 25 mg in the am and the 25 mg 12 hours later. i am just not sure i should be taking these as episodes are 2-3 x per year. does it make sense to take these everyday for episodes that happen less often. I just dont know, i am a bit confused.....thats all......
Avatar n tn My doctor told me I could talke atentol or something like that but I drink so seldomly that I choose not especially because all of the beta blockers that I have read have so many side effects. My Dr. even told me to tolerate them without meds if its possible. YOu are so right when you say, it gets you mad that you can not enjoy a drink. We had a Christmas party last week and I had one glass of wine at 7:00 p.m. which took me till 8:00 to drink.
Avatar f tn name for it is Lopresssor... My brother, who has PAT, has been on this for many years...said no real side effects except he warned me to take it with food. All the info that comes with it ..kinda scary. Like...dont ever stop taking it without checking with your doctor...doing so, could cause chest pain, or even a heart attack! Yikes! So..anybody else on this? I just hate hate hate starting new meds. I love my Atenolol....pretty much grew up with it!! But, i can see the doctors point...
Avatar f tn You should just map out a exercising plan so that you know what your limit is and when you feel comfortable enough to make your exercising sessions longer take action don't push your self to hard.
Avatar f tn Its not clear whether or not you have a medical problem. If it is a physical fitness issue, you could decrease the degree of effort expended while exercising to lower your heart rate, and increase the heart's rate gradually in response to a better physical condition. If the doctor feels you have medical problem, you can be given a stress test.
Avatar m tn It takes a few weeks to a month for you body to adjust to the metoprolol if you only have episodes every once in a while you dont need much to much to many side effects if your doctor starts you off on 50gm twice per day just cut them in half maybe 25mg twice a day. I acually only take half of a 25mg pill 2 times per day and if I go into a-fib or my pulse and bp is high I will take one or 2- 25mg pills at one time.
Avatar f tn Anti-arrhythmic medications may help but majority cannot handle the side effects or the meds just lose effectiveness over time. The important thing is not to let AF progress into the persistent form when you have to be cardioverted back into rhythm. Give meds a short leash and find an electrophysiologist that is skilled at ablations and do a high volume of AF ablations in case you need to go that route.
Avatar n tn I printed out a 10 page list of everything you need to know about metoprolol, including side effects and interactions. If you can't find it, leave me a fax number and i'll fax it over to you.
Avatar f tn I used to be a work out nut like yourself up until my mid 30s. When I started to cut back the world did not end, I looked fine, and I felt fine. I didn't even put on any weight. I work out now at low intensities and I feel fine with my physical appearance. Physically, I can do everything I need to do and I enjoy my life better. All of the accomplishments I had while being a competitive athlete mean nothing to me now. I now have heart arrhythmias I have to manage.
Avatar n tn This is a low dosage, but I would not assume it is ineffective. I think it is often prudent to start with a low dose and increase if necessary. Switching to another beta blocker is unlikely to be more effective, unless it is a larger dose that is prescribed. It is possible that switching to another beta blocker, such as metoprolol, will produce less headaches, but the only way to know would be to try.
Avatar f tn Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine. What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
21064 tn?1309312333 I take metoprolol for PVC's and SVT. The major side effects I've experienced are TIREDNESS and, because I already have low BP and vasovagal syndrome, it has made me more prone to passing out then I have been for years. The metoprolol knocks you on your butt when you first start taking it. It also caused me to have really weird dreams when I did sleep. My heart rate went from an average of 65 bpm to 55 bpm with 12.5mg/day. I take prozac for the anxiety that was caused by PVC's and SVT.
Avatar m tn thx again!! i just heard that powerful drugs could delay seroconversion,,and based from my experience this drug has some nasty side effects. i just though this would be one of those "powerful drugs"that could prolong my window period. i just needed reassurance from people around here. so my 85 days would be conclusive right?
Avatar f tn I'm now off the flecainide, and the metoprolol was increased to 100 mg/day. I'm already having some unpleasant side effects (very tired, aching sore legs at night, and yes, flatulence - which is just wonderful). My doctor wants me to hang in there with the metoprolol for the next month or so as he wants to be conservative with me and the meds I'm on. We have touched on the possibility of another ablation - but this time of the atrium.
Avatar n tn There are things to do. Medication is one that works fairly well with most patients--but with side effects. Ablation is another. There are very slight risks and the success rate is upwards of 80%.
264156 tn?1206990594 my doctor switched me to Sectrel (Acebutolol generic) 200MG and i LOVE it! i dont' have any of the side effects like i did with metoprolol.
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1295525 tn?1272464955 Sounds to me like you might get (temporary, sorry to say) relief from a higher dose of metoprolol. I was able to take 50 mg of Toprolol when I was closer to your current age and the side effects on me were minimal to none - only thing I noticed was a lower resting HR. I have taken as high as 200 mg and that gives me problems on the side effect side.
1298588 tn?1330322581 Prevents vasodilation - Short lasting effect (may be beneficial to prevent too slow heart rate at night) - The worst side effects regarding cold hands/feet (vasoconstriction) Metoprolol: + Reduces blood pressure more than nonselective beta blockers (may be bad in the setting of low blood pressure) + Available in controlled release formula + Weaker effect on sinus node than propranolol, may prevent premature beats during rest - Will cross blood-brain-barrier, may cause depression or lethargy -
Avatar n tn stay away from alcohol if you are taking the beta blocker for a rythm problem, alcohol will only make things worse.
Avatar n tn Celexa and Effexor had been helping me, but my husband was concerned about side effects, and withdrawal and asked me to make a change. Now, I am experiencing tremendous difficulty sleeping, severe migraines, which had been under control prior to taking Wellbutrin SR, and dizziness.