Metoprolol use in 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 Talk with your OB/GYN about TTC while on this medication. Metoprolol is a Category C drug while used in the first trimester...if it is used during the 2nd and 3rd trimester it is a Category D. Im not trying to scare you but there are more BP meds out there that you could use.
Avatar n tn Hi. I am a cardiac RN and years of experience with cardiac meds however, I have only had 1 pregnant woman in many yrs and her issue was a clotting disorder. Let me first state, I do not know your specific arrhythmia and these drugs mentioned may not be appropriate for you. Any way, My understanding is atenolol is possibly associated with birth defects and providers tend to switch their pts to a differnet Rx.
Avatar m tn FDA assigns class C to metoprolol for use in pregnancy. Class C refers to the class of drugs that should be used only when the benefit outweighs the risk in pregnancy. 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.
Avatar f tn hypoglycemia, lower heart rates, and respiratory distress. The majority of babies born to mothers on beta blockers do not require treatment for any of these side effects. Treatment is sometimes required for hypoglycemia, and much less frequently for respiratory distress or low heart rate/low blood pressure. Overall, the decision of when to use beta blockers and when to stop is best made by your obstetrician/perinatologist. The risk vs.
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 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 Im wondering if any of you ladies have been in my situation and stayed on the metoprolol throughtout your pregnancy and how did things turn out?? Typically I live a very normal life when I'm on my medication, if I don't have it...I'm bedridden. my heart rate will be 200 and I will not be able to stand after just stopping the medication for one day. Please weigh in and let me know if you have any experience with this. Thank you!! Also, has anyone tried Labetelol? They want to switch me to that..
Avatar f tn I too still take Metoprolol at 75mg per day 5 years out from mine. I use it for mild hypertension now. I forget now if this is certain, but I think Metoprolol is very safe to take if you're nursing. I believe it passes over in the milk, but the levels are so small, that it's not a problem. So if you need to continue it, I don't think it's an issue. It would be good to double check that though. You can't say that about every beta blocker, so you have to be selective. Good luck!
Avatar f tn are addressed on all the web sites of the drugs and in the medication pamphlets. Mainly addressing pregnancy, anemia, neutropenia, and about 100 other possible side effects. I had not heard that Kaiser and Mayo stopped using Vic and Inc. If you find the link will you post it?
Avatar m tn Please do not stop taking metoprolol without consulting your physician. Metoprolol is in pregnancy category C, which means its safety use during pregnancy in human is not conclusive. Animals studies have shown adverse effects, but there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans. It is important to assess the risks vs the benefits with metoprolol during pregnancy. There are blood pressure medications which are safe to take during pregnancy as alternatives.
Avatar f tn And depending on your present cardiac conditiopn, your doctor can advise you regarding pregnancy. Metoprolol use has not been advocated in pregnancy. The slow heart rate could be a side of metoprolol also. Please discuss this with your doctor he may change the dose or the medication. Regards.
Avatar n tn I am pregnant and doctor put me on metoprolol extended release 25 mg once a day and flecainide 100 mg twice a day for my tachycardia. I am currently 31 weeks and have been on this medication for almost a month now. Do you have to be weaned off these medications before breast feeding and what are the side effects on my baby?
Avatar n tn Hello! I am a 32 years old female. I had Open Heart Surgery (Tetrallogy of Fallot) at 7. My records indicate that the "problem" was corrected 100% and they did not use anything artificial. They used a piece of "skin" from within my heart to create a patch between both ventricles. For many years after the surgery I was on Lanoxin/Digoxin. When I was in my teens I started having electrical problems in my heart and they used Dilantin (looooong story). I hate that medicine!
Avatar n tn 1.) Can a digoxin overdose in combination with tachycardia during the pregnancy and a difficult c-section delivery cause a heart to "slightly enlarge", pulling the mitral valve out of place? If so, how long will the recovery take? I feel almost back to normal (feeling stronger every day). 2.)Can the hemodynamics of a twin pregnancy cause MR?
Avatar f tn I'm 25 yrs old and 31 weeks pregnant with my second child, i have been diagnosed with PVC's with bigeminy when i was roughly 3 months pregnant and put on 240mg of sotalol per day because i have fainting spells and dizzy spells constantly. the sotalol worked well at first but as i progress i have more and more fainting spells. the cardiologist does not want to up the dose and feels there are no other drugs that are safe to use during pregnancy and i agree.
Avatar n tn She wore a 24 hour heart monitor and our general practioner said it reported over 800 pvcs in that 24 hour period. He prescribed metoprolol tartr 25 mg 2x a day and scheduled her to see a cardiologist next week. I have a few questions... 1) Is this perscription necessary before she is seen by a cardioloigist (I understand it is used to decrease the number of pvc's) 2). What would be considered a dangerouse number of pvc's over a 24 hour period? 3).
Avatar f tn I haven't read the side-effects or recommendations on Metoprolol lately, does it have any warnings about use when pregnant? That is powerful input too.
Avatar n tn just make sure you dont massage both carotids at the same time or you will faint! in terms of the pregnany, its not a beta blocker that they use to prevent you from getting these attacks. indeed, beta blockers may be used in acute attacks if adenosine fails. the drugs you may be recommened are the antiarrhythmic such as fliecanide or digoxin.
Avatar f tn I am on a very very low dose of a beta blocker (which i don't even think helps with the svt) and have been told that it is not advised to take beta blockers in the first 2-3 months of pregnancy after that it is fine. I have not had an ablation yet but am considering it. I am sorry that your ablations were unsuccessful. Which medication were you on, was it a beta blocker? How long do your episodes last? A defribilator or pacemaker seem abit extreme for SVT?
1454495 tn?1290236496 it is common in pregnancy to have trouble sleeping even though you may not have had it on other pregnancies remember that each one is different If the insomnia is severe your doctor can safely prescribe Ambien
945116 tn?1265393986 We don’t have specific information about the risks for aortic dilation in BAV. In fact, we often use the data from Marfan syndrome, which has similar findings of aortic dilation, as the benchmark for when to intervene. We typically intervene at 5 cm dilation, although depending on findings and other complications within the heart, this may be earlier at a smaller diameter. It certainly sounds like you have other things going on, including the stenosis of the aortic valve.
469720 tn?1388149949 As you may have noticed by now, the focus of this forum is cardiovascular disease(CVD) prevention. The statistics speak for themselves. CVD is the leading cause of death in the US and worldwide. Although we have made substantial progress in the development of medications to combat the causes of CVD like high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes; the rapid proliferation of these diseases virtually negates and medical benefit. In other words, we are treating the consequences, not the cause.
Avatar n tn Interestingly, when I considered a 4th pregnancy (in my younger days...hahaha), the doctors cautioned me ever so slightly, but it may have been because of mitral regurgitation. Not sure....When is your baby due?
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Avatar n tn My heart is fine, and I have some tests coming back from endocrinologist this week. I am scheduled to see neurologist in two weeks, but my doc wants me in sooner... at least to get a CT scan. I think they want to "rule out" the major stuff. That would be nice, because it is not only frustrating, but rather disturbing. Some days are better than others. I have three kids and am finishing up my MBA... (I can't be sick!!! Too much to do!!!) Is a CT scan equivilent to an MRI?
Avatar f tn She just knew it was post partum depression, I had given birth recently, I did have a nurse tell me my graves was trigged by my pregnancy, only thing wrong during my pregnancy was toxemia so had to have an emergencey induced labor. Funny I went in for my monthly pregnancy visit, & ended up delivering my child 12 hrs later. Let's just say WE WERE ALL CAUGHT OFF GUARD to a baby that was not supposed to be born until well over a month later. ..
Avatar n tn I'll try to be brief about my history: In August of 1995, I was diagnosed with Pericarditis after contracting Coxsacheyvirus B-5. I was given an EKG and an Echo which showed fluid in my Pericardium. I got Pericarditis 2 more times after that in the next 3 years. Since then I have been treated with Digoxin for Atrial Fib. I went through a normal pregnancy, still on the Digoxin, but since then have not felt good. Palpitations have been frequent, some days non-stop.
21064 tn?1309312333 I could really use your help. I am trying to compile a list of common heart medications for one of the Health Pages. So many times someone asks for suggestions, about side effects, etc. It would be great to have a place closeby where we could provide a hyperlink to more information on medications common for heart patients. Will you please help me by letting me know what medication(s) you are currently taking, or what medication(s) you would like to know more about?
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