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Avatar n tn Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack. It seems to me if you have high blood pressure the medication should be taken regularily and not as needed. I don't know the effect it has on chest pain.
Avatar n tn I've been reading where metoprolol is bad for vagal afibbers. A while back you addressed this issue but I can't find it. I believe you suggested an alternative medication - what was it and how does it differ from metoprolol? Those sources also blamed a sensitive vagal nerve for triggering many afib episodes. They hydration and a low potassium level could be the cause. This seems too simplistic. If the vagal nerve is to blame, is there medication to make it less sensitive? Thank you.
Avatar f tn or at you last meal if it requires a meal and you take only once a day. I have taken as much as 200 mg of Metoprolol, 100 morning and 100 night. That really knocked me down. As I as after was a slower heart rate, which it did help. I am surprised if it causes a fast HR for you, may be something else. I now take 50 mg once a day, and I take it after my evening meal.
1347434 tn?1282595378 My cardiologist once quipt that with our lifestyle and diet today, that everyone should be on this along with a statin, and in fact there is already a combination pill available. Metoprolol comes to in two varieties; metoprolol tartrate, and metoprolol succinate, the later has a time release property. While this requires only one dose per day, it's cost is much higher than metoprolol tartrate, and some insurance companies place it in a higher tier co-pay.
941118 tn?1312285526 Has anyone tried to get off of Metoprolol? I am reducing it per doctors orders and have lots of dizziness.
1933354 tn?1323366434 Keep in mind that when you switched from Toprolol ER (Metoprolol Succinate) to Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate), you lost the timed released advantage. If you were taking 25mg. pills of each medication, you are loosing a great deal of the latter drug's effectiveness as the day wears on. The half life of Metoprolol Tartrate is only 3-7 hours. So you must take it at least twice a day for it to be effective the entire 24 hour period. Also 25mg., once a day is a a very small dose.
Avatar n tn Metoprolol, a beta blocker, us used primarily to help reduce high blood pressure. It also slows your pulse rate. The heart has to work less hard and that is probably why we feel the pacs pvcs less. I do not think it is designed to stop them. I would not stop taking them without first talking to your doc.
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 m tn I've been taking metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor) for a couple of months now for what the doctors are calling benign PVC's. I was having the constantly for almost 2 months before we started the medication and it seems to be helping, I haven't had any PVC's for awhile now. My question is, can you drink alcohol while taking it? I'm by no means a heavy drinker, but it's nice to have a drink with friends once in awhile.
443862 tn?1238003039 Has anyone ever found the correlation of Metoprolol AND Ativan? I used to take Mestinon and it works a LOT better for fast heart rate than metoprolol. But when the dose starts to wear off you need ativan to carry you into the next dose or your body will become dependant and crash before you take the next dose of Mestinon. 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.
1464004 tn?1384139333 I had vertigo and dizziness for hours after just from laying flat for 10 minutes. The doc I used to work for tried that ear maneuver on me but it did no good. The only reason I think it may even be connected to the metoprolol it's because it seems to be at its worst about 3 to 4 hours after I take a dose. Any input would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Any way, My understanding is atenolol is possibly associated with birth defects and providers tend to switch their pts to a differnet Rx. Metoprolol (lopressor) a wildly used RX is associated with mild neonatal hypotention(decrease blood pressure) and decrease heart rate. As it does to the patient taking the drug. The drug of choice is Methyldopa (labetalol) acoording to maternal-fetal medicine specialists (perinatologist) Also, all these rx are class "C" in safety for pregnancy.
19887518 tn?1486052247 or being stabilized by a nearby person. As for fatigue, that can be a side effect for sure. Your does level is quite low in my experience (I take 25 mg twice a day, have taken as much as 100 mg twice a day...ouch, that was trouble big time). Is the beta blocker helping control you AFIb?
Avatar m tn I have suffered with taking diltiazem(180 mg ER) AND metoprolol (50 mg ER) for atril fibrillation for the past two and a half years. The side effects have been debilitating.. Both drugs have the same side effects and together and one or the other or both create what I can only describe as chaotic turbulence in my chest and pain in my left arm when the second drug kicks in.. My cardiolgist now wants me to add a blood thinner (xarelto) to my meds menu.
Avatar f tn I am on metoprolol 25 mg daily. I had been on a diet and lost around 20 pounds. I started on the metoprolol and in 4 months I have almost regained what I lost. And I have basically continued to watch what I eat. Has this happened with anyone else? Do other beta blockers have this effect as well? My husband is on a beta blocker, and he does not have this problem.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone out there was using Metoprolol for their SVT on an as needed basis??? I have SVT and was started out on this drug and took it for a few months. With ok from my doctor I quit taking it. I hadn't had any episodes for about 6 months then I had one last night while I was sleeping. And it was a bad one, the kind where you think your gonna die. :( My doctor had told me that some people can take Metoprolol on an as needed basis. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I have been with the same manufacturer of metoprolol succinate for 2 years and had no problems and now they went out of business and the new manufacturer of the same medication isn't working for me!
Avatar f tn She switched me to 100mg ER Metoprolol to take in the morning and 20mg lisinopril for the night. I had to take my bp every day and went back every week. Every week it would be high at the dr Office and she would increase the lisinopril. Mind you, I didn't take prescription anything prior to this except maybe an antibiotic when needed. Now I'm on these high doses of bp meds. Initially I thought well I'll get used to them, there's always an adjustment time.
Avatar f tn Has anyone here had alcohol while taking Metoprolol? I am only planning on having a glass or two for special occasions, I have a couple of friends birthdays coming up. Just wanted to see what others opinions were.... Thanks so much.
Avatar m tn I took metoprolol for SVT prior to my cardiac ablation in 2010. I continue to take it at a little lower dose for blood pressure control, and for heart attack survivability should one occur.
407053 tn?1202002233 i was pregnant with my first baby in 2005 and they found out that i had Mitral Valve Prolapse and put me on metoprolol.. its a blood pressure medication but it can also be used to treat mvp. my daughter has reacently turned two and my husband and i have been trying for a year to get pregnant with a second child. my first pregnancy was fine and normal other than my heart condition but it did not affect her at all.
Avatar m tn I did not have my own cuff with me but used the one in the pharmacy. My arm is too big for that cuff. It overestimated my BP.
1464004 tn?1384139333 Has anyone ever heard of heavy feeling tired legs as a side effect of Metoprolol ? I'm on a relatively low dose of 25 mg BID if the tartrate.
Avatar f tn I'm 33 years old and prescibed Metoprolol for my heart palpitations, which happens everytime I eat food. After all cardiac tests came back normal, she mentioned that it may be stress related. I'm now being prescribed 20 mg Celexa for aniexty. I only take 6.25 mg of Metoprolol, cutting it into quarters, but are scared to take the two in combination. There are so many warnings about not mixing them. My heart rate has slowed down with the Celexa, but I still get the pounding sensation.
Avatar m tn If I try to exercise my heart rate will increase to 140-160 even on 75 mg day of metoprolol and just after 20 seconds. Is it's normal to have a normal heart rate but with a very strong and forceful heart beat, I mean when I'm sit, my heart rate will be normal but it's very strong and pounding so I can feel each heartbeat and even my body is moving from the very strong heartbeat. At night it's impossible to sleep cause my bed move because of the very strong heartbeat...
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Avatar f tn Hello, I know Metoprolol is used for the heart and blood pressure. Is it discourged againist dialysis patients?
Avatar f tn I did gain some weight but I also was not doing too much before and after my ablation. (For VT) No hair loss. It took awhile for my body to get used to this med. but now I feel fine and the weight is coming off with me walking for 30 minuets a day. Good luck and if you need it what is a couple of pounds. I gained about 5. Hope you feel better!
612551 tn?1450025775 Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.