Metoprolol usual dosage

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1464004 tn?1384139333 Has anyone had experience with side effects from metoprolol after using awhile? I've been on a minimal dose (25 mgs bid) for over 6 months now. I didn't seem to have any side effects to speak of until recently. I do also have positional vertigo. Not only has this gotten worse as of late but I have become unsteady on my feet and dizzy quite often. I had to get a ct scan for tumor in my neck and it was just horrible! I had vertigo and dizziness for hours after just from laying flat for 10 minutes.
19887518 tn?1486052247 I am so drowsy, tired and weak since starting Metoprolol 3 weeks ago. I take 12.5 mg twice a day with food for my afib. I wake up refreshed. Several hours later some days I feel totally fine other days drowsy. But everyday around 2:30 or 3 pm I crash hard. Very tired. After a 60 minute nap I'm still a bit drowsy but better. Now it's 11 pm and like usual I feel much better but still weaker than before the med. Is there any chance I'll get used to the drug and quit being so tired?
Avatar m tn Metoprolol is like the Tic-Tac of beta blockers. Lots of people take it with little aide effects. I take 75 milligrams per day, but have been on as high as 200 milligrams per day.The dose you have put yourself on is extremely small. Metoprolol's half life is approximately 5 hours. If you do the math, you will see there is very little left of the drug in your blood when you take your next dose.
Avatar n tn I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
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.
Avatar n tn I can certainly feel for you, I have been on metoprolol for almost 4 yrs now, I was recently hospitalized twice in the last month, and in turn they raised my dosage to 100mg twice a day. I did very well on the metoprolol for yrs, try to give it more time, your symptoms should feel better soon. As for the other med, I'm not formiliar w/it. I have Bigeminy and PVC's, both of which are very annoying.
1464004 tn?1384139333 Hi Everyone, I haven't been posting for awhile, the Metoprolol has been doing pretty well for me. I still get my PVCs,PACs and SVT, but to a much lesser degree. Well today I went into SVT but it was different than usual. I got really crazy beats (not like the "normal" PVCs etc) for almost a full minute before jumping into PSVT. That lasted about 20 minutes before it resolved. I had a cardiac work up recently, which looked ok..as in same as usual. Anyone else have this happen?
Avatar f tn So I went in for a follow up. Usual stuff, nice resting heart rate. Got an EKG @68BPM they tell me there is a 1st Degree Heart Block. They also say to stop taking the Propranolol (5mg 2x daily) and they want me to take Metoprolol (50mg 1x daily) Ive read that one of the reasons/causes for this "heart block" thing is from taking beta blockers. Will this new drug/higer dose make it WORSE? Would this be best to split 25mg x2 daily? or does this work all day.
Avatar n tn on the fourth day you take one quarter as well as the following three days and then you take it only every other day for the next 3 days and then finally reduce it down to a quarter on the second week and then stop. That is the usual way of weaning off of beta blockers....hope it was helpful.
Avatar n tn As far as Metoprolol sticking to 50MG like usual a day, he wants me to take 100 MG (not sure if I will end up more sleepy or slowed down b/c of Metoprolol? How bad is Thyrotoxicosis, do I still have graves/hyperthyroid prbs? Will How bad is Thyrotoxicosis? go away and then come back later on, so worried? Not sure if I should eat certain foods not to interact with MMI and Metoprolol? How soon b4 meds correct Thyrotoxicosis? So badly want 2 stop beta blocker.
Avatar n tn I was told I have a preliminary A- fib condition and the EP starting me with drugs that are supposedly mild with minimum side effects . This includes Rythmol SR 225 MG twice per day and Metoprolol Succer 25 MG (a beta blocker) once per day. The combination of these drugs seems to have reduced the frequency of the SVE's but I feel I have lost the top end of my power running or on the bike. In the past I could sustain an average heart rate of 155 for 40 minutes or more with a max around 185.
Avatar f tn Dear Doctor, My mother (66 years old) was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation that caused her stroke (luckily survived) 1.5 year ago. She have been on Metoprolol (25 mg) and Wafarin (2.5), but the medication became less effective and her blood pressure gets higher (up to 150/100 in the mornings and a little lower in the afternoons). Last week she was hospitalized in a foreign country. The doctors there said she is in critical condition.
Avatar n tn In the midst if an asthma attack, I will treat my patients with double and triple treatments at 3-4 times the dosage. The idea is to saturate the beta receptors in the lungs that react to the bronchdilitation effects of the drug. YEs, they get a slightly elevated heart rate and get the shakes...but it will avert intubation and mechanical ventilation. If you are finding yourself using the medication more often that usual, tell your doctor.
Avatar n tn (BP was 160/100 and now averages 125/75) for 18 months with good results except for fatigue, some diziness and slow pulse (50) My Dr, switched me to Benicar 20mg last week and now my heart races at 120+ and my anxiety level is through the roof. Should I have weaned slowly off the Toprol or stayed on that dosage despite the side effects? EKG is fine but this feeling in chest and arms scares the daylights out of me. I am on the Atkins diet at this time because I am still 70lbs overweight.
612551 tn?1450025775 Thanks, that may be the reason my shift to Atenolol from Metoprolol seemed to require a lower dose. I haven't eaten grapefruit for a few days and it appears my side-effects from Atenolol have subsided. I will continue to take a slightly lower dose, now at 25 mg morning 12.5 mg night, then go back to the 25 mg morning and night. As discussed in another post by me on the BB subject I was experiencing very low HR when in bed, and some serious dizziness.
1423357 tn?1511089042 I don't know if the cardiologist thought I was blowing smoke, having never recorded one of my events, but when he saw the first recording, he called me immediately and upped my dosage of Metoprolol which had been cut back at my request. He immediately set up an appointment with a respected EP out of UMass Oct.12, 2010 The EP looked at the traces, and proclaims that it bears all of the markers of Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. It's abrupt and hits hard.
612551 tn?1450025775 Also much less dizziness during my awake period when I stand from a long sitting session. This is 1/2 my usual dosage, I may discuss with my Cardiologist and see if he agrees it is okay for me to use BB at half my long time past level. I have been in permanent AFib for 9+ years and assume the atria are in fibrosis by now. Not likely to ever revert to Normal Sinus Rhythm and thus I continue "rate control" as my only treatment.
617598 tn?1222411234 Other than the usual side-effects which we all complain about my up/down dosage doesn't seem to have any other side effects. I do understand one should not abruptly stop taking and I don't know what that means in terms of how many days at what dose before one goes to zero.
1217309 tn?1267053777 I have noticed lately that in the evening, my PVCs bother me more, it feels like the pause before the next beat is longer than usual, feels like I have the wind knocked out of me for a second and if I get more than one, it feels terrible! usually in the evening my pulse is between 50-60. I take the extended release metoprolol 12.5 at 9am in the morning and don't understand why I would be bradycardic so many hours later?
Avatar n tn When my cardiologist doubled my dosage of atenolol from 25 mg once daily to twice daily I complained to him immediately about being so tired feeling and he said that is one of the side effects. Stinks doesn't it?
Avatar n tn I came back from my cardiologist appt 6 months back with some more aortic growth, as usual. I was disappointed and said a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ - and a day or two later, I got an email from the National Marfan Foundation regarding the losartan studies. Wow, what a direct answer. I called my doc up and he prescribed me not Losartan but valsartan, which is a similar drug. He put me on a very light dose (80 mg/day), about half of what someone my body size would be taking in Dr.
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 Hi, I had PSVT , have a normally low BP and was taking 25mg of metoprolol 2X day. When I first started it, it caused me to be photosensitive, which I found out on a trip to the tropics and had to hide from the sun!...It also made me very fatigued, lethargicand unable to focus. Others have no problem with that dose. I don't take meds usually,and am a lightweight, everyone has different metabolism, physical make up, so you will have to find what works for you.
Avatar m tn I'm 54 and have had maybe 7-8 short bouts of artrial fibrillation since I was in my early 20's. They come several years apart. I just had it two weeks ago, and prior to that it was in 2008 (when the market crashed and I let it screw up my mental health at the time). When I get it, it lasts a day or two, and it's always gone away without a cardio coversion, but along with medication taken at the onset, most recently Metropolol.
Avatar n tn It is the total weekly dosage that is important and not the daily dosage. If you want an expert opinion on your father's warfarin, get a hematology consult. If, at any time, there should arise a consensus that he needs to discontinue warfarin, he will either have to self-inject heparin or fondaparinux every day for the rest of his life, or he will have to have the mechanical valve replaced with a tissue valve. Neither one of those is a desirable option.
Avatar n tn I was put on BBs because of persistant PVC's ("skipped beats") and infrequent episodes of SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia)..."racing heart." I was started on 1/2 of a 50mg tablet of metoprolol or 25 mg, but was ZONKED, and decided to cut it to 1/4 tablet (12.5 mg). It does not stop my PVC's but it does make them less persistent....and I am more able to function.
Avatar f tn I have been thru the various tests, worn the monitors and am on a beta blocker for my PVC's; but I can't increase the dosage because it makes me too lethargic and I don't think I get them often enough to take flecanide (sp) or anything like that. Besides, the side effects for antiarrhythmia drugs scare me worse then the PVC's. Everyone keeps telling me it's anixety, but I just can't believe that anxiety can make me feel like THIS. I know the "usual" signs of anxiety, i.e.
Avatar m tn I have had a real rollercoaster with Zoloft over the last few months - I adjusted my dosage - ironically to deal some health anxiety - and started feeling dizzy. Adjusted again, more dizziness. Finally, about 9 weeks ago, after tapering for about a month, went off completely. My dizziness not only hasn’t gone away, but for the last week or so it’s been AWFUL. Constant.
Avatar f tn What dose were you taking. I have been moved up/down by as much as 50 mg of Metoprolol and can't say I have noticed anything other than feeling a little better, but nothing miraculous. These 50 mg steps have included going from 50 mg SR to 0 - cold turkey. My side effects from BB seem to be trouble dreaming and a low grade fatigue. The latter may be do to the inefficiency of my heart as it tries to supply oxygen while in permanent AFib.