Metoprolol vs metoprolol er

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Avatar m tn Well share you're experiences with the metoprolol vs propranolol... It can't be all in my head, I mean the side effects from the metoprolol are horrible...
612551 tn?1450025775 1. by taking the same mg atenolol as you did metoprolol you doubled your dosage of effective beta blocker.
Avatar f tn I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Metoprolol ER for many years. Over the last couple years I have been having increased (almost daily) heart palpitations when I lay down to sleep. I feel like my heart is pounding out of my chest. As I drift off to sleep I will suddenly feel a rush of adrenaline and wake up with my heart pounding which then leads into a panic attack (increased blood pressure/ pulse will go from the mid 60's to high 90's or low 100's/heart palpitations/shaking/chills).
Avatar n tn There is another message board I post to and many people have complained about the same thing, especially when it comes to generic Toprol XL. I take the generic. It's call Metotoprol ER (I think that's the spelling). It is not working very well so now I'm wondering if it's because I'm taking the generic. I plan to ask my Dr. about it.
Avatar f tn Still feel light headed to the point of being dizzy. Would it be safe to take small dose of Metoprolol ( 12.5 mg ) to help with the BP ? Seems my anxiety gets the best of me when the BP goes up and I dont want to start back on the lorazapam which i have been off of since last Aug. Any comments woulds be appreciated.
Avatar m tn Don't you know it, it took off in the middle of dinner at a restaurant on our way home. It can happen anywhere, anytime; even in your sleep. The Metoprolol I am on (or was on until I stopped for my own ablation) helped a little, but I'm still getting 3 to 4 episodes of SVT per month. The medication only helps to easily convert the SVT.
Avatar n tn If you ever take that much, call 911 and/or a friend to drive you to the ER and have your stomach pumped and/or ingest large amounts of activated charcoal. He must have gotten all of his information from wikipedia or the like, or really mixed up his research. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
Avatar m tn If you stop suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, uncontrollable shaking, anxiety, changes in behaviors, and possible seizures, etc. 2. Metoprolol ER 50mg - for high blood pressure It is important to manage your blood pressure, especially during pregnancy. If you stop taking your blood pressure medications while being hypertensive, you are at risk for strokes. Please do not stop taking metoprolol without consulting your physician.
Avatar n tn Yes, I know that Toprol XL is the brand name extended release version of metoprolol. However, there is a generic equivalent called metoprolol er, which I assume his doctor gave him. I have read many posts on this forum where users indicate that switching from Toprol XL to metoprolol er still report having problems. The generics are not always as good as the brand name ones.
Avatar m tn of BB, but I can say Toprol (Metoprolol), which is taken at a much higher does, usually 50 mg or higher, can produce the side effects you describe. Some of us adjust to them over time. I take Metoprolol at a 100 mg per day level, and may go higher. In the beginning it cause a too low BP and caused some dizziness when I stood up too quickly (or just didn't take time to stand up). These side effects have passed, my BP in now near normal.
Avatar f tn I know something has been up these last few years but it didnt happen too often and now it has and ive recently been diagnosed with PSVT due to 5 ER visits in a row! It came along with chest pains and tons of anxiety... I was given a monitor to wear at all times and had sent in about 20 or more recordings and they had found repeated Psvt episodes...I had my heart rate go to about 180 at rest and was freaked out on many occassions, i thought i was going to die.
Avatar m tn They weren't able to sustain the svt long enough to ablate and discovered that my accesorry pathway is up against my SA node so I run the risk of needing a pacemaker if the svt is ablated. I was on metoprolol up until a week ago but was having frequent dose increases due to my svt breakthroughs on the med. I was up to 150 mg bid. I was also getting severe fatigue from the med. My cardio changed my med to verapamil 240 mg qday. I have noticed I'm still tachy 120's at times and up into the 150s.
Avatar m tn I have taken Toprol XL 50 for several years, not to control high blood pressure or other cardiac condition, but because I have had 4 serious public speaking related crash and burn episodes (one landed me in the ER) that my cardiologist said was likely a-fib. My pharmacy switched me to the Sandoz generic in Sept 2007 and all seemed to be going well until January 2008 when I started having arrhymias, mostly at bedtime (lying flat), causing me to sleep in a chair a number of nights.
Avatar m tn Did you ever get the two types of Metoprolol straightened out? The two are similar in weight vs. strength, but I thought that the Succinate was only taken once a day. The Tartrate is much cheaper of the two. I also take 50mg/2X a day of this. MVP would affect blood flow, but I doubt it would have an affect on rate. Of course, the last time I checked, there was no "M.D." after my name, so it's just a guess. Keep us informed of what you find. Oh...
Avatar n tn Your levels reflect mild-moderate hyperthyroidism but getting worse than the first set. Options - rechallenge with methimazole vs try PTU vs surgery vs RAI. I usually offer ATDs for 12-18 months and if not effective, side effects or toxicities then go to I-131 (or surgery if patient prefers, but I still feel that may be too invasive for most Graves patients). So about 60-70% of Graves patients may ultimately need I-131 or surgery as the remission rate with ATD's is about 30-40%.
Avatar f tn I'm so tired of feeling sick all the time, I'm on metoprolol 25mg twice at day but my regular heartbeat is still between 120 and 130 bit per minute when I'm resting and feels like it skips a beat. Any advice??? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/270886'>Ablation vs. Medication</a>.
Avatar m tn I have been told that abalation's goal is heart rhythm management vs. illimination of the Cumadin I take. That I can anticipate being on Cumadin even after the ablation.
Avatar m tn Mine, too, is uncertain at this point. I have been in a-fib for 3 days now and just came home from the ER where they gave me a Metoprolol 12.5Mg BID. This is to complement the rate control already offered by the Multaq. This is disappointing (although I still may convert back) but one thing I have noticed with the Multaq is that the a-fib is not as symptomatic as it was before. Basically, I can't really feel much. Still hoping for a conversion but I guess we'll have to see...
Avatar m tn I was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure after a brief stay in the hospital (admitted from the ER with chest pains). I was given several tests, including an echocardiogram and a nuclear stress test.
1124887 tn?1313758491 So, I went of beta blockers (25 mg metoprolol) one and a half month ago, because I didn't have any fear of heart disease anymore. Big mistake. Three days later, the PACs came back with a vengeance. After some time, I visited my cardiologist and he did an echo (completely normal) and an EKG (also textbook normal). He told me to restart Metoprolol and increase the dose to 50 mg/day, which I did.
179332 tn?1273250959 I am trying to wean off of 200 mg Metoprolol daily. I am down to 75, with tinnitus caused by this med. I cannot live with this tinnitus, would rather have a quality life, albeit shorter. I shall just have to risk having BP , nothing else I can do. My internist was a pharmacist, so he knows the meds, and my reactions. Would love to talk more about this.
Avatar m tn The only ones im takeing right now is metoprolol 12.5 mgs 2 times a day. And nifediac cc 1 tab daily. o the metoprolol tart. i forgot the tart. I stop takeing 2 of them the doctor knows. nifediac cc is 30mgs sorry. thanks .heres some of my readings from to day 123/63, 137/66 127/66 129/64 I guess the bottem nums a little low or im just freaking?
Avatar n tn I had around 15,300 PAC's in a 24/ hour period with runs of atrial tachycardia of my heart rate going up to around 138. He said its probably coming from left upper chamber. Wants me to try metoprolol 2x day and come back in 2 weeks. Thing that worried me is he said this could turn into afib one day. I already have anxiety issues so this doesn't help. I have a wife and 2 young kids to support. I could use all the info and suggestions that you may have so I can be around for my family for awhile.
Avatar n tn Had echo, ekg, holter, and been to the ER a couple of time. But every DR. says the same thing. Your heart is healthy don't worry. So with that said. Should people like us take an Asperin every day? I used to get just PVC's with an occasional odd flutter that would really scare me. Now I seem to be getting a short speady beat that last only a couple of seconds, but it is different than the pvc. I felt my pulse and it was beating .......... fast. And then when back to normal.
183222 tn?1375338152 I had my appointment with my cardio doc yesterday (left feeling VERY pleased with the fact that I'm dealing with my svt better now) however he did say that if they should happen more often or start lasting for more then a few hours then maybe i should consider some form of treatment. Now should this time ever come (hopefully never LOL) he has told me the option would be up to me as to which road to go down etc medication vs ablation. So I'm putting it out there " WHAT'S BETTER"....
Avatar m tn First, thanks for the reply. I have been to a cardiologist and ER for that matter. I have had an EKG and ECG done, both normal. My cardiologist assures me that he sees nothing structurally wrong with my heart. I had a 24 hour holter done and they did see PVCs, so did the ER heart monitor. The doctor told me that my heart was normal and there was no real sinister reason for the PVCs and to just learn to live with them. I wanted to paste him in the mouth for that, lol.
1569985 tn?1328251082 Morillo C, Verma A, Kuck KH, et al. Radiofrequency Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drugs as First-Line Treatment of Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation: (RAAFT 2): A randomized trial. Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Sessions; May 11, 2012; Boston, MA.
Avatar n tn What little I know about heart meds is they seem to lose their effectiveness over time and you have to be switched to something different. As for ablations, I've had 3, the earliest was in 2000 so it hasn't been decades yet. But after 3 ablations I'm not noticing any changes in my heart function that I know of.