Metoprolol warnings

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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.
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 f tn He also said anxiety/depression are NOT side effects of metoprolol. Has anyone else experience anxiety/depression while on metoprolol, especially on high doses? BTW I take metoprolol for IST.
Avatar f tn 5 mg of Metoprolol succinate for 10 days to be taken once a day to control the palpitations and increased heart beat. However I read from several sources that abruptly stopping the medicine will do more harm than good. Question: as I only need to take it for 10 days, will I not abruptly stop it after taking it only for such a short period of time?
Avatar m tn he said to lose weight. started off taking metoprolol er, once a day, then found out that twice a day was on 4 dollar plan at kroger. started prescription on 8/5/08 two weeks later was in the er for kidney stones, and then I developed weird symptoms. ear ringing, muscle weakness, restless leg syndrome, muscle shakes, insomina, and yellow stool, frequent urination. some symptoms started right after kidney stones. some two weeks ago, mainly yellow stool, and diarrhea.
Avatar n tn I'm on metoprolol for fast pulse and palpitations, I went to the ER last year with a pulse of 152. I was put on metoprolol and eventually after an echocardiogram and an EP study where they wire a camera through an artery or vein, vein in my case, and take pictures of your heart and stuff, I was told there's nothing structurally wrong with my heart and that I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia, generally not dangerous.
378273 tn?1262101221 While this has given me undesirable side effects I am not aware of one being depression. I've read the warnings, maybe I've overlooked. Metoprolol does make me tired and at high dose make me short of breath, which doesn't seem to be your reaction as you are able to run.
Avatar n tn I think the anxiety could have been due to health anxiety related to a spinal headache or a reaction to a z-pack, which I had never used before. On my second visit to the ER, they prescribed 50 mg of metoprolol tartrate twice per day. Now my doctor wants me to take an SSRI to help the anxiety. I tried 50 mg of Zoloft but had severe nausea and anxiety the first day and stopped it. Now my doctor has prescribed 10 mg.
Avatar n tn I know I've mentioned this a little before but I'm very worried this is my fourth and last pregnancy we're very excited but the doctor has me on metoprolol and the nurse said there hasnt been much testing done on this drug but my doc said its fine.My bp is great but I'm worried about the effects it could have on the baby. Anyone have any similar experience w/ this drug or any other BP med.?
21064 tn?1309312333 Lisinopril (20 milligrams) Guaifenesin/Dextromethorphan (600 mg and 1000 mg) Gabapentin (100 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg) Metoprolol (50 mg) Nifedipine (30 mg) Diclofenac Sodium (30 mg) Glucophage (500 mg Extended Release) Glucovance (125 mg and 500 mg) Glipizide/Metformin (2.50 mg/250 mg) Furosemide (20 mg) Tamoxifen Citrate (10 mg) Metformin HCl ER (500 mg) Calcitrol (0.
Avatar m tn I also take lipitor, furosemide,klorkon, metoprolol 7 days ago I visited my personal physician where he also said I had a hema toma. He gave me antibiotics to use for 7 days and told me it I would not do more damage by walking on the leg. He did not schedule any follow up.I am 75 years old and I am working about 35 hours a week mostly on my feet. The leg is very painful especially when rising to begin taking steps.
Avatar f tn both facilities have stopped using incivek, and vic. i have not checked this out yet but she said both inc/vic have black box warnings on them. the new geno 1 tx will not help many, and geno 3 should have interferon(my opinion only). not very impressive. its time to stop paying rent on that warehouse.
5079728 tn?1365553589 The trials have been characterized by good success rates and low /negligible side effect profile and perhaps shorter treatment times for some groups. The only other PI's available are possess black box warnings. The cleared the approval process in 6 months, or under. We will see of course, but does anybody disagree with what I write in this paragraph? willy (PS....Gilead has a may 5 stockholder meeting and may reveal more data specifics in under a week.
492869 tn?1285022533 Atenolol/Tenormin, Metoprolol/Toprol XL, Acebutolol/Sectral, etc.
Avatar f tn I had a pvi ablation August 31 for AFIB. Prior I was on Metoprolol and flecanide. After the ablation, the second and 3rd week I was in atrial tachycardia. My EP put me on Sotalol, 80 mg two to three times a day. It took 3 days, but finally converted to NSR. I have been in NSR since Sept. 15. My dose has been cut to half a pill twice a day for the last 3 weeks. I get short runs of PAC's that last a couple of seconds onece in a while, but no other arrhythmias.
Avatar n tn so he looked it up on his computer and sure enough, that was one of the warnings. I stopped the Zetia and the coughing disappeared completely within a couple of weeks. The point here is that medicines, while helping one problem, frequently can cause another. The meds I take for thyroid, reflux, heart disease and high blood pressure are synthroid, metoprolol, lisinopril, plavix, aspirin, lipitor, tricor, folic acid and nexium.
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 m tn They had me on Metoprolol (12.5mg 2 x day) for 3 weeks after surgery, but took me off last week because my BP was too low and I was having bad side effects (insomnia at night, totally wiped out during the day, no sex drive, dizzy and lightheaded, fell down a couple of times, etc.). Anyway, they wouldn’t let me start cardiac therapy until my HR is below 100. So, now my cardiologist is having me start 5mg of Bystolic at night to get my HR down and allow me to start cardiac therapy.
Avatar f tn I also have inappropriate sinus tach which I am on metoprolol 50 mg twice a day, which is double pre ablation dose. Now, from reading other posts, i feel that maybe my symptoms are common, but still nerve wracking, nonetheless. I get a brief full or throbbing, but not painful, feeling in my neck at times. I had an adrenaline surge a few days ago and it felt like my heart went WAY out of rhythm with lots of PVCs for a minute and it scared the poo out of me.
Avatar m tn Toprol XL is the the timed release version of Metoprolol. If you're on 25mg, that is a teeny-tiny dose, I was on 100mg, at one time, and others have been on dosages as high as 400mg. Stopping it should not be a problem. For my ablation I had to stop my dose for the procedure. My electrophysiologist told me as well to just stop it cold. Because I find it hard to follow instructions (what do they know) ;-) I decided to dial it back slowly instead. Same results, except I did it my way.
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 f tn Then as I became older, I didn't dream as frequently if at all. Last year, I began to have PVCs and in December I was put on a low dose of Metoprolol. Suddenly I began to dream again and the most vivid of dreams. Some are weird and some are just plain scary. I have had two in the past two months that scared the heck out of me. In one my caratoid artery started to pulsate/spasm. I woke up in a heighten state of anxiety with my heart/chest pounding. The other happened a few nights ago.
739294 tn?1235693267 Beta blockers do have the side effects you mention when I uses them, as I do. Metoprolol taken at dosage over 100 mg a day can give me a real downer. Not sure from what you said about your condition that it is a "show stopper" in your work, but it may be for a triathlon in August. Wow, you've got my vote, let us know how it goes.
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 f tn My doctor (regular doctor not cardiologist) wants me to try metoprolol (toprol xl) he gave me a very low dose of 25 mg and told me to break it in half for the first four days then take the whole pill there after. First off I do not like taking medications at all and second of all im so afaid of the side effects. I have heard many times that sometimes these beta blockers makes the promblem worse and I surley dont want that.
Avatar m tn me personally i thought the medicine doesnt really fit what im going through and is a little drastic for pvcs thats why i posted in the first place because of the warnings and litature says..
Avatar f tn Just one misserable time with burning pain shortness of breath on any excertion, with heay chest and throat pain I have been put on methimazole 10 mg. 3 times a day but this hasn't helped much so added to that now I take metoprolol tartrate 50 mg. once a day. I still feel like ****. So darn tired unable to do anything phycial with out fear of something happening. My blood pressure now 97 over 54 with a paulse of 54.
Avatar n tn My near syncope was very sporadic,making it difficult to catch on the other monitors. It would happen several months apart w/no warnings. If you have no insurance ck w/your docs about non profit organizations-United Way is one sug-that may be able to help or any state funded assistance. I have not had the near syncope for at least a couple of yrs now. A family member had sustained v-tach-who did pass out while driving, and an ablasion was performed on her.