Metoprolol xr side effects

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351404 tn?1299492730 It worked but the side effects were also very bad. Also tried Multaq which had no effects at all, bad or good. Useless. Then I was put on Metoprolol and Propafanone. These drugs were more effective and had almost no side effects. Only way to know is to try them.
Avatar f tn I take Metoprolol, 25mg 2x/day for AFib, which began in 09. Side-effect symptoms began within 2 or 3 days of starting the medication in 09 and I just couldn't stand how it made me feel. I've been on it regularly since mid-2010 when AFib events began happening within a week or so of each other; it got scarier and scarier. I refused to take it before that because it caused such severe side-effects....
Avatar m tn I'm considering the minimum dose of propranolol as prescribed by my doc, but i'm very cautious and wanted to know what it is like and what any side effects and withdrawl might be like. what can i expect when taking this? i enjoy working out so i'm hoping it wouldn't affect my weight lifting and cardio that i like to do. thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn I could not tolerate bisoprolol and Sotalol was even worse. Horrible side effects. When I switched to metoprolol (Toprol) I couldn't believe the difference. It lowered my heart rate as advertised without any negative side effects. Everyone is different. After my first ablation I was able to stop taking it.
Avatar f tn In 2008, researchers in Spain found that oral solutions of magnesium and vitamin B6 decreased total tic scores in children with Tourette Syndrome. Researchers did not see any side effects and the treatment was deemed safe and effective. Further studies are needed.
Avatar m tn As both Metoprolol Tartrate and Citaprolam are metabolized in the liver, the Citaprolam can increase the effects of the Metoprolol Tartrate causing "bradycardia, hypotension, and complete heart block following the addition of a SSRI, subsequently requiring discontinuation of one or both agents and/or institution of a permanent pacemaker.
Avatar m tn Other channel blockers (potassium, sodium) can have serious side effects and I doubt that doctors prescribe them for premature beats. Ask your doctor or preferrably a cardiologist/internist. Of course, the best "treatment" with least side effects is to ignore the premature beats.
1217309 tn?1267053777 I took Lexapro for about a month and at first it worked, but it felt like I was a zombie (hope that makes sense) kind of zoned out - I assume that's what it's supposed to do? dr never told me anything. I didn't notice any help with anxiety/depression issues though and when my month was done, I didn't go back. Still woke up with nightmares, panic attacks etc. btw...
612551 tn?1450025775 I believe, don't remember the details (I'm older than you), that both the Statin drugs and BB have some additional beneficial side effects - I too take Simvastatin, I was on Lipator and asked for a change when my private insurance (I still have that coverage, and believe it is better than the Medicare Part D - or whatever it is called) made me pick up a large portion of the high cost of Lipator. Lipator got me down to about 150 from a history of 240 for my total cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Your body may simply have just opened up another pathway in another area of your heart and maybe you just need a tune up of the procedure of sorts...i love my antenolol because i have no side effects and it relaxes my heart and keeps everything in tune. Hopefully mine will hold but even if it doesn't i won't even hesitate to have a tune up of the procedure if necessary because it was such an easy procedure compared to what i was going thru before the ablation.
Avatar f tn Then, it wasn't enough and I went on Norpace XR. and have gone 11 months without an episode. The meds have some side effects. I was told I have a 50/50 chance of ablation working 1st time, 75% 2nd time. I think Afib is more difficult to fix than some of the other arrythmias. Of course, all of this varies from patient to patient. Are you on a blood thinner? Perhaps a 2nd opinion would be order if you are on the fence about the ablation?
1302576 tn?1273274466 The best that could do was get my resting HR down to about 80, not bad, but the side effects were troubling. I finally settled on 100 mg once a day and live with a resting HR about 90. Then last week my Cardiologist put me on a Calcium Channel Blocker once a day and 50 mg of Metoprolol once a day. I take the BB in the morning and the CCB before dinner. My resting HR now gets as low as the mid 60s, and I feel a lot more energetic and more exercise tolerant.
194555 tn?1264290523 I have no experience with inderal, but I do know it is a beta blocker, with which I do have extensive experience. I think the most likely noticeable side effects are fatigue/tiredness and some possible dizziness. If these occur they are due at least in part to the lower blood pressure - of course if one has high blood pressure the dizziness most likely would not occur, I believe.
21064 tn?1309312333 I take metoprolol for PVC's and SVT. The major side effects I've experienced are TIREDNESS and, because I already have low BP and vasovagal syndrome, it has made me more prone to passing out then I have been for years. The metoprolol knocks you on your butt when you first start taking it. It also caused me to have really weird dreams when I did sleep. My heart rate went from an average of 65 bpm to 55 bpm with 12.5mg/day. I take prozac for the anxiety that was caused by PVC's and SVT.
1569985 tn?1328251082 ) I take a generic Diltiazem 120 mg (normal release, there is a more expensive slow release) twice a day. I think it has few if any side effects in me. It help me reduce the beta blocker dose even though it is a totally different type of drug, a CCB. The Atenelol does have side effects, or it is just my age that causes fatigue - and permanent rate-controlled AFib.
Avatar m tn So far I seem to be responding well to it, with the only side effects being some minor sleep issues, and the big one being constipation. (Which was always a problem for me, really and may just be my body trying to get used to a radical diet change) I used to practically sleep the entire days away in the isolated/hermit phase from 2001 -> 2010 .... Up all night, sleep all day. 12-16 + hours of sleep! But now I'm back into a normal phase of going to anywhere from 10:30pm -> 1:00am ..
Avatar f tn I was on it as a kid in the late 1950's, and it was around way before that Digitalis/Digoxin also have significant side effects. There's a very narrow margin between effectiveness and toxicity. It has a very long half life, so it can build up in your body over time causing an unknowing overdose. I'd be careful with this particular drug by observing the many other side effects it can cause.
Avatar n tn Celexa and Effexor had been helping me, but my husband was concerned about side effects, and withdrawal and asked me to make a change. Now, I am experiencing tremendous difficulty sleeping, severe migraines, which had been under control prior to taking Wellbutrin SR, and dizziness.
Avatar f tn You didn't mention what dose levels you are taking, but it is typical that beta blockers will produce some troubling side-effects. I have some to my 50 mg of Metoprolol. Those medications should also lower your blood pressure, seems they have if I read your post correctly. Given, from what I read, that you can not hold a normal sinus rhythm following an electrocardioversion and taking Flecinide an ablation may be the next best step.
1703392 tn?1307454100 If you start it at home be prepared to go to ER if you have any of the worse side effects... I am not prepared to list them, look at the description with the med, and consider what you doctor said to do. If the doctor didn't give you any advice on what to look out for, get a new doctor.
Avatar m tn I've tried Paxil, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Celexa and others, but always seem to suffer with some pretty bad side effects on all of them. With the Paxil, I had insomnia, really bad night sweats and GI problems. With the Effexor, I had really bad insomnia, heart palpitations and anxiety. With the Wellbutrin, I actually got more depressed and even had a "road rage" incident while on it.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have been on a high dose Calcium Channel Blocker (245mg a day) for about two months. I was very pleased with the CCB in terms of lowering my high HR driven by permanent AFib. The CCB also seemed to reduce some of the fatigue I was experiencing from a high dose BB (was at 100 mg Metoprolol, now at 50 mg). Then about a week to ten days ago I noticed my left ankle, and on inspection my right ankle and both feet were swollen.
Avatar f tn It scared me and I was lucky to get out of the classroom before I got really sick in front of the kids. Did you have side effects from the Metoprolol? I took it for high blood pressure and PVC's a few years back and the side effects were crazy. The Multaq has not given me any side effects but I am disappointed that I am breaking through it already.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on a low dose beta blocker; Metoprolol (the generic version of Toprol) 25 mgs, XR (extended release.) That was a month ago, and I HATE the way I feel. At first, I had awful tummy upset (I took the pill in the morning, with food, as directed). So I started taking it at night, with dinner. I feel incredibly sad and depressed all the time. I've doubled down on my exercise routine, working out 30-45 minutes every single day (7 days a week).
Avatar n tn I tried Lexapro and had really bad side effects. I did not stay on it very long as the side effects scared the heck out of me. I also took and am taking 1MG Xanax XR per day for anxiety. My goal is to get control of my panic and anxiety so that it does not rule my life. I went to see a counselor and Psychiatrist. My Psychiatrist just kept prescribign medications for anxiety, my counselor actually helped me talk things out and get to some of the issue that may be causing my anxiety.
343765 tn?1202526132 I was doing great and had very few episodes since until recently. I am taking 200 ml. of Metoprolol per day and Xanax for anxiety. I am very anxious and am sitting around doing nothing and not enjoying life anymore in fear that my heart is going to skip a beat and it scares me to death. I am driving my family insane and I do nothing but sit around and take my pulse. It never races anymore. Thank goodness for that. Just the jerking feeling I have in my chest flips me out.
116881 tn?1189759423 Had 4 episodes which lasted about an hr each but alwayz came out on my own. Drugs had too many side effects and did not work. Had ablation at UVA in June 2011are and it worked great! Don't wait to long because heart will remodel itself to accomodate the arrhythmia. Go to a good EP group.....makes all the difference. Procedure itself is a piece oc cake.
343765 tn?1202526132 I have been reading post and searching the net and found several sites that talk about some of the meds that I take. Some of the side effects of them are heart palps. I go to the doc Thursday so I might should ask. I can't understand if that is a side effect why he would put me on it. He is a good doc and tries to help me with my issues as much as he can. I TRUST HIM!!!! I take 200mgs of Metropolol, 6mg of Xanax, and 40 mgs of Pravastatin. Someone mentioned a calcium blocker.