Toprol xl heart rate

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Avatar n tn My husband got put on b/p medication Toprol xl 25 mg. He has been taking it for 5 days now and his bp has stayed within 117/71 to 120/79 with a pulse that ranges from 64 to 77. I understand these are very good readings, but I am concerned about the long term effects since he is only 31. His bp readings were 138/87 to 145/97 and at times as high as 148/101, but only at times before the medicine.
Avatar n tn I had to have 3 artieries cleared out and 2 stints. My Dr. has put me on Toprol-xl 25 gm a day. What is this medicine for and the side effects. My blood pressure is fine so is the heart beat.Have high chlorestol, runs in the family,had quad by-passes 21 yrs ago, am on zocor 80 grams a day.
Avatar m tn I was on Toprol XL-it made my heart so faster-I am very sensitive to meds! It can do this to your heart per my pharmacy-I am on Atanonol now!
Avatar f tn my arms, chest legs and whole body feel very very heavy. I can feel my heart rate and whole self being brought lower and lower. Yesterday tried to walk and told my caretaker I had to go home before I fainted. My other friend offered me chocolate and the caretaker urged me not to. I know myself and this crappy medicine and how I feel, so when I got home; I found some pop tarts and ate them. Immediately after getting some sugar in me the symptoms went away.
Avatar n tn I understand that you are very active which would make you have a lower heart rate than most, but 48 is low. Call your doctor. You may need your dose changed. Your low heart rate and the medicine definitely would contribute to your feeling tired. Maybe just a change in your dose (lower) or a different med. will bring up your heart rate and you will feel better.
Avatar n tn After losing 25 pounds, I had a resting heart rate in the 50s. At the same time, Toprol was no longer being produced, so Dr. put me on 25mg of Atenolol. First night, I experienced terrible panic and anxiety, low heart rate continued. After 3 days on Atenolol, I was put on 120 mg of Diltiazem. My heart rate fell to 43 and I began to have a very erratic heart rythm. After a trip to the ER, the ER Dr.
Avatar n tn This does not happen often but when it does it is very distressing. Also, when on the treadmill, what would be a target heart rate since the toprol lowers your heart rate? I want to get my heart healthy, I feel this will help control the palipations. Thank you for this site, I feel sometimes I am the only one with this problem. Made me feel better read all the questions ans answers.
Avatar n tn This rebound affect can POSSIBLY cause your BP and heart rate to fluctuate in a rather chaotic fashion. So, if you do decrease your Toprol XL dose by 50%, record your BP and heart rate at least 4 or 5 times a day, until it becomes stable again. You would logically think that reducing a dose of BB would cause your BP and HR to increase, BUT it can have the opposite affect.
Avatar n tn I have been on Lopressor for a rapid heart rate in the ER. I went to a doctor a month later because i was consistanly dizzy and feel like my head and vision were shaky. He put me on Toprol Xl and it seems to have gotten slightly better does any one else have these problems with this medication and if so how do u get over it??
Avatar m tn I have been taking 50ml of Toprol XL for three weeks. I am going off of it today, and was wondering if I should wean off of it?
Avatar n tn Beta blockers are safer than the anti-arrhythmic drugs that are sometimes used for pvc's. Toprol XL will lower your heart rate and blood pressure and the sensation of your heart beating. However, it is unlikely to solve your pvc issues. Sometimes it works well for people, some people it helps a little, and more people it does not really do anything. My pvc's were mainly due to anxiety and when I pop a Xanax tab I feel much better. Anyways, I hope the beta blocker works well for you!
Avatar m tn I have safely done this when my heart rate started dropping in to the low 30's and found that the rate gradually increased as the dosage decreased. My resting rate is now 68 or so and does not drop lower than 60. Oddly enough, my blood pressure did not change.
Avatar n tn I am a 24 year old female who was recently diagnosed with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia. I have been on 100 mg of Toprol XL for about one month now. My symptoms were major exercise intolerance, high resting heart rate and spells of tachycardia, fatigue, shortness of breath, profuse sweating, dizziness and blackout spells. The medicine seems to help more than any other I have been on. However, I am wondering about its side effects.
Avatar m tn I was confused and had memory dr. took me off the toprol, and since then heart rate has gone way up....
Avatar m tn I recently started taking Toprol xl 25 mg because my resting heart rate will sometimes be a little above 100. The cardiologist i went to told me to take it only when i have an episode of a fast heart rate which only happens like every other day or so. After reading information on the drug through i feel like all the websites say to take it every day. Is it still safe to take it every few days or so?
Avatar m tn I_mort I take toprol XL to lower my heart rate and BP. It does affect your erectile function. I'm 45 and I started at 1/2 dose the doc told me which was 12.5 mg at night. Because I wasn't getting the effect I needed I uped it to 25 mg at night. I'm not totally dysfunctional but have noticed a definite decrease in that department. I suspect it can affect some of us that way.
Avatar n tn I was a walk in at a clinic because I was having a panic attack (I thought I was dying) the doctor told me to take 25mg of toprol a day to help slow my heart rate and lower my blood pressure - after a couple months I gradually started having a very hard time breathing I went back and she told me it MIGHT be the toprol causing the problem yet told me to double the dose to 50mg once a day(because my bp was still kinda high) and gave me albuterol for the breathing the albuterol did absolutel
Avatar m tn I visited a gastroenterologist who did an upper endoscopy and only found evidence of GERD. My PCP put me on toprol-xl 25mg once daily in addition to my 40mg of lisinopril for HTN. I still fear that something is wrong with my heart that no one has found yet and the chest pain, headaches, shortness of breath, and dizziness continue (it's been about a month now). From what I understand, though, this could all be caused by anxiety.
Avatar m tn Hello, I have been taking toprol xl 25 for about 3 months for palpitations and high blood pressure. Recently I had a visit with an awesome electrophysiologist who is 95% convinved that I have SVT due to my symptomology and triggers. He was happy to do an EP study ASAP but I am not entirely convinced and so I asked to do a holter monitor in 2 weeks and he obliged. Problem is he wants me to completely stop my beta blocker Toprol XL 25 before I strap on the holter monitor. I am terrified!
376186 tn?1219283105 I am back on Toprol XL, 50 mg for PVC's and have been doing a 'no no' reading about possible side effects of this drug and most of what I came away with is that this drug has lots of bad side effects for most people. There is a website where people can post their experiences with medications and 90% of the people who posted had terrible side effects w/this Beta Blocker. I hate taking meds to begin with and now I am not so sure that I should stay on this.
Avatar f tn This would cause low blood pressure, slow heart rate, and other problems that result from a lower heart rate. I'm already dizzy from the beta blocker and I cut back my dosage from 50mg to 25mg. Is there anyone else who takes these two meds together? What were the side effects for you? Do you still take them together? My fears about my heart rhythm also led me to be worried about acquiring long qt syndrome and I heard that it's possible when taking SSRIs.
Avatar f tn Toprol XL dose of 150 mg is not too high of dose. The heart rate and blood pressure you listed are not too low and likely the dose doesn't need to be reduced. The symptoms you might notice would be weakness and light-headiness if the dose is too high.
Avatar n tn don't want to risk putting anymore stress on my heart or the babies. Did you have to stop the Toprol XL prior to the c-section? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I have taken Toprol XL for 3 years now, started out taking 50 mg per day, now down to 25 mg per day, doing pretty good. I take it for High BP & when I was taken off last year my heart rate would get really high & I have been to the ER several times. I am in the early stages of pregnancy about 6 weeks, has anyone every taken Toprol XL during an entire pregnancy. Any advice would be great...
Avatar f tn This can explain being easily startled and hypersensitive to sudden sounds that cause the 'fight or flight' reaction by producing adrenaline, which for some unknown reason causes the heart rate to rapidly increase. Along with rapid heart rate with minimal exertion patient often has resting heart rate above 100. Also can include exercise intolerance, shortness of breath and profuse sweating with minimal exertion. Fatigue and difficulty sleeping are also symptoms.
Avatar f tn I've had even monitors before and have always taken all my medication, including my Toprol XL. Were you on the monitor for PACs or PVCs or palps?? Do you usually get them everyday? Maybe an event monitor would be better for you - you wear it for a month, and when you get symptoms, you press the button, and after 5 events, you call a number, and replay the monitor back to them.
Avatar n tn I would recommend getting a second opinion also. I am on 100 mg Toprol XL, and it does lower blood pressure and heart rate. You do not state what your pressure is? You might want to check out the Heart forum here, and do a seach on arrhythmias and Toprol.
Avatar n tn I have taken Toprol XL for 3 years now, started out taking 50 mg per day, now down to 25 mg per day, doing pretty good. I take it for High BP & when I was taken off last year my heart rate would get really high & I have been to the ER several times. I am in the early stages of pregnancy about 6 weeks, & have my DR appt. in 10 days. Has anyone every taken Toprol XL during an entire pregnancy. Any advice would be great...
Avatar n tn My husband is 40 years old and is on Toprol XL 50 MG He is experiencing moodiness and mild depression.
Avatar n tn 36yo white female, history of Sinus Tachycardia, Questionable SVT but most likely high rate Sinus Tachycardia, Been on toprol xl 100mg 2x daily, Also have bigeminal PVCs often sustained also placed on Cardizem LA 180mg. Several stress echos and was told everything was fine just some minor regergitation. Not real comfortable with Cardiologist so opted to seek evaluation of a 2nd cardiologist today.