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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 n tn My family doctor recently took over management of my treatment of palpitations and occasional nighttime tachycardia. I was taking 100mg of Toprol XL. 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.
Avatar n tn The correct coversion of toprol xl 300 mg = lopressor 150 bid for a total of 300 daily. It should have not been 300 mg qd at once as this should have been giving in divided doses. Hope this helps!
Avatar m tn 5mg since Wednesday of this week, as I figure the SSRI might help the root cause rather than the beta blocker covering up the tachycardia but still feeling anxious and fearful. My question is, does anyone know if 12.5 of Toprol-XL and 20mg of Celexa will cause an interaction? I certainly don't want to develop any more problems than I already have going for me.
Avatar n tn There is no connection taht I know of between toprol xl or any other beta blocker and severe abdominal pain. It is possible to have POTS and IST, in fact there is some overlap between these syndromes. As you know, we don't fully understand POTS or IST. They are very frustrating conditions. Another frequent issue is the overlap between IST and fibromyalgia. We know that if we successfully treat IST, either through medications or procedures, they often still continue to have symptoms.
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.
Avatar n tn I was released from the hospital yesterday after a two day bout of atrial tachycardia and off and on atrial fib. My Toprol XL was increased from 100mg to 150 mg. 100 mg in the morning and 50 mg at night. I have low blood pressure (90/60) and I'm afraid that taking the extra 50 mg at night will drop my blood pressure too low and I could die in my sleep from my bp bottoming out? Is this an unreasonable fear?
Avatar f tn I take 12.5 mg of Toprol XL per day (any more and my BP drops very low). When I'm on Toprol, I don't have the waking in the night spells but when I'm off it I do (I've tried to get off once last summer and had to start taking it again). When I had the urine test back in October 2004, I had just started Toprol XL and was taking 12.5 mg per day for about a week before the test.
343006 tn?1314450071 ahh you have one bad effect I read , dizzyness .. that adds a strike aginst Toprol xl !! I just got off toprol xl after weaning down slow for the past 2months, I have to say I feel wonderfull ! have energy and the one bad side effect I had went away totaly now.. low blood sugar problems. caused with long term useage 3 to 5 yrs .. I hit 5years on this junk ! I taking a Natural medication used for stubborn high blood pressure and its working so far.. fingers crossed it stays working !
Avatar n tn The stress test showed nothing either except fast heart rate (180 bpm at 5 minutes). Doctor put me on 25 mg of Toprol XL to slow heart rate. I have a history of fast heart rate. Sometimes when I roll over it clicks on and beats over 220 bpm. I can always bring it back to normal by taking deep breaths and holding it. Twice my heart went into a quivering or fluttering action which really scared me. Nothing I did would make it go back in. It went in by itself.
189238 tn?1208730919 , the only thing he found was a mild aortic schlerosis, which is common in many seniors over 60. However, I was prescribed Toprol, then Toprol XL, and finally atenolol, for blood pressure regulation. My resting blood pressure was 130 over 85 before the meds. I still have the PVT and PVC, sometimes in sequence with each other and normal beats. I have experienced many different patterns and, on 2 occasions, went to the ER.
Avatar f tn I'm just wondering if anyone has been switched from toprol xl to lopressor and if so what kind of side effects, if any, have you had? I was taking toprol xl 25 mg in the am and 12.5 in the evening, and continued to do the same thing with the generic lopressor. Unfortunately for me, this was NOT the same, b/c the lopressor only lasts 10-12 hours and I was getting breakthrough tachycardia quite often. Thanks for any input!
Avatar f tn I was previously taking 25 mg in the am and 12.5 mg in the evening of the generic Toprol XL. Now I am taking 25 mg in the morning of generic Lopressor, and another 25 in the evening, but less than a full 12 hours apart. For example I will take the 25mg at 7 am, another 12.5 at 2pm and another 12.5 at around 6 or so.I have had breakthrough tachycardia, mostly when I wake up in the morning or a few hours after. Could this be caused by the change in medication?
687614 tn?1244201579 00 am and the same 50 mg at bed time 9:00 pm. A riddle in of itself!!! I have approached my doctor's about this. One says that it is okay to still take my Toprol XL 50 mg. even though my BP is 99/56 and my pulse is 58. Another says that if I don't I will have breakthrough SVT's that are even tough for ER to get down sometimes (though it is not deadly so they say!). Who's right and who's wrong!!!
Avatar n tn all the tests came back fine and the doc thinks it was caused by stress/anxiety or something i ate. i am on a low dosage of toprol xl 50 mg 1 a day.. my question is this. since it happend only once am i better off staying on toprol or taking a anxiety medicine like lexapro daily or taking xanax just when i need it. it seems kind of weird to me taking toprol when nothing is wrong with my heart. any help???
Avatar n tn She said that when I did my treadmill test my blood pressure went up to 148/101, it was 138/100 before we started and she put me on Toprol XL 25mg along with the Avalide. I am now worried this will lower the bp to low. I bought a automatic bp cuff, no problems yet, still high bp 136/91 or 128/88 and so on. But I also know it takes 2 weeks to get in the system. I would like opinions on Toprol. I have heard that there is weight gain.
Avatar n tn I am on 100mg of Toprol XL twice a day and have had an ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia 4 months ago. I am wondering if the large dose of Toprol could be contributing to an increase in PVC activity?
Avatar f tn I assume he can tell the difference between STV and sinus tachycardia but to me they feel the same. I already take 50mg Toprol XL twice a day. He wants me to take a half pill extra when I take my regular pill. I really don't want to because a beta blocker wipes me totally out. I can barely get through the day. When I took my first beta blocker, I had to take a nap and have done so every day since then and, as I said, that was in the eighties.
279670 tn?1247916838 Hello to anyone who can help me out a little here: Was on 100mg of toprol xl for one year for one case of tachycardia they thought (but still feel that was wrong) Then went up to 150mg for two years. They never found anything wrong with me or my heart before or after...BP is normal now Finally side effect were insane I could go on and on but that is irrelvant at this point in the game I weaned off of the meds slowly I thought for 6 weeks or so...
Avatar n tn Once at the hospital I was injected with adenosine (extremely unpleasant by the way), which only worsened the situation. Eventually, I was injected with toprol XL, which over the next 20 minutes decreased my heart rate to approximately 100 bpm. I was sent home within the next few hours, and prescribed daily tablets of toprol XL. Well, I took these beta blockers over the next week or so, but due to some chest pains and extreme fatigue I was taken off of them.
Avatar n tn MR was a diagnosis, with myxomatous changes also. I have been taking Toprol Xl daily which has helped the frequent PAC's, PVC's, and PSVT all documented with holter and event recorder. I am now 40(female)and continue daily with symptoms upon rising of an increase in HR of 40bpm within a minute and little or no change in systolic, but an increase in diastolic pressure of at least 20mm. I had a tilt table test almost 2 years ago and the Md was concerned because my pressure went up so fast.
Avatar f tn Toprol XL is a slow release medication designed to deliver dose over 24 hour time period and it takes a week or so for the blood level to stabilize to achieve effect. It shouldn't make any difference when you take it as long as it is the same time each day. Have you discussed this problem with your doctor..perhaps a lower dosage or try another beta blocker. I take 100 mg/day and don't notice any side effects, but drug response is variable.
Avatar n tn My heart rate was 116 and my bp was 163/82. This seems pretty bad, considering I'm on 50mg Toprol XL. I've been on this for about 3 months after a trip to the ER for similar symptoms, except they occurred while wide awake and my HR was about 140. I was told it was sinus tachycardia at that time and was sent home, after an overnight stay, with the Toprol. I thought the Toprol was working. It seemed to help with the palps, too. I feel like I'm back to square one.
Avatar n tn He then said my chest pain wasn't cardiac in nature, and gave me Rx's for Toprol XL 100 mg. 1 time a day & Verapamil 180 mg 2 times a day to slow my heart rate & said to return in 6 months. I am still tired all the time and a week ago for the 1st time ever my ankles/feet became swollen & still are, my BP and pulse became lower (100-118/56-68 & P. 62-76) and I think I may have bronchitics. Since I was told my symptoms aren't cardiac in nature what could be going on with me?
Avatar f tn I have had two attempted ablations with no sucsess only because they cannot induce my vt during the eps. I did try toprol xl the smalles does possibel and still cut it in half im very sensitive to meds and the third day into it I had the worst episode every luckily I had a loop recorder implanted and it was recorded. it was 26 beats long felt like i was going to die.. thats why I had the first eps done. with all that said I have had all the work ups possible and I have a normal healthy heart.
Avatar n tn degree and mild to mod. MR. I have been on Toprol XL for six months for daily PAC's, PVC's, PSVT all documented with moniters and even during tests. The Toprol has not been effective, even with dose increases. My lying and sitting heart rate is around 65bpm with a sudden acceleration to over 100(recorded highest 126) in less than a minute upon standing.
Avatar n tn ) I don't have any shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. I feel fine (except nervous about this situation). I'm on 25 mg Toprol XL daily, as a "precaution," by doc said. My questions are: Everything I've ready about VT is very serious. Can a healthy heart slip into a really bad rhythm without an underlying causes? In other words, could this have been a fluke? Should I be worried about the size of my left ventricular chamber? Is my EJ low?
Avatar f tn I have pacs pvcs, svt, aivr and nsvt. Longest nsvt was 26 beats with 187bpm when I was on low dose of toprol xl for three days. I just recently went and saw my cardio/ep and she said that the only two options I have is to do nothing or try flecinide. Well flecinide scares me to death. I would have to be hospital for the first three days. She did a echo and everything is fine with trace mvp. My ef is 74%. She believes flecinide is my answer.
11849443 tn?1441306441 I ended up at the E.R. again, they basically forced me to take toprol xl 50mg So while I'm waiting for that to kick in, it ***** because I didn't want to take it but I think the ER has pretty much had it with me coming up there...
Avatar n tn I took Toprol XL 50 mg while I was pregnant. I was having syncope with heartrate going up to 180's. I wore a 24 holter monitor, was in the hospital several times during pregnancy and this continued until he was born. After he was born he had low blood sugar, he couldn't hold his body temperature, he was having trouble breathing and he failed his newborn hearing test both times. He has been in and out of every dr's office known to man.