What is metoprolol used for

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Avatar n tn I've been reading where metoprolol is bad for vagal afibbers. A while back you addressed this issue but I can't find it. I believe you suggested an alternative medication - what was it and how does it differ from metoprolol? Those sources also blamed a sensitive vagal nerve for triggering many afib episodes. They hydration and a low potassium level could be the cause. This seems too simplistic. If the vagal nerve is to blame, is there medication to make it less sensitive? Thank you.
Avatar n tn Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack. It seems to me if you have high blood pressure the medication should be taken regularily and not as needed. I don't know the effect it has on chest pain.
1347434 tn?1282595378 If so, how does it make you feel? What dosage are you on? Have you ever changed from one Beta Blocker to another, and what is the transition like? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Some have little or no side effects, some just can't take it. This is something that will have to be worked out for your specific case to get the best results There are alternatives. I have not used any of the alternatives. Also, you're just starting out, you may "adjust" to it and have a better tolerance to side effects. If you're taking 50 or less mg a day, my guess is you'll get adapted to the medicine.
443862 tn?1238003039 Your last statement is innacurate. Yes traditionally propranolol is what is used, but it is a nonselective b antagonist, meaning it acts on both b1 and b2 receptors. However, it is only the blockade of the b1 receptor that provides its anxiolytic properties. Thus metoprolol, a selective b1 antagonist, is commonly used in patients with contraindications to propranolol, such as asthma.
Avatar n tn I haven't noticed any significant change in improvement other than maybe they don't feel as strong but they are still there. At what point do I discontinue the meds or is there some valuable benefit to a beta blocker as far as overall heart health. If it is just purely masking the PAC's then I would rather take something like an ativan or muscle relaxer if it's doing the same thing by relaxing me and taking my mind off of the constant skipped beats. PAC's/PVC's are truly a living nightmare.
Avatar m tn I just checked my prescription bottle and see the calcium channel blocker is Diltiazem 120 mg twice a day. This is a generic medication for the drug you mention, I believe. It is normal release, so I take it every 12 hours. I do believe the slow release isn't available in generic.
Avatar n tn Any way, My understanding is atenolol is possibly associated with birth defects and providers tend to switch their pts to a differnet Rx. Metoprolol (lopressor) a wildly used RX is associated with mild neonatal hypotention(decrease blood pressure) and decrease heart rate. As it does to the patient taking the drug. The drug of choice is Methyldopa (labetalol) acoording to maternal-fetal medicine specialists (perinatologist) Also, all these rx are class "C" in safety for pregnancy.
Avatar m tn I've been taking metoprolol Tartrate (Lopressor) for a couple of months now for what the doctors are calling benign PVC's. I was having the constantly for almost 2 months before we started the medication and it seems to be helping, I haven't had any PVC's for awhile now. My question is, can you drink alcohol while taking it? I'm by no means a heavy drinker, but it's nice to have a drink with friends once in awhile.
Avatar f tn I started on the metoprolol and in 4 months I have almost regained what I lost. And I have basically continued to watch what I eat. Has this happened with anyone else? Do other beta blockers have this effect as well? My husband is on a beta blocker, and he does not have this problem.
Avatar f tn One or both of them may know which generic manufacturer has a product that is formulated closer to what you are used to. The pharmacist may even be able and willing to stock a specific generic for you. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Metoprolol come is both slow release and in normal release, the normal release is much lower cost in the USA and is called Metoprolol Tartarait (sp?). I used the slow release once a day for a few years but got approval to move to the regular release taken at 1/2 the former dose rate, but I take it twice a day. I do not suffer from SVT, but I do take BB.
1464004 tn?1384139333 The metoprolol does seem to help, not as much for my PVCs or PAC, but more for the PSVT. It seems to happen less, is not sustained as long and slower, more like 150 to 160 BPM rather than my usual 220. So for that I appreciate it but the side effects are becoming problematic. As far as hair loss goes, I'm post thyroid CA and currently testing for recurrenceoso I'm already experiencing hair loss, so I really can't tell.
Avatar m tn but the metoprolol is the only one who reduce my heart rate... But what I don't understand is why my heart is pounding in my chest even if my heart rate is very fast like when i'm standing (average of 100-120 without moving)... Same thing at night, my heart rate is faster than at daytime (80-90 range in my bed) and all I feel and hear is my heart beating really lound and strong in my chest... my bed move... that's what I don't understand...
19887518 tn?1486052247 or being stabilized by a nearby person. As for fatigue, that can be a side effect for sure. Your does level is quite low in my experience (I take 25 mg twice a day, have taken as much as 100 mg twice a day...ouch, that was trouble big time). Is the beta blocker helping control you AFIb?
1464004 tn?1384139333 I've had a lot of years with Metoprolol, from 25mg. to 200mg. What I feel is my heart is a little slow to respond to demands. Once it gets up to speed, I feel really good for a 63 year old. I found it took a little while to become acclimated to it. But now I feel no side effects except for the heart thing. That can feel like a heavy feeling in the chest until it gets up to speed. I've been on a steady 75mg. now for 3 years.
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm glad that the Lopressor (metoprolol) work great for you!!! Can I know why you take it? What I understand is that beta blocker have usually mild side-effects when they are give to people with high blood pressure... BUT in my case, my blood pressure is lower to normal only and rarely in the high range (only when i'm in a middle of a panic attack or in a situation where I feel trap).
Avatar f tn I have some conduction issues with my heart and have recently started taking 12.5mg of Metoprolol twice a day, one in AM and one in PM. It's really been helping, and is just meant to keep my heart rate steady until I go and have an EP study in the next few months. My doctor told me it is fine to have alcohol while taking this medication. Would you agree? Has anyone here had alcohol while taking Metoprolol?
407053 tn?1202002233 Metoprolol is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether metoprolol will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment ok so my question is this.... has anyone ever been on this from the beginning of a pregnancy and had a healthy baby? has anyone had miscarriages and was on this drug? im desperate and cant lose another pregnancy.....
Avatar f tn She switched me to 100mg ER Metoprolol to take in the morning and 20mg lisinopril for the night. I had to take my bp every day and went back every week. Every week it would be high at the dr Office and she would increase the lisinopril. Mind you, I didn't take prescription anything prior to this except maybe an antibiotic when needed. Now I'm on these high doses of bp meds. Initially I thought well I'll get used to them, there's always an adjustment time.
Avatar f tn Theres just alot of factors to consider and you need the advice of a physician that knows all the details, such as the cardiologist or your pcp to be sure what youre doing is safe. For example if you pull a patient with baseline hypertension(high blood pressure) off beta blockers abruptly, they could have a hemmorhagic stroke and die.. Pretty much instantly. Someone whos on the drug for arrhythmia control, without hypertension on the other hand might tolerate the withdrawl fine.
612551 tn?1450025775 Following are my observations on day two of substituting Atenolol 25 mg twice a day for Metoprolol 25 mg twice a day.. both are regular, for Metoprolol it is called Tartrate, I think the Atenolol comes in only one normally longer lasting form. Today in the early afternoon, following my third 25 mg dose of Atenolol at about 9 AM, I noticed some dizziness when I rose from a time sitting.
Avatar n tn metoprolol is a beta blocker and is mainly given in hypertension, angina and cardiac arrethmias. it should be taken by the halp of your physician. if you want to goes off it suddenly it can affect alot. so you have to taper off it by steps. Dr.
Avatar f tn The operation you speak of is call an Ablation, and is a procedure that is widely used. Still, it is best to get a specialist who does the work frequently, and successfully. Ablation is usually (or frequently) reserved for patients who have severe symptoms, sounds like you do. And successful, it can get you off of medications. When I was looking for a heart surgeon I found it is possible to find out a lot about doctors, surgeons especially.
Avatar n tn After wearing a heart monitor for 24 hrs my Doctor told me that I had tachycardia and prescribed 25 mg metoprolol once a day.I have been taking the medicine for six days now and feel generally unwell. I'm tired and my stomach has been bothering me. More importantly, I have been having a kind of "needling" pain in my chest. It's mild and not very painful.
Avatar m tn I have had PVCs off and on for years but never really thought too much about them. They would come and go and I would just barely notice them. This last January my doctor took me off of Effexor XR for an anxiety condition I have. As soon as she did the PVCs hit with a vengeance. I don't get them like some (many 1000s a day or worse) but I get about 400-1000 a day, depending on the day.
876405 tn?1243511886 thanks for the responses. yeah, stopping the metoprolol suddenly is no good. My dr. felt like it was ok though because it was such a small dosage. My heart was not fooled though. That is when the PVC's started coming. (This was 3 months ago and they have not gone away since.) My labs have come back andmy magnesium and potassium levels are a little low, so I am hoping that this is what is causing the PVC's. They are especially bad tonight, I am considering going to the ER....i don't know..
Avatar n tn 1. Can Metoprolol be used instead? If so, what is the appropriate dosage to use? I ask because Metoprolol and Propanolol are dosed differently for their "on-label" uses. 2. Will beta-blockers be so anxiolytic that the normal, productive adrenaline response in exam situations will be completely shutdown or interefer with my cognitive ability, to my detriment 3. If #2 is an inevitability, is there a more appropriate medication to deal with my problem?
1097328 tn?1365559145 I take three different meds- for thyroid, a benzo, and metoprolol. What do I need to be wary of should I need to contact my doctor? Low bp can be dangerous too. But I also want to live a better life free from all or most of these heart palpitations. It's supra ventricular premature beats. I wonder if there is anything that I could take that will help my heart with out being a blood pressure med. ??