What is metoprolol used to treat

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Avatar n tn Acebutolol is a beta-blocker with instrinsic sympathomimetic activity, so it tends to not slow the heart rate as much. Hyoscamine is a vagolytic, and is often used to treat nasuea. The drug has some side effects, however, like dry mouth and constipation. A small minoroty of persons have what some refer to as "vagally-induced afib". Some well-respected EPs don't think that it is a real condition (I am not in this camp).
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.
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 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...
407053 tn?1202002233 i was pregnant with my first baby in 2005 and they found out that i had Mitral Valve Prolapse and put me on metoprolol.. its a blood pressure medication but it can also be used to treat mvp. my daughter has reacently turned two and my husband and i have been trying for a year to get pregnant with a second child. my first pregnancy was fine and normal other than my heart condition but it did not affect her at all.
Avatar f tn I had the SVT and PVCs for years but none of my other cardiologists thought they were frequent enough to treat. Is that because they were males? I went to a female cardiologist and finally I am SVT free. I just hope that I don't develop any of the problems that you had to endure.
Avatar n tn A cardiologist recently told me that for those people at risk for falls, he likes to use Plavix as opposed to Coumadin. Is that a viable alternative? I know I have alot of concerns and questions...thank you for your time and expertise.
Avatar f tn But you should discuss this with a psychiatrist, because the heart problem you're taking the beta blocker for doesn't exist and so the fact your heart races some when you get anxious doesn't mean controlling your heart rate is the best way to treat your anxiety. Beta blockers have mostly been studied for just a couple forms of anxiety, the one I know the most being social anxiety.
Avatar m tn I hope my body returns to what it used to be. My palpitations and tachycardia settled a while back after being aggressively treated for iron deficiency anaemia. I would never have taken metoprolol if I knew the side effects I would experience. I wasn't given a choice or information. Hospital put me on it. I have never been so sick in my life or had so much pain.
612551 tn?1450025775 As read about it on the Web I understood Atenolol to be more equivalent to Metoprolol SR in terms of life, Atenolol is not metabolized by the liver as Metoprolol is. Can you share what does you take?
Avatar m tn Is there a solution to heart pounding? This is the biggest symptom that is bothering me => heart pounding. I can see it in my chest. I can feel it when I put my hand on my chest. I can see it in my neck. I also get DISCOMFORT in my chest area because of that. It is very much uncomfortable. I have seen people describe it as malaise. I have been searching around and from what I understand, it could be due to dehydration. I'm drinking plenty of water (always have).
511019 tn?1214340923 My faints are down to about 2x per year, with only mild symptoms in between. What is everyone else being treated with?
Avatar n tn but im on meds to treat high blood pressure. If any one has any answers on what i have to expect or ways to keep this under control i would realy appreciate it. I dont know where to go from here. are the medications right for me?
Avatar n tn The nurse explained that it is like 'teaching an old dog new tricks' WHAT?!? Does this mean I have to have the procedure again? Or is this normal to feel the heart going 'crazy' after it's been poked at?
Avatar n tn I'm confident that the CCF-MD will certainly have the answer to your question. Let me just add that Toprol(metoprolol)is used to treat this certain arrhythmia however, it should be used with extreme caution in individuals with documented asthma or hypersensitivity to the drug. There are other drugs available to treat NSVT and your doctors should be aware of them.
1100598 tn?1413131026 I think that when the coughing is happening your body is just attempting to reset the electrical of your heart thats pretty normal but passing out is not and when that happened you should have immediately called 911...this is all probably intertwined together and your heart docs needs to do a full work up on you and hopefully they will put you on a Holter Monitor for at least a week to try to put a finger on what the next stage of the game will be.
Avatar m tn You just have to do what you feel in your heart is right, stay strong, and you have to balance that with what your husband is willing to do and tolerate. In the end, it's his body and his pain and his disease... we can encourage, and advocate, and help all we can and all we want, but in the end, all we can do is love them. Don't lose hope, Peggy...
Avatar f tn 2) You take Kelp that contains Iodine which benefit for hypo thyroid it is, at least, highly arguable (my wife suffer it and all the endocrinologist that she has seen in the last 25 years tells her not to take even sea salt to avoid iodine). 3) Potassium citrate it is good to eliminate kidney stones, but I do not think that it does anything to increase your potassium levels. For that Potassium Chloride should be used.
443862 tn?1238003039 Do not leave hyperthyroidism untreated. Trust me when I tell you this thing can do some things to your body. First of all your heart is affected and you do NOT want to go into a thyroid storm. Thyroid storm unfortunately can be fatal. SO please, please get treatment. Untreated hyperthyroidism- you need to be careful about becoming dehydrated as AR-10 stated. Most people who are hyper has unwanted weight loss, for me, I have weight gain which can be an issue.
338416 tn?1420049302 I'v read several times that tremors are especially difficult to treat. Inderal is not really a very big "gun" as meds go. We use it in kids. I do believe that Beta-blockers like propranolol, atenolol, metoprolol are often used with a benzodiazepine like clonazepam. But, this is just what I have heard. Now, I am not advocating this, but I have heard (more than once from neuros) that a bit of the tipply stuff (alcohol) will help an essential tremor and not a pathologic tremor.
Avatar n tn what are pros and cons of fixing as opposed to leaving it? what is the septal(?) part? a 6mm lesion sounds small to me? How can opinions change after reviewing the films(he had already reviewed them briefly with a doc while I was still on the table)and decided then not to fix blockage? I'm confused now. what would you recommend if I were your patient? Thanks very much.
Avatar f tn It's a beta blocker, and beta blockers are sometimes used to control the SYMPTOMS of hyper. However, they do not treat the underlying thyroid condition at all. Sotolol is also a beta blocker. Do you know why he switched from one to the other? Your hives could be a reaction to the active ingredients in the metoprolol or to the fillers (inactive ingredients) in the tablets. I can't tell you if diltiazem is safe or not.
Avatar f tn Did you have the racing hear during your holter? You need to catch it while its happening to know what is causing it.
Avatar f tn What will he want to know, and what tests will he do to find out which it is? I only THINK I might have had it a long time, it has not been suspected or diagnosed and it has never bothered me. 2. I was slightly short of breath, almost not noticeable, for a few months before AVR. However, a couple of weeks before surgery, I started struggling to breathe--associated at first with starting a beta blocker, but not quitting afterward--and I have been very short of breath ever since surgery.
Avatar m tn I have an appointment on November 1st with an endocrinologist to see what is causing it. What dosage of Beta blocker did you take? I'm glad it helped you.
Avatar m tn I can't stop worrying about PVC's, which makes me have more, which makes me worry even more, etc. I am not sure what an ablation is, can you explain it to me please? Thanks.
255722 tn?1452550141 THAT is our real chain to bear. I hope I hit on some of what you might have wanted to know. My little boy is sick and home from school. I'm typing as fast as I can so I can go cuddle up with him for a few minutes. Let me know if you want to talk or if you'd like more info. Take care.
Avatar n tn I have extreme anxiety and don't know how to treat it except what I am doing. I was on prozac for also over 20 yrs and miraculously got off that. I really want to get better but have no clue how. I'm 61 yrs. old - too old for this. PLEASE, some advice?
179332 tn?1273250959 I started taking garlic (odorless) to keep my BP down until we can find out what is causing my allergic reactions. I was even allergic to "Singulaire" which has now left everyone puzzled! I am only taking the garlic pills and a benedryl when needed. I'm still thinking it's a dye or additive but, I am having a hard time gathering info provided by the drug companies who manufacture the meds I turned up allerigc to...
Avatar f tn I haven't seen any criticisms or reactions of the published study, but I'd like to hear what professionals are saying about it. My second question regards SSRI withdrawal symptoms. After about a week off of zoloft I suddenly started feeling extreme anger. Over the last couple of days I've been dissociating a lot--my usual reaction to extreme emotions--and I feel full of rage. The other withdrawal symptoms--dizziness, lighthededness, crying jags--began almost immediately as I tapered off.