What is the drug metoprolol used for

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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 Apparently, your doctor believes your medical condition is due to anxiety and take the medication from that perspective. I agree with the advice by the drug manufacturer, if there is high blood pressure to manage. Ttreating anxiety can be take a medication as needed. You may want to get verification of the advise given to you by your doctor. I hope this helps and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
1347434 tn?1282595378 Im on 100mg of metoprolol and don't experience any side effects- not to suggest the drug is actually reducing my episodes of SVT either. The only thing that seems to help me is a good dose of potassium in my diet.
Avatar n tn I would like information on the drug apo-metoprolol . Especially the side effects from them. Also how they interact with coated aspirin. My mom is taking them because of her panic attacks, rapid heart beats. It seems that when she turns her head, or bends her head down she is cutting her air off. She had test after test done and they tell her there isn't anything wrong with her. Actually they say it's her nerves doing it. Can this be true?
443862 tn?1238003039 I have been on it for 8 months now, my BP is on the low side also, but it does work for what the dr. put me on it for. Taking your BP every hour as you say is really not necessary, once a day is enough. Have you told your dr. your concerns?
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 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. However, the benefits of use of the rx could outweigh the possible risk.
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.
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.....
1464004 tn?1384139333 I had vertigo and dizziness for hours after just from laying flat for 10 minutes. The doc I used to work for tried that ear maneuver on me but it did no good. The only reason I think it may even be connected to the metoprolol it's because it seems to be at its worst about 3 to 4 hours after I take a dose. Any input would be appreciated.
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.
Avatar m tn it's suppose to stop the adrenaline effect on the heart but I have big surge of adrenaline from panic attack and the metoprolol can't stop that... Anyway, did you return on the Metoprolol? If not, what is the name of the calcium channel blocker you take? Is it the Verapamil? Apparently it's slow down the digestive track badly and cause constipation...
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.
19887518 tn?1486052247 Now it's 11 pm and like usual I feel much better but still weaker than before the med. Is there any chance I'll get used to the drug and quit being so tired? I know, I know tell the doctor....I will eventually but until then....??? Thanx!
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 f tn Taking metoprolol 50 mg twice a day for almost three months - don't feel much different being on the drug except that my pulse is much lower - in the forties now. I did gain maybe three or four pounds but then again was not as active as previously. No hair loss! I think it is an excellent drug - much better than having VT, although I have had more palpitations since starting it but that is probably nothing to do with the metoprolol. I would not be worried to take it.
Avatar n tn Last year I found myself in a situation where my supply of the drug had run out and the pharmacy was closed for the weekend, so I figured what the heck it can wait until Monday. I got up pretty early Monday as my pacemaker started shocking me about 4 am due to a pulse of well over 200. By the time I called 911 an hour later I had received 12 shocks which was not very pleasant. My pacemaker is set to shock me when heartrate goes above 200.
612551 tn?1450025775 Jerry -- My Rx for Atenolol is 2 25 mg. tablets per day. I have gone from 1 to 1-1/2 per day to 2 tablets per day after my recent cardioversions. I am weaning off of it now and am back to about one tablet a day. I break the tablet in "large 1/4's" or just a bit less than half for each dose, every 8 hours. My EP said I could do it however it wanted. If I took an entire pill, my bp would plummet like a stone.
Avatar n tn Yes, the doctor told me that beta blockers would not cause that, but it's too coincidental that I just started having this sympton after beginning the drug. What was the outcome for you?
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 m tn Metoprolol 50 ml 1x day, I have not noticed any change yet but my question is, what is the harm for an unborn baby using metoprolol? I am not pregnant but we are planning to have our 2nd child.
Avatar n tn Talk with your OB/GYN about TTC while on this medication. Metoprolol is a Category C drug while used in the first trimester...if it is used during the 2nd and 3rd trimester it is a Category D. Im not trying to scare you but there are more BP meds out there that you could use.
1097328 tn?1365559145 I tried MANY BBs and found Toprol was the best one for me -- it might be the right one for you, or not. If not, keep trying until you find something that works. There are a lot more options out there now than ever before. To help keep your blood pressure stable, drink PLENTY of fluids, take any opportunity you can during the day to lay down and/or get your feet up -- even if it's only for a few minutes. Standing for long periods can be exhausting to people with low BP.
Avatar f tn It's a protective coating which ensures the drug for example endures the stomach. I have had several size pills of plavix but all are 75mg. The ones I currently have are over twice the size of the regular ones I receive due to the large amount of coating. So when cutting pills in half, do we assume the medication is always in the exact centre, is this definitely the case?
Avatar f tn So I'm not at all opposed to it, just saying, it is a drug, and needs to be used with the caution of that, and with the caution of knowing nobody in human history has ever used it until recently so we have no long record of its use. Just being accurate here, not negative on it, as I'm thinking about it myself.
Avatar f tn Beta blockers have mostly been studied for just a couple forms of anxiety, the one I know the most being social anxiety. Also know that pot isn't the greatest drug for anxiety -- it does help some with PTSD in studies and in experience, but many of us got our anxiety problems while stoned so be aware that any drug that turns you inward might just focus you more on your anxiety. Then again, it might work.
Avatar f tn The problem with Metoprolol Tartrate is the deep roller coaster effect due to the relative short half life. You could move your dose time closer together, but that will leave you with an even deeper null period than you're experiencing now. If you take two 25's, you could halve them and take them every 6 hours. You could quarter them and take them every 3 hours. But this plan would most likely have you forgetting doses.
Avatar f tn Please read up on it, everyone who writes their story can't be wrong (there is at least one from every state complaining of the same thing). I've been taking the old TOPROL XL BRAND for the last 9 days and my arrhythmias have completely stopped, I have an appetite again and the depression has lifted. I hope it didn't cause any permanent damage. I know this is probably happening to people everywhere who don't have access to the internet or maybe don't get out much.
Avatar n tn Hi, i was diagnosed with Atrial Fib in 1993 and originally was treated with Norpace, Lanoxin, and coumadin, the a - fib has continued on and off for the 6 years that i have been medicated for the problem, three years ago i was changed from Norpace to Tambocor ( Flecainide ) and Metoprolol. I am still experiencing periods of A fib and skipped beats, premature beats and dizziness, loss of breathe and fatigue. I am a 35 year old male, not over weight, and in fair shape.
Avatar f tn I think you need to discuss what options you have to return to the Cardizem CD results. Is this a beta blocker? Metoprolol is also a generic that is widely available and inexpensive. Calcium channel blockers can also be used to lower BP. Both of these also lower HR, which I think you don't need, but it you do well on a lower HR then anything over 40 at rest should be fine.