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holter monitor results and metoprolol, what is this for?

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Dr. Jay Ganji
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Palpitation: If you are diagnosed with extra beats (Premature atrial or ventricular contractions) and if you are vey symptomatic, doctors sometimes Rx a beta blocker like Metoprolol to decrease symptoms of palpitations.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between selective and non-selective beta blockers for glaucoma treatment?

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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One is more safe: Beta blockers can either block beta1 or beta2 receptors. Beta 1 receptors are in the heart and blocking them can cause the heart to slow down causing tiredness, irregular heart beat and shortness of breath....One of the drawbacks of timolol. Selective beta blockers such as betoptic (betaxolol) are supposed to have less of an effect of this type but are best avoided if a patient is sensitive to beta blockers.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take butalbital and metoprolol together?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes but watch: You can use both butalbital and metoprolol together but keep an eye out. Adding butalbital may make your metoprolol not work as well because it can decrease the metoprolol in your blood. Good job on being mindful!
A 52-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of beta blocker overdose?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
See under: Airways and lungs , breathing trouble, no breathing, wheezing (in people who have asthma), eyes, ears, nose, and throat , blurred vision, double vision heart and blood , irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, heartbeat - rapid or slow , heart failure, shock, nervous system , coma, confusion, convulsions, drowsiness, excessive sweating, fever nervousness, weakness please call 911
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of ceasing to use the beta blocker nadolol?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Palpitations: Usually when one stops beta blockers suddenly there is often a rise in palpitations and jitteriness. This is because the body is used to the beta blockers suppressing heart rate and when they are stopped suddenly the body goes through a temporary period of symptoms like these through withdrawals. Ask your doctor if symptoms persist over 1-2 wks.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is immediate release metoprolol made?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
YES: Metoprolol tartrate is a short acting form and needs to be taken twice daily.

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