A 38-year-old male asked:
currently have a low resting heart rate of 50-60 bpm. doc put me on 12.5 metoprolol succinate er. this won't make my heart stop will it?
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Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
No, but discuss it: Always get full info on a new Rx - know the pros and cons, what to expect and do if there's a problem - in detail! Call to get this ASAP. The drug is for hi blood pressure and that can be very serious if untreated - so take efforts to understand all of this and advice on diet/exercise/life style/etc too. A full treatment program can make your life much better!
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bradycardia: Your heart rate is low normal for your age but what was the reason for the metoprolol? 12.5mgs is a low dose but I don't recommend lowering your rate under 50 as it could cause lightheadedness,low blood pressure or fatigue. This dose wouldn't make your heart stop. It would be prudent of to monitor your heart rate and blood pressure and omit the metoprolol if rate is less than 55 or bp under100 sys
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?
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Pediatrics 32 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn." nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
I suffer from frequent migraines, will my metoprolol medication pass into my breast milk?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: It is concentrated in breast milk but is listed as one of the drugs acceptable to breastfeed with, according to american academy of pediatrics. Talk to your pediatrician.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Will my blood clot put me at risk for a heart attack or a stroke?
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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Probably Not: The major risk of venous blood clots is that they can travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolus, which can be deadly. This is the main reason clots need to be treated. Rarely, if a person has a common heart defect or a rare artery clot, clots can lead to stroke. Heart attacks with blood clots would almost always be related to pulmonary emboli, rather than the clot itself.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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