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How common is an abnormal heart rate while taking metoprolol?

How common is an abnormal heart rate while taking metoprolol?

Unclear: Metoprolol is used for heart disease and high blood pressure. It commonly lowers the heart rate and that is precisely what doctors expect and hope it will do. As long as the heart rate lowering is not too severe, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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Taking dilitiazem 120mg 1xday, raising heart rate to 125+.Bp got higher.Same thing when i took metoprolol. Taking for arrythmias.Suggestions to try?

Taking dilitiazem 120mg 1xday, raising heart rate to 125+.Bp got higher.Same thing when i took metoprolol. Taking for arrythmias.Suggestions to try?

Depends: It depends on the type of arrythmia. In general, diltizem dose can be increased above 120, metoprolol can be gradually increased. Verapamil or Carvedilol can be considered. If the arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, could also consider digoxin. Some can be taken in combination. Need to make sure there is not other underlying cause for fast heart rate such as high thyroid, anemia, or dehydration. ...Read more

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For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?

For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?

Beta-blockade & HR.: That heart rate is an acceptable target given the use of a beta-blocker, as long as there are no symptoms of lightheadedness or undue fatigue. ...Read more

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If I was given 25 mg metoprolol once at ER to help my heart rate, can I safely not take anymore? I heard it's dangerous to stop it suddenly.

Probably.: certainly if it was over a day ago, it is out of your system. The body needs at least days to get used to it. One dose isn't going to get your body used to it. BUT the same condition that had the ER give it to you once is likely still there now. Not taking it will likely have those conditions pop back. ...Read more

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I am taking metoprolol and benazapril (sp?) for HBP and lost 50 lbs in last 12 mos. Heart rate is low during exercise. What does that mean?

I am taking metoprolol and benazapril (sp?) for HBP and lost 50 lbs in last 12 mos.  Heart rate is low during exercise.  What does that mean?

Bradycardia: Congratulations on the weight loss! The one medication you take is a beta blocker which not only helps the blood pressure but can reduce the pulse rate too. Since you lost weight, your BP may have improved as well, so see the Dr. as it appears the Metoprolol may be able to be decreased at this time. get an eval and care with your Dr. regarding this. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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They cancelled my heart CTA and sent me home. Couldn't get my heart rate to 60 or less, even using IV metoprolol. Couldnt they have still done it?

They cancelled my heart CTA and sent me home. Couldn't get my heart rate to 60 or less, even using IV metoprolol. Couldnt they have still done it?

If the: Heart rate is too high, the cardiac motion creates an artifact that distorts anatomic detail and can make the scan essentially useless. The higher the heart rate, the worse it is. Better to try to get it right another day than to perform a scan that has a good chance of not providing any answers. ...Read more

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I was dealing with anxiety and my BP raised also my heart rate.I was prescribed metoprolol,but my BP is back to normal.Less anxie,should i stop meds?

I was dealing with anxiety and my BP raised also my heart rate.I was prescribed  metoprolol,but my BP is back to normal.Less anxie,should i stop meds?

Not without: Discussing this with your prescribing doctor. The medicines helped you , they are keeping your symptoms in check. So whether you can manage your symptoms now without the meds is a topic of discussion for you and your doctor. ...Read more

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Would you ever be on metoprolol just to control BP? I heard it is used to prevent afib? Or heart rate control? Why would someone be on this med?

Yes, no, maybe, more: Metoprolol is one of the beta-blockers. It has been shown to lower blood pressure and lower risk of heart attacks. Check out this link for more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682864.html ...Read more

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My wife was just taken off of metoprolol. Without being weaned off. She is having high BP and fast heart rate does she need to be weaned off slowly?

My wife was just taken off of metoprolol. Without being weaned off. She is having high BP and fast heart rate does she need to be weaned off slowly?

Ideally yes: Abruptly stopping medicines like metoprolol can cause rebound tachycardia and hypertension (elevated heart rate and blood pressure). There may bevalid reasons to abruptly stop the medication. Your wife sholuld discuus this with her doctor. ...Read more

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I am 24 on metoprolol for my heart rate. My doctor said I could take ibuprofen with metoprolol but from what I've heard from others you should not. Ca?

I am 24 on metoprolol for my heart rate. My doctor said I could take ibuprofen with metoprolol but from what I've heard from others you should not. Ca?

With caution: Ibuprofen an NSAID, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug, can reduce the effectiveness of the bp lowering effect of metoprolol, probably less on heart rate, especially when taken for more than a week. 4 a day or 2 probably much less likely to cause a problem.Discuss with ur doc again b4 starting to use the drug. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safer wen taken in prescribed doses. Any med overdone -> problems.Good luck. ...Read more

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Heart rate fluctuating between 130 to 145. Taking metoprolol 25mg 2wice daily. Taking diuretic 5mg. Bp is 85/60. Feeling tired. Pl advice?

Heart rate fluctuating between 130 to 145. Taking metoprolol 25mg 2wice daily. Taking diuretic 5mg. Bp is 85/60. Feeling tired. Pl advice?

?add another agent: Sounds suspicious for atrial fibrillation, a rapid rhythm emanating from the upper poles of the heart frequently seen in older patients and in patients with previous heart disease. Should preferably confer with your pcp to confirm. Might be able to take Diltiazem in low doses in addition to other meds and have minimal effect on bp, but this would have to be approved/monitored by a local doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metoprolol at night when my heart rate rests at an average of 65bpm? Doesn't metoprolol slow my hr? Taking meds for pvc's only.

Is it safe to take metoprolol at night when my heart rate rests at an average of 65bpm? Doesn't metoprolol slow my hr? Taking meds for pvc's only.

Yes it is safe: And yes it does slow your heart rate but your heart rate is within safe range not to worry. Taking it at night lessens the possible side effect if tiredness some people might feel so that is a good time to take it. ...Read more

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Cant find blood preesure meds to agree took toprol (metoprolol) xl, cardizem , lisinpril getting frustrated taking 5mg Norvasc but it cause heart rate to raise , ?

Cant find blood preesure meds to agree took toprol (metoprolol) xl, cardizem , lisinpril  getting frustrated taking 5mg Norvasc but it cause heart rate to raise , ?

Agree with what?: Are you having drug interactions? What other side effects? Many people who can find no class of medication to treat their problem, often are not experiencing side effects of the medication, but anticipation of trouble as result of anxiety. Ace inhibitors (lisinopril) are very well tolerated, but if side effect, arb is good option. Norvasc (amlodipine) (dhp-ccb) is also well tolerated, with few side effects. ...Read more

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Metoprolol I started yesterday. I was prescribed this med just to slow heart rate down. I started yesterday and all day I was sick to my stomach and had stomach ache all day and night even into today. I think I need to stop taking med. What do u think?

Metoprolol I started yesterday. I was prescribed this med just to slow heart rate down. I started yesterday and all day I was sick to my stomach and had stomach ache all day and night even into today. I think I need to stop taking med. What do u think?

Take w food or : I would recommend informing your doc about the trouble you are having with the medication so that you can be properly treated with possibly a different med etc...U could also take only half of the dose, take it with food etc.., to allow the body to adapt/adjust to the effect of the medication before going to full dose etc...Either way, informing your doc is a good start. Good luck. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more