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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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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