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Is It Safe To Take Metoprolol With Propanolol
Typically, between propranolol & toprol (metoprolol) which is safer & has less long term side effects?
Toprol (metoprolol) but: Propanalol may be the preferable drug for certain diagnoses. U r md knows, please check with him. ...Read more
I take metoprolol 25 MG for anxiety. Dr. says propranolol may be more affective. What is the difference?
Propranolol: The effectiveness of a beta blocking drug for helping anxiety is related to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier which, in turn, is related to it's lipophilic vs hydrophilic properties. Both drugs cross, but propranolol does it better, so may be more effective in some people. ...Read more
What are the differences between Metoprolol and Propranolol? Which is better for treating hypertension of 150/100? What dosage should I take?
Which would be safer for an 18 y/o with imma proprietor sinus tachycardia? Propranolol 60 mg ER or toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg xr?
On propranolol 20 mg 2x a day for SVT (wpw), &hbp. I need one that lasts longer but can't take er. Toprol (metoprolol) was to strong even at 25 mg. Any suggestion?
Lightheaded from propranolol & lopressor (metoprolol tartrate). Taking only propranolol for Wolff Parkinson white syndrome. Doc said I still must take it. What should I do?
Need assessment: The class of med you're taking are beta-blockers which may be very useful for WPW. But your symptoms need to be sorted out since the adverse effects of these drugs can cause your symptoms, either by excessively lowering your BP and/or heart rate. Alternate doses or beta-blockers, or even a different class of anti-arrhythmic agent may be considered. An electro-physiologic study may be useful too ...Read more
Beta-blockers: They are beta-blockers and may cause bronchial constriction which exacerbates asthma and copd. We treat asthma with beta-agonists (albuterol etc) which are exactly the opposite. That being said, metoprolol in particular is a selective drug and many asthmatics/copd-ers are able to take it if needed for heart disease without any ill effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
How good bystolic vs propranolol, toprol (metoprolol) or other bb medicines? Benefits or side effects please? Thanks
Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but I need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?
Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap! ...Read more
Docs are switching me from toprol (metoprolol) XL 12.5 to propranolol ER 60mgs and I'm worried my BP and pulse will drop to low? Mission is to help w anxiety.
Probably Fine: If you are basically healthy (no heart or lung problems) this should be fine, however I am a bit curious about the choice of treatment. Have you had a diagnostic evaluation of your anxiety? Beta blockers help with the physical symptoms of anxiety but may not help the cognitive (worried thoughts) symptoms. ...Read more
Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (beta blocker class). Toprol (metoprolol) has more studies recently regarding benefit in heart failure. Of course, cost can play into decision, too, although both are available as generics for $4/mo (http://i.Walmartimages. Com/i/if/hmp/fusion/customer_list. Pdf). ...Read more
Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?
What would you recommend as best beta blocker with least side effects to treat my SVT? Propranolol & metoprolol made me too dizzy.
Dose dependent: It's not so much the med as the dose - since the side effect of all BBs is to lower BP. If your BP becomes too low, you'll get dizzy. That said, the BB I like the best for SVT is nadolol. The usual dose is 20-80 mg once a day, but for you, I'd recommend starting at 10 mg once a day and if you tolerate it, think about increasing the dose. ...Read more
Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?
This is so common: That I despair of accurate diagnosis. Your heart and BP at 18 are controlled by the limbic system of the brain---a computer that organizes your ability to adapt to environment. Defective oxidative metabolism causes the computer to send out unnecessary signals through the sympathetic nervous system. Commonest cause is vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency from ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more
Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now
I switched from toprol (metoprolol) to propranolol bc of dizziness, feel much better, but I'm having diarrhea on propranolol. Toprol (metoprolol) caused constipation. Normal?
Sounds like you: Ate having side effects...Would its "normal".Get a more detailed answer ›
My pcd just switched my inderal (propranolol) 40mg to metoprolol 25 mg ER once at night because my blood pressure and heart rate was low is That a good switch?
Beta blockade: Low BP & HR without symptoms should be ignored, overall the blockade should be similar at the doses cited, Consider an agent with ISA eg pindolol ...Read more
Inderal (propranolol) could be contributing to confusion in my 88 yr old mother. Is there a water-based beta blocker less apt to do so? Not metoprolol or atenolol..
Atenolol: Atenolol is the most hydrophilic (least lipophilic) of the betablockers, crossing the blood brain barrier less than any other. If your grandmother can't tolerate atenolol, then she can't be on any beta blocker at all. Here is one of many articles on the subject: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/2865153. ...Read more