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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol And Digoxin

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Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


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Is digoxin and metoprolol a good combination for arrythimias? Trying different meds to help with these. Haven't found anything yet, any suggestions?

Is digoxin and metoprolol a good combination for arrythimias? Trying different meds to help with these. Haven't found anything yet, any suggestions?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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How does one get weend off digoxin and metropolol?

How does one get weend off digoxin and metropolol?

Cardiologist: You need to go talk to your cardiologist. Someone put you on these meds for a reason and going off of them suddenly could be life threatening to you depending on why you are on them. Make an appointment with your cardilogist or your prirmary care doctor, whoever is managing these medications for you. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I had been on metoprolol 25 ER for around seven years I had gained weight since want to change drug I am m34 please help me?

Hi doctor I had been on metoprolol 25 ER for around seven years I had gained weight since want to change drug I am m34 please help me?

Why change?: If the medication is working and your blood pressure and/or symptoms are controlled why change? If not, depending on why you are taking the medication, your options would be different. ...Read more

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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

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My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should I wean off?

My dr is taking me off 50mg metoprolol and putting me on a diff bp medicine. She said its ok to stop cold turkey. Is this true or should I wean off?

Depends: Your Doctor might be changing you to a medicine in the same family as the one you are taking, so there would be no consequence from stopping the one you are on. The new one just might be stronger or longer lasting. The only way to know for sure is to ask your doc if they are related. ...Read more

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I ran out of metoprolol succ 100 mg er tablets until Wed. But found old prescription w/a couple to get me by. They expired in 2014. Will it regulate?

I ran out of metoprolol succ 100 mg er tablets until Wed. But found old prescription w/a couple to get me by. They expired in 2014. Will it regulate?

No: It s never a good idea to run out of any chronic medication. : (Get some new stock as soon as possible. :) You can not depend on any expired medication. It may be unpredictable with effect and side effects. ...Read more

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My new cardio wants to switch me from nadolol to metoprolol for my increase HR. Do other md prefer one over the other. He said it's the preferred drug?

My new cardio wants to switch me from nadolol to metoprolol for my increase HR. Do other md prefer one over the other. He said it's the preferred drug?

Agree: Nadalol is B1 and B2 blocker whereas metoprolol is B2 and more heart selective. So if the goal is max heart effect then metoprolol is the way to go. You may tolerate it better. ...Read more

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I have been on Metoprolol, 12.5 mg/cut in half daily now for approx. 7 yrs. It was originally prescribed to me for fast resting ht. Rate. 85-90 bpm along with pre-hypertension. I exercise on a regular basis now and have been for the past couple of years.

I have been on Metoprolol, 12.5 mg/cut in half daily now for approx. 7 yrs. It was originally prescribed to me for fast resting ht. Rate. 85-90 bpm along with pre-hypertension. I exercise on a regular basis now and have been for the past couple of years.

Check with MD: The drug is safe to use for a long time. You may want to check with your Physician if the drug is still needed if you have made life style changes and if the original conditions are still present. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about classes I and II antiarrhythmic medications (and digoxin)?

Vaughan-Williams: What you are referring to, I believe, is what is called the vaughan-williams classification (circa 1970) of anti arrhythmic drugs. Class I drugs block sodium channels on the cells, class ii drugs block beta-receptors, class iii drugs block potassium channels, and class IV drugs block calcium channels. Digoxin does not fit the vaughn-williams classification, as its properties are different still. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my dr. Gave me metoprolol tartrate 25mg twice a day, but?

Metoprolol: In general metoprolol 25mg twice a day is a common and safe dosage of the drug. As with any treatment, the indication and the dose need to be appropriate for the patient. ...Read more

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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Lanoxicaps (Definition)

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