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What would you recommend as best beta blocker with least side effects to treat my SVT? Propranolol & metoprolol made me too dizzy.

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

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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Toprol (metoprolol) XL as a beta blocker gives me too much dizziness as a prescription side effect. Can I expect that another bb will probably have the same side effect?

Toprol (metoprolol) XL as a beta blocker gives me too much dizziness as a prescription side effect. Can I expect that another bb will probably have the same side effect?

Yes: Toprol (metoprol (metoprolol)ol) is a "cardioselective" beta blocker, meaning is binds and effects the heart more than the blood vessels. This is suppose to decrease the side effects. If you are having dizziness from toprol (metoprolol) then I would try using something in a different class. With that said, that rule is not absolute, and depending on your situation a beta blocker + dizziness may be the best choice. Listen to your doc. ...Read more

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My BP gets to about 95/56 at rest which makes me dizzy the doctor cut my 25mg cozaar in half but no change I also take toprol (metoprolol) what else can we try?

My BP gets to about 95/56 at rest which makes me dizzy the doctor cut my 25mg cozaar in half but no change I also take toprol (metoprolol) what else can we try?

Call your doctor: If you're having unacceptable dizziness when taking anti-hypertensives (i say it that way because a few moments of dizziness when you first get up is normal), then you'll need to stop one or both of your drugs. This is best done under the supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had sudden dizziness and feeling of fainting when standing lately. I take metoprolol and Diovan (valsartan). What could cause this? I'm over weight by +60.

I've had sudden dizziness and feeling of fainting when standing lately. I take metoprolol and Diovan (valsartan). What could cause this? I'm over weight by +60.

Check your: Heart rate and blood pressure when you go from sitting to standing., You may be experiencing a fall in BP and the metoprolol is not allowing your heart rate to increase as you change position, Talk w/your doctor about adjusting your medication. ...Read more

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Can toprol (metoprolol) and levothyroxin cause nausea and dizziness?

Can toprol (metoprolol) and levothyroxin cause nausea and dizziness?

Yes: Either of these drugs can reduce your bloodpressure which can cause nausea/dizziness, especially if rise quickly from a seated position (postural hypotension)). ...Read more

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I'm being weaned off metoprolol after being on it for 2 years for hbp. I was taking 50mg morning 50 at night. Now on 25mg just at night. Dizzy spells?

I'm being weaned off metoprolol after being on it for 2 years for hbp. I was taking 50mg morning 50 at night. Now on 25mg just at night. Dizzy spells?

More info: Dizzy spells can have a number of causes including tapering off metoprolol. However, more information is needed, such as current blood pressure, other medications, new medications recently started, other disease processes going on, or even recent colds and flu's. All of these can play a role in dizziness. Best to follow up with your doctor so that he or she can examine you and find a cause. ...Read more

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I use to take toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar now I can't even take 12.5 of the toprol (metoprolol) and my BP is too low (87/53) and dizzy w/ chest pain why the change?

I use to take toprol (metoprolol) and cozaar now I can't even take 12.5 of the toprol (metoprolol) and my BP is too low (87/53) and dizzy w/ chest pain why the change?

Get attention: New chest pain & such low BP both need medical attention. Can't take Cozaar (losartan) at this bp. Can't tell in your case, but possible causes of new sensitivity to BP meds include dehydration, addition of diuretic, major weight loss. But if the low BP is related to the new chest pain, which could be from a blood flow problem or other cardiac condition, that really would need attention asap. ...Read more

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Can symptoms such as dizziness and blurred vision be caused by metoprolol and coversyl plus?

Side effects: Dizziness is certainly possible with metoprolol and possibly with coversyl plus... Blurred vision is not among common side effects of either. ...Read more

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My dr. Just upped my dosage of metoprolol tartrate 50mg. Daily to twice daily. I've been getting lightheaded & dizzy since. Could this be too much?

My dr. Just upped my dosage of metoprolol tartrate 50mg. Daily to twice daily. I've been getting lightheaded & dizzy since. Could this be too much?

Possibly: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I take metoprolol 25mg for two months now for high b/p and palpitations, I'm traveling and have motion sickness get dizzy can I take bonine Otc?

I take metoprolol 25mg for two months now for high b/p and palpitations, I'm traveling and have motion sickness get dizzy can I take bonine Otc?

Yes: Taking Bonine (OTC) and metoprolol together has not been shown to interfere with each other. It is therefore safe to take Bonine or any of its other brands (antivert, dramamine) or generic (meclizine) to help with dizziness from motion sickness while still using metoprolol. ...Read more

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I get extremely dizzy and black out for a few seconds every time I stand up its getting worse and worse. I'm on toprol (metoprolol) for tachycardia and hbp. Should I go to er?

I get extremely dizzy and black out for a few seconds every time I stand up its getting worse and worse. I'm on toprol (metoprolol) for tachycardia and hbp. Should I go to er?

Postural hypotension: Can be present if your blood pressure drops upon standing. Since toprol (metoprolol) could lower both pressure and pulse, you may need dose adjusted, or even try a different medicine. ...Read more

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When do you go to the hospital with af? My husband was dizzy and lightheaded with a heart rate of 100. Now after metoprolol, he feels better. What next?

When do you go to the hospital with af? My husband was dizzy and lightheaded with a heart rate of 100. Now after metoprolol, he feels better. What next?

Regular check ups: If you have af, you need regular check up in addition to metoprolol you may need Coumadin (warfarin) to keep the blood thin to prevent any life threatening clots or stroke. Check your heart rate regularly. If it consistently beyond 100 and causing palpitations, dizziness, chest pain seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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2nd day of metoprolol succ ER 25mg for Tachycardia. I was born with extra nodes. Side effects are nausea, tiredness + mild dizziness. Are the normal?

2nd day of metoprolol succ ER 25mg for Tachycardia. I was born with extra nodes. Side effects are nausea, tiredness + mild dizziness. Are the normal?

Sideeffects normal: All these side effects of metaprolol are common, but if you get them more often or more in intensity, worrying you then talk to your doctor. He may decrease the dose or change the medicine. ...Read more

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I take 25mg zoloft, 100mg metoprolol tartrate, and 50 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as needed. I did take a xanaz last night and 120 mg oxycodone. Whole day I was out of it and dizzy, unable to do anything. Is this norma?

I take 25mg zoloft, 100mg metoprolol tartrate, and 50 mg Xanax (alprazolam) as needed. I did take a xanaz last night and 120 mg oxycodone. Whole day I was out of it and dizzy, unable to do anything. Is this norma?

Russian Roulette: Combining sedatives or anti depressives with narcotics and/or alcohol is exactly like playing russian roulette. This is due to the fact that these medications when taken together can adversely affect the respiratory drive, which is the unconscious impulse to continue breathing. It is among the leading causes of death among young people today, let alone older more vulnerable people. ...Read more

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Have headache, stuffy nose, swollen glands, dizziness, chills, &sweating. Cold or flu? I take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for Pots/tachycardia. What cold meds should I avoid?

Have headache, stuffy nose, swollen glands, dizziness, chills, &sweating. Cold or flu? I take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for Pots/tachycardia. What cold meds should I avoid?

No Sudaphed: Afrin will help with nasal congestion, & when used correctly has little systemic effect. The drug alone can only be taken short time or stops working. I suggest U ask physician for prescription of Fluticosone Propionate which sprayed in nostrils & breathed in once daily can help U to take the meds longer. Reasonable to test for flu & take tamiflu if positive. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ASA for other symptoms ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more