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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol And Hart Rate

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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

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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They cancelled my heart CTA and sent me home. Couldn't get my heart rate to 60 or less, even using IV metoprolol. Couldn't 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. Couldn't 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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What would be best to keep my heart rate control for longer time. 50mg of atenolol or 50mg Metoprolol Succinate. Cardio wants me to switch to Metoprol?

What would be best to keep my heart rate control for longer time. 50mg of atenolol or 50mg Metoprolol Succinate. Cardio wants me to switch to Metoprol?

Metop Succinate: Metoprolol Succinate would provider longer, and more stable beta blocking effects. Assure you are getting metoprolol succinate, and not tartrate variety (the tartrate variety is shorter acting and requires twice per day dosing). ...Read more

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Currently have a low resting heart rate of 50-60 BPM. Doc put me on 12.5 Metoprolol Succinate ER. This won't make my heart stop will it?

Currently have a low resting heart rate of 50-60 BPM. Doc put me on 12.5 Metoprolol Succinate ER. This won't make my heart stop will it?

No, but discuss it: Always get full info on a new Rx - know the pros and cons, what to expect and do if there's a problem - in detail! Call to get this ASAP. The drug is for hi blood pressure and that can be very serious if untreated - so take efforts to understand all of this and advice on diet/exercise/life style/etc too. A full treatment program can make your life much better! ...Read more

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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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19, Female, Anxiety. Bp of 140s/90s and pulse rate around 110s. I now take metoprolol tart. But still worried of dying in my 20s or 30s. Will I live?

Probably.: With your pulse rate of 110 you should get a TSH thyroid test. Is your BP of 140/90 before you started metoprolol or after? If your thyroid is normal and your BP controlled, you will probably do fine. ...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.

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.
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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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I take a beta-blocker med call metoprolol 75 mg day. My heart rate is still fast and my heart is pounding in my chest really hard all the time. Is it normal?

Yes: And by yes, I mean that there is still room for your prescriber to increase your dose. It's worth letting them know now that you have not gotten relief; you reach a steady concentration of metoprolol within your first doses, so if this dose is not effective enough, we already know. What's more, if you're on it partly to prevent arrhythmia, then we need to get that heart rate under control! ...Read more

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I've had afib for 13yrs the concerning current worries- my memory loss, heart rate very fast, with use of cardizem 240mg and toprol (metoprolol). 106?

I've had afib for 13yrs the concerning current worries- my memory loss, heart rate very fast, with use of cardizem 240mg and toprol (metoprolol). 106?

Are you in: Any anticoagulation therapy? The chads2 score used to determine choice of thromboprophylaxis. Zero score no treatment or aspirin. Rate control very important to less than 110. Memory loss could be related to treatment and to increase hr. You should see your cardiologist soon for better rate control and to review your treatments. I will recommend repeat echo to r/o atrial thrombus. ...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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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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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?

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