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Can I take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) during pregnancy to control my svt?

Can I take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) during pregnancy to control my svt?

Yes, but maybe other: Beta blockers (of which, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is one) are mostly category c during pregnancy. This means that there have been no studies in humans (why would any mother subject herself and fetus to such a study) but no evidence of harm. There are a few cat. B beta-bk: acebutalol and pindolol. May be better choices if can achieve control of rhythm. All choices are a matter of benefit vs risk of harm. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is metoprolol 25mg safe for pregnancy?

Is metoprolol 25mg safe for pregnancy?

Metroprolol: The drug is usually not recommended during pregnancy. Consult your obstetrician for his opinion. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more

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Is beta blocker or calcium channel blocker safer in 1st trimester pregnancy?

Is beta blocker or calcium channel blocker safer in 1st trimester pregnancy?

Calcium blocker: Calcium channel blockers are often used for the management of hypertension in pregnancy. Beta blockers are classified as pregnancy category c, meaning that they have not been systematically studied. Although both classes of medications are used in pregnancy, calcium channel blockers are likely to be safer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to bleed during my pregnancy?

Is it possible for me to bleed during my pregnancy?

Yes: Yes. Please consult with your obstetrician if you have experienced spotting/ bleeding. ...Read more

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Hi is squatting helpful for me during pregnancy?

Hi is squatting helpful for me during pregnancy?

Not harmful: If it isn't painful and you are not in active labor, it should be fine for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Can you tell me healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: I presume you will see an obstetrician regularly during pregnancy and she/he will keep an eye on your weight through your pregnancy. If you are not doing that I strongly suggest you make an appointment soon. ...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