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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol For Palpitations

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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After 19hrs of taking 1st pill of metoprolol 25mg for palpitations I'm still getting them, is this normal? How long b4 I feel none?

After 19hrs of taking 1st pill of metoprolol 25mg for palpitations I'm still getting them, is this normal? How long b4 I feel none?

Difficult to say: It will take a few doses of the medication to reach what we call "steady state" levels where the level of the medication in the blood reaches its maximal level for the dose that you are taking. Even then, you may not always get complete relief. Further dosing adjustments by your md may need to be made depending on your symptomatic response. ...Read more

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My pcp prescribed metoprolol tartarate for palpitations and hbp. Side effects are killing me. Are there any alternatives?

My pcp prescribed metoprolol tartarate for palpitations and hbp. Side effects are killing me. Are there any alternatives?

Yes: There are alternatives. Talk to your doctor and discuss it. If you have not seen a cardiologist, they may offer more options. ...Read more

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What should a doctor consider before giving a patient metoprolol for heart palpitations due to too much adrenaline?

What should a doctor consider before giving a patient metoprolol for heart palpitations due to too much adrenaline?

An endocrinologist: B"sd It is essential to define the nature and source of the excess "adrenaline", which usually refers to normetanephrine (NE) and less commonly but much more dangerous epinephrine (E). Metoprolol is a selective beta blocker which can counter the effects of excess NE. However, E is both beta and alpha. In conditions of E excess metoprolol can result in paradoxical severe hypertension emergency ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Plexus Slim (a dietary supplement,) while taking Metoprolol Extended Release 25mg? I take Metoprolol to control heart palpitations.

Depends: If the supplement doesn't contain any stimulants it should be ok to take without causing palpitations or interactions with metoprolol. You can ask your pharmacist to review the ingredients in the product and advise you. ...Read more

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Can I take a beta blocker as needed for palpitations? If so, which one is better? Metoprolol or bisoprolol?

Can I take a beta blocker as needed for palpitations? If so, which one is better? Metoprolol or bisoprolol?

Yes: If you're taking it just for palpitations, it is reasonable to take it only on an "as needed" basis. And either of those choices is fine; they are really quite equivalent. ...Read more

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What are some good medications for palpitations from pvc's and pac's? Took metoprolol but gained weight, just started atenolol. Don't wanna gain more

What are some good medications for palpitations from pvc's and pac's? Took metoprolol but gained weight, just started atenolol. Don't wanna gain more

Give it a try: If you do gain weight then consider other options. It is not that common to gain weight on beta blockers and can usually be avoided if you watch your food intake. If your irregular heartbeat is so bothersome that you take medication you may want to consider ablation. It is ussually such a benign condition that no medications are necessary. Make sure it is not your anxiety that you are treating ...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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What is a good beta blocker to take for anxiety to stop heart palpitations?

Almost any: There are many older, cheaper, effective beta blockers that will work for both problems: atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol. The newer, brand-name meds like bystolic (nebivolol) are "selective" regarding beta-1 and beta-2 receptors, and so may not be as effective as the older, tried, and true meds. ...Read more

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Is diflucan (fluconazole) dangerous for a person who has palpitations and on a beta blocker, but whose heart health is otherwise good?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Generally a safe medication for short period like a week.. Not a good medication for people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Should Zoloft (sertraline) be taken with a beta blocker? I just started getting my heart palpitations back again. I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 2 weeks 12.5mg

Should Zoloft (sertraline) be taken with a beta blocker? I just started getting my heart palpitations back again. I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 2 weeks 12.5mg

Zoloft (sertraline) side effects: 12.5mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is quite a low dose, particularly if treating anxiety. The palpitations may be related to your underlying condition. The best thing would be to follow up with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Forceful PACS/palpitations when inhaling, exhaling and also when swallowing on bad days. Beta blocker doesn't help. Had echo, cta, est. Normal. Cause?

There are lots of: Options for the treatment of your arrhythmia symptoms. Beta blockers are only one option. Ask your health care provider to refer you to an Electrophysiologist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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My PC doc has me on metoprolol 25mg twice a day. It keeps my readings at 140/95. Why not get my BP down (slowly) to "normal? "

My PC doc has me on metoprolol 25mg twice a day. It keeps my readings at 140/95. Why not get my BP down (slowly) to "normal? "

BP guidelines: The newer guidelines suggest that the systolic (upper) number be 140 or less. Your diastolic (lower) number is high. May need to increase dose. Check with your pcp. ...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. Louis Gallia
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more