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Metoprolol For Palpitations
I just had complete unprotected sex with my husband and could now be pregnant. Should I see Dr asap...taking metoprolol for palpitations, but healthy.
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
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
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
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
Have on & off, not often palpitations since teen & was just prescribed metoprolol, is this safe? I'm now 38 & scared of med
It is safe: Try it & see if it provides relief. ...Read more
Can I take a beta blocker as needed for palpitations? If so, which one is better? Metoprolol or bisoprolol?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on omeprazole. Synthroid. Ativan. Benicar. And toprol (metoprolol) xr. Can any of these cause heart palpitations or serious cardiac effects?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I take my rescue inhaler it makes my palpitations worse and I get fluttering. I take a beta blocker daily. Now my hr is so high 197, chest hurt?
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
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
Forceful PACS/palpitations when inhaling, exhaling and also when swallowing on bad days. Beta blocker doesn't help. Had echo, cta, est. Normal. Cause?
Is one dose of Diflucan safe, if I'm on a beta blocker, xyzal, (levocetirizine) zantac, and suffer from palpitations? 42, vaginal yeast infcn, OTC cream not working.
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
: "i take metoprolol 25mg I started it october 2013 dr wants me to take 12.5mg for a week them switch to amlodipine 2.5mg is that ok i?
Sure: You may not need meds if you start exercising regularly. ...Read more
I may be soon forced to switch from Atenolol to Metoprolol due to the supply problems with the former. Atenolol has worked for me for 20 years.?
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