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Metoprolol For Pvcs
Blocks adrenalin: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker which blocks beta receptors in the heart and body. It is useful in blocking the effect of Adrenalin on the heart making it less likely for irregular heart beats such as pvc's to occur. Taking a long acting form of metoprolol (succinate) at night may allow for control of the pvc's all day and decreases fatigue a side effect that some people experience. ...Read more
Can I take 500mg aspirin for sunburn while taking 25mg metoprolol er. I'm otherwise a healthy individual, just taking metoprolol for PVC's and PAC'?
I've been prescribed 25 mg metoprolol for PVC symptom reduction. I have NOT started yet. I noticed with my FitBit that my resting HR is 53 when laying on couch, and goes to 40 while sleep. Holter "found" IVCD with sinus brady. Can I begin Rx?
Have Metoprolol for benign pvcs. Scared to take the 25mg tablet. Can I start with a 1/4 dose and work up?
Why?: What are your fears? 25 mg is very low dose, many doctors start at 100 mg. It would be a waste of time and a waste of your medication to decrease your dose to 1/4. You need to discuss your specific concerns with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
I just started metoprolol ER for PVCs, is it better than atenolol? My concern is my current usual hr is 80 bpm but my bp is 100-110/65 will it lower?
On 25mgER of metoprolol for tachycardia PVC, PAC, SVT. Recently having light headedness but no heart symptoms. Dr said stop metoprolol. Ok to stop and c?
Yes, most likely: You are young, and more importantly you need to better elucidate the type of SVT you have. IF your PCP, said stop, I would like to trust his/her judgement. You may wish to see an electrophysiologist (arrhythmia subspecialist of cardiovascular disease) to better refine your dignosis and treatment plan, if any. I suspect non-cardiac causes of high heart rate, such as thyroidfunction, dehydra, exclud ...Read more
Yes but don't: At worst the pills may have lost some potency. However, there is not good medical reason to use a beta blocker for PVC's. The extra beats are harmless unless you have underlying weakness of the heart or previous heart attack. In those cases, a person should take a beta blocker drug every day. Otherwise, I'd urge you not to use the med which has no benefit in simple PVC's. ...Read more
Took metoprolol ER for bad pvcs but gained tons of weight so dr switched me to atenolol but can't this be worse? Better options to consider, thoughts?
I have low blood pressure 90/60. I was prescribed 12.5 mg of metoprolol tartrate for treatment of pvc;s pending further stress tests with dye and ima?
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I am on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25mg bid for pvc. Still having the pvc and tiredness throughout the day while on the medication. BP 90/40 What could be occuring?
BP is low: U have 3things. BP is low. Lopressor (Metoprolol Tartrate) short acting & for arrhytmias should be taken 3X a day. (Metop Succinate 1X or 2X a day does a better job). Second Metoprolol goes to brain & can effect UR feeling fatigued, Beta Block like Atenolol doesn't go to brain but has other problems. Can activate COPD & cause wheeze (COPD from asthma or smoking). I know not your HX. ...Read more
24 hours: Hi Derrick, the medicine lasts for about 24 hours. ...Read more
Prescribed metoprolol tartate 25mg, 3x a day as needed for pvc's. What does "as needed" really imply? Isn't that a drug that needs consistency?
Benign: It means that you have a benign arrhythmia and that the drug wasn't prescribed for safety. It was prescribed to diminish your symptoms. If you have symptoms, take it 3x a day. When your symptoms abate, you can stop taking it. ...Read more
PVCs are Arrhythmia: The likely answer is that your doctors are attempting to keep down the number of pvcs you're having. The level of success with such strategies varies from person to person. Our understanding of pvcs continues to evolve, but in very high numbers, they can lead to heart dysfunction and require specific interventions. An electrophysiologist may be able to "ablate" the pvcs and get you off meds. ...Read more
Take atenolol 25mg doc switched me to metoprolol 25mg 2 days ago I get pvcs like 40 Times a day scars me had the tests normal do I need to worry?
My family doctor told me today that he could hear my pvcs. I've been on metoprolol since May and have not felt anything. Is it possible to hear them?
He heard it with his: Stethoscope. You can too with one. You might be able to feel the vibration of the beat possibly, but the sound thru the stethoscope is audible, and distinctive. ...Read more
My father 72yr hypertensive with history of Af (angiogram is clear), pvc and RBB on metoprolol succinate 50, his bp (150/75) how to control is Bp, s.cr1.6.
Increase beta blocke: 50 mg of metoprololsuccinate is not a very high dose. I would suggest taking 75 mg at night/bedtime for 2 weeks and see if BP improves to 130/80 or less with out him feeling lightheaded. If not reached target BP, then may increase by another 25 mg to a total of 100 mg at bedtime. ...Read more
29 F. SVT&PVC since Dec. 2014. I take metoprolol 25mg/day. Dr. Wants to put me on wellbutrin (bupropion) 2 a day 150mg for smoking cessation. Interactions?
Officially, a bad day. Benign PVCs acting up and I just wrenched my back. Decision: Toprol (metoprolol) or Vicodin?
Can propafenone be used in young patients to suppress disturbing pvcs when metoprolol and verapamil don't work as expected?
Can be used carefull:
Can be used carefully under the supervison
of an internist or cardiologist! ...Read more
Was on bystolic (nebivolol) for pvc's, hbp. Had bad break throughs. Tried metoprolol, caused higher BP fast hr. Going to try diliazem. Do you think it will help?
It depends: Beta blockers are not the most effective drugs for pvcs, but they have one of the highest efficacy:safety ratios. That said, certain types of pvcs are particularly sensitive to suppression by calcium channel blockers, and these drugs are generally quite safe as well. Verapamil and Diltiazem are the most common. An electrophysiologist can help you choose the best option. ...Read more
Benign pvcs are acting up today. Usually a glass of wine will settle them down. Have Toprol (metoprolol) that I've never taken before. Which to take? Won't mix
Is feeling faint while lying part of Toprol (metoprolol) XL withdrawal? I was taking 12.5 mg daily for over a year for pvcs.
Feeling faint: No it is not an expected effect; as such it needs evaluation as to cause ;eg a rhythm issue vs a vestibular etc etc. ..; ASAP ...Read 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
Was taking atenolol for PVCs and PACs but switched to metoprolol er, is it OK to stop atenolol cold turkey and start metoprolol the following evening?
Same med class: Both are beta blockers and work similarly. Should not be a problem switching and we often substitute one for another depending on availability. Just don't take both at same time as would be like double-dosing the medication and cause problems. ...Read more
My friend has arrhythmia (PVC) and has smoked cocaine - I have been advised in the past not to give him metoprolol because this can make it worse. Is this the generally accepted medical view?
PVC cocaine meds.: DO NOT PRESCRIBE OR DISPENSE MEDS WITHOUT APPROPRIATE STATE AND FEDERAL AUTHORIZATIONS. Advise your friend to not use cocaine, a potent vasocostrictor and illegal drug, PVCs need to be formally evaluated, have him see aphysician as soon as possible. ...Read more
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