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What is the benefit of taking metoprolol for pvcs at night or in the morning?

What is the benefit of taking metoprolol for pvcs at night or in the morning?

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.

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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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Can metoprolol cause pvc?

Can metoprolol cause pvc?

It may: Often it suppresses pvcs. But there are some kinds of pvcs that are more common when the heart rate is slow as the case of patients taking metoprolol.

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Have Metoprolol for benign pvcs. Scared to take the 25mg tablet. Can I start with a 1/4 dose and work up?

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.

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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?

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?

Atenolol vs Metoprol: Metoprolol may be better but the real question is what are the PVC's due to. Metoprolol in low doses probably won't lower your BP much but only time will tell. Start low and increase slowly. See if it reduces pvc frequency.

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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?

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

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I have metoprolol from 2012 for pvcs. They are expired. Safe to take?

I have metoprolol from 2012 for pvcs. They are expired. Safe to take?

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.

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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?

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?

PVC's: You could try magnesium for the PVC's or increasing your water intake and exercise to try and decrease the PVC's. Any of the beta blockers can cause weight gain, so try to use lower doses.

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Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

No: Betablockers such as metoprolol are commonly used to suppress premature ventricular contractions/beats.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Keep having many pvcs on EKG but no arrhythmia. I'm on toprol (metoprolol). Why is this?

Keep having many pvcs on EKG but no arrhythmia. I'm on toprol (metoprolol). Why is this?

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.

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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?

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?

No: Metoprolol is a good drug for controlling both BP and cardiac arrhythmia. The PVC could be due to the other drugs you're taking, and OTC meds used for seasonal allergies esp. Those with decongestants coupled with anxiety.

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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.

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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.

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.