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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Recheck: Recheck with your doctor or cardiologist. A medication like metoprolol may slow your heart down even more and make you pass out. Do not take it until you share your HR information with them. Talk to them today or be seen if you are symptomatic. All the best. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

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