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My new cardio wants to switch me from nadolol to metoprolol for my increase HR. Do other md prefer one over the other. He said it's the preferred drug?
1/2 life = 20-24hrs: Half-life is time it takes for drug concentration to drop by 50%. For a drug to be considered completely out of your system, we usually wait for 5 half-lives or in the case of nadolol, 5 days, at which time only 3.125% remains behind, if that. 50% after 1st, 25% after 2nd, 12.5% after 3rd, 6.25% after 4th & 3.125% after 5th. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations: Usually when one stops beta blockers suddenly there is often a rise in palpitations and jitteriness. This is because the body is used to the beta blockers suppressing heart rate and when they are stopped suddenly the body goes through a temporary period of symptoms like these through withdrawals. Ask your doctor if symptoms persist over 1-2 wks. ...Read more
Long halflife: The half-life is 24 hours. That means your blood level will still be half of the full dose after 24 hours. It will take about 5 days to be completely gone. ...Read more
I am switching from atebelol to, nadolol............. Fairly safe? And how long does it take for 10mg nadolol to kick in? Was on 12.25 atenelol
Almost same time: Similar effects and duration.Get a more detailed answer ›