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Sotalol And Metoprolol
Having on and off sharp chest pains. Just stopped col turkey on sotalol and metoprolol on friday and started atenolol. Should I be concerned?
Perhaps, check dose: When you had the medications stopped, I assume by a cardiologist or you pcp, you should have been told why. Maybe they felt you were overblocked. The medications that were stoppedn are non specific beta blockers whereas the new medication is more for the heart. It will slow the heart rate down and is used more specifically for that. Perhaps you are underdosed. Call your pcp and find out. ...Read more
Can I stop taking Sotalol tonight, and start Metoprolol tomorrow, or do I need to taper off slowly?
If atrial fibrillation, after aortic valve replacement (in female 79), how is this usually corrected? Bisoprolol, metoprolol, sotalol already tried.
Cardioversion?: Initially with rate control and anti-coagulation. If the atrial fibrillation is causing you symptoms, then a controlled and timed shock to the heart, called cardioversion, can be administrated tito regulate your heart. This is an outpatient procedure. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Beta-blocker: 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 strengthen the heart muscle. ...Read more
No: There is no significant interaction between the two medications. ...Read more
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CHF?: For the treatment of congestive heart failure, carvedilol (branded as Carzec in some countries) has better data and is preferred. Metoprolol also has supportive data and is an acceptable substitute if carvedilol is not available. For arrhythmias, metoprolol is preferred. For hypertension, they're interchangeable in my opinion. ...Read more
Safe but monitor...:
Hawthorn has many proven benefits for the heart- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/hawthorn
It may lower blood pressure (BP) a bit so one should be careful your BP does not go too low, but my experience in using Hawthorn in dozens of patients is its effects in lowering BP are rather mild and doctors commonly prescribe more than one antihypertensive agent. See
http://tinyurl. Com/m3w6db3 ...Read more
Possible side effect: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc to see if benefits>risks. ...Read more
Fatigue: Most common side effect is fatigue. It is a blood pressure medicine, so if it is too strong a dose for you, it can cause low blood pressure. This may make ou feel dizzy, tired, or fainty. It typically slows the heart rate, so an excessively slow heart rate may result. It can cause erectile dysfunction in men. It may cause unusual dreams or depression. ...Read more
Increased heart: Rate & bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It's safe and the 2 meds are often used together. ...Read more
It could: Some of the answer to your question depends on exactly what kind of arrhythmia. If it is a tendency to have rapid but regular pulse rates (ex sinus tachycardia) then this medication can help. It is also used with some other arrhythmia, although often in conjunction with other medications. Good question to talk with your doctor about. ...Read more
Possibly: All meds (& supplements) have possibility of side effects. Poss side effects of toprol (metoprolol) include: sexual dysfunction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, & dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doctor about whether the potential benefits outweigh potential risks. ...Read more
Yes: The drugs do not interact, so it is okay to take them together. ...Read more
Metoprolol: Side effects vary from person to person could be any where from first dose to later on. ...Read more
First, the cough comes from a particular (treatable) condition. Second, inflammation is almost always present and inhaled steroids or monteleukast are generally helpful.
Then... sugar drops (cough drops) are certainly not going to interact with metoprolol. Also tessalon perls is safe. Decongestants interact with metoprolol... probably would not recommend those. ...Read more
It is ok to take as long as your doctor or cardiologist is aware of it and you are being monitored and is aware of your combined use. It can increase the serum level a little bit by slowing the first pass metabolism of Metroprolol and other beta blockers. It may need dose adjustment.
But I will suggest you inform your doctor who prescribed the drug metroprolol. ...Read more