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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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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.

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

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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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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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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. ...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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Metoprolol tartrate cause more pvcs?

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

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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. ...Read more

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