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What Is The Benefit Of Taking Metoprolol For Pv Cs 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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