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What Lasts Longer Carvedilol And Atenolol
If Toprol (metoprolol) XL has half life of 3-7 hours like atenolol then why does doctor say Toprol (metoprolol) will stay in my bloodstream for 24 hours unlike atenolol?
Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more
Toprol (metoprolol) XR lasts 24 hours right? And omeprazole delayed release, how long does that one last?
> 24 hours: From the professional monograph: duration of secretion inhibition is up to 72 hours; inhibition is 50% of maximum at 24 hours. Inhibition increases with repeated daily dosing, reaching steady-state plateau at 4 days. After discontinuance, gastric secretion gradually increases over 3–5 days. ...Read more
What is difference between short acting and long acting propranolol? Doc gave me short acting for anxiety, will it still lower blood pressure ?
How can high dose ritalin (methylphenidate) effect the heart long term? I no longer take it but have daily tachycardia and frequent palpitations and lightheadedness.
No effect.: Ritalin (methylphenidate) affect is essentially cleared in less than 24 hours, depend in dose and extended release forms. Your symptoms are more suggestive of anxiety or panic attacks, but you should see a doctor to evaluate for other causes such as cardiac arhthmythia, anemia, hyperactive thyroid. ...Read more
I've been taken off of coreg for hbp and now on cozaar (losartan). After two weeks taking half dose of coreg and then stopping my heart is pounding making my body sway to the beat. Normal for withdrawal?
Will taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura together make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?
No: No, but they will lower your BP nicely. ...Read more
Was taking atenolol for PVCs and PACs but switched to metoprolol er, is it OK to stop atenolol cold turkey and start metoprolol the following evening?
Same med class: Both are beta blockers and work similarly. Should not be a problem switching and we often substitute one for another depending on availability. Just don't take both at same time as would be like double-dosing the medication and cause problems. ...Read more
Take 25mg losartan at night but it doesn't last throughout day. Still have BP spikes. Why? Also on betapace (sotalol) 40 mg twice daily for atrial tachycardia.
BP control: Be aware that it is not unusual to be on 2-3 different blood pressure medicines to achieve a good BP control. 75% of North Americans with hypertension take 3 BP meds max dose! And low salt diet is crucial for BP control, so if you are following a low salt diet and still your BP is high, consult your physician to add a second agent (diuretics maybe?). ...Read more
Does propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) XR shorten life in patients with tachycardia? I'm 18 and on toprol (metoprolol). Doc wants me on propranolol now
I have WPW & am on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) to control svt. My pr interval is usually 110-116. Since i started lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) it is 90-100 or less. Whys it even shorter?
I take lisinopril20mg sertaline50mg wellbutrin150mg metprolol50mg nexuim50mg im29 the metproplol is for fast heart rate pvcs can i live long taking te?
Lifestyle: to maximize your life expectancy make sure you: 1. eat a low-sugar high protein diet 2. no smoking, minimal alcohol consumption 3. see your doctor regularly 4. daily exercise for 30-60 mins (discuss with your cardiologist) 5. check your blood pressure and heart rate at home once or twice a day and keep a diary of the recordings. ...Read more
Is propranolol ER 80 mg better for cad, artery blockage, and angina than 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Generally, which other medicine is best for those?
Beta blockers: Propranalol and bystolic (nebivolol) are beta blockers-they act by blocking beta receptors. They act by decreasing the workload of the heart, slowing the heart rate & decreasing blood pressure. With coronary disease these medications are relatively similar. They are great for lowering the work load of the heart therby helping with CAD but with angina a calcium channel blocker or nitrates are usually better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me, could taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura togther make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?
Discuss this issue : With ur pcp or cardiologist. Monitor your BP regularly, normally 100-140/ 60-90. Have an ekg to check for arrythmia, skip beats etc. Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=42334. ...Read more
Switched from Tenormin to atenolol now I'm back to initial side effects. I'm lightheaded all day. BP is normal. Why is this?They are the same meds
They are at least: Bioequivalent, as atenolol is the generic form of Tenormin. They do contain different binders, which people can react to differently, so not everyone responds exactly the same. Realize that the side effects you report are commonly reported across all beta-blockers(the class of medications of atenolol/Tenormin). Review this with your doctor, as you may be better served with another class of med. ...Read more
How long after last dose of metoprolol tartrate would it take to notice increase in hr and/or BP if not continuing dosage of 12.5mg BID?
24 hours: The half life of metoprolol tartrate is 3-7 hours which means that about every 5 hours your body will clean out half of the drug in your blood stream. After about 4 half lives 95% of the drug is out of your system (assuming you are not taking any more) but some people have said their blood pressure will stay controlled 3-5 days after stopping the drug. ...Read more
Bp controlled on losartan 100mg qd 120/80 doctor recommending taking only several timesa week. Is this ok or better lower dose each day?
Don't change the med: A BP of 120/80 while taking blood pressure medication is the goal. Unless you experience dizziness while arising or the systolic (top number) pressure drops to 100 or less, changing the dose only increases the risk that blood pressure control will be lost. Generally, losartan works best if taken daily and routinely. ...Read more
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