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Can I take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) during pregnancy to control my svt?
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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but maybe other
Beta blockers (of which, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is one) are mostly category c during pregnancy.
This means that there have been no studies in humans (why would any mother subject herself and fetus to such a study) but no evidence of harm. There are a few cat. B beta-bk: acebutalol and pindolol. May be better choices if can achieve control of rhythm. All choices are a matter of benefit vs risk of harm.

In brief: Yes, but maybe other
Beta blockers (of which, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is one) are mostly category c during pregnancy.
This means that there have been no studies in humans (why would any mother subject herself and fetus to such a study) but no evidence of harm. There are a few cat. B beta-bk: acebutalol and pindolol. May be better choices if can achieve control of rhythm. All choices are a matter of benefit vs risk of harm.
Dr. Diana Metzger
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Please check with OB
Pregnancy and svt should be closely monitored by your obstetrician! Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) would not be my drug of choice with your pregnancy in mind; would rather have prescribed an alpha-blocker..
.And any medication must be category b. Please check with your o.B.!

In brief: Please check with OB
Pregnancy and svt should be closely monitored by your obstetrician! Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) would not be my drug of choice with your pregnancy in mind; would rather have prescribed an alpha-blocker..
.And any medication must be category b. Please check with your o.B.!
Dr. Paul Cohen
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