Would you ever be on metoprolol just to control BP? I heard it is used to prevent afib? Or heart rate control? Why would someone be on this med?

Yes, no, maybe, more. Metoprolol is one of the beta-blockers. It has been shown to lower blood pressure and lower risk of heart attacks. Check out this link for more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682864.html.

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I've had afib for 13yrs the concerning current worries- my memory loss, heart rate very fast, with use of cardizem 240mg and toprol (metoprolol). 106?

Afib. Memory loss is a problem seen with long term afib. Rate control may need increasing doses of med with time as receptors upregulate. Should discuss both with your doctor, might suggest additional work up or medication. Read more...
Are you in . Any anticoagulation therapy? The chads2 score used to determine choice of thromboprophylaxis. Zero score no treatment or aspirin. Rate control very important to less than 110. Memory loss could be related to treatment and to increase hr. You should see your cardiologist soon for better rate control and to review your treatments. I will recommend repeat echo to r/o atrial thrombus. Read more...

My resting heart rate is between 70-75 on lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for afib, but every time I wake up, even from naps, it is between 90-100. What could cause this?

Normal variation. Atrial fibrillation/flutter gives irregular heart ratethat may have wide or narrow range. This rate can be altered with activity, caffeine or other drug intake. There is also a daily increase in adrenaline just before awakening in morning. I don't know how this relates to naps. If symptoms other than awareness of heart rate occur (short of breath, chest pain, lightheaded) seek medical attentio. Read more...

I take a beta-blocker med call metoprolol 75 mg day. My heart rate is still fast and my heart is pounding in my chest really hard all the time. Is it normal?

Yes. And by yes, I mean that there is still room for your prescriber to increase your dose. It's worth letting them know now that you have not gotten relief; you reach a steady concentration of metoprolol within your first doses, so if this dose is not effective enough, we already know. What's more, if you're on it partly to prevent arrhythmia, then we need to get that heart rate under control! Read more...

Bp 106/56 p120 BP used to be perfect heart rate was the issue afib for 13yrs. Now tired dizzy no insurance please help?

Need to see MD. If you have atrial fibrillation (af), you need better heart rate control and anticoagulation to prevent stroke. The risk of stroke is 5% per year. You need to see a md as soon as possible. There are medications that can control the af. Talk with your md about the financial issues. Most will work with you. Having a stroke would cost much more. Read more...