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METOPROLOL ER SUCCINATE 100MG?
my mom is going from 50mg of Metoprolol Tartrate (1/2 tab bid) to 100mg Metoprolol ER Succinate; her lisinopril also increased from 5mg to 10mg qd; Going up that much on the Metoprolol scares me, can I cut the Metoprolol ER tabs in half since they are extended release?? Her regular doctor did not change her hypertension meds, her neurologist did because I told him her BP had been high and headaches were frequent. Cant get in with regular Dr until July. Thanks.
Her BP was 148/95, it wasnt bad the day she went in. When we had checked it at home a few times it was 2??/1??, when she was having head aches.
LR
05/03/11
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  I'm not sure why you are second guessing the doctor, he/she did graduate medical school after all, right? I went from 20-40mg of lisinopril recently, and apart from feeling a bit tired for a few days, I came out all right. Don't break metoprolol XL in half--I take the 50mg tabs, and it has a sticker that says not to break in half. If you think the dosage increase is too drastic, discuss it with your doctor or pharmacist.
bananafish
05/07/11
What is the difference between Metoprolol Succinate and Metoprolol Tart?
Blood Pressure Medicine.
Sheila Underwood
09/11/09
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What is the difference between Metoprolol Succinate and Metoprolol Tart?
Blood Pressure Medicine.

09/11/09
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Will I be alright taking Metoprolol Succinate, Clonazepam, Zoloft, and Prilosec together?
I am currently taking 25mgs of Zoloft, 50mgs of Metoprolol Succinate, 20mgs of Prilosec, and 0.5mgs of Clonazepam daily. I was wondering if it is safe to be taking these medicines together, and would I have any long term effects from doing so? I am 38 year old male with chronic anxiety. I also have a rare genetic heart disorder called Brugada Syndrome. Although I have an Implanted ICD. It has never fired during the 6 years I've had it. I also have gerd, IBS, and Asthma.
RonnieMJr2000
05/21/11
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Will I be alright taking Metoprolol Succinate, Clonazepam, Zoloft, and Prilosec together?
I am currently taking 25mgs of Zoloft, 50mgs of Metoprolol Succinate, 20mgs of Prilosec, and 0.5mgs of Clonazepam daily. I was wondering if it is safe to be taking these medicines together, and would I have any long term effects from doing so? I am 38 year old male with chronic anxiety. I also have a rare genetic heart disorder called Brugada Syndrome. Although I have an Implanted ICD. It has never fired during the 6 years I've had it. I also have gerd, IBS, and Asthma.

05/21/11
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Metoprolol Succinate 50 mg and norvasc 5 mg?
Metoprolol Succinate 50 mg and norvasc 5 mg can take them together?
jill
07/16/08
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  Yes, if both prescribed by the same physician. They don'y "interact" physically with each other, but they can cause a decrease in your blood pressure. So always make sure both are prescribed by the same person so he/she can continue to monitor.
Brandy
07/16/08
Is metoprolol er succinate the best heart medicine?
compare with coreg
lejanderj
01/26/09
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is metoprolol er succinate 50mg safe?
I was just diagnosed with hypertension and the doctor perscribed me this medication. I am very nervous about this medication and the long term effects
oceanshanni
11/26/09
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  Metoprolol is a very safe and widely used drug known as a beta-blocker.
However, it is not a first line for hypertension, so I'm not sure why your doctor chose it for you. You might want to ask them instead of strangers on the internet with dubious knowledge.
SkepDoc 3.0
11/26/09
What happens if you take 15,000 mg of metoprolol succinate (beta blocker)?
these tablets are called betaloc CR. what happens if you take 150 of them? is it enough to make your heart stop to die? or is there a possibility that you might end in a coma or have a stroke or even worse end up with "locked in" syndrome? how much mg should you take to make sure you die?

i'm 102 lbs if that helps
xoxo
08/26/07
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  The dose you are talking about is a lethal dose or could put you in a coma, cause heart failure, cardiac arrest and many other complications and life long problems, but at this high of a dosage would probably cause death if you were not gotten to the hospital in time.

You should call (1-800-784-2433) or (1-800-273-8255). These are the numbers to the suicide hotlines. The is a free call and there are trained professionals 24 hours per day to assist you. You can remain anonymous. Please call the above numbers and talk to someone. Please also think about your loved ones.

Also please visit these websites:
http://www.suicide.org/wall-of-angels-suicide-memorials.html
http://www.suicide.org/

Best wishes to you.
Wendy C
08/26/07
My Dr. has recommended that I come off as many of my medications as possible?
He does not write them and he did not want to pull me off of them because he was not the prescribing doctor. I am on Clonazepam.5mg 1daily, Geodon 80 mg twice daily, Metoprolol Succinate Er 50 mg daily, Wellbutrin 300mg daily, Topomax 50 mg twice daily,Mirapex .25mg at night, Rozerem 8mg at 6pm, Ambien CR 12.5 mg at bedtime, Nuvigil 250 mg 1 upon wake up, Sumatriptan Succinate 100mg 1-2 as needed. The conditions that I have are nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ,idiopathic narcolepsy , hypersomnia and sinus tachycardia. I get horrible almost debilitating pains in my legs and when I told my previous Dr. about it he said it was restless Leg syndrome , well I'm on the Mirapex and the pain just continues to get worse. Most of the time when I try to come off a medication the doctor's are unwilling to cooperate, any suggestions?
desired_soul
04/09/11
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  you may find it helpful to not switch doctors. i'm guessing that at minimum you have a psychiatrist for the PTSD, and depression, and parkinson's, a medical specialist for your narcolepsy and insomnia, an internist for your diabetes, a cardiologist for your heart problems, a neurologist for your migraines and epilepsy, i think i've got all of them.

you seem to have the misfortune of being diagnosed with problems that require specialists to treat. i'm having trouble figuring out your question - you say your doctor recommends that you come off as many of your medications as possible. that seems like a wise idea - eliminating the nuvigil, rozerem and ambien might just eliminate your narcolepsy and insomnia. it would make sense that the clonazepam could also be stopped as the amount you take is too small to have any therapuetic use. i can't discern if you take the mirapex for parkinsons or restless leg syndrome, or both. while i am not a doctor, it does make sense to eliminate the medications that aren't necessary.

so yes, one of your doctors was wise indeed to recommend eliminating some of your medication. but then at the end you say when you try to come off a medication the doctors are unwilling to cooperate. ....

it seems likely that when you stop taking the medications that are not health-sustaining, you will eliminate a lot of your problems, thus, eliminating the specialists, thus, eliminating the confusion surrounding your medication regime.

or maybe that's not it at all?

04/10/11
Is it ok to take metoprolol and benicar at the same time?
I'm currently taking 25mg of metoprolol, and my doctor put me on benicar. I'm suppose to wean off the metoprolol while starting the benicar. they are both for high blood pressure.
siseneg
09/11/07
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  Lots of people take both.
You should ask your doctor about how he/she wants you to switch meds.
ckm1956
09/12/07
is this an okay prescription drug combination?
This morning I found out that my mom is on a lot of different prescriptions for several different medical conditions. I went through her medicine cabinet while she wasn't home to take a look at what all she's taking, and noticed that they're not all from the same doctor. This makes me wonder if they all would have all been prescribed together had they came from one doctor. If anybody knows about this sort of thing, some insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

The medicines are:
methocarbamol
lexapro
clonazepam
metoprolol er succinate
OhSoBeautiful
01/05/11
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  if she gets them from the same pharmacy they usually check for complications. but if you are doubtful, call the pharmacists and ask them to check for complications. also next time she goes to any doctor go with her and have her take ALL her pills with her.
Idolone
01/05/11
Question about tapering off Metoprolol ER Succinate?
I have serious problems with agoraphobia and anxiety so I am looking for a little reassurance about coming off my medication. I went to the ER with a panic attack and the doctor refused to agree with the fact that I just have anxiety, so he put me on 50mg of Metoprolol a day. It kindof helped at first but then I started having bad spells of dizziness, depression, lack of energy, and it completely killed my sex drive, and I would still have heart episodes anyway when I was feeling anxious about something. I have been on the medicine for almost 3 months now.
I went to the cardiologist the other day and after a million tests (EKG, Echo-cardiogram, Halter Monitor) He told me they couldn't find any problems. He told me to break my 50mg pills in half and take half a pill a day for about four days and then to stop.
BUT since I have been taking the half doses ( i have taken 3 so far) my anxiety has gotten much much worse, I feel like crap, and I have been getting weird muscle cramps. I think I might just be scaring myself because I have read that going off metoprolol can cause heart failure and all kinds of scary stuff, but who knows.
I take my last dose tonight so I could use some reassurance or success stories from someone else who has gone through this. I am the master of scaring the crap out of myself and some positive feedback would be helpful. I know I will be a mess tomorrow because its sunday and my doctor wont be in office where I can call. I am trying to spare myself getting scared in to a trip to the emergency room lol.
Thanks so much.
BunnyK
07/31/10
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  This is a common problem when going to an ER doc...assuming it was a doc and not just a nurse practitioner. There is no follow up. For one thing, BP meds should be ramped up. Many make you dizzy. Second, youYes there is a rebound effect, but tapering helps. BP may have been elevated due to anxiety. Heart rate was probably up too, maybe even chest pain. All common with anxiety. Ramping down is appropriate. Then make an appointment with a family Dr that you are willing to commit to. There are a ton of meds for anxiety. First, do you self a favior and get assessed...many useful tools are at their disposal for this. be patient w anxiety meds. many of the good ones take weeks before max effect!
MrNeutral
08/02/10
Can i take Lexapro and Doxylamine Succinate?
i called a pharmacy but the guy sounded like he had no clue what i was talking about asked how to spell the medications and told me no interactions.. but i wanna be sure!! (the doxylamine succinate is a sleeping pill by the way!)
ConfuZed 0n LIF3
06/29/11
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  Doxylamine is an antihistamine like benadryl, it's the stuff in nyqiul or unisom. Yeah you'll be fine it doesn't have any reactions, just don't drink alcohol on it.
joey e
06/29/11
Is the medication Metoprolol and Metoprolol Tartrate the same?
Joanne H
02/27/10
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  no. Metoprolol and Metoprolol Tartrate are known as beta blockers which are used to treat high blood pressure and/or heart conditions. Metoprolol tartrate is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain. doctors usually prescribe metoprolol tartrate to people who have had heart attacks before. While metoprolol is used more for high blood pressure, chest pain and heart failure.

hope this helps :)
kt
02/27/10
Wanted to switch from Metoprolol to Cardura?
Does anyone any idea if it would be ok to switched Cardura from Metoprolol meds? Thanks
jing
12/16/09
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  Metoprolol is a safer drug than Cardura (Doxazosin mesylate) because:

In March 2000, the ALLHAT study stopped the arm of its trial looking at alpha blockers because doxazosin (Cardura) was less effective than a simple diuretic. Patients on Cardura had a 25% higher rate of cardiovascular disease and twice the rate of congestive heart failure as patients on diuretics[1]. Pfizer, aware of the results before publication, launched a sophisticated damage control campaign in early 2000, and sales were largely unaffected despite the dangers highlighted by the study.

In any case, never change a treatment of this kind on your own without the advice of a physician.
Queryman
12/16/09
Is Doxylamine Succinate (25mg) safe?
Been taking Unisom tabs which contains doxylamine succinate 25mg? Love my sleep now but is it bad to take 1/2 a pill per every evening?
AJS
01/07/10
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  If half a pill works for you I would say thats good. Those pills never worked for me and my doctor ended up prescribing me ambien, which works amazing. I have to take ambien everyday and its a lot stronger than unisom so i don't see why it wouldn't be safe its a fairly low dose.
Carrie
01/07/10
ive been takeing 25mg of metoprolol and metoprolol tartrate?
ive been on these meds for about 2 years now. my dr says i will need to be on them probably for the reat of my life. well my question is , my dr has moniterd my blood pressure for a while and it has been perfect. i have been expeirceing all the side affects and the biggest side affect ive been dealing with is depression. i want to go off of it, what should i tell my dr.i also feel toxic, and help or advise,
derek s
08/24/09
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  It is known that use of beta-blockers might result in patients feeling they "lack energy", at least in the very start of the treatment, but still depression itself is not a normal consequence of BB-usage, and you should realize that you might have gotten the depression regardless of you using BBs or not. Also, a feeling of "being toxic" is most likely just a result of your mind playing tricks on you.
Further on, the reason of your BP being normal now, is due to the medication you receive, and if you stop taking your medication, the BP will pop right up to the levels you had before you started the treatment, if not higher.
But, yeah, you might want to consult your GP or cardiologist.
Nes
08/24/09
SLEEP HELP - can i buy DOXYLAMINE SUCCINATE [antihistimine]??????????????????
sometimes i take Vick's NYQUIL when im sick, and it has Doxylamine Succinate in it, which basically puts me out like a light the second i lay on my bed.
not even over-the-counter sleep aids or Ambien has the effects on me that this antihistimine does.

so where can i buy it so that i dont have to take it combined with Flu Medicine when im not sick?

thank you.
BRobb
05/27/07
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  yeah its in over the counter sleeping medications
EastCoastMedStudent22
05/27/07
If I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Am I at risk for sudden cardiac arrest?
Just had a friend die randomly in the middle of the night from sudden cardiac death, cardiac arrest. He was healthy.

I'm 19. Male. I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. I take Metoprolol Succinate ER. Am I at risk for cardiac arrest or just dying unexpectedly in the middle of the night?

*Please don't be a douche bag and try to answer this unless you are some sort of doctor or pharmacist. Ideally, I'd like to have a real cardiologist answer this.
Steve W
02/02/10
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  Nope, inappropriate sinus tachycardia does NOT increase the risk of sudden death. Cardiac rhythms that can lead to sudden death include ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death at your age include prolonged QT, Brugada syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and some congenital heart conditions. Good luck.
Agnodice
02/05/10
Is diphenhydramine hydrochloride and doxylamine succinate ok to take together?
Im sick, and i saw that benadryl has diphenhydramine hydrochloride and nyquil has doxylamine succinate...can i take them both? They're both antihistamines...
sandybars
01/25/10
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  Are you taking the benadryl to help you sleep or to relieve your congestion? You really only need one or the other, not both. Just take the Nyquil, but be aware that it contains acetaminophen (tylenol), which can be VERY DANGEROUS if you overdose. Don't take anything else that has acetaminophen if you're taking Nyquil. It's also very important to stay hydrated when you're congested; it'll help things clear out faster.

I hope you feel better soon!
SW
01/25/10
My husband has been prescribed Metoprolol to reduce his heartrate, which was running over 100 bpm.?
He is taking 75 mg in the am and again at night. His heartrate is in the low to mid 40s, he is weak, lethargic, and can't sleep well. He is also taking Diltiaz ER(CD)180, Pacerone 200mg once a day, and Pradaxa 150 mg twice a day. Prior to the event that precipitated these scripts, his normal resting heartrate was in the mid 50s to low 60s. Question: would it be helpful or catastrophic for him to reduce the Metoprolol dosage to 50 mg AM and 50 MG PM?
EMW
12/27/10
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  Please call his prescribing physician/cardiologist. It can be catastrophic to make medication adjustments without consulting with your physician. I do believe an adjustment should be made in view of his lethargy, weakness and low heart rate. Please call his physician now. Someone will be on call. Best wishes.
chafarm123
12/27/10
what happens when you mix ibuprofen with sumatriptan succinate?
long story short, ibuprofen helps leg pain, but not migrains, sumatriptan succinate helps migrains and not leg

03/25/11
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  Possibly stomach upset/nausea.
You should consult with your doctor before taking both.
Take care.
Jennifer
03/25/11
what happens when you mix ibuprofen with sumatriptan succinate?
long story short, ibuprofen helps leg pain, but not migrains, sumatriptan succinate helps migrains and not leg
Connor Fraser
03/25/11
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  Possibly stomach upset/nausea.
You should consult with your doctor before taking both.
Take care.
Jennifer
03/25/11
question regarding METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50 mg?
one of my friend was diagnosed with hypertension
his age is 18 , he is a bit overweight , used to get headache frequently
he was told by the doctor to take METOPROLOL TERTRATE 50 mg per day
some body told him that this medican has side effeects like loss of hair,lessening of sexual desire,erictile disfunction,etc.
now he is really nervous
doctors have also told him that if he loses weight then he might get relieved from problem of hypertension since in young age
can he leave medican if he loses weight and get relieved from hbp
does this medican really has such side efects???????
he is 18 year old male
monica705
09/24/06
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  Side effects may include:
Depression, diarrhea, dizziness, itching, rash, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, tiredness

Peyronie's disease has been reported in fewer than 1 of 100,000 patients. Musculoskeletal pain, blurred vision, decreased libido and tinnitus have also been reported.

There's not a very high chance that he will develop decreased libido being it only has occurred in 1 our or 100,000. As for the other thing you mentioned I did not see them. All medications can have side effects but usually the good outweighs the bad. If something does happen then there are always other medications that can be used for high blood pressure. A medicine that works good for one individual may not work for another. As my Dr explained to me side effects have to be listed on a drug after someone has taken it. It could have only happened to a few people and it may not even be linked to the drug but it has to be listed on the medications list of side effects. Tell him not to worry. It's important to take this medicine for the blood pressure and if he loses weight he may not have a problem anymore and may get to quit the medicine all together.

Hope he gets over his fear and treats his high blood pressure. That's very important.
Turtle
09/24/06
sumatriptan succinate tablets?
suminat 100

01/17/11
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  Sumatriptan succinate is the generic term for the prescription migraine drug Imitrex™. It belongs to the triptan class, which are considered to be among the more effective agents in migraine treatment. It is not a controlled substance.

01/18/11
sumatriptan succinate tablets?
suminat 100
Jhan
01/17/11
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  Sumatriptan succinate is the generic term for the prescription migraine drug Imitrex™. It belongs to the triptan class, which are considered to be among the more effective agents in migraine treatment. It is not a controlled substance.
Psychobenzaprine
01/18/11
can i take clindamycin while taking metoprolol tartrate?
tina
07/30/11
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does anyone know what this medicine is? metoprolol tartrate 500mg?
BECKY
04/21/06
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  hypertension medicine
fungusbrains1
04/21/06
has anyone ever mixed doxylamine succinate with diphenhydramine, aka unisom and benadryl?
do u think it would be safe?
james
07/14/11
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what is metoprolol tartrate?
is it for blood pressure or heart beat
gerald w
08/04/10
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Is 75mg of doxylamine succinate safe?
This would be for a 185 pound male. The dosage would essentiaally just be three 25 mg pills.
bluechillzz
03/08/11
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  It is probably not a good idea to take that much.

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-14124-Doxylamine+Succinate+Sleep+Oral.aspx?drugid=14124&drugname=Doxylamine
pelican
03/12/11
metoprolol tartrate, what does it do?
is it for blood pressure? and how does it work with lisinopril/hctz
jesse
06/19/08
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  Metoprolol tartrate reduces heart rate, blood pressure and myocardial oxygen demand. Its mechanism of action is different from lisinopril/hctz. So they can be combined.
cardiophile
06/19/08
When will an affordable generic for Imitrex be available?
It is my understanding that Sumatriptan Succinate, sold under the brand name Imitrex®, was patented in 1991.
flyndnthehwy
06/08/08
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  According to the FDA, patents on drugs last for 20 years. (Somehow, I thought it was 14 or 17).
Susan S
06/09/08
Can metoprolol and digoxin (lanoxin) be taken together?
To control high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation respectively
Hi Mr/Ms 7 could you tell me what exact combination are you in?
Nikitha
03/05/08
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  they are frequently prescribed together. If the prescriptions are from two different doctors be sure both doctors are aware of the two meds because there can be serious interactions between them (i.e. effects on your heart rate amplified by the combination) Also be sure to have your labs drawn as your doctor orders because Digoxin needs to be monitored especially in new therapies
still_hidden
03/05/08
Is it safe to take Doxylamine succinate for a short period of time( 1 month) ?
this is for my husband, is it safe, for adapting for new changes, is it okay? will he get used to it? thank you
atc_pilot
05/09/08
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  yes It should be safe when used as directed.
mystraven85
05/11/08
Im on metoprolol tartrate 12.5mg - SVT?
Well, I have been having Random chest pain over the years and panic attacks which have engulfed me to the fullest. It has become an inconvenience as I don't know when it starts. But I knew I wasn't crazy, docs kept telling me its anxiety and stress. Then I finally was put on a holter Monitor and they found I had SVT - my pulse at one point was 170 beats per min. Believe me I felt like I was about to explode and cried, but it goes away after 1 min. But I occasional have palpitations and Random vein spasms. But now I suspect that I have had SVT for a long time and it was God's blessing that I did not die. I always woke up having nightmares and believe it is SVT. Well Doctor doesn't like giving me, a 22 year old, medication but suggested I try a low Dose of metoprolol tartrate 12.5 mg twice a day, for this. I am having a appointment with the electrophysiologist to conduct ep studies in 2 weeks. What should I do? Im scared i will die of cardiac arrest? All my blood work is excellent: low hdl low triglyceride high hdl, heart valve good, normal heart shape.

Im not overweight but I do get these palpitations and random shortness of breath, should I continue these medications or get cather ablation?
I dont want to use this medication anymore but it says online that if i stop I can get a heart attack wtf is this true will I have to take this for life?
Hassan
02/01/11
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  No, continue with the medication you are on now until you visit your electro physiologist. Once you seem him/her, they will tell you, from that point on, what to do; to continue or not. Do not make any changes in any form until you see them. Once you are on a medication that involves the heart in any consent is dangerous to stop because the heart "withdraws" if you don't have it (In simple terms) Take care!
Brian
02/01/11
I just ODed on 30 Metoprolol Tartrate?
Will something bad happen
I was depressed but now I kinda changed my mind
But IDK what to do I just did it like 5 mins. ago
Its like heart rate medicine...

I rather not call poision control tonight cause yeah......... but will I be okay?
yourguardianangel88
10/13/06
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  Hi there - yep like the others I'd recommend going to your closest ER. Hopefully you are there now.

I hope you are feeling better soon.

I googled and this is what it said about overdose of Metoprol Tartrate

OVERDOSE



Signs and Symptoms

Potential signs and symptoms associated with overdosage with metoprolol tartrate are bradycardia, hypotension, bronchospasm, and cardiac failure.


On the basis of the pharmacologic actions of metoprolol tartrate, the following general measures should be employed. Elimination of the Drug: Gastric lavage should be performed.

Bradycardia: Atropine should be administered. If there is no response to vagal blockade, isoproterenol should be administered cautiously.

Hypotension: A vasopressor should be administered (e.g., levarterenol or dopamine).

Bronchospasm: A beta2-stimulating agent and/or a theophylline derivative should be administered.

Cardiac Failure: A digitalis glycoside and diuretic should be administered. In shock resulting from inadequate cardiac contractility, administration of dobutamine, isoproterenol, or glucagon may be considered.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Hypertension and Angina: Metoprolol tartrate is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure (see WARNINGS).

Myocardial Infarction: Metoprolol tartrate is contraindicated in patients with a heart rate <45 beats/min; second- and third-degree heart block; significant first-degree heart block (P-R interval ³0.24 sec); systolic blood pressure <100 mmhg; or moderate-to-severe cardiac failure (see WARNINGS).
Heidi F
10/13/06

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