Has anyone heard of taking lopressor?
That was supposed to say he couldn't believe that's what she gave me, LOL
Asked by Chelsie Hanagami 6 months ago.
Which is a heart-blood pressure med for anxiety & panic attacks? Well that's what my pcp doc gave me yesterday because she said the xanax is to addictive & their practice is against those drugs. Never heard of this before though & a little lury about taking a heart pill so i don't know if im even going to take it. Even the pharmacy tech said it's very rare & he cant believe that's she gave me. Thanks for the advice Answered by Joey Scallan 6 months ago.
Lopressor is used for treatment of high blood pressure, myocardial infarction (heart attack), and related symptoms. Off label, it can be used to prevent anxiety attacks. However usually it's used as a second-line drug, that is if you've tried other anti-anxiety meds and they haven't worked for you. I realize that a lot of physicians are wary about prescribing too many controlled substances (Xanax is a controlled substance), but he or she should be able to recognize who needs these medications and who doesn't. In addition, there are other less controlled options that are FDA-approved for prevention of panic attacks. If you trust your doctor, take the medication. If you want more information, ask him or her to explain to you why they think this is the best choice, not just because their practice is "against these drugs." Answered by Burt Gajeski 6 months ago.
Is anyone familiar with Lopressor (Metaprolol)?
I take Lopressor, but I only take a small amount. It was given to me after an ER visit with Tachycardia. I have been observing my blood pressure lately and noticed it is high. 142/98 last week. I am only taking 25mg twice a day. Is this enough? What is the usual dosage for a 29yo female who weighs 230lbs?
Asked by Francoise Merkwan 6 months ago.
Lopressor is primarily used to control heart rate (make it beat not too fast). It has the advantage that it can lower high BP. They often add another BP med (one used for BP) to control it better. Talk to your doctor at the next appointment or make another one to see him/her. Cut out salt and cut down on caffeine in your diet, try to eat healthy and get more exercise, this will lower your BP naturally. IF you smoke this can increase BP. Answered by Lin Pijanowski 6 months ago.
I had a heart attack, followed by triple bypass, in 1999. I've been on 50 mg/day Toprol ever since. I've always had normal bp, but had a high pulse rate. Toprol helped a lot with the pulse rate --- I went from low 90s to mid 70s. Lopressor is a generic version of Toprol. Answered by Quyen Cecala 6 months ago.
Lots of times - when you first start taking BP meds - you have to re-adjust dosage until you get enough to work. Just tell your doctor - not uncommon to have to up the dose, or add another kind of BP med to the mix. Answered by Merrilee Kortemeier 6 months ago.
Does Lopressor regulate an irregular heart beat?
I thought Lopressor was a drug that lowered high blood pressure.... my husband's cardiologist put him on Lopressor to regulate his irregular heart beat. The electrical impulses aren't connecting somehow. How can a blood pressure medication regulate his heart beat?
Asked by Chrissy Crable 6 months ago.
Lopressor is a type of high blood pressure medicine known as a beta-blocker. It works by blocking beta receptor sites in the heart muscle tissue which decreases the rate and force of the hearts pumping action. It does not actually "manage the rate of the beat" but it does calm it down if it had been working too hard and, if the heart os pumping less ferociously, it will lower the blood pressure as well. Answered by Juliann Lubin 6 months ago.
I have arrhythmias and doctor gave me Lopressor of 100mg. Is Lopressor a good one?
I was on Inderal of 40mg before
Asked by Mable Cissell 6 months ago.
Lopressor (or actual name Metoprolol tartrate) is a beta blocker, as is the Inderal you were already on. Depending upon the type of arrhythmia you have Lopressor may work well for you. There is also variation between human beings and slightly different drugs. Some drugs work very well for some, and not so well for others. Keep your appointments with your doctor, and report signs of arrhythmia to him/her, so that he/she will have the opportunity to make any changes needed. Best wishes. Answered by Albina Potucek 6 months ago.
Lopressor Side Effects?
I just started taking Lopressor on Wednesday after being in the hospital with rapid heart rate. Since being on it I feel very sick. Very tired, not myself. I am going to the Doctor on Friday but I really would like to go tomorrow to see if I could get different medicine. Does this medicine really make you feel like...
Asked by Setsuko Samiec 6 months ago.
I just started taking Lopressor on Wednesday after being in the hospital with rapid heart rate. Since being on it I feel very sick. Very tired, not myself. I am going to the Doctor on Friday but I really would like to go tomorrow to see if I could get different medicine. Does this medicine really make you feel like this? Answered by Kami Feela 6 months ago.
I use this drug and have not really experienced any severe side effects,however I found this information for you. Lopressor All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Lopressor: Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; dry mouth/eyes; gas; headache; heartburn; lightheadedness; mild drowsiness; muscle aches; nausea; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; stomach pain; trouble sleeping; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Lopressor: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blue or unusually cold hands or feet; chest pain; fainting; hallucinations; mood or mental changes (eg, confusion, depression); pounding in the chest; severe dizziness or lightheadedness; shortness of breath; slow or irregular heartbeat; swelling of the arms, hands, and feet; vision changes; wheezing; yellowing of the skin or eyes. Answered by Georgeann Josefy 6 months ago.
If the dose is too high, yes. Your doc may want to cut it down a bit. Answered by Evelia Alling 6 months ago.
I am 35 weeks pregnant and recently been prescribed Lopressor 25mg twice daily for SVT. Is it safe ?
My cardiologist ordered this med for having 6 episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (heart rate in the 200's)during my pregnancy. My OB and cardiologist are aware I am taking this. I am just wondering if anyone else has taken Lopressor for tachycardia during pregnancy. Does it cause bradycardia to the fetus?...
Asked by Talia Baim 6 months ago.
My cardiologist ordered this med for having 6 episodes of supraventricular tachycardia (heart rate in the 200's)during my pregnancy. My OB and cardiologist are aware I am taking this. I am just wondering if anyone else has taken Lopressor for tachycardia during pregnancy. Does it cause bradycardia to the fetus? Thanks! Answered by Evelyne Kegley 6 months ago.
I would recommend talking to your OB/GYN and cardiologist immediately! I pulled this out of one of my pharm books for beta-blockers or Metoprolol (Lopressor). Pregnancy Category C Lopressor has been shown to increase postimplantation loss and decrease neonatal survival in rats at doses up to 55.5 times the maximum daily human dose of 450 mg. Distribution studies in mice confirm exposure of the fetus when Lopressor is administered to the pregnant animal. These studies have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or teratogenicity. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. The info above is from the pharmacology pages about Lopressor. Note that it does state in HIGH doses! Not knowing your medical history and what other drugs have been tried or not tried it may be that you fall into the category of "clearly" needed. If you are only taking the drug at the ER while being monitored and to resolve the current episode of SVT then you are probably ok as it can be prescribed for daily usage and it doesn't sound like you are taking it daily. The only other things that I can find in my books about beta-blockers and use during pregnancy are possible side effects of,low blood sugar, breathing problems, a lower heart rate, and low blood pressure in a newborn infant. The information is based on taking daily dosages so please keep that in mind. I would still have an in depth discussion with both your OB/GYN and cardiologist! Good luck! The FDA is the who classifies drugs and the "Pregnancy Category C" means there have been no clinical trials or tests on pregnant women but there has been animal studies. If both your cardiologist and OB/GYN are aware and in agreement then you are probably fine. Most Dr.s will read up on a drug quite well before prescribing them to a pregnant woman. I wish I had an answer for you in regards to the bradycardia in your baby. The pharm book states there has been little human research on the effects of beta blockers on the fetus. I did try an internet search on taking beta blockers while pregnant and the effects on the fetus. One site did say that in animal testing slowed heart rate (bradycardia) can be a side effect, this again was in animal studies and with use of HIGH dosages. My suggestion at this point is to keep a good line of communication open with your Dr's and voice your concern about the bradycardia. At 35 weeks it should be fairly easy to hear your baby's heart beat and you may discuss home use of a doppler. It sounds like you already have a good line of communication with your Dr's and are pretty knowledgeable about your condition and the risks involved. Everyone is different and the effects drugs have on them differ as well. Good luck and hope this was of some help! Answered by Shira Santoni 6 months ago.
This is too complicated and complex of a decision for 'us' to make for you. I encourage you to contact your physician and ask detailed questions and don't give up until you have the answers you need in order to make you feel peace about this medication. No one but a qualified physician (yours and baby) can tell you the ins and outs of this medication. Don't take chances waiting for responses from the Yahoo Community. This is your and your baby's life. Answered by Jewel Ealy 6 months ago.
Metoprolol is rated as US FDA Category C. Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. (OR) No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. It is thought to be safe for breast feeding. Answered by Lou Huizinga 6 months ago.
If your dr prescribed it then it should be safe. Your dr isnt going to give you something to harm your baby knowing that you are pregnant. Answered by Juliann Jaques 6 months ago.
Has anybody switched from Toprol xl to Lopressor?
I was on 25 mg of toprol xl once a day, but my Blood pressure was still high, so my doc put me on Lopressor 25 mg twice aday.. I really dont know the diffrence in them,, but I was wondering if anybody has had side effects from switching...
Asked by Bettye Alaibilla 6 months ago.
25 Mg Toprol was ineffective twice a day. So I switched back to 50 mg Lopressor, but reduce the dose wth my doctor's approval. I have also taken it at 50mg , and 37 mg. But its strange. The 50 mg tablets work for me, but the 25 mg tablets have no effect. To take a smaller dose, I cut the 50 mg pill in half for 25 mg, and for 37 mg, I take another 1/4 of a 50 mg. If too high, ask your doctor about increasing the dose. I take my BP once or more daily, and regulate the dose myself to keep my BP at about 108/68. If high, I increase 12 mg, if low, I cut 12 mg. Being thirsty will also affect blood pressure, so when it is high, I have a glass of water first. If the water brings it down some, I keep my usual dosage. Answered by Bradly Leviton 6 months ago.
Toprol is an extended release form of lopressor. Toprol 25mg daily is equivalent to 12.5mg lopressor twice daily. Your doc likely wanted to control your pressure, but if the dose turned out to be too much, then you could cut the dose. Once your pressure is controlled, then he/she may take you back to Toprol, but on a higher dose. Answered by Malka Strassell 6 months ago.
they're the same drug -- essentially -- different names, porb different manufacturers... ask the pharmacist for specifics Answered by Kerrie Comstock 6 months ago.
Is 25mg of lopressor high for a 29yr old 125lbs woman?
Im trying to have my doc take me off because I have been on it for a year and I feel like I am losing my mind. I seriously think more harm then good is coming from it. I am just worried. I dont want to make a heart problem when I dont have one. They started me on the lopressor because my pressure was high (135/85)...
Asked by Craig Deruso 6 months ago.
Im trying to have my doc take me off because I have been on it for a year and I feel like I am losing my mind. I seriously think more harm then good is coming from it. I am just worried. I dont want to make a heart problem when I dont have one. They started me on the lopressor because my pressure was high (135/85) but it was due to me going through SERIOUS situations in my personal life. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Answered by Santana Gastineau 6 months ago.
25 mg of lopressor is not a very high dose. U can talk to your doc about your worries and he may be able to change your dosage. You can try to change your diet and exercise more and this may help control your hypertension. You are 29 and very young to be taking hypertensive medications, so talk to a dietician at your docs office and it may just be the answer you are looking for. Answered by An Coslow 6 months ago.
That's a piddly little dose. Answered by Sharika Muntean 6 months ago.
Using Lopressor for blood pressure. Recently added hydrochlorot. Started having fast pulse. Any suggestions
Asked by Voncile Mclachlan 6 months ago.
This MAY BE the problem: You're taking two pills designed to treat high blood pressure. According to my reference source listed below, "....weak or irregular heartbeat" can be a side effect of Hydrochlorothiazide. Take this info to your doc, please. Though they should know, it's difficult to keep all side-effects of all drugs in your head. I was recently prescribed Hydrochlorothiazide to assist in migraine prevention and to act as a water pill; though each person is different, ask your doc if a pill like Hydrochlorothiazide, that can treat many things, might be the right way to go. You would only have to take one pill, if it were used for high blood pressure and anything else your doctor deemed the pill could help. "Lopressor, a type of medication known as a beta blocker, is used in the treatment of high blolod pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), and heart attack. When prescribed for high blolod pressure, it is effective when used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thereby reducing the demand for oxygen and lowering high blood pressure. Occasionally doctors prescribe Lopressor for the treatment of agressive behavior, prevention of migraine headache, and relief of temporary anxiety. An extended-release form of this drug, called Toporol-XL, is also available." FYI: If you are a heart patient, ask your doc about Coreg CR. It is a heart medication that I was recently put on in combination with the Hydrochlorthiazide. You might want to "run the idea by them" and see what they think. I was recently diagnosed with a heart problem. Except for lowering of my potassium level, which must be kept up to avoid feet and leg swelling, by medication, these pills are doing great. Answered by Nolan Pfund 6 months ago.
I take lopressor (Metoprolol) Blood pressure and?
I guess Im not supposed to be in the sun? I did not know this...I was in the sun Yesterday didnt get burnt, Went in the tanningbed today and got a little burnt but nuthin severe, Why cant I get sunlight? What will happen since Ive been exposed to sun and taking this medicine? Im sorta worried!!! :/
Asked by Arlinda Furton 6 months ago.
I think you're probably taking Lopressor HCT, not lopressor. It's the HCT (hydrochlorothiazide) portion of the drug that causes photosensitivity, and generally you're simply more prone to getting a skin rash on this medicine. Answered by Heide Perrodin 6 months ago.