Metaprolol for PVC'S

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   Posted 3/20/2014 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new here and was wondering if anyone can answer this question for me... I have been diagnosed with PVC'S and after having a 24 hour holter monitor my cardiologist has prescribed Metaprolol
I do NOT have high BP It's very low actually
I am afraid to take this medication
I have an echocardiogram and stress test scheduled for next week
I am also in the throws of menopause, have anxiety and have been under an enormous amount of stress! I think these are the issues!
Thanks for any help!

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   Posted 3/20/2014 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I was prescribed propranolol for PVCs, I don't take mine bc my BP runs 90/60. I also have severe tachycardia at times, it's horrible but I don't dare take my beta blocker.....
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   Posted 3/21/2014 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Metaprolol is generally well tolerated. I take it daily in probably a higher dose than the doctor ordered for you. He probably ordered 25mg. I don't think you need to be afraid to try it. It does help my pacs/pvcs. Or if your Dr approves, take it only when pvcs are really bad. If you don't like how you feel on it, let your Dr know and don't take it anymore but I wouldn't be afraid to try it.

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   Posted 3/21/2014 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Lopressor (Metaprolol) apparently is indeed used to treat PVCs, as a Beta Blocker, it reduces the heart's sensitivity to adrenaline, reduced the forcefulness of the heart's contraction, and reduce the heart rate.


In America, drugs whose genetic names end in olol are almost assuredly Beta Blockers, and Metaprolol is and many others are what is known as a selective Beta Blocker. This means that it will have more influence on the heart and less elsewhere than a non-selective Beta Blocker such as Propranolol. Some people with asthma may have more issues with non-selective Beta Blockers since it relaxes the airways somewhat.

Most Beta Blockers are very safe, very well tolerated, and produce few side effects. One advantage is that they can also help you to relax. I have been on one form of Beta Block or another for more than 20 years, and am currently on Atenolol for PVCs.

Whether you take your medication or not is between you and your cardiologist, but keep him/her up to date on your decision.

Was the Holter normal, how many PVCs do you get per day, and is the Stress Test and echo just routine or due to findings from the Holter? Do your PVCs worsen under exertion? These are things to consider as well. Also, what dose did he prescribe?

Best wishes.

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   Posted 4/1/2014 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
i wish we talk about pvcs due to stree and anxiety cause i suffer since 30 years ago     Hadi
Edit:  Check out your post in anxiety and Panic as we responded to your request.

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   Posted 4/2/2014 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Jabara777, start a new topic, give it a title about PVCs and stress, I'd be happy to comment. I've had them for 40 years now. I'll watch for the new topic.
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