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@judylynn . I have a pacemaker since the beginning of january. yesterday I asked my cardiologist, whether I should reduce my metoprolol , because I noticed an inadequate adaption to exercise, like cycling. I shouldn't do that, he said , as it is the most important medicine you take, . you did not mention which tablet you take and how much. I take the prolonged-release tablet 50 mg twice daily. this dosage form guarantees a steady blood level.
This is what my bottle reads…….Metoprolol Succinate Er 24hr 25 Mg tab Dr. R
They called me back and told me to continue taking a half a tablet. I just woke up from going to bed at 10pm. It is 12:30.
Er means extended release, so you take the same dosage formel. 25 mg is really a very small dosis. maybe the pacemaker specialist can change some parameters according to your complaints. .
as I described above, I have some troubles with cycling. my cardiologist changed the sensitivity of the sensors within the pacemaker.he told me,that the pacemaker acts on vibrations. If a person sits on a bicycle, his upper part keeps quiet, so there are not enough vibrations for the pacemaker and an increase of the heart rate does not occur, so my legs get tired . the cardiologist enhanced the sensitivity of the sensors. I will see, how this works.
the suggestion of the medical assistent to discuss your problems with the pacemaker expert is very good.
Hello and thank you very much!!
I asked my cardiologist yesterday and he told me to cut my dose to half of what I was taking but today I’m still just as tired! He told me he didn’t want me to quit taking it because it is very good for a heart with a pacemaker.