How did you wean off Metoprolol?
I've been taking both flecainide and metoprolol now for eight years, as a prophylactic for Afib. I recently moved to North Carolina and have a new Cardiologist. Have had a lot of PVC's this past two months, and had to wear a heart monitor for an entire month. He said that although I had a lot of PVC's I didn't have even one PAC! He also noted that my BPM was low in the low fifties most of the time. He asked why I was taking metropolol. I told him that the only thing my previous doctor had said was " it makes the flecainide, work better". He suggested I stop taking the metoprolol to see how I do without it. Unfortunately I read a lot of information on the internet. I read that it can be very dangerous to stop taking it. I take 25 mg metoprolol succinate, split in half. Once in the morning with my flecainide, and then again in the evening for a second dose. He wants me to take half in the morning and skip the evening dose for two days, then stop entirely. Has anyone else stopped taking this drug in a similar manner? I'm worried that the cut off is too soon.
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Yes but I reduced it slowly over a period of eight weeks. I feel better and have more energy and not all the other side effects associated with it. I also take flecanide 100 morning and 100 evening.
A new cardiologist put me on Metoprolol, as he indicated I had an unrealized heart attack in the past. 25mg every 6 hours . (I took 50mg twice daily at first, but had bad reactions)
If I take enough to lower my blood pressure along with the Lisinopril I am taking, my heart slows into the 30's.
I take 10 mg Lisinopril. daily.
To wean off Metoprolol is impossible for me as after 6 hours of my last tablet of Metoprolol, my blood pressure goes up over 200 over 100, and I am not supposed to take my old Verapamil with Metoprolol in my system.
I would like to get back on my Verapamil which I took for years but cannot figure a way to do it.
Any medical people have an opinion on my taking another 10 mg of Lisinopril 12 hours after my morning tab, in order to wean off the Metprolol?
I feel horrible on this Metoprolol, and cannot work out a dosage that controls but does not put me in the Brady cardia zone..
I am so sorry for you. I hope you keep plugging at this, baby steps,and are free of the med
How do you wean off metoprolol succinate ER while taking carvedilol
Hi @candynclowny and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll see that I moved your post to a very busy discussion about weaning off of metoprolol. This is so you can connect with others who have had similar questions and experiences.
Have you discussed weaning off to the physician that prescribes it?
Yes she said to discontinue it bec I’m taking carvedilol and it’s also a beta blocker. I’m just concern with the side effect of abruptly getting off when I read you should do that
Hi. I’m in Australia. I started having Metropolol three weeks ago. I’ve been feeling terrible. I’m going to wean myself off of it starting tonight. Will reduce the dosage each day. Enough of this … I will leave a message for my doctor on Monday. Fingers crossed. aseac13 👀
I also would like to wean off 25mg Metoprolol ER Succnate once per day. I am 77 yr. female and had never taken any medication/s until Jan 26 2022. I hate the way I feel. I have considered asking my doctor about Bystolic (supposed to not have the side effects of Metoprolol), or what I would really like is getting off medication altogether and using a dietary supplement such as CardioFit MD. Has anyone else tried Beetroot supplements as an alternative to prescription drugs?