User Reviews for Metoprolol to treat Mitral Valve Prolapse
Also known as: Metoprolol Succinate ER, Metoprolol Tartrate, Toprol-XL, Lopressor, Kapspargo Sprinkle
Metoprolol has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Mitral Valve Prolapse. 75% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): “I take Metoprolol ER 50mg every day to control my tachycardia from POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) It also 99% eliminated my occasional issues with Mitral Valve Prolapse. I notice no side effects from my dosage.”
Toprol-XL (metoprolol): “I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse syndrome my senior year in college, resulting in a medical discharge from the Army rather than commissioning as an officer. I was blacking out, fainting, and my activity tolerance dropped dramatically as the condition progressed. Metoprolol was prescribed for me to help regulate my heart rate - it worked great for that. I didn't feel the palpitations and heart racing with minimal activity. Downside was that my blood pressure was already low - so being on this medication made my blood pressure drop even lower. Doctors eventually put me on MIDODRINE which constricts my blood vessels causing an increase in blood pressure. The combination works great!”
Toprol-XL (metoprolol): “Just put 2 and 2 together after reading side effects and realize that the Toprol XL was causing my rapid weight gain and severely swollen ankles. It has worked great and keeps the Mitral Valve Prolapse symptoms under control but the weight and swelling issues have to be stopped. I guess I have to look for another medicine.”
“I started taking 50mg of Toprol after being admitted to the hospital 6 days ago. I was told I had Mitral Valve Proplase and that I needed to take 50mg daily. It has helped in slowing my rapid heart beat down but the side effects have almost been unbearable. I have hardly slept, after taking the medicine I get short of breath and feel like I'm having an anxiety attack, and I take the medicine at bedtime. In the mornings when I wake for the first two to three hours I feel shaky, sweaty, nauseous, and extremely dizzy. My regular MD took me down to 25mg once daily and I still can't sleep and feel anxious. This is the first day taking 25mg so we'll see how I feel in the morning.”
“I was prescribed metoprolol for my MVP. I have been on it for about 2 years and It's really helped with the palpitations. I was on 25mg and was perfect for me. I recently developed high blood pressure and my cardiologist took me off of the metoprolol, and we tried various BP medications, I had side effects (double vision, bloating, diarrhea, headaches, you name it. She wants me on a beta blocker and beta blockers causes all kinds of side effects. She put me back on metoprolol but now I am on 50mg a day, Since I have been on the higher dosage, I've gained weight and can't lose it, Again another side effect of this drug. My wrists and face are swollen. I go again to see her in July and I am almost certain she will up the dosage because the blood pressure is not what it should be . I am going to suggest that she put me back on my 25 mg and use something else that will work with the metoprolol to help lower my blood pressure. This is the only drug that can work for my MVP, but at a lower dosage.”
“Been on it for 5 yrs. Keeps my blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse under control. Have to take it every 12 hours. Can't go an hour past time or my body knows. I guess you can say that is a not so good thing. But, my symptoms are in check. Refuse to use an alternative medication. The downside to using beta blockers is the side effect. I break out with eczema and psoriasis, these are the biggest problem with this medication, but there are medications that keeps that under control as well.”
“20 years of misery and then I come across this gift from God! Give it a shot! FYI- some generics are WAY better than others so if one doesn't work don't give up hope. Plus you can have it prescribed three months at a time to save on costs! Good Luck! Keep that heart rate down! ;)”
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“I had terrible symptoms of MVP that landed me in the hospital for 5 days. I started taking this medicine 25 mg a day and my symptoms are so much better. I used to have shortness of breath, palpitations, chest pain, and weakness but it's so much better now. I only occasionally have some palpitations but nothing like before. Metoprolol works great!”
“I was diagnosed with Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia in 1980 when I was 19 years old. Went to the ER, converted myself via Valsalva Maneuver -- went to my MD the next day/had an echocardiogram done and was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse. My heart throughout the day kept going into PAT (200+ BPM) No chest pain or anything, but pounding heart/fainting. I was started on Lopressor at that time .... 100mg BID and this is an amazing drug. Sure I still get the odd PAT episode once in a while, but the pounding and skipped beats are greatly reduced. No side effects at all. It actually has a calming effect. Been on Lopressor for 35 years. Great antiarrhythmic.”
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol): “I’ve been on Metoprolol for years and I absolutely can not miss a day of taking a pill because this med has regulated my heartbeat within minutes of swallowing it.”
“Having mitral valve prolapse from last 14 years , palpitation increased in last 1-2 years was put on metroporol 25 mg daily. Heart beat is 60- 110 beats but feel flurry, blurdvission”
“Help keep my heart rate down and not letting it race out of my chest.”
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