User Reviews for Metoprolol to treat Supraventricular Tachycardia
Brand names: Metoprolol Succinate ER, Metoprolol Tartrate, Toprol-XL, Lopressor, Kapspargo Sprinkle
Metoprolol has an average rating of 6.3 out of 10 from a total of 108 reviews for the treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia. 44% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 29% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Metoprolol
"This medication is absolutely TERRIFYING. I was prescribed on 07/07/2021 at a dose of 25mg 2 times a day. Today is 07/12/2021 and I had to call my cardiologist and demand that I’m taken off of this. It gives me tremors, anxiety, chest pains, shortness of breath, my legs and arms turn weird colours, I am crying randomly for no reason, it makes me extremely intolerable to heat to the point where I had heat exhaustion so badly yesterday that I was almost rushed to the ER. It’s the scariest experience with a medication I’ve ever had and even though I’ve only been taking it for a few days I’m 150% more scared than ever to stop taking it because I’m afraid of what will happen if I do. I was on propranolol for almost a year before being prescribed metoprolol and I never had any issues with it. Metoprolol literally makes me feel like my life is finishing."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "This med is horrible. Only took 2 doses and still having severe problems with palpitations and racing heart 2.5 months later. Had episodes of extreme palpitations, chest pain, almost passing out. Can hardly do my everyday chores. Cannot exert myself. Hypersensitivity. Hope my heart returns back to normal. I hope I didn't ruin it forever."
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Toprol-XL (metoprolol) "I am a 70 yr old RN. I started having episodes of near-fainting around 16 yr.old (actually fainted twice). I would go to the nurse & ask to lay down-which helped, but she thought I was faking. Next episode, 25 yr old - saw cardiologist, negative EKG, no treatment. Next 2 episodes, 30 yr old, more severe, ER - negative tests. Next 5 episodes, 40-50 yr old increasing severity, ER. During the last ER visit, I heard about a new type of Doc, an electrocardiophysiologist. I wore a monitor for 6 weeks before it finally "caught" the SVT. I started on Toprol 50 mg per day. But then, I had an episode of severe low BP (80/40) - back to the ER. My new Doc said to split dose, take 25 mg AM & PM. No episodes past 20 years. I'm a happy camper !"
"I started having really bad tachycardia episodes and my primary doctor tried to convince me it was anxiety. After lots of tests and wearing a heart monitor for a month my cardiologist said I had Supraventricular Tachycardia and I was put on metoprolol 12.5mg twice a day. It's great! I haven't felt this calm and comfortable in years! Doctors really need to stop assuming that anxiety is the diagnosis of everyone's problems. There's a bit of drowsiness and fatigue in the beginning but that goes away as your body gets used to it. I am very happy with this medication."
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"I’ve had an extremely stressful year(s) - like bad 2 college kids had very serious health problems while at college out of state at the same time, in-laws had major health crisis and ended up in hospital for 3 months I was running on pure adrenaline 24/7 I quit sleeping, stressed, my HR wouldn’t drop below 130 - it wasn’t uncommon for me to be in 140, 150’s day and night. All this happened right in the middle of damn menopause Dr sent me to cardiologist - diagnosis - extreme stress/anxiety tachycardia - I take 1/2 dose 12.5 am and 12.5pm (25mg) I feel like I can breath again. No side effects - I’m 51 and it keeps me from running on high adrenaline mode/panic mode Doesn’t change the feelings/but it helps lessen the body response to it. When the phone would ring my HR would go to 165 cause I was afraid of more bad news. My college girls had 2 major Heath crisis within weeks of each other, both out of state - it was Horrible -"
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I can't believe it took me this long to correlate my symptoms with this pill and I'm a 25 year RN. 46 years old and have had SVT since my 20s. A couple years ago I had a 24 hr stay to evaluate HR of 165. All testing normal. No treatment. A year later back in ER with pulse of 250. I was given Adenosine to convert me and then given Metoprolol Succinate 25mg daily. I've been on it a year. I noticed some tiredness but nothing major. Over the next year my tiredness became debilitating and I suffered severe depression, insomnia, and panic attacks. I didn't make the connection and blamed it on the pandemic and all the isolation and restrictions everywhere. I thought I was just having a hard time coming. Then the drenching night and day sweats started. Still I blamed it on perimenopause. But then came the heat and activity intolerance. Minimal activity caused me to become SOB , shake, and drenched in sweat. Sleep was non existent. I began having numbness in legs and feet."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "Oh man where do I begin. I am female 52 years and I take 75 mg Metoprolol a day, been on them for 5 years. It does a very good job keeping my heartbeat to 50s and 60s when resting but it goes up to high when I get up in the morning take a shower. I was 165 pounds when I started taking the pills and now I am 216 pounds. It has terrible side effects Like, very fatigued Can’t think clearly Short of breath My libido has disappeared completely Chest tightness Constipation Blurry vision I saw my cardiologist three weeks ago and he is talking about doing a maze procedure And I am at a point where I do anything to get off of the Metoprolol."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I was having heart palpitations everyday to the point where it was really scary for me. Sometimes flutters, other times skipped beats and still others I can't explain. Had holter monitor and stress test all came back fine, cardiologist told me nothing to worry about. Gave me this med 25 mg a day 1/2 tab am and 1/2 pm. First week, tightness in my chest felt hard it was hard to breath and it made me extremely sleepy and spacy. Almost stopped taking med but I continued into my 2nd week after my Dr told me to continue side effects would subside. I am so glad I took his advice, it's been 2 months and my palitations have subsided I get a few here and there but not as intense. This was a miracle drug for me."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I was diagnosed with SVT’s and put on metoprolol - which has helped a lot with my palpitations. Instead of multiple times per day I now only get palpitations a few times a week. I first started out on 25 mg. in the a.m., but that didn’t do the trick. Then went to 25 mg. twice a day, however, that made me extremely tired. Now I take 12.5 mg. in the a.m., & 25 mg. in the p.m. and this works! My resting heart rate has decreased between 55 - 60 bpm. But... everyone metabolizes meds differently."
"I am a 20 year old female (yes, 20) and I am taking it for SVT. I take 75 mg twice daily, every 12 hours. Right after I take it, my heart rate increases and I get major anxiety. At night it's when it's worse. During the day, I'm perfectly fine. I also have chest pains and SOB, sometimes back pain. I also have heavy legs. Headaches are a definite. I am not wearing the Event Mintor to track my heart rate. It can get high, which can be scary because you don't know what could happen next. Some sleepless night and early morning wakes with anxiety. It sucks because when I have these panic attacks, I can tell when it's about to start so I brace myself. But I tell myself that Jesus is going to heal my body every day."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I'm a 58 year old female, active, healthy. 5-2, 108 lbs. saw my family doctor, reported symptoms. Prescribed Metoprolol Succinate ER 25 mg. Break tablet in half, take for the first 6 days, then full tablet. The only symptoms I noticed is coughing / insomnia. Everyone reacts differently with medicines, As with all drugs, double sword, read online taking Metoprolol 3 years, damage brain-kidney-heart, plan on taking in under 3 years seek other alternatives or options."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I was diagnosed with moderate/severe obstructive sleep apnea and supraventricular "events" 4 months ago. I was put on a resmed pap machine and metoprolol succinate er 25 mg. I have gained 10 pounds, I feel: no energy, chest heavy, heart pumping weak, breathing decreased/light, affect flat, tired, constipated, I can't think. My events are rare now but I don't know if my events were due to the sleep apnea and if the pap helped decrease them because I started both med and pap at same time. I miss being extroverted, energetic and outgoing. I don't know if there is any other treatment available. Ablation? I don't like this med."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I was only able to tolerate 25 mg of metoprolol for a week. The first few days the side effects were just indigestion and heartburn that subsided. On the 8th day, I had constant anxiety attacks with frequent heart palpitations and almost went to the emergency room. That night I cut the dosage in half but woke up at 2:30 am with a major anxiety attack. It took a while to get back to sleep and when I woke up later in the morning I had another anxiety attack, tingling in my feet and legs, and heart palpitations. As the day passed it calmed down. My doctor's office was closed due to a holiday so I talked to the pharmacist and was told to stay on the medication until I talked to the doctor. I felt somewhat better the next day, a little shaky but later in the day the side effects started again. I finally got in touch with the doctor who told me to stop taking it. Hoping in a few days I start to feel normal again. This was a very upsetting and scary experience."
"I was prescribed this drug in ER for SVT and it was worst experience ever. Before taking this drug I would had episode of heart race but I would be normal. After taking this for a weak I felt weak, dizzy, developed chest pain. Then one day I had such bad chest pain that I end up in ER. Same doctor who prescribed this at first ER visit told me to double the dose even after I tried to explain side effects. I doubled dose for one day but this was worst experience in my life. I was throwing up, my urine was red, I was so dizzy and disoriented that I needed help to go to bathroom but worst of all was tremors and feeling like my blood was itching and tingling. My heart rate dropped to 52 and blood pressure to 90/55. I stopped thanking this drug next day but still suffering from tremors, anxiety and panic attacks. This may work for some but it destroyed me."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "My experience is that while Metoprolol Succinate ER controls my Sinus Tachycardia, I have difficulty with glucose control, high triglycerides, swelling in my ankles, severe muscle cramps at times, and shortness of breath. Before taking Metoprolol my memory was great, now not so much."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I hate this medicine! I was having back to back panic attacks for five days straight just to find out it bottomed my blood pressure out. The worst brain fog I have ever experienced. My vision was horrible. The dizziness alone was horrific! I couldn’t understand why I had no energy and panic set in constantly… no sleep due too. I wouldn’t recommend this medicine for anyone."
Toprol-XL (metoprolol) "this medication almost took my life. during the 6 years I was on it my cardiologist kept raising the dose. I had difficulty standing on my feet, developed severe headaches, slurred speech and dark veiled vision. over time my fingers turned dark purple like grape juice. I reached the point where I could not sit up one morning without help. my daughter discovered my back was dark purple as well. the emergency room doctor took me off immediately stating a severe reaction."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I have only been on Metroprolol Succinate ER for SVT for a few months. I started on 25mg 2x/day which was upped to 50mg 2x/day. The medication keeps my blood pressure in great range (was borderline high before). So far, I haven't had re-occurrence of SVT. I did have increased depression, but my thyroid levels were low as well. With regular exercise, the depression seems to have subsided. I gave up all caffeine which has helped with sleep and anxiety."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I wanted to add on a couple things to my previous review. Everyone warned me about how tired I was going to be since this medication would literally be slowing my heart down but I've never experienced that. I don't sleep much and have insomnia so that could be why. I also have experienced crazy dreams and I sleep walk from time to time. I've always had dreams and talked in my sleep but I think the medication makes it a little worse especially if you're taking it closer to bed time. I do get a little light headed if I stand up quick and bend down but it's not bad. The benefit I get from this medication outweighs any of these insignificant side effects. I would recommend to push through any side effects and let the medication adapt to you!"
Toprol-XL (metoprolol) "I started toprol back in spring of 2004. I was switched from generic metoprolol, I was on that for borderline hbp. After 4 years on that I developed racing and very irregular heart beats the toprolxl did nothing. they got even worse. My doc took me off saying it was side effects of both drugs. I immediately improved. I still have them but not as bad. No cardiologist has told me what was wrong. I have a really bad back. In 2011 I got an epidural at T4-5 and that completely cured my rapid and irregular heartbeat for 3 years. There are 8 nerves besides the vagas nerve that go to the heart, they are part of the autonomic nervous system. They all come off the spine at C4-5 to T4-5 I have severe stenosis at all those levels."
Toprol-XL (metoprolol) "I love this medicine! It has quite literally saved my life, and has made my life much more livable. Whenever I would do anything physical, my heart would beat so fast that I would frequently faint. I went to my cardiologist, and she gave me a holter monitor. She saw what I was talking about and gave me 50mg of Toprol-XL everyday. That was over 3 years ago, still on the same dosage, and it is wonderful. For the first few months, I was a little over tired, but that side effect quickly went away."
"I am 70 and 1 week after my 1st covid vaccine I had a panic attack (so I thought) BP was 196/85 heart rate went up to 145. I had the 2nd covid vaccine and a week later the same thing happened however BP was normal 106/68 but heart rate hit 180. I took myself to the ER. ALL the tests, EKG x 2 blood work and chest XRay were normal. They injected Adenosine in my IV and within 30 seconds my heart rate was 114. I have only taken the Metoprolol Succinate ER 25mg for 4 days and I feel great. I take it at night. The 2 episodes that I have had came out of no where. I thought I was having a heart attack and dying. I am thankful for my doctors and ER of the hospital. I am thinking positive about this medication. I just had to mention the vaccines because I have had a terrible life, and in many dangerous situations, however, NEVER had ANY panic attacks. So I accept the dx of SVT. I hope and pray I never get another episode. I have had NO side effects."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I have only been taking 3-4 days and hate it. I have the lowest dose I'm told. Went to doctors and then E.R. for second opinion and was told my heart beats are off and race. Almost 3 yrs ago I had an Ablation done where they snipped something to stop my rapid heart beats cause I was having them too often. Then this one day and they give me this. It makes me depressed and then at night my whole body hurts. But I'm fine in the morning. I have heartburn as well so have to take tums . Going back to my doctor tomorrow cause I don't want to take this anymore. Only taking 25 mg ."
Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "Cardiologist prescribed 25 mg MetoproloI/daily to correct 14 extra heart beats/min. (24 hrs. on halter monitor). My thyroid was elevated (Hashimoto 19 yrs.) In 4 months thyroid levels were normal w/ 75mcg Synthroid/daily. Extra heart beats continued so given Metropolol. After 2 years, got a few itchy hives, 2 1/2 years severe hives/rashes/welts. (Take Allegra & Flonase for allergies). I awake with hives, they subside by bed, new ones come different places next day. Lips/eyes have swollen 4 x's. Thyroid & blood tests normal. Seen allergist, dermatologist, PCP, too. I'm female, age 69, good health with chronic idiopathic urticaria (long-lasting hives, unknown cause). Visit cardio. every 6 months, last 3 visits, EKG normal. He refused to wean me off Metropolol. Blogs indicate some get hives from it. Anyone have this issue?"
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Metoprolol Succinate ER (metoprolol) "I'm a 22 year old Female. (115/5'1) Long story short, I found out I had Tachycardia and experienced palpitations as well. I had extreme anxiety because of it which made it worse. I got prescribed Metoprolol Tartrate twice a day at first and it was a nightmare. It actually had like a reverse reaction on me and gave me constant flutters for a whole day. The doctor told me to take Magnesium twice a day with it and it would help and it definitely did. I eventually switched to the extended release, once a day, along with Magnesium and I couldn't be happier. I feel a lot more relaxed and normal. Had few palps still with Tartrate but not with Succinate (yet). I wanted to wait to write a review because I know I relied on reviews. Hope this helps!"