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Switch: Beta blocker to Calcium Channel Blocker

I switched from a B- Blocker (metoprolol) after 4 or so years of therapy, to a calcium channel blocker (Norvasc).  I went cold turkey per my MD's instructions.  I have been having reflexive tachycardia since then, and my BP has been around 150/100.  How long should I expect these side effects to last, or how long should I wait till I see my physician again?  Will the tachycardia ever go away?  
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Avatar m tn
Hi,

You have posted this in the HF Forum... do you have HF??

I am not a Dr. just a patient that try to stay as informed as possible, but, to my knowledge, CCB are NOT recommended for HF unless that you have your ventricular function preserved and in very specifics situations.

Why did he change your medication?? In any case your BP seems out of control now, I think you should speak with your cardiologist.
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