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Taking Toprol - Low Heart Rate/BP
I just started taking Toprol (only 6.5 mg twice per day) for pvcs.  I was on Verapamil (250 mg once/day) for nearly 10 years.  It worked well lowering my BP, which was borderline, and controlling my pvcs, which were constant.  All of a sudden, it stopped working and I began to have VERY frequent pvcs again (bi and tri geminy).  Since starting Toprol, I have noticed that my BP is way lower - sometimes 96/high 50's and my heart rate can get down to 46.  Does anyone think these numbers are too low?  I am also taking 20 mg of Prozac daily.

Thank you so much,

Debbie
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967168 tn?1343732745
Oh wow - I was getting ready to post this question about Toprol.   I just took my first dose yesterday morning which sent me to the ER.  My pvc's went through the roof even more than I have (54,000) and I couldn't breathe - bp "tanked".

At home my bp went from 122/85 to 80/60 and at the ER it stayed  around 70/40 and they told me not to take it until I went to my cardiologist.   I do not have high BP and it never goes above 130/90, so the er dr questioned why I was given it - plus I have fainting/blackouts and they said I should not be on beta blockers until they know the cause of my PVC's (going to have ablation soon)

Medicine induced hypotension - that's what they said most likely caused mine, but I'm supposed to have a checkup again just to be sure.
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I am very surprised such a low dose of Toprol causes any side effect... I take 100 mg a day and have taken 100 mg twice a day.  At the 200 mg I have some low BP problems, but they seem to go away after a few days at that level. I take it control my high HR driven by AFib, I wish I could get that down to something like the 60s, I'm usually in the 80s HR.  I think 40 is too low, but for some people it, just like low BP, is well tolerated.

Good advice to discuss with your doctor, cardiologist.
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The ER doctor thought that too 25mg should not have bothered me but it did, which means I have a problem they haven't discovered yet or I just had a severe reaction to it.

My bp stayed low for 7 hours while I was in the ER so they're not sure what's going on.  That's what they said my cardiologist is for :P
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Hi i was given metropolo it lowered my bp so low that everytime i stood up i passed out cold my blood pressure was 80/50 standing up. you should call your doctor and tell him/her that your bp is very low they will tell you to stop taking it and give you another form of bp medicine or lower your dose. i hope this helps.
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