I've used Lopressor for years for rapid heartrate. In November, 2008, my pvcs started in full force. My holter monitor captured about 2000 in a 24 hour period. Now others in this forum have been much worse than mine. Now mine have been worse before and after that holter reading. That was actually a good day when that holter was on so mine is probably much worse than 2,000/day. I haven't seen an EP yet. I have an appointment in March. When I went to my family doc with this, we increased my Lopressor to 150mg twice a day. That made me worse. I was also on an antihypertensive, Hyzaar 150mg once a day. Since it became intolerable, he switched me to Cardizem which was also intolerable so I wanted back on Lopressor. That was the lessor of the two evils but he reduced me to 75mg twice a day and it seemed to make tolerable. I still have them but I can cope with better. The pvcs are not as bad or rapid. So I would say, it was as successful as I am going to get until I can see this EP and get further testing done. Now I hope you are not totally confused with all of this. But it is a lot of trial and error to get the best combination. Good luck with this. I hope this helps.
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