Hi-I currently take metoprolol succinate er 37.5 mg per day. I have a new cardiologist who is suggesting I go to a calcium channel blocker-cardizem- for my PACs. Couple of questions:
1. Isn't it dangerous to stop taking beta blockers cold turkey?
2. Has anyone made this switch, and which one worked better for you?
3. I also take simvastatin (Zocor) for my cholesterol as I am a Type II diabetic, the drug interaction checkers I've seen show that cardizem and simvastatin have amoderate drug interraction-any recommendations I could mention to my doc?
Thanks for your help!