It is primarily used as a blood pressure medication but doctors prescribe it to us Atrial
Fibrillation sufferers because it also lowers the heart rate and calms the intensity of the hearts
If you have Afib - The possibility is high you have taken or are taking good ol'
Metoprolol. It is usually one of the first meds doctors give us to "get that heart rate down."
I still take Metoprolol in low dose even though my Afib is in remission or "cured"
as I like to call it. It helps with myhigh blood
pressure also - one of the causes of Atrial Fibrillation in the first
Metoprolol is a type of drug called a beta blocker that can help to lower your blood
pressure by blocking certain receptors in your heart. It works by reducing the rate and force of your
Metoprolol works specifically on the beta receptors found in the
heart, called beta-1 receptors, but doesn’t have a big effect on other beta receptors found around the
Beta blockers attach to the beta receptors in the heart and stop hormones from
activating the receptors like they usually do.
The result is the heart muscle doesn’t contract to pump the blood around the body
as often and, when it does, it has less force. This means your heart rate and blood pressure will usually drop when
you take metoprolol.
There are two different doses available for most of the different brands: 50 mg
and 100 mg. Most people start with the lower dose in the beginning and can then increase the dose later if the
blood pressure Or heart rate is still too high. It is best to start with 50 mg, as it gives your body time to
adjust to the medication and you will be less likely to notice side effects.
What does it look
My Metoprolol is a little pink pill, I cut mine in half to give the correct
Side Effects for me.
Metoprolol makes me a little sleepy feeling and somewhat lethargic but you get
used to it. It will work with most other blood pressure meds but the combination can actually make your blood
pressure too low.