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Beta Blocker Medication

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I'm so sorry I keep bothering you guys about medications. I feel like I do SO much research, only to be left hanging. Drug companies ARE NOT very helpful!!!! It's SOOOO frustrating!! Some of the medications are on the gluten free safe list, but I continue to get gluten reactions.

I'm pregnant and about to have a C-section. For years I've experienced heart palpatations. No big. But about 5 years ago, one of them turned into atrial fibrulation. It was very scary. So I was on meds. for it ever since. When I got pregnant, I went off the meds and the palpatations actually have slowed down. Now though, I've been freaking out that I will go into a-fib during my surgery so dr. wants me on a beta blocker during surgery.

Of course, dr.s can't figure these things out so we are left to do all the information gathering! She wants me to research which beta blockers are gluten-free. So I thought I'd come here in addition to researching online, about what others may be safely being used. I really appreciate all your help! Thank you!!!!

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Can your doctor give you a list of them and the makers? I usually call the makers directly. I do not ask if the med is gluten free as in some places wheat starch is considered safe, I ask if the med contains wheat in any form and tell them I have an allergy instead.

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I've taken Toprol XL and the generic metoprolol for a number of years with no problem. I think these are beta blockers. Only one time I suspected there might be a problem with the generic as there was a shortage and a strange generic was substituted by my pharmacy. Then the FDA shut that company down and I haven't had any issues since.

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I also take metoprolol (Lopressor) for a-fib and have never had any problems with it, although most of the time I get it in NZ, not in U.S. so can't help with specific manufacturers, sorry. It has stopped my a-fib dead in its tracks now that I got the dose right :o

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thanks guys! the med you are talking about is the one she has actually told me about already! so glad to hear you guys are taking it safely!!!! i really appreciate all your input!!!!!

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