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Can taking Digoxin and Metroprolol be safe for atrial fibrillation?

hello. was wondering if i should be concerned. my mother has atrial fibrillation as was given digoxin and metroprolol a few weeks ago. a cardiologist that checked her two days ago said that her heart rate is to slow & that those drugs weren t helping (she was feeling dizzy upon exertion...i.e walking 2-3 mins). now her heart is racing (approx 100-105 bpm and i m concerned. she says she feels fine but does this mean she s at increased risk of heart attack or stroke?
Thu, 28 Feb 2019
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Hello,

Your mother is not at risk as long as she is taking her pills in the right matter, also it is safe to take both drugs, it is better to stop metroprolol as it cause this symptoms your mother complain of.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

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Dr Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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