A 18-year-old male asked:
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propranolol 60 mg er vs toprol (metoprolol) 25 mg er. which lowers blood pressure most?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (beta blocker class). Toprol (metoprolol) has more studies recently regarding benefit in heart failure. Of course, cost can play into decision, too, although both are available as generics for $4/mo (http://i.Walmartimages.Com/i/if/hmp/fusion/customer_list.Pdf).
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They are similar: but the important thing Toprol (metoprolol) is a more specific drug and won't affect your lungs if you have asthma also
Answered on May 26, 2014

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