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Coming Off Lopressor
Confused on what to do? I have no more symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Seen a cardiologist gave me lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) now going to see endor. All symptoms stop?
B/P up 205/97 normally ranges 130-140 /60-80.took maxcide but still high 154/101 tried my husband's Lopressor only took 1/2 . still high feel funny?
High BP: F from WV notes BP 205/97 but usually 135/670. Took Maxide but still 154/101. Tried husband's Lopressor. Still high feel funny? Advice: I specialize in HBP for 50 years & can help quickly with 2nd opinion. NEVER take anothers' meds. Better to feel funny that dead! At least as far as I know. I first suspect taking OTCs that increase BP or you did a salt binge by eating out. But many other causes. ...Read more
Beta blockers: Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate, which is the short acting version and should be taken every 6 or 8 hours. Toprol xl is metoprolol succinate, which is the long acting version and can be taken once daily or divided into 2 doses per day. In each case, the maximum daily dose is approximately 400mg per day. In most cases, the dose is gradually increased until the desired treatment effect is reached. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on lopressor 25 mg 2 x daily. Now i'm on toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg xr. If i tolerated the lopressor well, them i'll tolerate the toprol (metoprolol) well to right?
Almost always: The active ingredient is identical. The only difference is the formulation, toprol (metoprolol) being a gradual (extended) release form. Since slow release avoids the peaks and valleys of the medication concentration in your blood, it's usually better tolerated than the shorter acting form. ...Read more
Allergy: Depending on whether or not you are allergic to the active ingredient metoprolol or the inactive ingredients in toprol would be the question, . It would be hard to know if you would have the same reaction to Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) also. Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) and toprol have the same active ingredient but different inactive ingredients. I would suggest discussing it with your practicioner to switch to another med if need. ...Read more
I usually take 25mg lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) a day, i might have taken 3. Will i be ok 57yr old male
It : It depends on what your heart rate and blood pressure are since this medication affects both. There are some patients on 75mg and others who can't tolerate more than a very small dose. If your heart rate and blood pressure were already low to begin with then you may have problems. The symptoms to watch for are lightheadedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness, or excessive fatigue. The medication typically lasts around 12 hours. Certainly if you are having any of the above symptoms you should seek medical attention and do not drive. If you are concerned you can also call you primary physician's office who should have someone on call to speak with. You can also call your local poison control center. ...Read more