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Toprol Metoprolol Xl
Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Maximum dose is 200 mg/day. The dose must be adjusted based on heart rate (pulse) and blood pressure for each person. Usual goal is a pulse of 60 with a BP of 120/80. A well tolerated dose by one person may be an "overdose" in another person if it causes the pulse or blood pressure to fall too low. ...Read more
Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Anywhere from 12.5 to 200 mg per day and individualized. ...Read more
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Mixed: Pros: effective in lowering BP; effective in treating and preventing fast heart rhythms; effective in patients who have Heart Failure at high doses. Cons: can cause fatigue, lethargy, and slow heart rate; can cause dizziness; can cause depression or worsen depression in some patients. I would not recommend it as first line therapy in an otherwise healthy person unless there are other issues. ...Read more
Toprol XL is an extended release beta specific blocker used for many different things.
Your best easy source of information is the legally required patient information insert given with your prescription at the pharmacy.
Pro-cost, effective, once a day dosing
Con-extended release if you have a problem will take longer to leave your system. Effects, blood pressure, HR, TPR, C.O. ...Read more
Just stop taking it.: 12.5 mg is the lowest dose of Toprol (metoprolol) XL available. Assuming u take it once per day, the tapering schedule would be to just stop. If u r taking it twice per day, then switch to once per day for 2 or 3 days, then stop (u cut total 24-hr intake by 1/2 for 2-3 days, then in 1/2 again for 2-3 days, etc. until u are at the lowest dose; then stop). ...Read more
Yes: It is generally advisable to reduce doses gradually over 1 - 2 weeks before discontinuing to reduce/avoid rebound hypertension/ heart problems. Please work with your doctor for a safe discontinuation of toprol (metoprolol) particularly if you have been on it for a long time for hypertension treatment. Report any irregular heart beats, increase anxiety/ dizziness/fainting when discontinuing toprol (metoprolol). Take care. ...Read more
What is the next option if your b/p is still 170/100 with 80bpm and you are on the max dose of toprol (metoprolol) xl?
Switching off of toprol (metoprolol) XL 100 mg dosage. Is it correct to cut dosage in half for 1 week (50 mg), then 25 mg week 2 , and 25 mg ever other day week 3?
Yes: Tapering dose is appropriate, but rate of taper varies with each individual patient, depending on reasons started and reasons for stopping. It may be appropriate to reduce faster if side effects, or if substituting another rate/bp drug. Perhaps the taper will take longer if used to treat ischemic disease. Work with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am sure there : Are short and long term effects of any medication including toprol (metoprolol). But your doctor has determined that its benefits outweigh its side effects. It is a complex decision when your doctor starts a medication, based upon extensive education, training, and experience. If you have any doubts about his judgment, you should ask him to clarify why he chose this med for you, or get another opinion. ...Read more
Opposing effects: Marijuana is a beta stimulant, hence it will raise your heart rate whereas metoprolol is a beta receptor blocker. When drugs have opposing effects it is rarely symmetrical and sometimes unmasks other effects of one of the drugs. While probably not dangerous, there will be interaction and modified effects. We thought beta blockers and cocaine were dangerous but were wrong, we know less about THC ...Read more
Is it safe to cut a toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg tablet in half? Need to drop dosage to 25 mg and still have a 90 day supply of the 50 mg tablets.
Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. ...Read more
Stopping Toprol (metoprolol) XL: The most common symptom of stopping Toprol (metoprolol) is an elevated heart rate or tachycardia. You may also see an elevated blood pressure. In order to stop the Toprol (metoprolol) it is usually advised to wean off slowly to prevent the elevated heart rate. I would recommend discussing with you doctor before stopping any medicine. ...Read more
Yes: The 2 medications are in the same class beta blockers, and work similarly, but they are different medications. ...Read more
Subtle: Inderal is more lipophilic than toprol (metoprolol) - it crosses the blood brain barrier more readily than toprol (metoprolol). Thus it's better for migraine and stage fright but can cause more fatigue and depression. Toprol (metoprolol) is more beta 1 specific than inderal. That makes it a better drug for someone who may have COPD or mild asthma. ...Read more
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