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Accidentally took and xtra 5mg amlodypine tab right after just took one. I also take 100mg toprol xl 2x a day . Will this xtra cause me any problems?

Accidentally took and xtra 5mg amlodypine tab right after just took one.   I also take 100mg toprol xl 2x a day . Will this xtra cause me any problems?

Unlikely: that a second 5 mgm will harm you however if you experience any dizziness get checked! A home blood pressure kit would be very useful (for a # of reasons) If you do not have one...get one...that way a situation like this can be easily "handled" at home....remotely (via Health Tap Prime for example.... Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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What is more effective metoprolol, toprol-xl?

What is more effective metoprolol, toprol-xl?

Equally effective: Toprol xl is the long acting formulation of metoprolol. So equal efficacy as long as dosing is equivalent. Metoprolpl is a twice a day drug and toprol is once daily. ...Read more

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How will toprol-xl affect the libido?

Toprol (metoprolol): Toprol (metoprolol) common side-effects are tiredness, weight gain & loss of libido, all being dose-dependent. ...Read more

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Age-56 M. On hctz and toprol xl app 6 yrs. BP WAS controlled on this, but Dr visit today 156/102. Added Cozaar. How soon can I expect a reduction?

Age-56 M.  On hctz and toprol xl app 6 yrs.  BP WAS controlled on this, but Dr visit today 156/102. Added Cozaar.  How soon can I expect a reduction?

Eat healthy food: Consuming healthy food would reduce insulin resistance. It might help you have the doses of your medications reduced. Effects of good food can be noticed in 4-6 weeks. Read this short article for more: https://www.kaushikmd.com/?p=429 Your medication will likely take a few days-weeks to fully show its effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take toprol-xl while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take toprol-xl while pregnant or breastfeeding?

OK: As such nothing is safe to take during pregnancy except vitamins. Most of the medications are ok after 1st trimester of pregnancy. Toprol (metoprolol) being a beta-blocker can also slow baby's heart beats and therefore you have to have a real solid reason to take this medication and needs close fu with your OB &gyn. ...Read more

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My doctor has prescribed 50mg Toprol XL in the morning and 0.1mg Clonidine at night. Is this combo safe?

My doctor has prescribed 50mg Toprol XL in the morning and 0.1mg Clonidine at night. Is this combo safe?

This is a safe and: effective strategy for management of hypertension. I would suggest you find another health care provider however, one who you trust. An effective trusting therapeutic relationship is necessary for good health. ...Read more

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Can't take toprol XL because the acid base bothers my bladder but regular metoprolol isn't controlling my high tachycardia well. Any other options?

Can't take toprol XL because the acid base bothers my bladder but regular metoprolol isn't controlling my high tachycardia well. Any other options?

Yes: There are several other b-blockers that can slow your heart down (coreg, bystolic) and there are also some calcium channel blockers that do the same (diltizem and verapamil). Ask your doctor if you can try one of these. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin while on hydrochlorothiazide, toprol xl, cozaar, zocor, and zoloft?

Can I take melatonin while on hydrochlorothiazide, toprol xl, cozaar, zocor, and zoloft?

No additional risk: You are on a lot of medication and they seem important - but do review them w/ your Dr(s) and always do when a new one is added. The melatonin adds no risk to the mix but some there already can cause moderate issues that ought not stop you but should be watched. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Half life toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Half life toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Toprol (metoprolol) xl: The half time has a range as with most drugs 8-12h is approximate range tho higher doses may have slightly longer half times with this agent. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a safe drug?

Can be: Yes. All meds are safe if used properly and with frequent monitoring by your doctor. S/he also needs to know all your meds including otc, herbs, alternative meds, and vitamins that you use to make sure there are no interactions as well as all medical conditions, including past ones. ...Read more

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Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a large dose?

Is toprol (metoprolol) 50 mg XR a large dose?

No: Toprol (metoprolol) doses can range from 25-400 mg. The question though is what "size" fits you. ...Read more

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How much toprol (metoprolol) XL is an overdose of it?

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

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How much is a typical dose of toprol (metoprolol) XL ?

How much is a typical dose of toprol (metoprolol) XL ?

Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Anywhere from 12.5 to 200 mg per day and individualized. ...Read more

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How long does it take for toprol (metoprolol) to work?

varies: Expect to see some onset of action in the first 12 hours and peak action (if you take one daily) in 72-96 hours). ...Read more

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What things should I avoid while taking toprol (metoprolol)?

Metoprolol: Things to avoid: Dragons, Tyrannosaurs, etc. but you might want to read this for specific information... http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html ...Read more

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What could happen if you overdosed on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg?

What could happen if you overdosed on toprol (metoprolol) XL 50 mg?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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How long does it take toprol (metoprolol) to get out of your system?

How long does it take toprol (metoprolol) to get out of your system?

Half life: It is usually thought that 4 half lives are enough time for a drug to be completely "gone". Toprol's half life is 3-7 hours. Thus 12-28 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Toprol (Definition)

metoprolol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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