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Toprol Xl Medication Anxiety
Docs are switching me from toprol XL 12.5 to propranolol ER 60mgs and i'm worried my BP and pulse will drop to low? Mission is to help w anxiety.
Probably Fine: If you are basically healthy (no heart or lung problems) this should be fine, however I am a bit curious about the choice of treatment. Have you had a diagnostic evaluation of your anxiety? Beta blockers help with the physical symptoms of anxiety but may not help the cognitive (worried thoughts) symptoms. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
I was taking 50mg of atenolol doctor suggested I switch to Toprol XL 50mg because the atenolol was wearing off fast. Second day on Toprol and it sucks. It takes too long to kick in I feel it's making anxiety worse. Switching back to atenolol safe?
Md's plan is to abruptly stop toprol XL (side effects) for lisinopril. The lido effect will help mimimize change of BP bump from the drug withdrawal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Switching off of toprol 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
Just stop taking it.: 12.5 mg is the lowest dose of Toprol 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
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