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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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I was on Atenolol 50mg daily. Doctor switching me to Toprol (metoprolol) XL 25mg. Bad side effects with atenolol. Is this equivalent? What should I expect?

I was on Atenolol 50mg daily. Doctor switching me to Toprol (metoprolol) XL 25mg. Bad side effects with atenolol. Is this equivalent? What should I expect?

Resolution of sympto: STOP 2ND GUESSING EVERYTHING THAT UR DOCTOR DOES! I assume u explained what "bad side effect" atenolol was causing to ur doctor (there's no description here). I also assume the side effect was from low BP. Toprol (metoprolol) XL is a longer-acting pill (that's y "XL"). It's also @a lower equivalent dose. So it shdn't drop the BP as much, & lasts longer (wears off slower) so u shd be covered for the entire day. ...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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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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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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Toprol (metoprolol) and the side effects?

Toprol (metoprolol) and the side effects?

Possible side effect: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc to see if benefits>risks. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking Belviq (lorcaserin) and metoprolol together ?

What are side effects of taking Belviq (lorcaserin) and metoprolol together ?

No interactions: Nothing really. No interactions between the two drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Metoprolol Succinate (Definition)

Metoprolol succinate is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Toprol (Definition)

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