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Toprol Xl Warnings And Recalls
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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
Toprol 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
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 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. 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 xl?
Is it safe to cut a toprol 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.
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