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

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

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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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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?

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 more

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How much is a typical dose of toprol XL ?

How much is a typical dose of toprol XL ?

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

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What would be a titrate schedule to get off of Toprol XL 12.5 mg?

What would be a titrate schedule to get off of Toprol XL 12.5 mg?

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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Half life toprol xl?

Half life toprol xl?

Toprol 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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How much toprol XL is an overdose of it?

How much toprol XL is an overdose of it?

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

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Generally, would someone need to slowly titrate down from 200 to 100 mg. Toprol xl?

Generally, would someone need to slowly titrate down from 200 to 100 mg. Toprol xl?

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

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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?

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?

Add another drug: If your blood pressure is 170/100 on the maximum dose of toprol, you will probably need not one new drug, but two. The next drug most docs would add is a diuretic or an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is toprol XL safe?

Yes: Toprol is very safe commonly used drug for hypertension and cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Toprol (Definition)

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