Difference between toprol xl and lopressor

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The correct coversion of toprol xl 300 mg = lopressor 150 bid for a total of 300 daily. It should have not been 300 mg qd at once as this should have been giving in divided doses. Hope this helps!
5 in the evening of Toprol XL, and now I am taking 25 of Lopressor in the am and pm, is this equivalent, or will my body have to adjust to a change in dosage, and might I experience side effects? Thank you.
Are those of you with fatigue talking about Toprol or Toprol XL? Toprol is the same as lopressor and metoprolol. The XL type is a long-release version.
There is not link or connection that I know of between PVCs as a teenager and young adults and heart attacks later in life. The PVCs people often get after heart attacks or with cardiomyopathies can be different than normal heart PVCs. I don't think you have anything to worry about but you should mention your concerns to you're doctor. Good luck and thanks for posting.
It's very annoying, but most nights I can sleep. I've been put on Atenolol, then Toprol XL, and then acebutolol, and none solved the problem. In fact, some made it worse. Some people just do not respond to such beta-blockers. Sometimes Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium helps. I've had times when even SALT helped!! This leads us to consider STRESS factor as a possibility (thus independent of medication), and general mental factors (attitude, etc.).
EP study done and revealed true sinus tach w/ no ectopic foci and no induceable arrythmias. Placed on lopressor and got rate down to upper 80's. Currently on 50 toprol xl, 81 of aspirin. My B.P. has been on the low side but is comming up slightly. Doc plans to reeval for meds in 5 weeks. EP study also revealed pressures in heart are all low. I am asymptomatic as far as CHF is concerned. I am working, can climb stairs, lay down, all with no problem. No edema.
I was going to be put on a month long Holter, but was not. I am on Toprol XL and Diovan. I am told I have COPD and ashtma. Could this be why my heartrate goes so high?
Then, the PVC's or PAC's just seemed to get to be a real problem for me b/c I would get sustained PVC's almost every day. I then decided to try Toprol XL but only 25mg and did not see any real improvements. I did not have side effects other than weight gain. I stayed on this for about a year and then a cardiologist wanted me to try a calcium channel blocker to see if I had a decrease in the number of episodes but the skips seemed to be worse.
I wore a holter monitor and was diagnosed with severe tachycardia and went on 100mgs. of Toporol XL. I was put on diurretics (I was holding 6-8 pounds by evening every day) and 50mgs of hyzar. I continued to worsen and my strength was on some days almost non-existent. I was sent to a cardiologist who told me my tachycardia was not heart related, and every 50 year old has some regurgitation, but my heart was in text-book good condition".
They feel like a big thump and then my heart seems to stop and and then start again and sometimes it feels like a couple of fast beats and then stop and go again and I kind of feel a rush down to my hands and heat like the blood stops flowing for a second. This seems to happen approximately 10 times per day. I really hate the feeling but I have seen an EP doctor and he has said everyone gets palpitations and not to worry about it.
Because of strong family history and my arrythmia, I had a heart cath to rule out Coronary Heart Disease. My doctor had me take Toprol xl 50 mg a day and that eventually was increased to 100mg twice a day. It did not help. While in the hospital after my heart cath, the electrophysiologist came by. He discontinued my toprol and put me on Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker. After two weeks this did not help. I am scheduled for an ablation on the 25th.
Hi everyone, I take 50mg. Toprol XL. I was on 25mg for about a year for PAC/PVC and hypertension. BP was elevated last week and dr increased to 50mg. I swear by this drug. Last year I had bouts for hours of pac's and finally was put on toprol. I have only had one or two skips here or there for the past year. I still get real scared thinking "Oh no here we go again" but thank goodness it seems to be a normal isolated beat and doesn't turn into a series.
If so, did it help, make them worse or cause no change? I was on toprol xl at 50mg aday before the pvc complaint and now they lowered it to 25mg aday as I have bracardia down to 33pulse at sleep...seems to help with the lower dose of toprol xl 13. Do you have a non-cardiac condition that causes or irritates your PVCs (thyroid, hormone problems)? no 14. What have you found that HELPS your PVCs (symptoms/anxiety)?
Like you, I (and some health professionals I have met) also wonder about the relationship between my chronic infection of Epstein Barr and my arrhythmia. I am currently using some antivirals (not pharmaceuticals). Another possible root cause that some researchers and practitioners suspect is heavy metal toxicity. To pursue this I have just undergone a (urine) test following IV DMPS (which, I am told, is an amino-acid-like substance that chelates especially mercury).
Today I panicked and called the paramedics who came and did a 12 lead and they said normal sinus with one ectopic and so I didn't go back to the ER. I had a normal echo 3 years ago. I already don't eat caffeine or sugar. Please reassure or sympathize with me. I'm going insane and have no idea what's causing this out of the blue. Why would they suddenly increase for no reason whatsoever?
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