How long does it take toprol xl to work

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Avatar n tn i was worried about missing my does to but the drug is in your body and by the next moring you will take the toprol it will be ok, i did notice that my heart would beat and race more with the toprol xl i guess because i was not getting enought of it or it had only been 3 days since i was on it before i changed back to old meds which made me feel so much better. all we can do is try it , and if your heart started to skip.flutter.
Avatar f tn I've taken Toprol XL for several years. It controls my PVCs and PACs very effectively, although it apparently doesn't work for everybody :( I take 50 mgs. at night as that is when they were most troublesome. My doctor also suggested that Toprol would be helpful for my my own version of stage fright...fear of flying! Popping an extra one does seem to control my anxiety, although nothing less than being comatose would really work. Best of luck, hope it works for you.
376186 tn?1219283105 So, I am just wondering how many of you have been on this med or are on it and what your experience is or has been? How much do you take and does it help the arrhythmias? If you got off of the Toprol XL and are on another med do you mind saying what it is, etc?? I am just getting more and more frustrated and don't know whether I need to stay on this, esp when I have not noticed a real decease in symptoms.
406399 tn?1201887900 its hard but you will get threw it .. I know I did it.. it seems to take like forever.. but be strong and you will make it..
Avatar f tn Sorry, my question was will this have any lasting effects on my heart or body and when can I expect that I will be back to normal? For instance, how long does it take to get out of my system? I'll be going back to the Doctors that treated me and have them re-run the blood work, etc. I'm really surprised you have not heard of this before, could you perhaps look it up? I think people could be really suffering out there like I was and they really need to be put back on the TOPROL XL brand.
343006 tn?1314450071 iv been on the toprol xl too long and my system built up aginst it /so to say ! and I have a known side effect of low blood sugar symptoms off and on.. like I wrote im dealing with that.. with natural meds. that work ! I confirmed this problem online and talking to a good RN. at ucla medical center. as well I also weaned off the toprol a few days ago.. stayed off 2 days , and took my 12th diffrent Natural b.p med it worked good for 2days, however the 3rd day my b.p was super high !
343006 tn?1314450071 Now that I switched jobs, the palpitations have gone away and I am ready to ask the dr to take me off of Toprol. It did a great job of controlling the palpitations but I feel emotionally and physically worse on Toprol then when I had the palpitations. the bloated belly is the worse. No matter how much exercise I get it just makes me feel worse. One thing I did do was started taking iron and I have noticed a small increase in energy. EFT56 you are not alone.
Avatar n tn Have you ever had anxiety problems? For now I would try switching back to Toprol XL. If that doesn't work, consider trying an anxiety medications like zoloft or paxil. You will get better, but it may take some time. Good luck.
Avatar n tn It has been 5 days and I still feel tired/dizzy. It took them some time to work so I assume it will take just as long if not longer to get the levels right again. Hang in there, it will get better. You can't worry about what you can't change.
570795 tn?1217007685 now I also went to Natural healing center for help and took a few herbs and things to detox my body of the drugs, after I weened off them slowly it took 4months to get off the toprol xl - and to be honest I got withdrawal symptoms afterwords for about 3 months ! these drugs if your on long enough will hook you ! another problem is your b.p will go high, once your off the medications cold turkey ! sometimes even when you ween off slow it happens !
Avatar n tn My cardiologist wants me to take Toprol-XL 12.5 mg. After reading all your entries I am scared to take it. My mother is on the medication and having no symptoms at all. My father was taking it but it lowered his heart rate and his dr. took him off. My resting heart rate is sometimes in the upper 40;s especially when I sleep. Should I worry about the Toprol causing my hr to go even lower, and if so, isn't that extremely harmnful? Thanks!
1054923 tn?1258523671 The Nurse mentioned to me that possibly they should take me off Toprol XL and switch me to one other BB that Thyroid patients take that has fewer side affect, the name escapes me now. Honestly I hate the way this stuff is making me feel. But I tend to be a controlling wench and now I'm leery of trying yet another pill. I tend to be a investigator of sorts so the side affects stear me away. Of course until I end up at the ER with my doctor smiling at me....Now thats scary!.
1490386 tn?1301382186 Does anyone take propanolol? If so, did it work for your fast heartrate and high blood pressure? I have been prescribed that until my lab results come in next week. I have also been referred to a cardiologist. just wondering if anyone else has been through this.
Avatar n tn I also take Toprol XL 50 mgs to prevent PSVT, and it works great on the palps as well. I have gone as long as 2 years without a run of PSVT. Then sometimes I may have 2-3 episodes in one year. It is weird, The PSVT most always started when I was bending over working or lifting. Seems positional. Once I was stacking wood. Another time I was digging out a water line to my house, crouched over. And another time, I was bending down nailing a board.
Avatar f tn Oh, what I wouldn't give to go back to the days when I had only 10,00/day. I didn't know how good I had it lol They only suggestion I can make, because you really can't get away from them, is to find something that you enjoy doing while they are happening. If you can distract yourself long enough you will find that your task at hand is more prominent in your mind than the pvcs. They may still be there, but occupying your mind with something else is helpful.
Avatar n tn Did your doctor tell you to take it at a particular time of day...sometimes it makes a difference. I am not sure how long it will take for you to notice a difference. When I started on Inderal in the early 80's, I was taking it a couple times a day b/c there was not time release available. Now, I take it only on BAD days and it usually (not always) works within 20 minutes.
Avatar n tn How about toprol xl 50mg..can you quit that cold turkey? I been on it for a week following 5 weeks of Inderol 80....and I am real dizzy and have more pvc's not less........
687614 tn?1244201579 Hi, saw your email too. My experience with BB is limited to Toprol XL and Metoprolol SL (SL, XL, SR...all the same, slow to dissipate in the system - may support once in 24 hour dose), so I've used both the trademark and generic forms. They seem to be the same, lower HR and BP. When on 100 mg I was in a cardio rehabilitation program follow open heart surgery to repair the mitral valve. During the rehabilitation exercise I was on a 3-point EKG and a nurse checked my BP every 5-10 minutes.
Avatar n tn One year ago I was in the hospital and after three days the Dr finally ordered a stress echo - Heart rate jumped up very quickly - Toprol XL 25mg was given and after nuclear stress tests, echos, blood work, thyroid tests - I am happy to report they are all normal. Still on the Toprol for past year - ignoring the PVC's - problem is I don't like to take meds - possible I will have to be on this forever???
Avatar f tn It works the same way though. I just don't really like it because you have to eat each time you take it. It about kills me to eat something in the morning and that is a tough one for me. I haven't had much side effects, just tired and that new weird feeling my stomach/throat. It is weird. I bet you slept good after the cardioversion. Did it hurt at all? He said mine will mostly progress and he wants to stop it before it gets worse.
Avatar m tn ( It takes me forever to get comfortable with things. I simply dont know enough, and it takes that long to find out enough information until I get comfortable). Then I go about my own business as usual and analyze everything to death, basically ignoring the advice I just gave to someone else. OK, so when I analyze something, I dont get too excited about it until I am finished, at least now.
Avatar m tn As far as which drugs you can take, that is something you and your doctor are going to have to figure out. Your doctor knows your medical problems. All drugs do not work on all people. Many people have good results from some drugs and yet have poor results from others. Your doctor should know any other medical problems that you have and which drugs may be the best possible drugs to take instead of the drugs you are now taking. One size does not fit all.
Avatar n tn The stress showed some ischemia and hence the cardiac cath but that was normal. He prescribed nitro for the chest pain along with taking toprol xl, lotrel to control the htn, and he couldn't rule out coronary spasms all together but with my history of esophogitis, gerds,ulcers etc.. he feels that this is the best treatment. I also see a internist who recently did a EGD and found that I did not have Barrett's esophogus but some scarring and inflammation.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed PTU as well as Toprol XL to take some of the stress away from my heart. My thyroid levels, which at the time were dangerously high, have been relatively maintained over the last couple of years, however, in the past couple of months I have noticed some severe changes. Although I have always had a small goiter, over the last month or so it has gotten a great deal bigger even impairing my ability to swallow normal amounts of food.
Avatar n tn Because the stuff worked on my heart it was worth it to me to try to get used to it or work with the dosing with my doctor. After several different trials, I am now taking 5 mg bystolic and no lisinopril and my body seems to have adjusted. While I am overweight, I did not gain any additional weight as others have mentioned. I am also not exhausted. I recently had blood work so we will see if it had some kind of effect on my cholesterol as others have had. I hope not.
Avatar f tn I was so opposed to starting the cymbalta I cant believe how it has helped. I will write you more sites if I find them. What other symptoms do you have?
Avatar n tn Similar to you, I tend to self-convert in about 24 hours. My cardio put me on Toprol XL, 25 mg. For the most part, it has been effective. I have been in fib only once while on Toprol and it converted about an hour after I got home. At first, I had trouble tolerating the side effects. My exercise capacity is/was definitely decreased. Normal max heart rate is about 175 or 180 and that is reduced to 160 or so.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to toss in that I am on Toprol 25mg per day (the least you can take) and I really love it. There really is no side effects (or hasnt been for me) and it really has cut my pvcs and pacs by about 80% - especially when I lay down at night. I still get pvcs around my cycle (which Im sure is hormonally driven) but just wanted to say how awesome Toprol is for me.
Avatar f tn How long did it take for yours to increase that much? What is your age? Is there any link between hormones and your sudden increase maybe?
Avatar n tn rw, the doc just told me to start taking toprol-xl to and most of the time my heartrate is around 68 to low 70's but when I get an episode like after a big meal or drinking etc.. then it goes to 85-100 the doc said oh that that wasn't bad and was pretty normal I should only be concerned if it was like 155 he said but to me 100 is high if I am just doing nothing so he gave me the toprol and said only to use if I had an episode. So if 90-100 is in the normal range should I even be taking meds?