Metoprolol generic name

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Avatar n tn you won't be on a time release with standard metoprolol that is why you need to take it twice a day. I don't know why you have to cut in in half, Wal-Mart has generic metoprolol in 25mg tablets for $4.00 per 30 The problem with cutting a pill in half is that while the whole tablet contains 50mg of medicine, you don't know if it is evenly dispersed thorught out the whole tablet (it should be though) Many people report these types of things when switching from a brand name to a generic.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if there was any difference between taking the generic as opposed to the name brand to possibly lessen these symptoms? I was taking 25mg for years but with the increased panic attacks and heart palpitations my doctor increased it to 50 mg once daily about two months ago.
Avatar f tn There are some medications that have a recognized difference between brand name and generic, and there are some brand name drugs that do not have generics because they were too difficult to produce. The medication will be out of your system in less than 5 days. As far as lasting effects, it is difficult to say. Like I mentioned, I have not heard of this happening before and have no personal experience with it.
Avatar f tn This was an issue when Ambien went generic. Many of the generic zolpidem formulations don't work. You can find forums on the internet where people talk about finding the generic zolpidem that is the exact same formulation as the original Ambien tablet.
Avatar f tn I was just sitting there about 10 min later and my HR jumped to 100 bpm(hasn't done this for 3 years) My EP has instructed me if it goes over 70 resting to call him so I did. They told me the generic is the same as name brand and wouldn't cause this and to drink more fluids today. My HR came down to 58 this afternoon more my normal. Tonight I took bp it was 163/94 HR 67. My question is Has anyone had this happen by switching to the generic bp med? I am also on vasotec,metoprol, and micardis.
214864 tn?1229718839 I would contact my prescribing doctor immediately if you take this generic form - Metoprolol Succinate ER. ======================================================== Latest News: FDA Finds Fault with Generic Toprol XL -- Problems Reported Earlier by ConsumerLab.com (Date Posted: 8/28/2008) On August 12, 2008, the U.S. FDA sent a letter to Sandoz Inc. warning of violations in its manufacture of Metoprolol Succinate ER tablets and other drug products.
Avatar f tn Also, I personally found that generic SSRI's are not the same across manufacturers. If you're taking Fluoxetine (generic Prozac), you might consder asking your doctor for the brand name Rx instead. I'm on a differrent SSRI, and after one month on one generic that worked, I got switched to another, and didn't think anything of it until a week and a half later, I was having PVCs nonstop, all day.
1569985 tn?1328251082 I have no experience with Norplace, but I do take generic everything... now even on Metoprolol regular release to get the generic. The generic is about the cost of aspirin (well a bit more but in that price range) and I take Warfarin. I started on Toprol XR then Metorprolol SR, now Metoprolol which I take twice a day (12 hours). Warfarin is just once a day. All generics work for me, or work as well. They do not stop my AFib, but I haven't yet had a clot or stroke, that's good results.
Avatar f tn I have a wonderful (and high profile) cardiologist in Boston (who performed the ablation). He put me on flecainide (worked up to 75mg/day) and 50mg/day metoprolol. It worked at first - not a blip. But then I started having frightening episodes of SVT, which brought me to the ER, and eventually hospitalization. He took me off the flecainide which seemed to be the cause of the SVT. I also have atrial flutter now.
612551 tn?1450025775 I just take a generic and it has no "brand name" as far as I know. I'd think there should be no difference between "bands" as far as HR/BP control is concerned.
Avatar m tn he said to lose weight. started off taking metoprolol er, once a day, then found out that twice a day was on 4 dollar plan at kroger. started prescription on 8/5/08 two weeks later was in the er for kidney stones, and then I developed weird symptoms. ear ringing, muscle weakness, restless leg syndrome, muscle shakes, insomina, and yellow stool, frequent urination. some symptoms started right after kidney stones. some two weeks ago, mainly yellow stool, and diarrhea.
Avatar f tn My pharmacacy switched my "Toprol XL 50 mg" to a Generic one called "Metoprolol Succinate ER 50 mg" (manufactured by Sandoz) in December 2007. I have been on some form of Beta Blockers for years and I thought nothing of it. Within a week I was at my eye doctor because my left eye went from 20/20 to 20/60 and was so blurry that I felt like I had suntan lotion or something in it. Since then I have been to so many doctors because things just kept getting worse.
Avatar f tn Food and Drug Administration) requires that generic drugs be as safe and effective as brand-name drugs. Generic drugs are cheaper because the manufacturers have not had the expenses of developing and marketing a new drug. Without the high costs to bring a new drug to market, other companies can afford to make and sell it for a lower price.
Avatar f tn Hi my name is Nicole, 21 yrs old. My general practitioner refilled my generic toprol xl as generic lopressor without informing me of the change. This was supposedly due to a pill shortage and I had to figure it out on my own. I'm just wondering if anyone has been switched from toprol xl to lopressor and if so what kind of side effects, if any, have you had? I was taking toprol xl 25 mg in the am and 12.5 in the evening, and continued to do the same thing with the generic lopressor.
Avatar n tn There has been a recall on Metroprolol. I was on the brand name Toprol XL for about 5 years and never had a problem.-200mg. Then my new coverage was not covering so doctor switched me to Coreg CR-80mg- it seemed to work, although BP was a little elevated. (I was also on Cozaar and then Avapro). I never had a problem until this new doctor switched me to generics in October of 2010. Everything went downhill. I was on Atenolol and Lisinopril-coughing for 2 months.
Avatar n tn Well, so much for the theory that there is no difference between a brand name and a generic medication. Given what you've told us, I'd ask the doctor is there is anything newer than the now discontinued Monocor, e.g., Toprol (generic Metoprolol) if this is a beta blocker - sounds like it is.
Avatar n tn can anyone tell me side effects of atenolol as i have been on it for 6 yrs and have severe pain in feet and knees tendons in legs and ankels to the extent of if any pressure applied to these parts for length of time i cannot walk for days until pain and swelling subsides.
Avatar n tn Metoprolol is the GENERIC name for Toprol XL.. The drug which is off patent is available in generics made by different labs, one of them being EON Labs. I was able to determine, without hesitation, that the generic was ineffective. I may as well have taken a placebo for all the difference it made, which is to say that my blood pressure was totally uncontrolled. Of course, the pharmacist insisted the brand name and generics were identical in formulation.
Avatar n tn My experience, my mom's, my neighbors and my docs as follows with TEVA generics which do not work or cause problems.....clonazepam, metoprolol, Wellbrutrin generic and oxycodone......they are like sugar pills, once put back on non TEVA generics all is well, very fearful for those with the generic Wellbutrin by TEVA.....people have gotten suidical .......that is scary ......this company is in Israel....FDA sure not testing efficacy of these drugs from this company..
Avatar n tn Many people report an increase in heart palpitations after switching from Toprol XL to its generic version, Metoprolol. My guess is that the generic version is ****, which is the case with many generics, despite what the FDA tells consumers.
Avatar n tn Hi Deke3, It is possible your symptoms resulted from not taking your Toprol XL 100 mg (generic name metoprolol). Metoprolol is a beta blocker. It blocks receptors in your heart responsible for increased heart rates and increasing the strength of your heart muscle contractions. Studies show that people with coronary artery disease have fewer arrhythmias and future cardiac events when they take beta blockers.
10483820 tn?1410469772 This BP problem started about June. Ironically I was forced into taking generic Toprol in May and the Imdur is generic also. Monday my PCP started me taking 60mg imdur (generic) with 320 mg Diovan at bedtime. It has had no impact on BP readings in the AM. Mid-morning I take 200 mg metropolol w/30 mg of generic imdur. Readings will be between 140s to 150s in the afternoon. It's very discouraging.
378273 tn?1262101221 What is the name of the company you are getting this generic from? I did some research and found that Toprol doesn't approve the generic from any lab other than Par. I have some from Ethex and I've read hundreds of people posting online about having horrible side effects. I just don't know what to do though because I am afraid if I just quit taking it I'll have more pvc's but at the same time I'm getting a lot now. How long have you taken it? How has your experience been with it?
Avatar n tn I understand Metoprolol SR and Toprol XL are equivalent, the Metoprolol being the generic, and much lower in cost. I've taken both, albeit it has been at least 6 years since I last used the brand-name Toprol XL. I guess I'm 'lucky" as far as HR goes. If I take 100 mg twice a day of Metoprolol my rest HR goes into the 70s at rest. I have been trying lower dose to see if that reduces the dream problem I have.
Avatar f tn Regarding Lopressor. The generic name for this drug is Metoprolol. It is widely prescribed and easily tolerated. I would not fear taking this medication. Like myself, many of us here are on It and have been so for years. Regarding your episodes. It may be very possible that you experienced PAT. It's also possible that you had an SVT episode. In each case, Valsalva is often effective in converting it. In most cases, these episodes are not life threatening.
2117289 tn?1334662660 It is good you were checked by a cardiologist. I don't know the drug name "cardicor", but will assume it is a beta blocker - the first drug tried to control heart rhythm issues. I take one (a generic) named Metoprolol. If a beta blocker, it will lower both blood pressure and heart rate and for some this may lead to a more "normal" heart rhythm.
Avatar n tn I don't recognize the brand names, Toprolol is the only brand name I have taken, then it was to the low cost generic versions of Toprolol (Metoprolol) and later at my request to Atenolol. If you take a med only once a day it should be a slow release, even Atenolol has a half life of only 12 hours max. I may be digressing. I agree with your question: I believe less is more/better when it comes to medication. But, the change may have medical reasons you have not identified.
Avatar n tn Kathy, Same here ... was on Toprol XL and insurance switched to generic. There IS a difference! I get many more palps now and feel icky. Here's what I did. I called insurance co. and they gave me an 800 number for my doctor's office to call and request that I'm put back on Troprol XL, and the ins. said .. if they do that, the ins. will approve and I can get the Toprol again. Doctor's office has to state that the generic is not taking care of the problem and you need the Brand Name.
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Avatar n tn Just a few comments...some people do better with the brand name Toprol than with the generic. Did you have an event Holter monitor study done to determine exactly what is occurring during the palpitations? Have you had a complete work up...echo, cat scan, stress test? If you scan some of the posts you will discover that many of us have "normal" palpitations. Certainly your Afib adds to the mix. Have you search the internet..there are some good Afib sites. Good luck.