Metoprolol generic problems

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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 f tn I just discovered this after 3 months of total misery, 7 different doctors, multiple tests, 1 hospitalization, 16 pound weight loss, almost lost my job, etc., etc., etc.. I want to know if this will have permanent effects on my body and heart and will I ever be the same again. I still don't feel 100% and have been back on the brand TOPROL XL for 9 days now.
Avatar f tn I have been with the same manufacturer of metoprolol succinate for 2 years and had no problems and now they went out of business and the new manufacturer of the same medication isn't working for me!
Avatar n tn I took 2 different versions of metoprolol, Toprol (metoprolol tartrate) and Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate). The second one is the extended release version. Toprol made my symtoms worse but Toprol XL worked fairly well in controlling my conditions, PVC's and PSVT. I was taking 50 mg a day in both cases. The only thing that affected me was a slight feeling of dizziness at times and some mental fatigue.
Avatar n tn What is the generic Toprol XL called? I took Toprol XL but it did not help my palps much at all, if any.
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 p meds Generic and Non Generic for problems as well. and really check the big pharm companys outside the U.S.A . that send us some of these drugs ! I would be 9 out of 10 companys wouldnt meet the u.s. standerts ! im off toprol xl totaly now - and on a ccb - another generic form with tons of side effects! all I can say its about time !!
Avatar n tn I used to take Toprol, but now I take the generic Metoprolol Succinate, 50 mg, once a day. My doc prescribed the Toprol for control of pre ventricular beat. Seems to me that the Toprol worked much better than the generic.... I'm having more of the pre vent. beat symptoms again, and bp has increased. Bummer. Is anyone else having the same sort of problems?
Avatar f tn I was on Toprol XL 45 mg for 3 years and then on the generic Metoprolol Succinate for another 2. The cardiologist told me to stop it, I had shortness of breath and terrible night sweats. I cut them in half and did that for 10 days, then I took those half pills every other day for 10 more days and then I stopped. No ill effects.
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.
Avatar m tn , and it was fairly significant. Then, the pharmacy switched generic manufacturers and I now only have minimal problems with restless legs, but a new very annoying side effect has come on: Stiffness and soreness in the joints -- primarily my knees and sometimes (to a far less extent) in my ankles. My calves feel tight; shins and calves slightly achy. I feel like and old man with arthritis when I walk. But leg coloration and blood circulation appear to be normal.
612551 tn?1450025775 I have used Toprol, Metoprolol (longest, several years) and now Atenolol for the past year. I moved from Toprolol and Slow Release beta blockers to generic to lower cost. I was looking at Propranolol which I see is a "non-selective" beta blocker, and it may therefore have an unwanted sleep disturbance side-effect. Yet, it is prescribed, I read, to lower nightmare problems by lowering the higher heart rate and adrenalin associated with nightmares. ..
Avatar f tn you're absolutely right, everyone experiences different side effects. But to address the OP's concerns, if a drug was THAT risky, the FDA wouldn't have approved it to begin with.
612551 tn?1450025775 I've been taking 25 mg twice a day of Atneolol and no problem, but I have dream problems, but I had them on Metoprolol too. Or my dreaming isn't in fat related to my Beta Blocker medication. Not sure.
Avatar m tn Metroprolol is a beta blocker and sometimes beta blockers can be good for a person who has heart problems and sometimes it can cause further heart problems. Usually, Metroprolol is given to a person who has heart problems. If the person has a fast heartbeat, but no signs of other heart problems, Atenolol or brand-name Tenormin can be used which is also a beta blocker, but does not have the constant levels throughout the day.
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 n tn Also, will the echo and 7-day monitor be enough to rule out any problems? In other words, if they come back ok, together with the EKG and blood, is it safe for me to relax? What if the monitor doesn't catch any tachy - how will I know if I have a problem? I also get short of breath, not drastically, just like a big sigh and don't know whether this is from carrying baby around all the time or from being unfit or something more sinister.
Avatar m tn They gave me a prescription for a beta blocker called Metoprolol and told me to use this medicine if I had another episode. From 2004 to 2008 I had a couple episodes that could have been a recurrence of the atrial fibrillation but I never was sure. Then in 2008 after moving to Russia I had a definite episode that was very uncomfortable. I took 25 MG of the Metoprolol which seemed to have no effect. Fortunately, I knew of a US Family practice doctor who was in Moscow at the time.
343006 tn?1314450071 Happy to hear you dont have problems (Your a lucky person) as 99% of people I talk to have alot of problems when on Toprol xl or its generic form. ahh you have one bad effect I read , dizzyness .. that adds a strike aginst Toprol xl !! I just got off toprol xl after weaning down slow for the past 2months, I have to say I feel wonderfull ! have energy and the one bad side effect I had went away totaly now.. low blood sugar problems. caused with long term useage 3 to 5 yrs ..
1423357 tn?1511089042 My blood pressure was low at the time of my visit yesterday; 100/62. He ordered me to reduce my Metoprolol by 50% from 100mg to 50mg per day. I was also advised to refrain from strenous activities for another week to allow the bruise to heal. I also discovered that 17 burns performed during the ablation and not the 13 as I had originally stated. So I have to go back in 6 months for a followup.
Avatar n tn Never be afraid to speak up because I feel strongly that digestive tract problems are real and translate into other real nasty symptoms like this. Fortunately we can prevent much of this & need to prevent it from happening. I do feel the more you get afib the worse it can become either physically, emmotionally or both no matter what the cause.
Avatar n tn Never had a problem before. bruising. After 4 months I could not take it anymore. He finally switched me to generic Metroprolol and Losartan. This is where everything really went downhill. Several weeks in started having bad dreams, hallucinations, burning in hands and feet-couldn't walk the whole month of April. Big toes turning blue in joints-had to wear 3 pairs of socks. Bulging veins and discolored legs-although I am overweight, I always had nice legs, clear, white, no veins.
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 I was recently diagnosed with SVT and my GP put me on Metoprolol. I was still having symptoms (i.e. chest pain, shoulder pain, and back pain). So, they switched me to DILT-XR (generic Cardizem). With that, I started having really bad stomach cramping and bloating. It took me a few days to realize that it was the medicine because I'm also being checked for Gallbladder problems. Have you ever heard of that side effect from this medicine? I was taking 120 mg. per day of DILT-XR.
Avatar f tn of Bisoprolol , but if it is anything close to that of Metoprolol (a common generic beta blocker used in the USA) I'd say 5 mg is very low dosage. I take 50 mg of Metoprolol and get a considerable reduction in my AFib driven heart rate (down from a rest rate of about 130 to something in the 80s). This makes me suggest you have a discussion on increasing your beta blocker. Do you experience any side effects from the Bisoprolol ?
Avatar f tn I forgot to mention, I am 51 year old female with a strong family history of heart problems. My father died of heart problems at 60, his father was younger when he died of heart problems. I also have 2 prolapsed valves (but not severe) and a hot spot that shows up on my stress tests, but nothing found when they did a heart cath about 7 years ago.
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.
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..
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.
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.