Toprol xl and metoprolol

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Avatar f tn I've been on toprol xl for about 6 mos now and have developed some serious abdominal pain, with bloating, weight gain, trouble sleeping, and some occasional numbing in my hands. Could all this be from the toprol? Should I wean off this medication? Are there worse side effects if I do stop the meds?
Avatar f tn When I take this medicine, within 30 minutes I feel not just drunk but like I am arms, chest legs and whole body feel very very heavy. I can feel my heart rate and whole self being brought lower and lower. Yesterday tried to walk and told my caretaker I had to go home before I fainted. My other friend offered me chocolate and the caretaker urged me not to. I know myself and this crappy medicine and how I feel, so when I got home; I found some pop tarts and ate them.
Avatar n tn I had to have 3 artieries cleared out and 2 stints. My Dr. has put me on Toprol-xl 25 gm a day. What is this medicine for and the side effects. My blood pressure is fine so is the heart beat.Have high chlorestol, runs in the family,had quad by-passes 21 yrs ago, am on zocor 80 grams a day.
Avatar n tn Doctor also perscribed Metoprolol XL (25 mg. -- Toprol) as needed. That drug really helped a lot but did make me tired. After PVCs reduced I cut it down to half a day and today I'm trying to go without it. Doctor said PRN (as needed). She is supposed to be one of the best cardiologists in SF so I presume she knows her stuff.
Avatar f tn To anyone who has suffered serious side effects of Metoprolol Succinate ER (Generic form of Toprol XL), please take 5 minutes and fill out an FDA medwatch form. The web site is: https://www.accessdata.fda.
Avatar n tn I have taken Toprol xl 25 mg for about 5 years. My doctor switched me to metoprolol several months ago. When I filled my prescription this time, it was from a different mfg and I think I may be having problems with it as I just don't feel right. Could changing the mfg make a difference? ALSO, my doctor prescribed 50 mg to be cut in half for my prescribed 25 mg dose. Does cutting this tablet in half compromise the time release?
Avatar n tn I was on the long acting version, Toprol XL, for about 6 months and it caused me nothing but trouble. Regular version is Lopressor...possibly other brand names I'm not aware of. Toprol caused me intense gastric distress (severe bloating) and took 3 to 4 hours to cope with my tach episodes. One of the worst meds I ever took. Somewhere in this forum, one of the good doctors made reference to adequate hydration and beta blockers in connection with certain kinds of irregular heartbeats.
Avatar f tn HI I have been on toprol xl 50 mg once a day for the past 12 years, the past few months I have been having strange symptoms of lightheaded, cold hands/feet,anxiety, tired..
Avatar f tn I wouldn't take them from her at first, but she claimed that she didnt have any Toprol-xl and I had just sat for hours in the hosiptal trying to bring my blood pressure down. But it has been a down hill slippery slope from there! Recalled!!
Avatar n tn My doctor has prescribed me 25 mg Toprol XL for the PVC's (flutters) I get after I eat. After reading the possible side effects, I am a little leary. Does anyone have any advice? Does anyone know what the common side effects are?
443862 tn?1238003039 I did a study on toprol xl and beta blockers.. being on it for over 6.5 years ! living in hell .. its a nasty drug ! and it should be taken off the market totaly forever !! good luck and try to get your doctor to switch medications off the beta blockers.. first and formost !
Avatar m tn I have taken 50 mgs of toprol XL for 12-13 years. It is a very safe and a good medication in my opinion. The XL means that it has an Extended Life .. in other words one pill is supposed work for at least 24 hours i think... but anyway... I dont know why the doc would say just use it when your rate is fast.. if you took one a day ....your heart rate should stay pretty regular Id think.. but Im not a doctor... I dont really know about taking it occassionally... doesnt make alot of sense to me..
Avatar f tn but back to the issue at hand, I was placed on the toprol xl for pvc's and to help lower my blood pressure. It has calmed the pvc's and bp problem, but I have this miserable bloating problem and sometimes severe abdominal pain, swelling in my hands/feet has worsened, can't think straight, ringing in my ears from time to time. Has anyone of you out there had these issues with this medication? oh and I don't sleep well at all. 4-6 hrs max. and even then I do alot of tossing and turning.
Avatar m tn Hello, I have been taking toprol xl 25 for about 3 months for palpitations and high blood pressure. Recently I had a visit with an awesome electrophysiologist who is 95% convinved that I have SVT due to my symptomology and triggers. He was happy to do an EP study ASAP but I am not entirely convinced and so I asked to do a holter monitor in 2 weeks and he obliged. Problem is he wants me to completely stop my beta blocker Toprol XL 25 before I strap on the holter monitor. I am terrified!
Avatar n tn Your experience of high heartrate after stopping Toprol XL are not unusual. I tried kicking my 50 mg (25 mg 2x) Metoprolol (long story) and had a 2+ week period of similar high heartrate. You need to come off of it SLOWLY. Work with your cardiologist on how to to this most effectively.
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.
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 !
214864 tn?1229718839 I tryed generic toprol xl and had very bad side effects and problems from it.. forced me to buy the non generic toprol xl for $$$ out of pocket !! due to Medco plan for meds. I think the FDA should check all the b.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 !
687614 tn?1244201579 00 am and the same 50 mg at bed time 9:00 pm. A riddle in of itself!!! I have approached my doctor's about this. One says that it is okay to still take my Toprol XL 50 mg. even though my BP is 99/56 and my pulse is 58. Another says that if I don't I will have breakthrough SVT's that are even tough for ER to get down sometimes (though it is not deadly so they say!). Who's right and who's wrong!!!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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. Unfortunately for me, this was NOT the same, b/c the lopressor only lasts 10-12 hours and I was getting breakthrough tachycardia quite often. Thanks for any input!
Avatar f tn I also have Grave's Disease. I had RAI May 2010 to kill my thyroid. I am on 125mcg of synthroid daily and 50mg of toprol XL daily. I get these awful adrenaline surges and I dont know if they are panic/anxiety attacks or what. Im really not a pill taking kind of person, I dont even take a tylenol for a headache. My question is this, can you drink sleepytime tea or the sleepytime ension tamer tea while on toprol..
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Toprol XL at the same dosage and had horrible nightmares and depression. It did not improve my symptoms (PAC's) at all. However, it prevented me from having any more episodes of afib which I had as a result of pregnancy. I took it for about six months, and have been off of it now for six months. In answer to your questions: a) My cardiologist told me that the dose I was taking was "like peeing in the ocean". b) Did nothing to help my pacs.
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 Because my episodes began to increase in frequency some years ago, they tried me on several drugs (none of which I like or felt helped) and I eventually settled on 25mg per day of Toprol XL (time released Metoprolol), which is a pretty low dose and I have been taking that for over a decade. I'm not much of a drinker (just don't like the taste of it or the SVT that the alcohol sometimes brings on!
Avatar n tn The beta blockers ! metoprolol -toprol all the same - I took toprol xl for about 6.5 yrs had adverse effects from it - its used to slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure.. I have palps - it helped but didnt really knock the b.p down enough.
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!