Toprol xl beta blocker

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Avatar n tn I'm 49 years old (Male) I had stent put in about a year ago and was put on Toprol XL (50mg) once a day within a few weeks I as well as my wife noted a change in my upbeat personality and my near total loss of Toprol-XL. I had become short tempered and outwardly mean at times. After about 7 months of this I told my doctor and he switched me to propranolol (60mg). Much improvement in the temper dept but still no return of the libedo. (Sorry about spelling). The question is...
Avatar n tn Toprol-XL is a beta blocker and an excellent one from my understanding. It's a longer-acting version of Toprol, which reduces or prevents "breakthrough" PVCs. Hopefully this will work for you. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn My husband got put on b/p medication Toprol xl 25 mg. He has been taking it for 5 days now and his bp has stayed within 117/71 to 120/79 with a pulse that ranges from 64 to 77. I understand these are very good readings, but I am concerned about the long term effects since he is only 31. His bp readings were 138/87 to 145/97 and at times as high as 148/101, but only at times before the medicine.
Avatar f tn Hi I was wondering if anyone has taken Toprol XL My new cardiologist just gave me a prescription for 25 mg of it this morning. I am worried about being on a beta blocker again because one dr had told me they do more harm then good. I am being given this for PACs and PVCs. He also said it would be good for stage fright since I am going to be the matron of honor in a wedding in March and am nervous about it.
Avatar n tn Yet, at your tender age, lol, your dose may have been max for you. It depends on how strong your heart was when you began beta blocker therapy (Toprol XL). I only have one warning and it is; when you have taken a beta blocker, say for over a year or so, your Autonomic nervous system has become adjusted to the overriding affects of the beta blocker. It is used to having the beta blocker control force of contraction (BBs reduce this) and heart rate (BBs decrease heart rate).
Avatar f tn Yes you can find online a few web sites , that will tell you this ! look under side effects of toprol xl - you can find it by reading (problems with toprol xl) it should come up ! a long while ago (years) bbc news reported the u.k medical asso , had found beta blockers caused cholesterol to build up in most people who took it. so they limited the use of beta blockers - they also reported that due to adverse side effects , beta blockers would be in limited useage in the u.k.
Avatar n tn Your dose is at such a low level I can't imagine you you'll have any side effects, or benefits for that matter. In fact I don't understand the use of Toprol (a beta blocker) to treat PVC, or any rhythm irregularity. There are many medications for that, and I've taken both at the same time. I can't say any have helped be with AFib, but Propafenone may have helped keep me in sinus when converted by other means.
Avatar n tn Withdrawal symptoms from Toprol XL can be severe. The heart gets used to the beta blocker and Toprol XL keep the levels constant throughout the day. The Atenolol is like Toprol, but does not keep the levels constant throughout the day. Atenolol peaks and drops. This is most likely why you had problems with it. Lopressor is Toprol. There is Toprol, which is not time released and there is Toprol XL, which is time released.
Avatar n tn I was on 150 mg Toprol XL (a beta blocker)per day for about a month and it was not doing the job of controlling my recently diagnosed hypertension. Also, I was seeing resting heartrates of 45 to 55. My doctor (Family Practice) is having me cut back to 100 mg of the Toprol and add 5 mg of Norvasc (a calcium channel blocker)for 7 days, then quit the Toprol and go to 10 mg of the Norvasc.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Toprol XL recently, and have usually been taking Toprol......what's the difference? With the Toprol XL, it seems that I've been more tired than usual. Could my tiredness be from the change in meds? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/255285'>Medication switch from toporol xl to metoporol?</a>.
Avatar n tn Now I have PVCs all the time, haven't backed the dose down, still taking 100 mg of Toprol XL twice a day - My question is - can you build a tolerance to a cardio-selective beta blocker like metoprolol? I see no other explanation why my arrhythmias continue to increase on such a high dose of this medication. ????? Thanks!
343006 tn?1314450071 It can be harmful to go off the meds and a beta blocker like Toprol needs to be tapered slowly. You might ask your doctor about nadolol which is a beta blocker but it has a good side effect profile.
Avatar n tn I was also started on 100mg of Toprol XL. The beta blocker leaves me feeling a bit sluggish all the time. My cardiologist indicated I could stop taking the Toprol if I wanted but I was hesitant. Now I have gone almost 2 months without any noticable PVCs and I'm considering asking the doctor if I can stop taking the beta blocker. I understand that I should not just stop taking the drug and I need to consult my doctor to discontinue.
Avatar n tn Maybe this is a dumb question, but is there any chance that a beta blocker (metoprolol ER, the generic form of toprol XL) could actually increase the frequency of PACs? I was put on toprol almost a year ago after an episode of a-fib. After taking it for several weeks, I began to have PACs more and more often. My cardiologist kept increasing the dose to reduce the PACs, but every time they just kept increasing. Now I am having extended periods every day where every 3rd or 4th beat is a PAC.
Avatar n tn I am on day 11 of taking 25 mg of Toprol XL. So far, it hasn't done a thing to reduce my palps. They are just as bad, if not worse, than ever. Has anyone else not received any relief from taking a beta blocker? Did it helped to switch to a different one? Do I need to give it more time? I am so frustrated. The only thing that it has helped is to keep my tachy episodes to a minimum.
Avatar n tn rossi, I'll assume that you are taking a beta-blocker? Perhaps metoprolol? If the medicine is metoprolol, the only downside to your current regimen is that you are eventually going to find taking the medication 4 times a day to be a drag. Doctors are in 2 camps about how often metoprolol should be administered. I used to prescribe it twice a day, but have now gone to thrice per day. This schedule might be easier to take than 4x/day.
Avatar n tn I have recently stopped taking the beta blocker Toprol xl (generic version), and my pulse has been higher than normal. On the medicine it was around 80, and before the med it was around 88. Today I felt really poundy, and I noticed my pulse was around 120, I recently took it and it was 97. I was wondering if this was a side effect of coming off the medicine? I weaned myself like the doctor said taking my dose every other day for a week. I was on a small dose of half a 25mg tablet.
Avatar n tn There is no connection taht I know of between toprol xl or any other beta blocker and severe abdominal pain. It is possible to have POTS and IST, in fact there is some overlap between these syndromes. As you know, we don't fully understand POTS or IST. They are very frustrating conditions. Another frequent issue is the overlap between IST and fibromyalgia. We know that if we successfully treat IST, either through medications or procedures, they often still continue to have symptoms.
376186 tn?1219283105 I am back on Toprol XL, 50 mg for PVC's and have been doing a 'no no' reading about possible side effects of this drug and most of what I came away with is that this drug has lots of bad side effects for most people. There is a website where people can post their experiences with medications and 90% of the people who posted had terrible side effects w/this Beta Blocker. I hate taking meds to begin with and now I am not so sure that I should stay on this.
Avatar m tn I visited a gastroenterologist who did an upper endoscopy and only found evidence of GERD. My PCP put me on toprol-xl 25mg once daily in addition to my 40mg of lisinopril for HTN. I still fear that something is wrong with my heart that no one has found yet and the chest pain, headaches, shortness of breath, and dizziness continue (it's been about a month now). From what I understand, though, this could all be caused by anxiety.
Avatar m tn Problem is he wants me to completely stop my beta blocker Toprol XL 25 before I strap on the holter monitor. I am terrified! I am only 23 years old but I know that I feel really horrible when I am off the Toprol and have been reading horror stories of people having heart attacks etc. He assures me this can be stopped cold turkey but I at the very least want to get the advice of others here on how to stop it with a little less discomfort.
Avatar n tn ) and I am sure that is a sister drug to what you are taking which is a form Beta Blocker, I could be wrong though. While I took it when I was pregnant I felt good. When She was born I was weaned off of it and I only took 20mg of it. I am sure that the doctor was fearful for your breathing problem vs. the being taken completely off of it. You never know. I will also let you know that the Beta Blockers is what caused the breathing. It keeps your heart rate down.
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 After my heart attack and surgery I was put on lopressor and amiodarone for heart irregularities. Because of the bad side effects of amiodarone I was taken off of that and also my beta blocker got changed. My beta blocker was changed to metoprolol tartate ..25mg twice a day. It didn't take long before I noticed that I was having pvc's again (hadn't had while on lopressor and amiodarone) and it has progressed to where it is noticeable every day ......all day long.
Avatar n tn He wants to put my on a beta blocker. I am concerend as I DONT take any meds for ANYTHING, I tried beta blockers once about 10 years ago and I basically sat in front of my TV and drooled..I couldnt function, I would have non stop PVC's because my heart wasnt use to going so slow..dropped to about 70-80 bpm, my normal blood pressure is 120/68 and it drops signifigantly.ALTHOUGH I am 5ft and weigh 105 lbs, my cardiovascular is very out of shape.
Avatar n tn I began taking a low dose of toprol XL (50mg) to treat inappropiate sinus tachycardia, and I know there are numerous side effects to beta blockers in general. I have been taking toprol for about two weeks and have been feeling extremely tried and worn down, but I was informed by my cardiologist to expect this. However, yesterday (about two hours after taking my toprol), I became extremely dizzy and when I went to stand up, I passed out for a few seconds.
Avatar f tn I'm already dizzy from the beta blocker and I cut back my dosage from 50mg to 25mg. Is there anyone else who takes these two meds together? What were the side effects for you? Do you still take them together? My fears about my heart rhythm also led me to be worried about acquiring long qt syndrome and I heard that it's possible when taking SSRIs.
Avatar n tn I'm a 65 yr old male that walks and jogs everyday. I take toprol xl for slightly high BP and one attack of SVT's. All is well but I'm tired alot and my resting pulse is 40 to 42 BPM. It's always been low but more around 48 to 50 BPM before I started the meds. I've always walked ,run or jogged all my life. My Dr. wants to switch me to Bystolic; something to do with better use of oxygen in the lungs. My main concern is this low BPM. Should I be worried? .
Avatar n tn Hi, On Tues. I was prescribed Toprol XL to help my SVT. So far I am feeling really sluggish, sleepy, no appetite and I think it has considerably lowered my bp though I have no way to check. Despite these side effects I am feeling better on this med. My question is will these side effects lessen or go away after I've been on this med for a time, or are they something I'll just need to get used to? I've had toprol before but it was half this dose and I didn't experience any side effects.