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Avatar n tn I should cut my Toprol XL dosage by 50%. Do you concur? Would this reduced dosage have any negative impact whatsoever on the mean-time-to-failure of the replacement valve? Thank you very much. CCF is simply the BEST!
Avatar n tn Anyway in jan 2005 i was worried so went to an ep doc here in okla.. He prescribed Toprol XL 25gm to take at night.... actually i didnt see any difference in the occurance of them for a year but did continue them as my blood pressure was 145/95 before the med. after the med it is always in the115/75 to 120/80 range. Then in the spring of this year i noticed that the pvc freqency really started to diminish quite a bit. Now on i would say 95 % of the days i wont have more than say 10 or 15.
Avatar n tn Just got back from the emergency room. I cut back to 1/2 of 25mg tablet Toprol XL yesterday morning. I did not take any today as my blood pressure was 117/76 for the second day. I was sitting reading, very relaxed, and stood up only to find I was very dizzy. I didn't think anything of it. A little later my heart started pounding. I took my blood pressure and it was 136/82. I was pleased and went back to reading.
343006 tn?1314450071 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 .. I hit 5years on this junk ! I taking a Natural medication used for stubborn high blood pressure and its working so far.. fingers crossed it stays working !
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 The Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate) tablet should not be cut in half. Doing so defeats it's time release properties. If you want to mess with dosages (and I don't think you should), the generic Metoprolol Tartrate (referred to as just Metoprolol) can be cut in half without a problem. I take an odd, 75mg. Per day; 50mg at dinner, and 25mg (half a pill) upon rising. Think of your dose level as a "starting dose level".
385959 tn?1200162900 It also makes me more tired than usual and not able to exercise as I need to. The depression is lifted, when I cut the pill in half .. but after about 6 days, the symptoms begin to get much worse, and I'm unable to live with them. Sooo .. I feel like I'm caught in the middle. On the one hand, I'd love to get off the Toprol all together, so I can have more energy, exercise hard (need to lose weight) and get back to my old 'happy' self, but the symptoms are so BAD, when I attempt to ...
Avatar n tn My internist suggested that I cut my 40 mg Toprol xl tablets in half and take one half in the morning and half in the evening to alleviate the evening dizziness and morning tiredness. I have been taking half-doses twice a day for a couple of weeks and that seems to help. I am now scheduled for another test with a CHF specialist to evaluate my condition with potential to be placed on a waiting list for a heart transplant (due to my low ef and apparent declining heart strength).
Avatar n tn Tom's idea sounds like a good one to me and as I changed, at my own request, to Atenolol beta blocker, to get the longer half life at low cost I sometimes cut my morning dose in half to accomplish the same thing Tom mentions... burn off some of the buildup.
Avatar m tn My test showed that I was getting 341 of them, I feel them all. I can't stand it. I'm on Toprol XL 50mg and it has cut the ectopic in about half. I still hate that I can feel them.
Avatar m tn I recently went off Monopril for high blood pressure and started Toprol XL, which makes my heart beat so hard, I called my dr and was advised to cut the dose in half to 25 mgs per day for at least a week to give my body time to adjust. Now I get the vibrating sensation almost every night. It used to only happen when I drank too much. (I hardly drink anymore.) I'm so glad to have found this site!
Avatar m tn i am taking toprol xl 25 mg (half in am and half in pm. it seems to be working on bp but when i am up on my feet heart rate goes to 100-115. why isn't it working on hr.
Avatar n tn I had an episode of svt in June. Given adenosine to stop it. Then prescribed Toprol XL to keep heart rate low. It seems that I have pacs every day. Yesterday it was constant for about 9 hours. About one per minute. My chest feels like it is quaking, makes me fearfull, nauseous, generally weak. Saw cardiologist yesterday, we both wonder if Toprol is making situation worse. It's never been this constant before. I have another appointment in a month.
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 wonder if it might be a reaction to the Toprol . I cut my dose in half as of yesterday to see if that helps. I am sensitive it medication I usally only need one reg tylenol to help me with a headache. I would appreciate it you have any information that would help me with this frustrating situation.
Avatar f tn I did it this way: I cut the pills in half and used half a pill for 10 days and then I took half a pill every other day, again for ten days, and then I stopped altogether.
Avatar n tn A pulse below 60 also sounds like something I'd get checked out -- maybe you are taking too much Toprol and your blood pressure and pulse rate are going too low, causing you to black out. Although 50 mg is the lowest dose, you could cut the pill in half. Good luck.
Avatar n tn The best option might be to switch to a long-acting version of metoprolol called Toprol XL. This is a once a day medicine. Good luck.
Avatar n tn After I ended up in an ER the cardiologist (who did the implant) suggested returning to 50 mg Toprol-XL. The dramatic increases in BP in the afternoon continued. These increases (to a systolic 160, 179, 180, and even 190) would begin about 2:00 p.m. Then they started earlier. And earlier. Until the beginning of this upward trend was starting even at 10:00 a.m. The net from this was that I'd begin the day with systolic near 125 and by mid-morning it was more than 150.
Avatar m tn Unbelievable. I was on 25mg (mind you 25mg) of Toprol XL for several years until the cardiologist said: "That is bad stuff, get rid of it". Per his instructions, I cut the pills in half and took those for 10 days and then took the now 12.5 mg every other day for another 10 days. I had no ill effects. I can't, obviously, comment on your condition but 300mg of that stuff every day is frightening to me.
Avatar n tn Me too. Toprol XL, 25 mg every day. Doc said if 25 mg doesn't do it, I can take 25 in the a.m. and 25 in the p.m., too (and sometimes I might if my heart is beating really hard). I've been on a betablocker for about two decades. Started out with Inderal 10 mg 3 times a day (took it for probably 10 or 12 years). Have been on Toprol now for probably close to 7 years. Definitely, don't just run out of the Inderal and then stop. You cannot do that with a betablocker.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn After this incident, I went to my personal physician and he gave me TOPROL XL 25 MG time-realesed capsuls (once a day) and Xanax 0.5 mg (2 times a day if needed) for anxiety. The funny thing about these pills is that after 1 weeks use it seems that my body is becoming more and more immune to their effects especially the TOPROL XL and instead of taking 1 every 24 hours I now take 1 every 18 hours and day, and day by day the hours lessen.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 32 year old woman, normal weight, don't smoke, exercise daily, in good health except that I have very mild MVP with trace regurgitation. I started taking Toprol XL last October because I was waking up in the night with tachycardia (probably anxiety-related). Since I've gotten my anxiety under control, I have decided to get off the beta blocker. I take Xanax, .25 mg 3X/day, Celexa (anti-depressant) 10 mg/day and was taking Toprol XL, approximately 12.
Avatar n tn It is cardiac selective and doesn't mess with the lungs or my asthma at all. I cut it in half and take 25ml and make it last 2 months. Insurance usually does not cover it and this may be why its not prescribed as much, but it isnt bad - about $25-30 for a 30 day supply. If you cut in half, then you get 2 months out of it. SO its smart if the Dr wants you to take 50mg, to ask for the 100mg pill so you can make it go 2 months. (tricky eh?
Avatar f tn I was wondering how well toprol xl is tolerated in the general population. My doctor (regular doctor not cardiologist) wants me to try metoprolol (toprol xl) he gave me a very low dose of 25 mg and told me to break it in half for the first four days then take the whole pill there after. First off I do not like taking medications at all and second of all im so afaid of the side effects.
Avatar n tn just total dread I told my doctor that I had to get off of them, so I began reducing my dosage in half. The pill are scored and I broke it in half, I took .25 for 10 days and then got a prescription for .25XL and starting breaking those in half. I took the .12.5mg for 10 days and then I stopped. Had a few uncomfortable moments but I was fine and now, I have a palpitation every now and then, but I'm much better off of them.
Avatar n tn I went back to 25mg Toprol and am trying to wean off of it slowly (cut the dose in half to start) and am having horrible anxiety, sleeplessness, jitters and actual tremors. My heart feels like it is pounding out of my chest and my pulse is 105. Any suggestions from anyone?
544531 tn?1221343201 I know that was the wrong thing to do about taking yourself off of a medication, but I cut the pills in half for a week before I quit taking them all together. My Cardio doctor told me that that wasn't safe for me to do on my own, but the shortness of breath was really scaring me. I never had that problem before. The beta-blockers also made me feel weak. I did have Bronchitis last month and my Cardio doctor and primary doctor kept saying it was the Bronchitis making me short of breath.