Toprol xl dosing

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Avatar n tn What is the safest way to wean off Toprol XL? I was on 50 mg and went down to 25mg. This is my 4th day. The second day was horrible. I had extreme anxiety, elevated pulse, heart pain, tremors, and I felt like my heart was going to pump right out of my chest. I have not been able to reach my doctor. Yesterday symptoms were about 1/4 of what they were the day before. Today they are gone. Blood pressure is still 117/76.
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.
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 wanted to try a different med. called Toprol XL. Many adverse side effects, but I stayed with it and my last echo showed improvement!! (+1 MR, better heart measurements etc). I have better exercise abilities also now. My question: Can this medicine actually heal the heart and/or valves or do mitral valve conditions improve on there own?? I inquired to my family Dr.
1054923 tn?1258523671 The new symptom also was the Tachycardia that followed, at times 130 which for me at 35/42 was very fast and scary. Hence the new beating machine. My doctor subscribed Toprol XL/25 once a day. NO WAY I said, no medication for me. I went Home from the hospital on Friday and Sunday afternoon I was right back in the ER with a speeding HB where my Cardiologist happened to be on duty.......Well little will you take your pill; he said smiling? I did.
Avatar n tn I am told this is an excellent medication and typically very well tolerated. I tried Toprol XL before for several months. Did not tolerate it well, mainly due to severe nightmares. Once removed from the Toprol, nightmares stopped. Is this a different class of beta blocker that is safer and what (if anything) should I be concerned about? Meds are aspirin (81), protonix (40), HCTZ (25), Lisinopril (10-20) sertraline (50) and now the 6.25 carvedilol.
Avatar f tn If haven't investigated if Metoprolol Succinate aka. Toprol XL is available as a generic form or not. I know my insurance provider considers Toprol XL as a higher "tier" drug, and passes the expense on to the insured.
Avatar n tn Thank you Al. Yes it is difficult dosing correctly. My tounge symtom has seemed to go away. I have been getting a mild headache, though nothing like before. I am thankful though for the dual purpose of the drug as I have HBP as well. Thanks again for your thoughts.
Avatar f tn Hi there What were you symptoms when you were diagnosed with PSVT and how was it diagnosed (I.e. echocardiogram)? I have been having tachycardia for 2 weeks (maybe longer) and had an abnormal EKG, but a normal echo and normal holter monitor. I'm on beta blockers - will this get better in time? or did you notice an instant improvement once you started your drugs? Look forward to your response.
Avatar n tn PS I've suffered from PVC's for several months now. I had an extensive workup that showed no abnormalities. I took toprol xl for a few months but have since weaned off because the side effects were much worse than the pvc's. They are not that big of a deal anymore and I've pretty much learned to ignore them. Hopefully this new thing will be the same.
213044 tn?1236531060 He told me I could try weaning off the Toprol XL. Half a tablet a day and if ten days go well I can stop taking it. YEA!! One less medication. I told him I would like to have an ultrasound by the end of the year, before my insurance deductable starts over.I had RAI in late January to ablate, and I'd like to see after ten or eleven months if the bugger is dead. He said an ultrasound wouldn't really tell me exactly what I wanted to know. That would require an uptake scan.
Avatar f tn But Im scared everyday even when I get single pvcs or pacs and I just want to not worry about this. I took beta blocker toprol xl for three days and had the worse episode ever it got recorded so that is not a good option either. I just want to help the anxiety of all of this so I can be a bit normal is all.
Avatar n tn Got the numbness to ( side of face) Tried toprol xl can't handle it. Now i have zebeta but am afraid to try it after reading the side effects. Does anyone know if zebeta is better? I think the drs should have to try this medicine and see how it makes them feel. Don't know what to do. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I understand your desire to take your heart med first thing in the morning. I took Toprol XL for two years, and this is how I did it. I took my Synthroid first thing upon waking, and sat for an hour at the computer, or went back to bed. As soon as that hour was up, I took the heart med. Then I had to sit or lay for another hour before I could take a shower without feeling like I needed supervision. It stunk, and ate up half the morning. I needed the Toprol as soon as I got out of bed.
376186 tn?1219283105 I am wondering if any of you have any experience, good or bad with this drug? (I also take toprol XL, 50 mg for the PVC's but it has not seemed to help much at all since I rarely have palp free days or nights.) I am just so worried about taking anything like xanax and hate the thoughts of side effects, but I was also worried about my lack of sleep. I can not for the life of me figure out why all of a sudden, I started getting PVC's when I would go to bed.
Avatar m tn I have gone in step fashion from 200 mg a day to 100 mg and to 50 mg. All of Toprol XL (or generic). My cardiologist had no problem having me make sudden changes. Assuming you are protected from blood clots, you might want to consider taking a half dose of Sotalol for a couple of days before dropping it completely in favor of Multaq. Or, better, discuss with your doctor.
Avatar n tn Because of strong family history and my arrythmia, I had a heart cath to rule out Coronary Heart Disease. My doctor had me take Toprol xl 50 mg a day and that eventually was increased to 100mg twice a day. It did not help. While in the hospital after my heart cath, the electrophysiologist came by. He discontinued my toprol and put me on Verapamil, a calcium channel blocker. After two weeks this did not help. I am scheduled for an ablation on the 25th.
Avatar f tn I tried the Tirosint 25mcg and within 30 minutes after taking the first pill my BP went up to 140/90 so its already happening again, is there anything you recommend for me to try now. my endo thinks its over dosing me causing hypertension because of my TSH he said i could either try brands until i find one that i can tolerate or wait til i get a little worse???