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.