Toprol xl for high blood pressure

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Avatar f tn it has me scared he was on 25 mg of toprol a yr ago it ran 110 over 60 now it runs high . his pulse stays around 115. he is now on 50 mg of toprol . he has been on it for 3 days .how long til it helps lower his bp? his pulse seems a little better it is around 90 to 95.
Avatar f tn It is unfortunately normal for many people until the body adjusts or they adjust the right mg. It is because your blood pressure dropped you feel like that. I am like Jim. Was OK on any high dose, but I have high blood pressure to begin with. I am on 100 mg Metoprolol, can’t feel it. Call them, tell them! And don't worry, they will find the right dose for you, sometimes it takes a while as I was reading others experiences. I am glad you went to the DR . Let us know, how all goes !
Avatar f tn But my question is if its ok to take this medicine for my migraines since it is for high blood pressure? I dont want to get sick.
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 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 as the doctor said it is better to have low blood pressure, than high blood pressure. For the past 2 months I have experienced low heart rate, palpitations everyday and several times a day. It is a strange kind of feeling. It really makes me feel out of it. I have been experiencing dizzy spells; staggering. I get a piercing pain, shooting thru my head, from the back to the front. It is sudden... with no warning but lasts only seconds. I recently had a brain scan.
Avatar n tn I'm scared to death to drop the other 25mg and wondering how to go about doing it. I have been on Toprol XL 7 months but recently went on a high-protein, low-carb diet (on my doctor's advice) and that was what dropped my blood pressure.
Avatar n tn I began taking Toprol for high blood pressure on 2-14-00. Within 3 day, I began coughing terribly, and spitting up clear mucus. On 2-21, the doctor took me off Toprol and prescribed Cardizem to clear up my coughing. I felt and sounded as if I have a bad case of Bronchitis. I will never take this medicine again.
Avatar n tn The operation was totally successful and I was prescribed 25 mg of Toprol XL to be taken twice daily. My local cardiologist (who has been treating me for the past 20 years) says my heart muscle has shrunk back towards normal size and that I'm "doing so well" 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 m tn I spent 6 years taking Toprol XL, 100mg once a day. Started working with a trainer about 4 months ago and after two months they cut me down to 75mg when my pulse started dropping into the low 50's from the 70's. I was told to stop taking it immediately by two different cardiologists after suffering a fainting issue and visiting the er. It has been about 6 days since I stopped taking Toprol XL. Pulse is still in the 40's, bp fluctuates from 90/40 to about 105/55.
Avatar n tn I have been on 100 mg of Toprol xl for about three years. I still do what I need to but do get tired since I hit 50 yrs old, sometimes in the daytime. Do you have skippy heartbeats ? If so, what do you find helpful to eliminate them? Someone suggested magnesium? s It' some times worse than others. I have found that night time and after eating they seem worse. Also when I get upset they really start. I have been diagnosed with WPW, the cardiologist says everything looks good. I go once a yr.
Avatar m tn I'm a 60 year old, who, over 7 years has lost 60 lbs, and with the help of meds reduced my cholesterol, and high blood pressure. All my labs are excellent, including testosterone, potassium and magnesium. Nothing out of range. Over time, as my weight has decreased, the meds have come down. Now, I'm @210 (still overweight) and on low dosages of Lisinopril (10mg), Toprol XL (25mg), and a diuretic (37.5). Over the past 4 weeks, I've experienced some morning sluggishness and ED.
Avatar n tn I'm 33 years old, VERY overweight and have had borderling high blood pressure for about 5 years - but not to the point that they thought medication was required my regular doctor retired and I managed to avoid getting sick for at least a year - until about 5 months ago...
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!
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.
406399 tn?1201887900 More options to treat high blood pressure are important because one in four Americans has high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, heart failure and death. Tekturna is known as a renin inhibitor. Renin is an enzyme produced by your kidneys that starts a cascade of chemical steps that increases blood pressure. Tekturna works by reducing the ability of renin to begin this process.
Avatar n tn All of these medications have given me severe headaches. Toprol xl was the best for awhile. I could at least tolerate the headache. Now I am getting much more severe headaches. Do you know of any possible reason for this reaction? Is there a common ingredient that I could be allergic tl? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Avatar n tn I have taken Toprol XL for 3 years now, started out taking 50 mg per day, now down to 25 mg per day, doing pretty good. I take it for High BP & when I was taken off last year my heart rate would get really high & I have been to the ER several times. I am in the early stages of pregnancy about 6 weeks, has anyone every taken Toprol XL during an entire pregnancy. Any advice would be great...
Avatar n tn Hi - I was on toprol xl for about 6.5 years - the high dose is 200mg top end. for toprol xl - dont know how anyone can take it at that dose ! Doctors give a beta blocker for palpatations in most cases. however some give ccb's like verapamil as they too can control palps. I myself am doing a study on palpaitions - causes and how to control them. and or stop them totaly! with or without medications. I think it would be wise, if your b.
Avatar f tn Toprol XL dose of 150 mg is not too high of dose. The heart rate and blood pressure you listed are not too low and likely the dose doesn't need to be reduced. The symptoms you might notice would be weakness and light-headiness if the dose is too high.
Avatar n tn I was on Toprol xl 200mg for 6.5 years and diovan !!!!! had subborn high blood pressure ! it was the one of the worse ever b.p meds iv taken I was a walking zombie - forgot what it was like to be normal - depression and anxiety and pannic attacks were common everyday on this stuff ! im on a ccb cal channel blocker now.. and having a world of problems ! zestril (lisinopril ) has some pertty bad side effects too!
Avatar n tn I have been on Toprol XL (100 mg) and Altace (10 mg) to control high blood pressure for about three years now. My PCP told me to take these about an hour apart. I should have asked why, but didn't. It's really a pain in the *** to take these an hour apart and I end up forgetting one of them sometimes.
229198 tn?1208784954 For heart failure and high blood pressure, as va_tony noted, it's a very reasonable regimen and probably a very good one. I know that many pills may seem overwhelming, but it isn't really that many. Many, many people, even without congestive heart failure, are on a combination of at least two medications to contol their high blood pressure. I know of very few who can get the job done with just one pill.
Avatar n tn 36yo white female, history of Sinus Tachycardia, Questionable SVT but most likely high rate Sinus Tachycardia, Been on toprol xl 100mg 2x daily, Also have bigeminal PVCs often sustained also placed on Cardizem LA 180mg. Several stress echos and was told everything was fine just some minor regergitation. Not real comfortable with Cardiologist so opted to seek evaluation of a 2nd cardiologist today.
Avatar f tn Why is it so difficult to find the right med for me? The toprol worked but it was making my blood pressure too low. I'm going to a cardiologist on the 23rd. I'm tired of all these meds that aren't doing the job and I'm not waiting for my doctor to make an appt. I've called him so many times, (I just started going to him in June) I feel like I'm a hypochodriac ,so I made my own appt w/ a cardiologist?
Avatar n tn I have been on Toprol XL 100 for essential hypertencion. (BP was 160/100 and now averages 125/75) for 18 months with good results except for fatigue, some diziness and slow pulse (50) My Dr, switched me to Benicar 20mg last week and now my heart races at 120+ and my anxiety level is through the roof. Should I have weaned slowly off the Toprol or stayed on that dosage despite the side effects? EKG is fine but this feeling in chest and arms scares the daylights out of me.
Avatar f tn -Flashing lights and Aura's like a migraine but with no headache to speak of -Eyeballs ached -Very blurry vision -Loud ringing in ears (Tinnitus) -Tingling and numbness in feet, arms and legs -Food and pills felt like they were getting stuck in my throat (now I have a hiatal hernia) -Depression, mood swings, crying -Memory/word recall was terrible, couldn't think straight -PVC's 24/7 which made my Blood pressure 85/45 -Fatigue -16 pound weight loss -blood sugar was high -red blood cell coun
343006 tn?1314450071 Been on Toprol 100 mg once a day in 25mg HCTZ for my high blood pressure for 2 months now. I've notice I been gaining 2 to 3 pounds a week while on this medication. Now mind you I'm a gym rat. I workout 6 to 7 days a week and run 5 to 6 days a week. No matter how hard I workout, or run I can't seem to keep my weight down. Is it just me or is anybody else having weight problems from this medication(Toprol)?
Avatar n tn Now I have low blood pressure...89/76 and 113/72. But my body feels as though my blood pressure is high. What is going on with that? I am lathargic and gaining more weight...can't exercise. What are the possible answers?
Avatar f tn I do not now nor have I ever had high blood pressure - in fact, my blood pressure is very low, often reading in the 80/50 range (90/60 is normal for me). I have also had trouble gaining weight with this pregnancy. The anxiety is still present. I take 12.5 mg of Toprol XL per day (any more and my BP drops very low). When I'm on Toprol, I don't have the waking in the night spells but when I'm off it I do (I've tried to get off once last summer and had to start taking it again).