Toprol xl generic

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Avatar m tn My Doctor started me on Toprol-XL approximately 10 days ago. A low dosage from what I read (.25mg). My two primary side effect symptons are tiredness/lethargy and a bit of anxiety/nervousness. These are the most common from all that I have read. My question is will these eventually go away as my body gets used to/ more tolerant of the drug?
Avatar f tn Almost all my patients are on generic medications including generic toprol xl. There are some medications that have a recognized difference between brand name and generic, and there are some brand name drugs that do not have generics because they were too difficult to produce. The medication will be out of your system in less than 5 days. As far as lasting effects, it is difficult to say. Like I mentioned, I have not heard of this happening before and have no personal experience with it.
Avatar m tn I have been taking 50ml of Toprol XL for three weeks. I am going off of it today, and was wondering if I should wean off of it?
Avatar f tn My BP wasn't very high 120/60 at one of my dr. visits so I was put on Toprol Xl (and generic when available) to help with anxiety. I eat healthy (teach nutrition) and am physically active. I've noticed that I am gaining weight in my midsection. (not really showing that much on the scale but can really see it in the mirror and pants are getting too snug.) The only thing that has changed over the past year has been the addition of the Toprol. I want to get off of it.
343006 tn?1314450071 Hi : I am on Toprol xl and Diovan daily. for h.b.p. iv been on the meds for about 5 years total time. I have had nothing but adverse side effects from the meds. sometimes so bad, I cant stand it ! between blurred vision and harsh cramps and belly bloating and waight gain almost overnight..its hard to belive that a pill could do this ! as well my hair is thinning out and balding in spots !! ouch !!
Avatar f tn My pharmacacy switched my "Toprol XL 50 mg" to a Generic one called "Metoprolol Succinate ER 50 mg" (manufactured by Sandoz) in December 2007. I have been on some form of Beta Blockers for years and I thought nothing of it. Within a week I was at my eye doctor because my left eye went from 20/20 to 20/60 and was so blurry that I felt like I had suntan lotion or something in it. Since then I have been to so many doctors because things just kept getting worse.
Avatar f tn Hello to everyone. My questions are concerning the drug toprol xl. I've been on this medication for about 6months now, and have over these past few months I've developed symptoms that initially led me to believe I had ovarian problems. that was found not to be the case, had ct scan and pelvic ultrasound. everything is normal , except for a umbilical hernia and degenerative arthrits, with some spurring of the spine. I had already been diagnosed with the arthritis.
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.
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 n tn Also having issues with generic Toprol XL - racing pulse, irregular heartbeats - only started since switching. Thought it was my imagination until reading these forums.
343006 tn?1314450071 The Generic form of Toprol xl or Toprol - is not like the normal Non Generic TOprol is.. alot of people online and whom iv talked with ,that take this medication, do not all like it ! and have problems with it more than the Non Generic Toprol xl ..I expect hearing or seeing a Law suit filed soon for this drug ! as far as Natural Meds go -to be Honest with you, iv now tryed 12 diffrent types and went to a Holestic Doctor for 2months!! Waste of time and Money!! I have to say...
406399 tn?1201887900 I have a @uestion please : After 6years on Toprol xl and Diovan , my Doctor switched me to another medication - verapamill and maxide - iv taken these before and had problems with them both !! fact is the verapamill ccb caused palpatations. and I was put on a beta blocker from that point on.. as to stop the palps and control the b.p. / the Toprol xl and diovan both lowered b.p well and stopped the palps for me.. but iv been living life in pain and suffering for 6years now..
214864 tn?1229718839 I tryed generic toprol xl and had very bad side effects and problems from it.. forced me to buy the non generic toprol xl for $$$ out of pocket !! due to Medco plan for meds. I think the FDA should check all the b.p meds Generic and Non Generic for problems as well. and really check the big pharm companys outside the U.S.A . that send us some of these drugs ! I would be 9 out of 10 companys wouldnt meet the u.s. standerts !
Avatar f tn I'm just wondering if anyone has been switched from toprol xl to lopressor and if so what kind of side effects, if any, have you had? I was taking toprol xl 25 mg in the am and 12.5 in the evening, and continued to do the same thing with the generic lopressor. Unfortunately for me, this was NOT the same, b/c the lopressor only lasts 10-12 hours and I was getting breakthrough tachycardia quite often. Thanks for any input!
406399 tn?1201887900 what is the best way to wean off ,of toprol xl beta blocker medication. iv been on it for 2yrs now and I dont like its effects at all. been to 2 doctors and they refused to take me off it ? or change it to another medication. I was put on this med for palpitations that come and go. and high blood pressure that wont drop down easy at times! my ekg tests over the years have been normal and had stress tests done , again normal ? why then toprol xl ??
Avatar m tn I was just diagnosed with high blood pressure, and the doctor prescribed toprol xl, 25 mgs. Try not to worry about stuff you read on the internet. You can google "aspirin" and find all kinds of horror stories, and it is one of the safest drugs in the world for most folks. We are on very, VERY low doses of this drug. I've only been on mine 2 days! I know that some generics made in India can contain fillers and preservatives that don't agree with some people....
Avatar n tn Hello. I take Toprol XL and they now have a generic brand for it and I have still been paying for the regular med. not the generic. Does anyone take the generic and have you noticed a difference between the two? I am a little uneasy about generics and especially with my heart med.
Avatar n tn I am on 100mg of Toprol XL twice a day and have had an ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia 4 months ago. I am wondering if the large dose of Toprol could be contributing to an increase in PVC activity?
Avatar n tn There is another message board I post to and many people have complained about the same thing, especially when it comes to generic Toprol XL. I take the generic. It's call Metotoprol ER (I think that's the spelling). It is not working very well so now I'm wondering if it's because I'm taking the generic. I plan to ask my Dr. about it.
Avatar f tn I have taken Toprol XL or some beta blocker since the 1980s. I was originally (at that time) diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse and sinus tachycardia. I recently wore a 14 day monitor and today my cardiologist said I have STV. I assume he can tell the difference between STV and sinus tachycardia but to me they feel the same. I already take 50mg Toprol XL twice a day. He wants me to take a half pill extra when I take my regular pill.
Avatar f tn On searching the internet, I came across alot of message boards that say that alot of people have had many side effects, including arrythmias, when they were switched from name brand Toprol XL to the generic version. I was on Toprol XL for over 10 years with no problems. I was switched by my drug company last October and the PVC's started in November. In Feb, I was switched again to generic Lopressor, which from what I heard, is the same things only not extended-release.
Avatar n tn It was supposed to be seamless but I felt weird with the generic. It didn't seem to have the same potency as the real Toprol XL. I got some dull neck pain from time to time. There was 1 morning I missed a dose and by the afternoon, my heartrate stayed above 100 bpm while just sitting. I do get vivid dreams (not nightmares) and some tiredness with Toprol XL but those are already accepted side effects. I returned the generic to the pharmacy and exchanged for the real Toprol.
Avatar m tn For the past 8 years I have been taking toprol xl 100 and then about 5 years ago when the generic metrolol xl came out i started taking it. For the past three years I have developed Joint pain in the balls of my feet, and swelling in the toes that limit joint movement and make my toes feel as though they are webbed. There is some tingling in the toes and fingers. Is there an alternative medicine i should be looking at.
Avatar f tn I had a holter moniter test which showed really nothing. Btw, I also have tachacardyia and have for 23 years. .. I take toprol XL. My old doc said I had hypoglycemia . . . . wasn't happy with that, got a second opinion, switched doc's and he tested me for everything under the sun and he told me (I've been on toprol XL for awhile) , .. .he thinks that the toprol XL is the culprit, even thought the cat scan showed a phemomocytoma.
Avatar f tn I went into Rapid A fib about 3 months ago and had to have an emergency Cardioversion. This was first episode for me no reoccurrence so far. My Cardiologist started me on Toprol XL 50mg daily for hypertension and to lessen the chance of slipping back into uncontrollable Rapid A fib again. At first the Toprol seemed to help and I was taking it at night and besides some drowseyness I was no worse for wear and even joined a gym and could do a full 30 mins of moderate cardio with no I’ll effects.
Avatar f tn I began having tachycardia at age 12, and began having palpitations during my first pregnancy 7 years ago, and arrythmias almost 4 years ago. I am still taking Toprol XL 50mg daily, and my average heart rate is between 90-120 bpm. I would like to get pregnant within the upcoming year and was wondering what the risks are to my heart rate, if I can have a vaginal delivery, and if I would have any limitations during the pregnancy.
Avatar m tn The only somewhat unusual recommendation I have would be to avoid the new generic version of Toprol XL. It is supposed to be the same medication, but many have complained about experiencing terrible side effects from it. Good luck. If you decide to switch medications, I hope it works out for you.