Toprol xl maximum dose

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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 n tn The maximum listed dose for Toprol is 400mg/day. You could seek a second opinion if this is bothering you enough. Good luck.
Avatar m tn I wake up with numb hands alot sometimes up my arms too. Pressure is normal and I am on Crestor at the maximum dose, toprol xl, coumadin, plavix, hyzaar, aciphex, hay fever meds. Also, for the last 6 months my Mean corpusle size has been high. Other tests ok... so my doctor is not real concerned. Anyhow, I am alittle concerned. Do you folks have any ideas at Med whatever this is?
Avatar n tn I also have been competitively cycling and running since 1975 and now have been diagnosed with paroxymal atrial fibrillation. Resting pulse also 45. I have been on a low dose of Toprol XL-25mg which seems to help somewhat but I do notice that my heart rate is slow to come up while running and I still get some episodes of Afib which last about 24 hours. I tried a 50 mg dose of immediate acting metoprolol, the generic version of Toprol, and found running to be almost impossible.
Avatar n tn Pressure is normal and I am on Crestor at the maximum dose, toprol xl, coumadin, plavix, hyzaar, aciphex, hay fever meds. Also, for the last 6 months my Mean corpusle size has been high. Other tests ok... so my doctor is not real concerned. Anyhow, I am alittle concerned. Do you folks have any ideas at Med whatever this is?
Avatar n tn Beta blocker (like Coreg and Metop/Toprol XL). The maximum tolerated dose is best. For most people that is coreg 25 mg po bid. 2. ACEI or ARB if ACEI is not tolerated (like Enalapril). That also should be the maximum tolerated dose. In general, we only use digoxin or diuretics like lasix if needed for symptoms. There is no survival benefit with them, only decreased symptoms. There is a +/- 5% given with most echocardiogram interpretations, meaning if your EF is 45% that means 40-50%.
Avatar m tn By the way, the reason he switched me from the non-XL to the XL version is because I asked him if I could have less medication (since he would not let me off completely) than the 2X 50mg Metropolol. He was reluctant and then said okay, and prescribed the 1x 100mg XL version instead. Then, he had to rush out to the hospital. leaving me with the question I could only ask myself, "Hey, isn't this really the same dosage?" I have the feeling he tricked me, to get me to shut up.
Avatar n tn over time I've had to increase the dose to my current 100mg 2x a day. I also take Toprol XL 50 mg to help control my arrythmia. My cardiologist is an arrhythmia specialist & says that flecainide is okay if prescribed for patients with no prior history of heart attack & should only be prescribed if other drugs don't work. Flecainide has had few side effects for me. The other options for me are sotalol or amiodarone which I know has more permanent toxic affects.....
Avatar n tn I have sinsus tachycardia. I have been diagonsed for three years and on Toprol xl. Questions: 1. Do I have a weak heart? 2. Can a genetic nerve disease in my family be the reason I have this? 3. I exercise three times a week, but recently am suffering for small, but frequent palpitations. Am I doing something wrong? Lastly, Should I be worried about the veins and arties of my heart?
Avatar n tn That way you are asleep when the nightime dose is at its highest and (hopefully) fully awake and at a point when the nightime dosage is lowest in your sytem when you take the daytime dose. Failing that, ask about Toprol XL (which I know is more expensive...). I take twice your dose with no problems (I'm 5' 10", 170 lbs., BTW) As for the aneurysm rechecks: I was diagnosed in November of 2004.
Avatar m tn flecainide, sotolol, toprol XL etc..) or you may want to consider an ablation. I had a heart ablation 3 years ago and it stopped my afib...I had afib for about 12-13 years and was shocked back into regular rhythm 12-15 times.. Alcohol, Caffine..(coffee, tea, chocolate, and candies and soft drinks with caffine in them) would set my afib off.. Also eating very much refined sugar would set mine off it seemed. I think regular exercise (walking) seemed to help me avoid afib..
Avatar f tn ) let me know if u have any more questions.
Avatar n tn About a year ago i saw an ep for frequent pvc. I had them for about a year and he gave me a scrip of toprol xl 25 mg. I had borderline hypertension so i continued to take them. Throughout the summer there wasnt much relief except at times they subsided. However the last 3 months they have become very infrequent to the tune of no more than 20 or 30 per day.
Avatar n tn given your spasm, you should certainly be ona maximal dose of a calcium channle blocker. There are theoretical differences between calcium channel blockers so if one isnt working another, such as amlodipine or verapamil may be more helpful in controlling your syptoms. Spasms usually are self limiting, but some people can have severe enough spasm to actually cause heart attacks. The best preventions is to be maximum agents like calcium channel blockers and nitrates.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately, besides niaspan, statins and fish oil, we do not have any other agents to raise HDL. You are on the maximum dose of niaspan also which is great! There are a few new agents which are being studied but likely won't be on the market for awhile. Make sure you are exercising 30-45 minutes 3-4x per week if possible because exercise helps raise HDL also. You will have to see if any of the stem cell trials whether you would qualify but it is worth looking into.
Avatar f tn After meds failed to convert, he tried only Toprol XL (a BB), he did an electrocardioversion. It held for about 4 months. A second cardiologist put me on propafenone (rhythmol) and did another cardioversion which lasted for about 18 months, I continued the propafenone during that period. This may be enough history to make the point that in my experience: 1) I could be in AFib for extended periods - months and still be converted with shock. 2) cardioversion was never permanent.
Avatar f tn I am on 25mg of Toprol XL which is down from 50 mg. I want off the beta blocker so I am trying other things. Alot of you are talking about muscle twitching... my limited understanding is that heart palps/racing and muscle twitching are both related to a magnesium and possible calcium deficiency.
Avatar n tn The doc said a low dose beta blocker might be useful (toprol XL), besides side effects, it doesn't make sense to me as my PVC's seem to go away when my HR rises, wouldn't a beta blocker prevent this? Or does it have a mech of action? I want to thank you and everyone here for their time/posts. This has been a difficult 8 months, and while I'm not back to normal yet, I'm no longer convinced I'm going to die, I still have thoughts that concern me but I'm at least 85-90% better mentally.
Avatar n tn I went to a cardiologist and was given Toprol XL for high blood pressure (which started in the past year) and he said they would get rid of the palpitations-- they did not go away. I take 12.5 mg-- twice a day. I was taking 25 mg but didn't like the way it made me feel so my doctor cut it back. I also take 400 mg of magnesium-- twice a day. I take Lipitor for cholesterol which has been controlled-- and a baby aspirin every day.
Avatar n tn I am 20 weeks right now and I have taken 12.5 mg of Toprol XL throughout my whole pregnancy. I know it may not be optimal, but my doctor says for me at least the benefits outweigh the risks. I have severe anxiety related to palpitations and heart racing and I have already had to get off my anxiety meds so the danger of a huge anxiety relapse was too much to chance without at least a beta blocker. I take a tiny dose, and my heart still beats fast after meals (I have only gained 5 lb.
Avatar n tn I reached my maximum dose of 200mg Jan.6 and just recently (it'll be 2 months since I started my initial dose of 25mg on Jan.18) I've noticed a decrease in my migraines which is great! As well, since 175mg and up, I've noticed a decrease in the "stupid" side effects, ie. my brain is functioning a little better which is nice as well!
Avatar n tn I was on a higher dose of the atenolol during this holter which I think caused the lower heart rates. 5. I've had since November chest squeezing right in the center that only lasts a few seconds but can come back in a few minutes. Dr. says I'm too young for CAD of course. She put me on protonix 40mg 2 times a day and it's a little better but not gone. Thank-you!
Avatar n tn This actually worked well and my blood pressure dropped. Each time I saw him though he felt I needed to increase my Toprol dose. Upon questioning his reasoning, he said he wanted to improve my blood pressure just a little more. I've always had a borderline condition, since I was 18 I told him. No matter, he increased my dose to 50mg and then eventually to 100mg a day. Once again I took only half the pill and continued to exercise.
221122 tn?1323014865 At the reception they started back up and have been going strong for the last 10 days. I began toprol xl - 25 mg. about a week ago. A couple of days in and I was starting to drag - a few more days and I was sick to my stomach all day long. The heart beats became more normal but I was either 1/2 asleep or on the verge of throwing up all day long. Not a great condition to be in when trying to run a 7 person household.
Avatar n tn My suggestion would be to talk your increasing sympotms over with your physician. Perhaps a low dose of a medication such as a beta blocker would help to decrease the frequency of these PVC's and decrease your symptoms. Unfortunately, we do not fullly understand PVC's and can only offer supportive care. Currently there are no cures for these extra beats. YOu may wish to see other postings regarding PVC's and share your experience with these fellow PVC sufferers.
Avatar n tn am begging to get on aspirin (6 months out) because they keep upping the warfarin dose (up to 15 mg/day now which is 3 to 5 times the normal dose). So, I am glad you are on aspirin because going and getting blood work done every few weeks is a pain. You are right. There is not a lot out there. It's really frustrating. So, please share your story with us when you have time. It's creeping me out all the women in their 30s on this thread!