Toprol xl medication side effects

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Avatar f tn Could all this be from the toprol? Should I wean off this medication? Are there worse side effects if I do stop the meds?
Avatar n tn the toprol xl, if diet and exercise will do the trick. I have also heard of really bad side effects like difficulty breathing, weight gain, elevated heart rate and depression after being on this for a couple of years. I don't want him to go through that if it absolutely isn't necessary for him to be on it. What should we do? I am so worried about this, I feel sick. Please help.
Avatar m tn -) Researching your own medications is always a good idea, but do not become overly concerned about some of the possible side effects. Some side effects are considered minor and likely to pass. Yet be mindful of the possibility for any side effect, and especially mindful of the serious side effects. Some are life threatening. (Anaphylactic Shock resulting from an allergy to the substance). Best of health.
Avatar n tn After a double bypass in which one did not take, I have taken Toprol-XL 100mgs since 2001. I had never felt any side effects other than periodic bouts of diarrhea. Within the past week, I took my last Toprol pill on a Sunday between 4 to 6 AM. On Monday morning without my daily Toprol dose I walked my daily 3.6 miles in my usual 50 minutes and then at 8 AM went golfing. Around 11 AM my heartbeat became rapid and felt shallow.
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Avatar f tn Yes you can find online a few web sites , that will tell you this ! look under side effects of toprol xl - you can find it by reading (problems with toprol xl) it should come up ! a long while ago (years) bbc news reported the u.k medical asso , had found beta blockers caused cholesterol to build up in most people who took it. so they limited the use of beta blockers - they also reported that due to adverse side effects , beta blockers would be in limited useage in the u.k.
Avatar n tn When really stressed I miss every other beat. Is putting me on Toprol going to help. Also the listed side effects seem to be the same symptoms as having the PVC. Is having this many PVC going to cause any damage to my heart in the long run. Is there any natural thing I can do to help no have PVC?
Avatar n tn last night i had the worst nightmares...side effect of the toprol? i,m calling the dr this morning and getting off of it!
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 m tn I have taken 50 mgs of toprol XL for 12-13 years. It is a very safe and a good medication in my opinion. The XL means that it has an Extended Life .. in other words one pill is supposed work for at least 24 hours i think... but anyway... I dont know why the doc would say just use it when your rate is fast.. if you took one a day ....your heart rate should stay pretty regular Id think.. but Im not a doctor... I dont really know about taking it occassionally... doesnt make alot of sense to me..
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!
Avatar f tn Toprol XL is a slow release medication designed to deliver dose over 24 hour time period and it takes a week or so for the blood level to stabilize to achieve effect. It shouldn't make any difference when you take it as long as it is the same time each day. Have you discussed this problem with your doctor..perhaps a lower dosage or try another beta blocker. I take 100 mg/day and don't notice any side effects, but drug response is variable.
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.
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..
343006 tn?1314450071 I've been taking 100 mg toprol xl for about 4 years. Just recently switched to the generic-taking 50 mg am and 50 pm. Never noticed any side effects from the toprol, and haven't had any from the generic, either. That 200 mg sounds like an awful high dose to start on. In fact, I've had several people tell me that 100 mg a day is a lot. Of course, I don't have any idea how they determine those dosages. Have you tried splitting your 100 mg between am and pm? Just curious about that.
Avatar m tn 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.
343006 tn?1314450071 I eat like a bird -and only eat good foods (no junk foods) I have done some reading on the subject of Toprol xl (beta blocker meds) and found it does cause waight gain (rapid) and bloating belly problems. side effects !!! as I was never overwaight before being put on Toprol xl . You see , I can loose waight and drop a few pounds.However the waight comes right back 2fold ! while taking Toprol xl its no joke .
Avatar f tn To anyone who has suffered serious side effects of Metoprolol Succinate ER (Generic form of Toprol XL), please take 5 minutes and fill out an FDA medwatch form. The web site is: https://www.accessdata.fda.
Avatar m tn if you have problems with toprol xl . I guess bottom line is, if you can tollerate the side effects toprol xl has.. and it stops your palpaitons .. then your good to go ! otherwise be ready for a onslot of bad adverse side effects, this stuff packs a punch !
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 n tn These have never been recorded on tape. I was recently sent to a heart rythem specialist. He changed my medicine 25 mg of Toprol XL to 120 mg of Diltiazem because I told him the toprol made me tired. The first day on Diltiazem was normal but the second and third day by heart rate was 120 to 130 bpm most of the day. Is this a normal reaction to starting a new drug? My heart rate on day four was normal again 80 to 100 bpm. How do you know which medicine is better for heart rate?
Avatar n tn 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. Well considering they have the same co-pay amount and my insurance premium shot up to $500/month, why would I settle for anything less??
Avatar n tn I have been prescribed Acebutolol for PVC's and I am literally exhausted since beginning this medication but I didn't see that as one of the side effects. Also, my vision is blurred. Is this normal?
Avatar f tn I was previously taking 25 mg in the am and 12.5 mg in the evening of the generic Toprol XL. Now I am taking 25 mg in the morning of generic Lopressor, and another 25 in the evening, but less than a full 12 hours apart. For example I will take the 25mg at 7 am, another 12.5 at 2pm and another 12.5 at around 6 or so.I have had breakthrough tachycardia, mostly when I wake up in the morning or a few hours after. Could this be caused by the change in medication?
Avatar f tn I tryed to detox while weening off toprol xl and diovan - to be honest! I got sick as dog ! I took natural detox stuff from a natural Doctor and health center - 4 days into it , I was real - real -real sick ! I stopped the detox stuff and it took about 6 days to feel somewhat better ! as when on toprol xl or diovan or both, you never feel good ! zombie land there I was ! I ended up weening down slow - on both meds took about 4 months to do it right !
687614 tn?1244201579 00 am and the same 50 mg at bed time 9:00 pm. A riddle in of itself!!! I have approached my doctor's about this. One says that it is okay to still take my Toprol XL 50 mg. even though my BP is 99/56 and my pulse is 58. Another says that if I don't I will have breakthrough SVT's that are even tough for ER to get down sometimes (though it is not deadly so they say!). Who's right and who's wrong!!!
Avatar n tn even due to adverse side effects , they more less try to ban aid patch over the bad side effects with another drug , that most times causes more side effects to happen ! its Playing God ! Toprol had the most side effects - out all the beta blockers I took ! the worst being Hair loss - and vision problems and rapid waight ! long term useage also can cause - blood sugar to go high or low.. and can cause diabetes to happen ! the drug makers know this !