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Avatar n tn The pharmacist said a generic metoprolol extended release is now in the market because the patent for Toprol XL has expired. He showed me the difference between the regular generic metoprolol and generic extended release (succinate, I think). I tried the generic version for several days. 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.
Avatar m tn About 4 years ago during a routine Echo stress we discovered I had blockage in the LAD and diagonal. I had drug-eluting stents put in and I have been on 75MG Plavix, 50MG Toprol XL, 81mg aspirin, and 80mg simvastatin ever since. I never had any symptoms and I still have none. Just wondering about a professional opinion about being on these medications for life as well as the efficacy of generic drugs. I obviously am also concerned about possible restenosis in the stents.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 32 year old woman, normal weight, don't smoke, exercise daily, in good health except that I have very mild MVP with trace regurgitation. I started taking Toprol XL last October because I was waking up in the night with tachycardia (probably anxiety-related). Since I've gotten my anxiety under control, I have decided to get off the beta blocker. I take Xanax, .25 mg 3X/day, Celexa (anti-depressant) 10 mg/day and was taking Toprol XL, approximately 12.
Avatar f tn I had a couple of episodes of a-fib one week after delivery. I was put on Toprol XL and I haven't had any since. However, I have PACs/PVCs every single day now. Some days I feel three or four, some days I feel 100. When doing all the regular tests they discovered that I have a small PFO with a shunt. Could that be causing the sudden onset of these ectopic beats? Is my heart still considered structurally normal, despite the PFO?
Avatar n tn I am currently taking 5 mg linsinopril, 10 mg Crestor, and 25 mg Toprol XL due to occasional bouts of atrial fibrillation. These come during very heavy exertion during cycling or sometimes during intense emotional incidents. They have always converted back to sinus rhythm within 24 hours. Over the last year, I have had several episodes of dreams where I sense that I cannot get a breath, as if my nose were stopped up and my mouth is shut.
Avatar n tn I guess from what I've been told that Toprol XL is the next best drug for heart failure. Does anyone here take Toprol XL and has it been shown to decrease the size of your heart?
Avatar n tn I have called around and there is still no generic yet. I just started coreg after being on Toprol XL for 6.5 yrs. Do you have any side effects from the coreg. I am so tired all the time and I have gained weight despite no real change in my diet. I understand your point, I take pills in botrh the am and pm. What else do you take?
Avatar n tn Obviously, she is off birth control. She is using Toprol XL and Topamax for migraine prophylaxis, and has had no migraines since beginning this treatment. She is also taking aspirin daily (325mg). In retrospect, the combination of migraine, birth control, and PFO seems quite dangerous, based on what we can glean from the literature, although each factor singly is quite common.
612551 tn?1450025775 My cardiologist told me that patent for Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate) is about to expire, or has already do so, and the price will drop dramatically. He also mentioned that the patent on Lipitor is about the expire, and pharmicutical companies are licking their chops for that one. I'm on Simvastatin, and he plans to switch me as soon as the price drops on Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium). as he claims it's a much better drug. So, no, you're not alone.
Avatar n tn My cardiologist has prescribed a calcium-channel blocker (Norvasc), Toprol XL beta blocker, and sublingual nitro as needed. He also recommends the continuation of my moderate exercise program, but is skeptical about exercising to the point of angina without using the nitro. (He's also very cautious about suggesting VEGF therapy, since VEGF is a factor in the production and survival of carcinomas, but that's another matter......
Avatar n tn 100 mg. Toprol XL x 2 300 mg. Disopyramide (Norpace CR) x 2 Right now, I'm only taking: 50 mg. Toprol XL x 1 150 mg. Disopyramide x 1 (I fully realize that this only stays in my system for 12 hrs., but my attacks are sometimes during the 12 hour span and sometimes not). I'm puzzled by other posters on this board saying they take such small doses of these drugs, i.e. 12.5 mg. Toprol XL. How is it that my doctor recommends 200 mg. per day? I've never even tried less than 50 mg. per day!
Avatar n tn They do wax and wane over time, but i feel that when the rythm dr prescribed me Toprol XL 25mg... that it has really helped... altho not sure ... let me say that the other morning i had them pretty frequently for a couple of hours... but as a whole ... now i only have on the order of 10 a a day... again down from 5 to 6 a minute all day long. So,,,, there is hope...ps.... when i was having them so frequently.. it was the darkest days of my life....
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I also take aspirin, vitamins e, c, and multi, plus Norvasc, Toprol XL and Altace, as preventative agents. My doctors are excellent, and respectful of my desire to deal aggressively with my disease. They are highly regarded senior cardiologists in our community and nationally. It was one of them who suggested I participate in the chelation study. At this point, it doesn't seem like I've got much to lose. I'm not the type who'll sit passively and wait until my heart stops.
Avatar f tn I am going to ask him the next time I go in for a check up if I can take 25 mg of Toprol and see if that helps. I am currently taking 50mg of Toprol XL in the morn. He had wanted me to increase my dosage anyway to 75 mg but when I tried that, the PVCs did not decrease and I had 0 energy so I went back to taking 50 mg. The PVC's at night are so bothersome and these started like this several months ago. I also get them throughout the day....fun!!!!!
Avatar n tn , which apparently makes angioplasty impractical. My cardiologist has prescribed Norvasc, Toprol XL, and sublingual nitro as needed. This last week, I've been walking more - about 3 miles per day - and have found that my exercise tolerance is good. I have not had any severe angina - just a slight tightness in the left pectoral area that disappears when I warm up. Among other things, I hope to improve my collateral development by following this exercise regimen.
Avatar f tn She said she wants to take me off Norpace altogether and put me on Toprol if it keeps happening. I have had many medications tried on me over the years. BTW, taking Xanax has no effect on the heart rate ect. because I tried that too for anxiety. My problem is I am to heart aware and feel every single skip ect. This slowing down stuff is the worst though. Worse than anything else I have had to live with for years. It goes on all the time now. No relief.
Avatar n tn The cardiologist put me on 50 mg of toprol XL daily. The cardiologist sent me for an echo and it came back normal. When I went back to the cardiologist for a followup, I asked if the toprol could be giving me a funny feeling in my chest. He suggested that maybe I was now hypersensitive and I told him I didnt think so. In fact, I asked if I really needed the medicine, since I had only one episode and it might not happen again.