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Avatar m tn Perhaps the nervousness is due to the condition that you are taking the drug for and not due to the drug itself, perhaps not. Actually I found some sites listing the use of Toprol-XL as sometimes being used in the treatment of panic and anxiety disorders. When examining the drug literature for possible side effects, I always compare the rate of the side effect in the Placebo group with the rate of the side effects in the drug's group.
Avatar n tn I had to have 3 artieries cleared out and 2 stints. My Dr. 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 My husband has a history of intermittent PVC caught on a nuclear perfusion stress test. His physician has prescribed Toprol XL on a prn basis when he is aware of "skipped beats". My nursing drug handbook states using Toprol for arrythmia is an unlabed use, and I understand how that works. I'm just curious about the PRN prescription as I haven't been able to find information about that.
Avatar n tn My doctor has prescribed me 25 mg Toprol XL for the PVC's (flutters) I get after I eat. After reading the possible side effects, I am a little leary. Does anyone have any advice? Does anyone know what the common side effects are?
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.
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 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 n tn This is a follow up question I asked previously about switching from coreg to toprol-xl. Do you know if people who switch from coreg to toprol-xl maintain their EF percentage during the switch and after changing medications? If a person decreases their coreg dosage and their EF reduces, does the EF go back to what it was if they increase the dosage back to what they were using before they decreased it.
Avatar n tn I was released from the hospital yesterday after a two day bout of atrial tachycardia and off and on atrial fib. My Toprol XL was increased from 100mg to 150 mg. 100 mg in the morning and 50 mg at night. I have low blood pressure (90/60) and I'm afraid that taking the extra 50 mg at night will drop my blood pressure too low and I could die in my sleep from my bp bottoming out? Is this an unreasonable fear?
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...
343006 tn?1314450071 How to loose waight while on Toprol xl - ? Iv been the med for while - gained about 8 lbs within a month or less! I eat like a bird, and no junk foods at all.. think I could drink water and gain 2lbs.. overnight ! I bloat in mins after eatting anything or drinking something (even water) Never had this happen before , untill taking Toprol xl. I was never overwaight and exersize daily walking 2miles per day and like I said dont eat bad foods. and eat very small amounts. and no breads!
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 ahh you have one bad effect I read , dizzyness .. that adds a strike aginst Toprol xl !! I just got off toprol xl after weaning down slow for the past 2months, I have to say I feel wonderfull ! have energy and the one bad side effect I had went away totaly now.. low blood sugar problems. caused with long term useage 3 to 5 yrs .. I hit 5years on this junk ! I taking a Natural medication used for stubborn high blood pressure and its working so far.. fingers crossed it stays working !
Avatar n tn Toprol XL is the timed released version of Metoprolol. I use to take Toprol XL, until I discovered the far cheaper Metoprolo. The primary difference is that I must take it twice a day instead of only once. I've taken a double dose on many occasions to aid conversion of SVT episodes. You could feel a little woozy if you stand up quickly or perhaps bend over, but I doubt you'll notice much of a difference.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am currently on 25mg Toprol XL 1x day. It has controlled my hr/bp. I tests and my heart is ok with no coronary artery disease. I had a series of panic attacks that resulted in a hospital admission. I believe the cardiologist put me on it because he knows it also will control symptoms of anxiety. I also take klonopin (.05mg) and use it for sleep and as needed for anxiety. Has anyone successfully weaned themselves off Toprol and used non prescription methods of controlling the condition.
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 37 Hello, I'm a 44 year old male, in good health, non-smoker, reasonable weight, but I was just prescribed Toprol XL ( 50mg, twice per day ) after an electrophysiology study to investigate my recent arrhythmia. I have several concerns; will I have to take this medicine the rest of my life? Will it lose effectiveness over time, forcing me to move on to stronger or different drugs? One of the side effects listed is sexual dysfunction...
Avatar n tn I have had 8 er visits in 2 years for afib. I take toprol 25 mg XL twice a day and a baby aspirin. Once I was cardioverted, once treated with amiodorone (in France), and the remaining times converted with toprol/or digoxin. All other cardiac exams are normal. Due to the frequency of re-occurence of a fib, the MD is thinking of Sotolol but because of the risk of v-fib. I am holding off. Is this side effect a common occurence? I am tired all the time. Could that be from the a-fib or the toprol?
Avatar f tn Hi *Robin*, I take Toprol XL, 50mg in the morning. I, like you, wanted to be able to have an occasional drink and did not want to injure myself. I asked my cardio and also the pharmacist and they both gave me the same answer. A little alcohol is okay. I have consumed, at the most, two beers in one evening. I have done this with no problems. I am afraid to have any more than this. I don't do this very often either.
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 I have AFIB and I am having to take a CT Scan of my heart and I am scared to say the least because they have to use this drug to slow my heart down to 55 beats per minute, does anyone know if this is safe? And also the other meds im on shows that taking with toprol xl is not safe interactions. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/254693'>Strange heart rate?</a>.
Avatar n tn 37 Hello, I'm a 44 year old male, in good health, non-smoker, reasonable weight, but I was just prescribed Toprol XL ( 50mg, twice per day ) after an electrophysiology study to investigate my recent arrhythmia. I have several concerns; will I have to take this medicine the rest of my life? Will it lose effectiveness over time, forcing me to move on to stronger or different drugs? One of the side effects listed is sexual dysfunction...
Avatar n tn 37 Hello, I'm a 44 year old male, in good health, non-smoker, reasonable weight, but I was just prescribed Toprol XL ( 50mg, twice per day ) after an electrophysiology study to investigate my recent arrhythmia. I have several concerns; will I have to take this medicine the rest of my life? Will it lose effectiveness over time, forcing me to move on to stronger or different drugs? One of the side effects listed is sexual dysfunction...
385959 tn?1200162900 Diana, I don't have much to say re. your question but I will comment on my experiences w/Toprol XL. I was only taking 25mg for PVC's and did not notice any reduction of those at all while I was on it. Maybe I should have increased the dose but I hated the way I felt...not depression per se but just an over all yucky feeling. I did not seem to have much get up and go and as a result of that 'gained some weight. At times, I would have what I call 'brain fogs' too.
Avatar n tn Could the time-release factor be involved? Any information concerning the use of the Topral XL verses Inderal will be greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn for about 3 weeks ive been on toprol xl 50mg cause of extra heart beats..it didnt really help so my dr is starting me on atenolol 100mg im suppose to take 1 and half the first few days then go for the 2nd pill.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, now there is evidence that long term beta blocker use can lead to diabetes. I now use Clonodine for my BP and pulse problems along with Cozaar. Much better.
Avatar m tn I also suffer from allergies. I am currently taking 75 mg of Toprol XL daily. I was hesitant at first, but Calcium Channel blockers where not helping the IST and SVT that I was severely suffering from...and I had been on them since 1996. I have been on Toporol for 5-6 months now and I have seen no difference in my breathing difficulties. But it sure has helped the rhythm difficulties!