Toprol xl vs metoprolol

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Avatar n tn I have taken Toprol xl 25 mg for about 5 years. My doctor switched me to metoprolol several months ago. When I filled my prescription this time, it was from a different mfg and I think I may be having problems with it as I just don't feel right. Could changing the mfg make a difference? ALSO, my doctor prescribed 50 mg to be cut in half for my prescribed 25 mg dose. Does cutting this tablet in half compromise the time release?
Avatar f tn The difference between Lopressor and Toprol XL is the release time (12 hrs vs 24 hrs). Since you're still taking your doses twice daily, you should experience the same results. If not, the generic Toprol XL 25 mg is available again.
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 n tn When I was first started on Inderal in the early 80's, there were no generics available. Once the 20mg tablets became available in generic form, my doctor preferred on stay on the "regular" brand. I'm not sure it makes a difference, but it might be worth testing it out. Can you go back to the regular version for a month or so, to see if it works better. At one point I was taking the 80SR, but found it necesary to supplement with a 20mg tablet for breakthroughs.
Avatar f tn He has put me on 100mg metoprolol - I'll be taking the 2nd dose (50mg) in a few minutes. He wanted me on the brand name Toprol XL, but the pharmacies are having a hard time stocking it right now so I'm on the regular (not extended release) version, taking it in the a.m. and again in the p.m.
183202 tn?1219857259 The only reason I know I have it is due to my visit with the Dysautonomia specialist. I may switch to Inderal from Toprol XL if my symptoms ever get worse again, and the Toprol XL and Lorazepam alone isn't enough. If you could find a doctor, even a cardiologist or neurologist in your area who is knowledgeable on the field and can get you the proper testing and diagnosis to see if you have dysautonomia, that would be wonderful!!
Avatar n tn What are the medical advantages/disadvantages of metoprolol vs. toprol besides the convenience? I am taking toprol in the a.m. but many of my palpitations are when I'm sleeping (I wake up in the middle of the night with them) and am wondering if taking the toprol in the evening would be more effective. I know that it is supposed to last 24 hours but it must tail off toward the end, which would be when I need it the most.
Avatar n tn Many people report an increase in heart palpitations after switching from Toprol XL to its generic version, Metoprolol. My guess is that the generic version is ****, which is the case with many generics, despite what the FDA tells consumers.
Avatar m tn I have taken Toprol XL 50 for several years, not to control high blood pressure or other cardiac condition, but because I have had 4 serious public speaking related crash and burn episodes (one landed me in the ER) that my cardiologist said was likely a-fib. My pharmacy switched me to the Sandoz generic in Sept 2007 and all seemed to be going well until January 2008 when I started having arrhymias, mostly at bedtime (lying flat), causing me to sleep in a chair a number of nights.
Avatar n tn I have now been off of Toprol now for 6 weeks after taking it for 5 months. I started on Toprol XL .50mg per day. I was also taking xanax for anxiety due to an episode of SVT that sent me inot anxiety hell. After three months I got off of the xanax and went through a month of withdrawls, I was over xanax. Everyday I took the Toprol, it made me sick, flutter heartbeat, double beats, pounding heart,etc.
Avatar m tn Since I had definitely had an elevated HR (witnessed by EMT in ambulance), the ER Doc felt compelled to prescribe me Toprol-XL 50 mg 2X daily, to eliminate the chance of another high HR, until I meet with my PCM. As stated, I rarely exercise & my resting HR is probably around 75-85 (before Toprol XL) & since I was able to easily reach 140-170 bpm by just walking/pushing a golf cart, I'm pretty sure that means I'm out of shape.
Avatar n tn The drug company data comparing Toprol XL and metoprolol shows that the level of the drug is much higher in one's system for the first couple hours after taking it. (http://www.toprol-xl.com/HCP/8_Pharmacology.asp) I suspect you are not tolerating those initial surges of drug very well. You might try taking your nightime dose right at bedtime and your morning dose at least 12 hours later.
Avatar n tn PVCs since the 80's, I am 29 yr old F, have gone to ER many times for SVT/ doc put me on Toprol XL 50 mg., I started meds 1/30/04 (I waited so long because I was more afraid of the meds than condition until recently when 1) I learned SVT can lead to clotting & 2) I started suffering horrible chest pain w/them). (Noraml echo.) I've had more problems ever w/the meds, I am very sensative to meds.
376186 tn?1219283105 I have had years of putting up w/episodes of sustained PVC's, etc and finally gave in and tried Toprol XL 25mg but did not see a big improvement, if any. After looking at an EKG when I was having these sustained PVC's a couple of wks ago, my cardio said that I needed to be on a calcium channel blocker b/c they responded to the type of PVC's that I had..I wish I had asked if there were different types of PVC's.
Avatar n tn She has had elevated cholesterol but has taken Lipitor for years and it is well-controlled. Her cardiologist increased her Toprol XL fr/25 mg/d to 25 mg BID, which had some transient positive effect that lasted ~2d b/f degrading back to pre-increase frequency. She asked her cardio about an EP study, but he's opted to cath her instead. Would a less invasive procedure such as a stress test or cardiac CT be reasonable b/f cath?
Avatar n tn If I hadn't been switched to verapamil, I would have insisted on Toprol XL. I don't know if atenolol is available in extended release, or if you've considered metoprolol or any of the nonselective blockers (nadolol has a >18 hour half life).
Avatar m tn I have gone in step fashion from 200 mg a day to 100 mg and to 50 mg. All of Toprol XL (or generic). My cardiologist had no problem having me make sudden changes. Assuming you are protected from blood clots, you might want to consider taking a half dose of Sotalol for a couple of days before dropping it completely in favor of Multaq. Or, better, discuss with your doctor.
11849443 tn?1441306441 I also had to stop taking my beta blocker for this test, I been taking it for about a week now 25mg toprol xl, will I have withdrawal and will my SVT come back with vengeance? This $hit has been to much to take in all at once....
Avatar n tn Hi, I am looking for some feedback on medication. I am 43 and have been on toprol xl for several years. About 3 yrs ago i started having palpatations. I went through a stress test and they were ok. I wore a monitor and that was normal. Another doctor put me on zestril to help with the palpatations. They went away and have returned. My first problem is weight gain. Has anyone had a problem with this after being put on blood pressure medicine.
238668 tn?1232735930 Recent (1/4/99) visit to a family doctor (new) made my doctor nerves of my heart murmur and EKG results, followed by ECHO and visit to a cardiologist. Young cardiologist has put me on LISINOPRIL (ZESTRIL 5mg) and METOPROLOL (TOPROL XL 50MG) and a follow up visit in about a month. He wants me to have a MVR within a year or as soon as my family returns from India. Mean while he wants ECHO done every three months. TEE was performed to rule out vegetation in MV. Stress test was fine.
Avatar n tn Young cardiologist has put me on LISINOPRIL (ZESTRIL 5mg) and METOPROLOL (TOPROL XL 50MG) and a follow up visit in about a month. He wants me to have a MVR within a year or as soon as my family returns from India. Mean while he wants ECHO done every three months. TEE was performed to rule out vegetation in MV. Stress test was fine. Following stress test he asked 30 minutes walk every day. I am 5 6 and 125 lb. My BP is normal @ 120/75 and HDL/LDL is 34/169.
Avatar n tn Recent (1/4/99) visit to a family doctor (new) made my doctor nerves of my heart murmur and EKG results, followed by ECHO and visit to a cardiologist. Young cardiologist has put me on LISINOPRIL (ZESTRIL 5mg) and METOPROLOL (TOPROL XL 50MG) and a follow up visit in about a month. He wants me to have a MVR within a year or as soon as my family returns from India. Mean while he wants ECHO done every three months. TEE was performed to rule out vegetation in MV. Stress test was fine.
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.