Toprol xl weight gain 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 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 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 .
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.
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 n tn I used both, and found that side effects are similar; tiredness, weight gain, and a slow pulse. Side effects are more pronounced as the dosage is increased. I had dosages from 25mg to 200mg. daily. Other reported effects are loss of libido, tightness in the chest, itching, irregular breathing, and irregular heartbeat. If you have any further questions, I'd be happy to respond based on my experience with the drug.
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 Recentley I have been experiencing severe neck muscle pain, fatigue, weight gain, cough and arthritis type symptoms. I have been told that my BP meds could be causing this. Is this something that is common with BP meds. I am also on Effexor and occasionaly Trazadone. Please help.
Avatar n tn But I also know it takes 2 weeks to get in the system. I would like opinions on Toprol. I have heard that there is weight gain. I don't need that as I am Hypothyroid already and have gained 50 lbs.Can't seem to get it off either. I have heard of alot of different problems with Toprol. What do you think of it if you are on it? I am 41 yr. old female, trying to quit smoking. I have to go back in a week for BP check and then in 2 weeks to her to see if she is going to do a catherization.
Avatar f tn The smallest dose of synthroid is 25 mcg and many people split that in 1/2 for a beginning dose of 12.5. The main side effects of levo or synthroid are those of hyperthyoidism, which results from over medication, unless you are sensitive to the fillers/binders. It takes between 4-6 weeks for a med change to take effect, so what you're feeling after only 2 weeks is most likely not the synthroid, unless you are especially sensitive to meds. What are the ranges for the Free T4?
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.
264156 tn?1206990594 Now to my question (man I like to ramble) what are your side effects to beta blockers. Or if you are on calcium channel blockers feel free to chime in as well. How long have you been taking the meds? Are they still as effective as when you began taking them? Did any of the side effects get better/worse over time? Thanks so much you guys, I can't tell you how much I love this forum!!!
Avatar f tn Are you aware of any side effects of hair loss or weight gain with Inderal? Finally, when my anxiety problems all started, it was from health-related fears. I started waking up in the middle of the night with heart racing that would calm down eventually with Xanax and then I'd wake up in the morning with heart racing again. Do you know what could have caused this? I've had all the heart tests and they said I'm fine except for mild mitral valve prolapse.
Avatar n tn I did ok - on a few beta blockers over the years- but when put on Atenolol or Toprol xl both beta blockers, I had the worst side effects ever ! and had rapid waight gain .. as well hair thinned out very fast ! There are meny b.p medications out there - I think some Doctors should take the time and test each person , for reactions to the meds. before putting them on it. but were in a fast paced world - so were all fast tracked into just take it !
Avatar n tn (1) I am under no medication, but have taken Toprol XL in the past with no adverse effects. Would taking a single dose of a beta-blocker like Toprol before a game be expected to blunt the adrenergic spikes during game-play sufficiently to reduce the likelihood of a PAF episode? (In other words, is this a reasonable first step?) (2) I am now up to 3-4 PAF episodes a year. At what point should I consider a second ablation procedure?
1054923 tn?1258523671 The new symptom also was the Tachycardia that followed, at times 130 which for me at 35/42 was very fast and scary. Hence the new beating machine. My doctor subscribed Toprol XL/25 once a day. NO WAY I said, no medication for me. I went Home from the hospital on Friday and Sunday afternoon I was right back in the ER with a speeding HB where my Cardiologist happened to be on duty.......Well little will you take your pill; he said smiling? I did.
Avatar n tn 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?
183202 tn?1219857259 Both the generics by Sandoz and Ethex for Toprol XL have been proven to be less effective, and even have caused adverse side effects while the regular Toprol does not, as well as it can also do the opposite of what Toprol is supposed to do.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from tachycardia for a few years now, I finally saw a Cardiologist after I was sent to the ER by my PCP for a heart rhythm of 165. I was placed on 100mg of Toprol XL which works most of the time. I had a echo done, my Cardiologist said I have a leaky heart valve but said that's no big deal, event monitor for palpitations which didn't catch any of my palpitations- they happen so fast I'm not surprised, and a CBC, BMP, thyroid tests done which were all good.
Avatar n tn Other side effects include weight gain, high cholesterol (on my last blood test TOTAL chol went from about 200 to 266),sexual side-effects (low libido),fatigue and worst of all my last blood pressure reading was high (150/100). On the plus side, this beta-blocker seems to provide the best heart rate control and did not cause me sleep problems, nightmares, cold hands and feet etc..
Avatar n tn I gained weight, which upset me to no end. My Cardiologist simply stated that the 'weight gain is all about what I'm doing, not what you are doing', and for me not to worry about it. As I became accostomed to the drug the dosage was doubled. This continued until I'm now taking 25 mg twice a day. My ejection fraction is now normal, I'm not tired, and exercising daily. The constraints listed for Coreg include all the symptoms you have mentioned, but they should be a temporary thing.
Avatar n tn I did not have side effects other than weight gain. I stayed on this for about a year and then a cardiologist wanted me to try a calcium channel blocker to see if I had a decrease in the number of episodes but the skips seemed to be worse. In the interim, I moved and so I saw a new cardiologist who wanted me to go back on the Toprol XL but at a higher dose of 50mg. I have been on this for about 2 weeks and have maybe noticed a little bit of improvement. I am waiting for the weight gain!!!
Avatar f tn My question is, am I still receiving the same benefits from my exercise and is there a way to figure out what my 'new' target heart rate is now that I'm on the beta blocker? Also, is weight gain inevitable unless I restrict my intake? I've already gained a few pounds. I'm assuming the med. also slows metabolism in general? And finally, I was already switched from atenolol to metoprolol because of problems with severe constipation and gas with atenolol.
Avatar n tn Over the past year the Paxil had become an issue, things you mentions such as weight gain as well as sexual side effects prompted me to go my doctor to see what could be done. He prescribed me Wellbutrin and instructed me to begin weening off the Paxil (was up to taking 40mg/day), but at a fast rate of dropping down to 10mg for a week, then 5mg for another, then 5mg every thrid day for a week. BAD IDEA!
Avatar m tn Gastrointestinal Effects Elevated cortisol suppresses the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for activities like digestion and absorption. As a result, digestion and absorption are compromised--indigestion develops and the mucosal lining becomes inflamed. Unfortunately, this inflammation leads to increased production of cortisol, and the cycle continues. Immune System Cortisol functions to reduce inflammation in the body.
Avatar n tn I was on Toprol XL for about 2 years pre-natal, but had all the nasty side effects- cold extremities, fatigue, weight gain. Dont' want to go back on that! Besides, I'm told it may not be safe during breastfeeding? help!! any info or suggestions will be SO much appreciated!
Avatar n tn My doctor prescribed it for my migraines as I had requested it since all the other treatments seemed to have weight gain as a side effect while this one was the opposite with weight loss as a possibility. A year ago I tried Sibelium for 3 months and it worked but I gained 12 pounds in a month and a year later those pounds have not budged.
Avatar n tn Now doc wants me to take varapamil to escape beta blocker side effects. However, I look at potential side effects of that and cringe. Anyone have similar experience with attenolol vs varapamil? The cure can be worse than the condition.