Toprol xl withdrawal symptoms

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Avatar n tn Withdrawal symptoms from Toprol XL can be severe. The heart gets used to the beta blocker and Toprol XL keep the levels constant throughout the day. The Atenolol is like Toprol, but does not keep the levels constant throughout the day. Atenolol peaks and drops. This is most likely why you had problems with it. Lopressor is Toprol. There is Toprol, which is not time released and there is Toprol XL, which is time released.
Avatar n tn My husband got put on b/p medication Toprol xl 25 mg. He has been taking it for 5 days now and his bp has stayed within 117/71 to 120/79 with a pulse that ranges from 64 to 77. I understand these are very good readings, but I am concerned about the long term effects since he is only 31. His bp readings were 138/87 to 145/97 and at times as high as 148/101, but only at times before the medicine.
Avatar n tn Hello David, These are not typical side effects of beta blockers, but if the symptoms started in temporal relationship to changing medications, it might be worth switching back to Toprol XL at a lower dose. Your symptoms are consistent with anxiety as well. Have you ever had anxiety problems? For now I would try switching back to Toprol XL. If that doesn't work, consider trying an anxiety medications like zoloft or paxil. You will get better, but it may take some time. Good luck.
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 !!
406399 tn?1201887900 im ok now, but still have some slight problems from the toprol xl withdrawal symptoms. beware of this happening ! and keep in step with your doctor daily. untill you get free of the effects of the toprol and diovan evil grip.. best to say this , keep hydrated - and eat good solid foods (no junk foods) and dont lay around , get up and move and walk.. as you start to feel better -as times goes by. and keep on the new meds.. its hard but you will get threw it .. I know I did it..
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 You can get off the Toprol - its not easy - weening slow works the best your side effects are pretty normal of toprol - I took toprol xl for about 6.5 years - long term useage ! I hated it - have to say it was the worst beta blocker iv taken in my life ! and I would never take it or anything like it again ! if you get help from Doctor in weening off it , expect to be put on another drug after your off the toprol - for h.b.p. ccb or ?
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar n tn I am on 25mg of Toprol XL (the generic form of that...whatever it is called). I feel hopeless....I've quit all caffeine products, no longer enjoy a glass of wine, have nightmares which make me fearful of falling asleep, and have developed tightening of the chest. I went into the hospital with borderline hypertension and left with a full array of symptoms. I don't want to end up in the hospital again, but from everything I'm reading...when that withdrawal time comes - it's very likely.
Avatar f tn HTN, chest pain ect.
343006 tn?1314450071 well thats another good reason to get off the toprol xl .. $$$$ I can only hope , when I stop the toprol xl the symptoms go away , and low blood sugar goes back to normal ,without toprol xl pushing it down at times.
Avatar n tn Im a long term user of toprol xl and diovan (over 5yrs now) for high b.p. never had any real big problems. other than normal side effects that suck ! for the last 3 days iv had itching on top and bottom of my left foot ? as well at night when laying down in bed..the foot aches on top and at the ankle area.. no swelling - if I rub it it helps the ache go away for a while - lasts most the night. in a.
Avatar f tn When I exercise (very lightly), I get lightheaded, the world dims, and I feel like I may faint. The cardiologist prescribed Toprol XL only after I called and said symptoms continued. As with some specialists, this cardiologist is laconic, seems unconcerned, and told me it's my choice as to whether I take the Toprol XL or not. My BP vacillates wildly. Sometimes the blood pumps so hard I can "see" it in my eyes. Can Toprol XL be used PRN or must it be used as daily treatment?
343006 tn?1314450071 I have been switched from toprol xl beta blocker - to ccb verapamil for the past 4 to 5 weeks iv felt pretty good- no real bad effects from the medication . Yesterday while working - I had a strange thing happen - then had remember this happend before to me. last time I took a ccb medication. hmm as I worked at a fast rate, I got winded and it felt like my lungs were acheing and starving for air ?
343006 tn?1314450071 I do remember going threw symptoms like this getting off toprol xl and diovan ?? thanks for any responce !
Avatar f tn If so, have you felt any withdrawal symptoms, like elevated blodd pressure or heart rate, maybe anxiety? Thank you!
Avatar n tn I have ultra stubborn high blood pressure. im on toprol xl and diovan . long story short iv tryed now 3 times to get off the meds normal way and weening slow. both times my b.p. jumped up high.. sky rocketed to 167-115 both times. forced me back on the beta blocker again. as I feared heart attack or stroke ! now im finding and reading online that ,after you get off any beta blocker med or toprol xl your blood pressure will jump high on you. its a effect you cant stop !
Avatar f tn 5 or should I taper down further to 6.25mg? Anyone else stop taking Toprol XL while on Zoloft? I'm so scared of withdrawal symptoms but every doctor and pharmacist I talk to seem unconcerned.
1744581 tn?1311306011 I have been having episodes of sinus tach which usually occurs when I am walking or standing up (determined this by doing orthostatics). I have a history of heart block & have a pacemaker that was put in in '05 for complete heart block. I often feel lightheaded, dizzy, have chest pain, L arm pain & a headache. I also get palpitations a lot.I have been in the hospital several times for this. EKG shows a 100% paced rhythm (normal for me), blood work, chest x rays are normal.
Avatar f tn Please advise - should I continue taking Xanax and taper off and then start Ativan or should I just continue taking the Ativan and assume the panicky feeling I had was from something else? Also, I've been taking Toprol XL, a beta blocker, for anxiety symptoms including racing heart. It has made my resting HR go down to 45, which scares me. So, my doctor told me to switch my normal 12.5 mg a day dose to 5 mg of Inderal per day. Should this small dose control my anxiety?
Avatar n tn He bases his speculative diagnosis on the fact that my heart rate reached 150 during this period and I wasn't engaged in physical activity (just having an intense panic attack). He prescribed 50 mg Toprol XL. He says that the flutter isn't life-threatening, which is contradictory to all I've read. Should I get a second opinion on his speculative diagnosis? Also, is it safe to take the Toprol with the meds I take?
Avatar n tn For these reasons it is not good to stay on these drugs in the long term (except in certain situations like chronic epilepsy) Coming off these drugs can be difficult as reducing the dose can resultin withdrawal symptoms or rebound symptoms (like anxiety). Reducing the dose slowly over time, sometimes with the use of other drugs like lexapro to reduce anxiety is the best way to come off it.
Avatar n tn I have been stuggling with two symptoms that destroy my ablity to function on a daily basis...after being labled with lone afib due to exercise......... the middle of the night woken up with a faster pulse (66 to 70 bmp which is actually fast for me) and feeling awful and not being about to lay flat without getting PVCs or PACs...... Second......after I eat my first meal (breakfast) feeling tired, labor breathing and awful for a couple of hours......
183202 tn?1219857259 I have been great, yet I am wondering if caffeine can bring on withdrawal-like symptoms since it counterbalances the benzodiazephines?? Yes, I do the same thing: drinking 2% milk with about 30-60% vit. B12 really does the trick. Most healthy energy drinks contain B6 and B12, as these are natural and healthy chemicals/vitamins that help to vitalize you and wake you up in the day. That is why some tea remedies even include B vits in their beverages now.
Avatar n tn also another fact is - when getting off the medication you must ween off it slow -mostly with doctors help . as you will somekind of withdrawal symptoms. although your Doctor may say you will not . as well the blood pressure can spike high - if you go off too fast . been there done that before !! Im no real fan of any blood pressure medication . but as I say, it really depends on person taking the drug , you might fine and not have any problems.. then again chances are , you will ..
183202 tn?1219857259 I have heard of all sorts of weird reactions to these drugs, with people having hair loss and of course just end up switching back to the Name-Brand Toprol XL and being FINE afterwards. So could this also have caused my seizure-like spell? And WAS it a seizure?? Or just something coincidental? It sure as hell seems like a seizure (more Petit Mal in origin), but was it? I have read somewhere of people with panic attacks and panic disorder having seizure like spells.
1097328 tn?1365559145 Hi, I have some understanding of your concerns as I have SVT and have taken Toprol XL (a time release form of metoprolol) for over 20 years and I have always struggled with low BP -- even before I began taking the beta blocker I had low BP. I take 25 mg per day because more than that causes me to have such low BP that I find it hard to function.