Toprol XL Medication Information:
Toprol XL medication comes in several different strengths; click on the strength you need to view prices from pharmacies competing to earn your business.
Toprol XL 25 mg
Toprol XL 50 mg
Toprol XL 100 mg
Toprol XL 200 mg
Toprol XL General Information
Toprol XL is a beta-blocker, which is used to help your heart and circulation. It is given to patients that exhibit signs of high blood pressure or chest pains.
How does Toprol XL work?
Toprol XL is used to treat angina (also known as chest pains),high blood pressure, and treat or prevent heart attacks. What Toprol XL does is help the blood flow through the arteries and veins of the heart, which reduce the chance of hypertention and constricting on the heart muscle. From there since there is less pressure on the heart and less constriction of the veins it increases blood flow and lowers the chances of heart attack or high blood pressure.
When/How is Toprol XL taken/used/applied?
Take Toprol-XL with a full glass of water, at the same time daily, and it should be taken with food or just after eating. Toprol XL can be divided in half if your doctor told you to do it. The half tablet should be taken the same way as if you were taking a whole one. Chewing or crushing the pill could cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Do not skip doses or stop taking Toprol-XL without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly could cause your condition to get worse.Side Effects of Toprol XL:
First off seek medical treatment immediately if you experience an allergic reaction or you think you are experiencing an allergic reaction. Some side effects include but are not limited to : slow heartbeats, lightheadedness, slow breathing, swelling of the ankle, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stool, depression, vomiting, decreased sex drive, problems sleeping, anxiety, yellowing of the skin or eyes, cold feeling in your hands or feet.
Other Brand Names for Toprol XL:
Metoprolol Succinate ER
You should not use Toprol-XL if you are allergic to metoprolol, or if you have a serious heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or slow heart rate.If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use Toprol-XL: pheochromocytoma, problems with circulation, congestive heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, low blood pressure, depression, liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, or myasthenia gravis.
- Tablet/Pill : 25mg
- Tablet/Pill : 50mg
- Tablet/Pill : 100mg
- Tablet/Pill : 200mg
Depending on the dosage amount there are a few different visual appearances of Toprol XL. The first pill is round with the letters "AMS" on the top of the pill. The second is oval with different letters on the top of the pill depending on which "brand name" you get.