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Toprol XL (Metoprolol)
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Active Ingredient: Metoprolol
Utilization: Used to treat high blood pressure, heart pain, abnormal rhythms of the heart
Available Dosages: 12.5mg, 25mg, 50mg and 100mg
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Toprol XL (Metoprolol) is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain (angina), heart failure, and high blood pressure. It lowers high blood pressure preventing strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Toprol XL (Metoprolol) works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in body (such as epinephrine) that affect the heart and blood vessels. This lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. Toprol-XL is also used to lower your risk of death or needing to be hospitalized for heart failure.
Indication for use
Toprol XL (Metoprolol) can be taken by almost all adults who have:
· chronic heart failure;
· with hyperkinetic cardiac syndrome;
· migraine attacks;
· to prevent myocardial infarction;
· to prevent angina attacks, heart rhythm disturbances.
Toprol XL (Metoprolol) is not recommended to use if you have: allergies to the components of this medication; low pressure; severe bronchial asthma; bradycardia; pheochromocytoma; severe abnormalities of arterial blood flow; Prinzmetal angina; acute heart failure; while taking some antidepressants, verapamil; pregnancy; period of lactation,
Dose and usage
Dose of Toprol XL (Metoprolol): 25 mg – white, elongated, small, flat tablets with line in the middle, 50mg – white, round, small, flat tablets with the line in the middle, 100 mg - white, round, flat tablets with the line in the middle, 200 mg - white, elongated, flat tablets with line in the middle.
Before taking this medication consult with your attending physician.
Toprol XL (Metoprolol) is taken orally in the morning, taken down with water. The standard initial dose is 25-50 mg / day. Over time, the dose can be increased to 100-200 mg / day.
Almost always taking of Toprol XL (Metoprolol) goes without any side effects but at least there can be some cases: very slow heartbeat; shortness of breath; dizziness; tiredness; confusion; memory problems; nightmares, trouble sleeping; diarrhea; mild itching or rash.
Postponing the visit to doctor in case of bad feeling is a risk for your life.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 26.02.2021