Order Generic Toprol XL

Brand Name Toprol XL
Generic Name Metoprolol
Category Blood Pressure
Medication 50 mg

Information to have about Metoprolol (Generic Equivalent to Toprol XL) ..

What is Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) and what are its uses ?
How does Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)
Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) Warnings and Precautions.
Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) Side effects.


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What is Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) and what are its uses ?

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) is used to reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) controls, but does not cure, high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure may not make you feel sick, but it can lead to serious heart problems.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) also relieves chest pain (angina) and can be helpful after a heart attack.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) is also used to improve symptoms in patients with other types of heart disease.

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How does Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) Works (Mechanism) ?

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. These are medications which block beta-receptors in the heart, lungs and other organs of the body. Blocking these receptors prevents the action of two chemicals called noradrenaline and adrenaline that occur naturally in the body. These are often referred to as the 'fight or flight' chemicals as they are responsible for the body's reaction to stressful situations.

Blocking the beta-receptors in the heart causes the heart to beat more slowly and with less force. The heart therefore uses less energy and the pain of angina is prevented. Abnormal heart rhythms are also prevented.

Due to the heart beating in a more relaxed manner and with less force, the pressure at which blood is pumped out of the heart to the rest of the body is reduced. This is just one of the ways in which beta blockers help to reduce blood pressure, however the whole mechanism is not fully understood.

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Dosage: How should you take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) ?

Take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) capsules orally.

Swallow the capsules with a drink of water. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) with or immediately after meals. Take your Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) doses at regular intervals. Do not take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) more often than directed.

Adults

High Blood Pressure
The initial dose of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) ranges from 50 to 100 milligrams once a day. Your doctor may gradually increase the Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) dosage up to 400 milligrams a day. Generally, the effectiveness of each dosage increase will be seen within a week.

Angina Pectoris
The usual starting dose of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) is a total of 100 milligrams a day taken in 2 doses or a single dose of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL).

Generally, the effectiveness of each dosage increase will be seen within a week. If treatment is to be discontinued, your doctor will withdraw Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) gradually over a period of 1 to 2 weeks.

Heart Failure
The recommended starting dose of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) is 50 milligrams once daily for 2 weeks. Your doctor will double the dose every 2 weeks up to the highest level that works without side effects. 

Have you skipped your Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) dose?
If you miss a dose of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL), take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL), take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. There should be at least 8 hours between doses.

If you take too much of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)?
Incase of an overdose with Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) seek medical emergency immediately.
Symptoms of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) include
  • slow heart beat,
  • shortness of breath,
  • fainting,
  • dizziness,
  • weakness,
  • confusion,
  • nausea, and
  • vomiting
Where should you store Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)?

Keep Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused amount of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)
Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) capsules
are available in the strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg.
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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)

The following drugs may interact with Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL). They may increase or decrease the activity of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)?

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) should not be used if you suffer from severe bradycardia, phaeochromocytoma (tumour of the adrenal gland), hypotension, metabolic acidosis (increased acid levels in the blood), peripheral arterial occlusion (blockage of the arteries in the extremities) or unstable angina.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL)will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) passes into breast milk in small amounts and may affect a nursing baby. Do not take Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) Warnings and Precautions.

Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are taking Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL). Ask your prescriber or health care professional what your heart rate and blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her.

Do not stop taking Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) suddenly. This could lead to serious heart-related effects.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly. Alcohol can make you drowsier, and increase flushing and rapid heartbeats. Therefore, it is best to avoid alcoholic drinks.

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) can affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your prescriber or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL). 

Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) Side effects.

Side effects of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • anxiety
  • cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • increase in the amount of urine passed
  • increased thirst
  • irregular heartbeat
  • skin rash
  • slow heart rate
  • sweating
  • swollen legs or ankles
  • tremor, shakes
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

Side effects of Metoprolol (Generic Toprol XL) that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome: