Active Ingredient: Metoprolol
Toprol XL is used for treating high blood pressure, angina, and heart failure.
Toprol XL as known as: Actiblok-ipr, Agoloc, Arbralene, Azumetop, Beloc, Beloc-zok, Beloken, Belozok, Betaloc, Betaprol, Betazok, Beto zk, Bloxan, Cardiosel, Cardiostat, Cardoxone, Cerekunart, Co betaloc, Corvitol, Denex, Egilok, Emzok, Jeprolo
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Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack.
Metoprolol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medication if you have a serious heart problem (heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate), severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or a history of slow heart beats that caused fainting.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to metoprolol, or other beta-blockers (atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, nebivolol, propranolol, sotalol, and others), or if you have:
a serious heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or slow heart rate;
severe circulation problems;
severe heart failure (that required you to be in the hospital); or
history of slow heart beats that have caused you to faint.
To make sure metoprolol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, or other breathing disorder;
diabetes (taking metoprolol may make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar);
congestive heart failure;
problems with circulation (such as Raynaud's syndrome);
a thyroid disorder; or
pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether metoprolol will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while using this medication.
Metoprolol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical advice.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take the medicine at the same time each day.
Metoprolol should be taken with a meal or just after a meal.
A Toprol XL tablet can be divided in half if your doctor has told you to do so. The half tablet should be swallowed whole, without chewing or crushing.
While using metoprolol, you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor's office. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using metoprolol.
You should not stop using metoprolol suddenly. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Metoprolol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of metoprolol.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
very slow heartbeats;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; or
cold feeling in your hands and feet.
Common side effects may include:
dizziness, tired feeling;
confusion, memory problems;
nightmares, trouble sleeping;
mild itching or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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