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Toprol XL
(Metoprolol Succinate)

Formulation : Extended ReleaseTablet

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Metoprolol Succinate
(Generic alternative to Toprol XL)

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What is Toprol XL /Metoprolol Succinate used for?

Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris, and heart attack. This medication works by decreasing the force and rate of heart contractions which reduces the demand for oxygen and lowers blood pressure. Doctors also prescribe Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate for patients with aggressive behavior, prevention of migraine headaches, and relief of temporary anxiety.

How should Toprol XL /Metoprolol Succinate be stored?

Store in room temperature. Protect from moisture and light (use a tightly closed container to keep away from light).

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate ?

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depend on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Take Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate with food or immediately after a meal. Do not stop taking Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate even if you are feeling better.

When should Toprol XL /Metoprolol Succinate not be taken?

Do not take Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate if you have slow heartbeat; if you have certain heart irregularities; if you have low blood pressure, inadequate output from the heart, or heart failure.

What precautions should I follow when taking Toprol XL /Metoprolol Succinate ?

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine; if you have a history of congestive heart failure.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Toprol XL /Metoprolol Succinate ?

Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate is used to keep high blood pressure under control, it does not cure it. Do not stop taking Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate even if you feel better. Blood pressure gradually decreases over time as you continue taking Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate , it may take several weeks before Toprol XL/Metoprolol Succinate will be most effective. This medication will cause you to become drowsy or less alert. Avoid driving, operating dangerous machinery, or participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you know how your body responds to the medication.

When should Toprol XL /Metoprolol Succinate not be taken?

Most severe: If there is any noticeable change that develops or change in intensity, notify the doctor right away.

Most common: Depression, diarrhea, dizziness, itching, rash, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, tiredness.

Other: None.

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