Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate)

(℞) Prescription Required - Toprol XL is also marketed as Seloken XL & Beloc Zok

    Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) Dosage and Side Effects

    TOPROL XL is  prescribed to treat high blood pressure and prevent angina (chest pain).

    Warnings and Precautions

    TOPROL XL controls high blood pressure and chest pain, but it's not a cure for these conditions.

    If you have certain allergies, your reactions may be worse while you are taking TOPROL XL. You also might not respond to your usual dose of epinephrine.

    People with asthma, a slow heart rate, or heart failure should not use beta blockers, including TOPROL XL.

    Doctors should prescribe this drug with caution for older people and those with diabetes.

    Before taking TOPROL XL, be sure to tell your doctor if you have a slow heart rate or problems with blood circulation.

    Your doctor also needs to know if you have any of the following:

    • Asthma or another lung condition
    • Liver disease
    • Diabetes
    • Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid)
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Certain types of irregular heartbeats

    You should also let your doctor know if you have pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor that develops on a gland near the kidneys that can cause high blood pressure and a fast heartbeat.

    Let your doctor know if you have any type of surgery planned, including dental surgery.

    TOPROL XL and Pregnancy

    Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or are breastfeeding before taking TOPROL XL.

    There's not enough evidence to say that TOPROL XL is safe during pregnancy, and pregnant women should take it only if there is a clear need.

    TOPROL XL could also pass into breast milk, so ask your doctor about breastfeeding before taking TOPROL XL.

    There's no evidence that TOPROL XL is safe or effective in children younger than 6 years old.

    Side Effects

    Common side effects of TOPROL XL include:

    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
    • Tiredness
    • Depression
    • Nausea
    • Dry mouth
    • Stomach pain
    • Vomiting
    • Gas or bloating
    • Heartburn
    • Constipation
    • Rash or itching
    • Cold hands and feet
    • Runny nose

    Serious side effects can also occur.

    If you have any of these side effects, stop taking TOPROL XL and call your doctor right away:

    • Shortness of breath
    • Wheezing
    • Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    • Unusual weight gain
    • Fainting
    • Rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat

    Interactions with this medication

    Many drugs may affect the way TOPROL XL works, and TOPROL XL could also affect how other drugs work.

    It's very important to let your doctor know about everything you are taking, even illegal drugs and any over-the-counter (OTC) vitamins, herbs, or dietary supplements.

    Types of drugs that interact with TOPROL XL include:

    • Antidepressants including bupropion (Wellbutrin), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), and paroxetine (Paxil)
    • Antimalaria drugs such as hydroxychloroquine
    • Medications used to treat heartburn or other stomach conditions, such as cimetidine (Tagamet) and ranitidine (Zantac)
    • Some heart medications, including clonidine (Catapres), propafenone (Rythmol), and quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex)
    • Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
    • Certain HIV drugs, including ritonavir (Norvir)
    • Some antifungal medications, including terbinafine (Lamisil)
    • Certain drugs used to treat mental illness, including thioridazine (Mellaril)

    TOPROL XL and Alcohol

    You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking TOPROL XL.

    Alcohol can make the side effect of drowsiness worse.

    Other TOPROL XL Interactions

    It's important to know that TOPROL XL could make you feel sleepy. Don't drive or operate machinery until you know how the drug affects you.

    Your doctor may also tell you to stick to a low-sodium diet. Be sure to follow these instructions carefully.

    Proper Use of this medication

    TOPROL XL Overdose

    Do not take more TOPROL XL than your doctor has prescribed.

    If you do take too much of the drug, symptoms of a TOPROL XL overdose may include:

    • Dizziness
    • Fainting
    • Trouble breathing or swallowing
    • Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

    If you or someone else has symptoms of an overdose, call a poison control center.

    If someone collapses or isn't breathing, call 911.

    Missed Dose of TOPROL XL

    Don't stop taking TOPROL XL without talking to your doctor.

    If you suddenly stop taking the drug, you may develop rebound high blood pressure. Your doctor should decrease your dose of the drug gradually.

    If you accidentally miss a dose of TOPROL XL, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it.

    Don't make up for a missed dose by taking twice as much at one time.

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    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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