Drug Class: What is Toprol XL and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Toprol XL work?
Dosage: How should you take Toprol XL?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Toprol XL
Special information on Toprol XL
Toprol XL side effects
|Drug Class: What is Toprol XL and why is it prescribed?|
Generic Toprol XL 50 mg, a type of medication known as a beta blocker, is used
in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually
caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries), and heart attack.
When prescribed for high blood pressure, it is effective when used alone
or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.
|Drug Mechanism: How does Toprol XL work?|
Generic Toprol XL 50 mg (metoprolol XR) is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent. Generic Toprol XL 50 mg (metoprolol XR) blocks the action of the sympathetic nervous system, a
portion of the involuntary nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system stimulates
the pace of the heart beat. By blocking the action of these nerves, Generic Toprol XL 50 mg (metoprolol XR) reduces the heart rate and is useful in treating abnormally
rapid heart rhythms.
|Dosage: How should you take Toprol XL?|
Generic Toprol XL should be taken with food or immediately after you have eaten.
Take Generic Toprol XL exactly as prescribed, even if your symptoms have disappeared.
Try not to miss any Generic Toprol XL doses. If Generic Toprol XL medication is
not taken regularly, your condition may worsen.
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Toprol XL|
If Generic Toprol XL 50 mg is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Toprol XL 50 mg with certain high blood pressure drugs such as reserpine.
|Special information on Toprol XL|
Generic Toprol XL 50 mg special information:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding: The effects of Generic Toprol XL 50 mg during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Generic Toprol XL 50 mg appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Generic Toprol XL 50 mg medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with Generic Toprol
|Toprol XL side effects|
Generic Toprol XL 50 mg side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Toprol XL 50 mg.
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