One of the active ingredients of Toprol is metoprolol tartrate.
Toprol is prescribed to reduce hypertension , prevent angina, and prevent migraine headaches. Toprol could also be prescribed in pother purposes not mentioned here.
Patients should not take Toprol if they have allergy to any of its ingredients or to any beta-blockers; have had difficulty breathing or other severe lung problems, asthma, or wheezing; have had allergic problems as well as hay fever; very slow heartbeat; low blood pressure; severe blood vessel disorder; phaeochromocytoma; and other heart conditions.
Talk to your doctor first before taking Toprol if you have allergy to other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives or to bee or wasp stings; diabetes; overactive thyroid gland; kidney problems; liver problems; or certain types of angina.
Toprol may cause harm to an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor first before taking Toprol if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during the treatment.
Toprol is known to pass in breast milk. Talk to your doctor first before taking Toprol if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take Toprol exactly as directed by your doctor. In case you did not understand the instructions, ask your doctor nurse, or pharmacist to explain them to you. You may take Toprol with or without food. It is advisable to swallow the tablets completely together with a full glass of water.
You may obtain the dose of Toprol from your doctor. Follow the exact dose your doctor prescribe for you. The dose will vary from person to person.
If you suspect an overdose with Toprol, call the National Poisons Centre, go to the Accident and Emergency Department, or look for emergency medical attention. Some of the signs of overdose with Toprol are feeling sick and vomiting, very low blood pressure, bluish skin and nails, slow heartbeat, fainting, difficulty in breathing, convulsions or coma.
In case you miss a dose of Toprol, take the missed dose as soon as you recall. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose as directed by your doctor. Avoid taking a double dose of Toprol.
Some of the side effects of Toprol are confusion or memory loss; difficulty in sleeping, nightmares; dry or irritated eyes, blurred vision; tiredness, drowsiness, decreased alertness; headache or other pains; diarrhea or constipation; dry mouth; increased sweating; and dizziness, spinning sensation, light-headedness or fainting. You may also experience stomach upset, nausea or vomiting; ringing in the ears, difficulty in hearing; depression or other mood changes; runny nose; weight gain; and hair thinning. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience any of the said side effects.
Some other side effects are allergic reaction; shortness of breath; chest tightness, wheezing, rattly breathing; swelling of the feet or legs that resulted from fluid buildup chest pain; unusual bleeding or bruising; jaundice; changes in heart rate; regular "flu-like" symptoms; skin reactions; coldness, burning, numbness or pain in arms and legs; symptoms of sunburn; and hallucinations. Look for emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the said side effects.
Other side effects not mentioned here may also occur. Talk to your doctor if you experience any unusual or bothersome side effects.
Some of the drugs that could affect Toprol are other beta-blocker, high blood pressure medicines; irregular heart beat medicines, diabetes medicines, quanethidine, certain local and general anaesthetics prescribed during surgery, monoamine-oxidase inhibitor medicines, warfarin, Indomethacin, cimetidine, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiretrovirals, antihistamines, antimalarials, and antifungals. Talk to your doctor first before taking Toprol if you are taking any of the said drugs.
Other drugs not mentioned here may also affect Toprol. Talk to your doctor first before taking any other script or over-the-counter medicines.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Toprol may also be known as:
- Seloken ZOC;
- Toprol XL;