This medicine is a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain), and congestive heart failure. Brand Toprol XL and generic Toprol XL may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The health and medical information provided here is for general purposes only and is not a substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of this medicine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Never stop using Toprol XL unless instructed so by your doctor. Inform your doctor that you are on Toprol XL, especially before any medical procedure of any kind. May cause drowsiness ? therefore please do not drive/operate dangerous machinery until you know how you will react to Toprol XL. As with all over-the-counter or prescription meds, please check with your pharmacist/doctor if you are able to safely use them.
Side effects, that may go away during treatment, include mild drowsiness; lightheadedness or dizziness; or unusual tiredness or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience difficulty breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Swallow Toprol XL whole, do not crush, chew or otherwise. Medicine can be cut in half for those who have difficulty. Halves must be swallowed whole, not chewed or crushed. Store medicine away from all heat and light, at room temperature. Never take two doses of Toprol XL at once, rather skip any missed doses and resume your normal schedule (if you are only taking one per day).