Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate)
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Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate)
(Also known as Betaloc CR, Myloc CR (Generic), Beloc Zok)
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Toprol XL Medicine Uses:
Chemical Name: METOPROLOL (me-TOE-proe-lole)
Toprol XL is a beta-blocker medicine which is used for the treatment of heart patients. This particular medicine functions primarily by restricting and blocking the action of certain types of natural chemicals. An example of such natural chemicals that are present in the human body is epinephrine. This substance is known to affect the heart and also your blood vessels.
This particular medicine then comes into play as it is used for treating chest pain, heart failure, and high blood pressure. By lowering your blood pressure to the normal range, it aids in preventing strokes, heart attacks, and also kidney problems. This then also puts less strain on your heart.
You can easily purchase Metoprolol Succinate XL from Canada Pharmacy online.
The active ingredient found in Toprol XL generic is Metoprolol Succinate.
As with any other medicine, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosage for this particular medicine as well.
Take Toprol Xl orally either with your food or without your food. Generally, it is taken once in a day. It is recommended that you take the tablet whole as crushing or chewing it may release all of the medicine’s energy in one go and it may lead to side effects.
However, you may split the tablet at the center line if you cannot swallow it whole. But, do discuss this with your doctor beforehand.
For better results, it is recommended that you take Toprol XL at the same time every day.
Inform your doctor of:
- Any allergies that you might have to the ingredients of this medicine or otherwise.
- Pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding.
- Certain types of heart rhythm issues.
- Liver disease, mood disorders or reactions to epinephrine.
When using this medicine:
- Limit your alcoholic drinks.
- Do not drive or use machinery as this medicine may make you drowsy.
The side effects are:
- Reduced blood flow to hands and feet
- Slow heartbeat
- Blue fingers/toes
- Difficulty breathing
- Unexplained or worse heart failure symptoms
- Allergic reaction
- Swelling of either the face, tongue, or throat
- An empty tablet shell may appear in your stool. If it does, do not worry as it is harmless.
Side effects not listed may also exist.
Product Code: 2569
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.