Metoprolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Metoprolol is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack. Metoprolol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Take metoprolol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take this medication with a full glass of water. Take metoprolol at the same time every day. Metoprolol should be taken with food or just after a meal. A Toprol XL tablet can be divided in half if your doctor has told you to do so. The half tablet should be swallowed whole, without chewing or crushing. Chewing or crushing the pill could cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Do not skip doses or stop taking metoprolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor. If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon that you are using metoprolol. You may need to briefly stop using metoprolol before having surgery.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1/what-is-Toprol–XL/?z=general/dlp

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  1. link Egurin
    90-year old on 200 mg Toprol-XL
    My mom is 90, and on a strong dose of Toprol for both high BP and congestive heart failure, but within last several months, is extremely weak, fatigue - 72% more...
    Egurin- over a year ago - in Toprol-XL
  2. link Fastheart
    has helped me a great deal
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    Fastheart- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Toprol-XL
  3. link Stormy_shivers
    Toprol -XL the good the bad and the indifferent
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  4. link Trishrees
    Toprol xl and chest pains
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  5. link Buisnitch
    Toprol causes weight gain, change meds!
    God, I have gone from 100lbs to 140lbs since I started taking this evil medication 2 years ago and I am stopping it tomorrow, I don't care about the s - 45% more...
    Buisnitch- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Toprol-XL
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    Toprol stopped my gout
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  7. link Putka
    I THOUGHT MY HUSBAND WAS GETTING ALZHEIMER'S
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