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What is Generic for Toprol* used for?

Generic for Toprol* (Metoprolol) is used to treat chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure (hypertension). By lowering high blood pressure, Metoprolol helps prevent kidney problems and strokes. This medicine belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers, which is also used to treat or prevent heart attacks. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Toprol*?

The dosage of Generic for Toprol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Generic for Toprol* should be taken with food or right after a meal. Take this medication at the same time every day.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Toprol*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Toprol* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if your next dose is less than 4 hours away, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Toprol*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Toprol*, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Toprol*?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Toprol*.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Toprol*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Toprol* can interact with anti-diabetic drugs, calcium channel blockers, anti-malaria medications, alpha-blockers, and barbiturates.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Toprol*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Toprol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Toprol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Toprol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Toprol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Toprol* can cause side effects such as headache, trouble sleeping, dizziness, diarrhea, tiredness, vomiting, and vision problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Toprol*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Toprol*?

Is it possible for me to take Generic for Toprol* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Toprol*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Toprol*?
How will Generic for Toprol* work in my body?
How should Generic for Toprol* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Toprol* drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Toprol* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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