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Average Rating: 2.5 (788 Ratings)

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 5  Heart Palpatations, High B/P, aryth
1X D
8/29/2014

 2  high blood pressure Fatigue, heart burn, excess gas, fullness, swelling of the feet, ankles and abdomen, blurry vision F 39 1 years
100 mg er
8/28/2014
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 3  a-fib Put on added weight. Reduced heart rate, so couldn't run any longer. Felt like my face/head was going to explode every time I bent over, even just slightly! Turned red face easily. M 62 3.5 months
50MG 2X D
8/12/2014
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 2  HBP Tired all the time. Dizzyness when standing up suddenly or bending over to pick something up. Might need dosage adjustment M 52 4 years
25mg 1X D
4/26/2014
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 3  Hypertension Moderate fatigue, weight gain, heart rate slowed down. This medication was great for lowering my blood pressure but the tiredness and weight gain was too much for me to function properly. F 34 4 years
50MG 1X D
4/4/2014
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 1  Hypertension Beyond Extremely itchy, headaches, bluish purple lower legs and feet. Aches. I stopped cold turkey after tiring of Benadryl chasers and steroid dose packs. No one would listen. Blood pressure has been great. Saw doctor and not taking anything. Will monitor, so far so good. F 56 5 years
100
3/23/2014
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 5  myotonia PROMM; high blood-pressure None, (no noticeable bad side effects) It has worked to bring my blood-pressure to normal despite needing to fight severe chronic pain which usually has the affect on the heart similar to what running would. I have been on 5 other heart meds including diuretics and this is the only one that did not cause bad side effects, irritations, or other concerns. When quinine sulfate was taken off the market for my muscles this medicine was suggested to help with easing the tightened muscles... it has helped some in that regard as well, but not quite as much as what quinine sulfate did. F 44 6 years
200 mg 1X D
3/5/2014

 1  Blood pressure Chronic cough, severe weight gain, difficulty sleeping, pain and achy joints Drug does more bad than any good it may have. F 67 8 years
50 1X D
2/5/2014
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 4  HCM Low heart rate, sleepiness, lower body heat, enhanced cardio endurance during exercise. When i first began I experienced several side effect that went away. I experienced cold hands and feet, very low heat rate and BP, and blurred vision. After months of taking sleepiness is by far the biggest problem. I have occasional blurred vision. One side effect that has been great is my cardio endurance during workouts has improved drastically. With the heart rate kept down I don't fatigue as easily and can swim greater distances than I have in 15 years. Nice to workout and not tire so easily as was the problem prior to taking the medication. This could very well reflect my fitness level and the fact that my heart is no longer under duress. M 49 10 months
100 MG 1X D
12/14/2013

 4  SVT, PVC, Fainting, Tachy Nightmares (1st two days), air hunger (nights), difficulty exercising (heavy limbs, shortness of breath, lung pain). I was having nearly constant episodes of irregular heartbeat that completely stopped when I started taking generic Toprol. When on once daily dosing at 25mg I was getting very strong rebound arrhythmia's. When the 2nd a.m. dose of 12.5mg was added, all heart irregularities ceased. So far it's been working for a little over one month. In my case, we were hoping it would lower my heart rate and RAISE my blood pressure to stop frequent fainting. Toprol didn't help to raise my BP so I had to add another med. The nightmares and nighttime air hunger were short-lived. I do not get increased exhaustion on the med, but I'm still unable to run long distance or exercise like I used to before my heart symptoms began. F 27 5 weeks
25 & 12.5 2X D
11/22/2013

 1  high blood I had try alot hypertension medicine but no one my body can adapt:atenolol,metoprolol,coversyl,micardis ,cozaar,diovan,amlodipine,plendil,diltiazem ,kerlone,concor,trandate,dilatrend, indapamide.All have side effect such as:chest heavy,chest sharp pain,chest heavy,nausea,blurred vision,dizzy,spinning sensation,headeach and pressure on top,pins and needle,burning and flushing sensation,eyes pain, shaky and cool ,stuffy nose,heavy,difficulty and shotage of breathness. Hope i find it asap my can adapt M 35 3 days
25mg
8/24/2013
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 5  Stent Extremely low heart rate, 50 when sitting and low 40's lying down. Feel weird when waking with so low of a heart rate but that goes away and the rate goes up when I flex my thigh muscles. Told the doctor this and he said great, that's what we want. No other side effects. M 66 6 years
25 mg 1X D
8/1/2013
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 4  Mitral Valve Prolapse NONE This medication control many of my mitral valve prolapse symptoms. For now, I don't have any complaint. M 27 7 years
50 MG 1X D
7/9/2013
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 4  Atrial fibrilation Raynaud's on hands in the colder months, low metabolism requiring reduced caloric intake to maintain weight. I attribute other common symptoms, like hair thinning, to menopause. I was switched to a generic two years ago for several months by my insurance company and it was awful. My doctor was outraged and switched me back to the brand name. A generic is not "identical" and the government allows a large percentage deviation from a brand name, so beware. My father was diagnosed with a-fib at age 53 as well, he was able to go off all meds once he hit his late 70's. He's 87 now. F 59 6 years
100 mg 1X D
7/7/2013
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 2  HTN Dizziness, tinnitis, anxiety, blurred vision, headache Things started out ok on this, but after 3 weeks I had to go off this medication from the side effects, which mostly cleared up within 24 hours. Also, it only decreased my BP slightly. F 47 3 weeks
25 MG 1X D
5/10/2013

 4  High Blood Pressure NONE that I am aware...? 70 4 years
50 1X D
5/4/2013

 2  had ruptured artery in brain- these went away every time I raised dose after a while, blurred vision, sleepiness during day, dry mouth F 58 8 months
125 2X D
2/14/2013

 2  HTML Arrthymias F 68 1 days
75 mg
12/31/2012

 1  hypertension lightheadedness, fatigue, diminished sex drive, blurred visison, depression and anxiety It took one month for the side effects to show and I thought it was hay fever. When I finally figured out that my issues were caused by Metoprolol it was five months later. It took 10 days for the symptoms to begin to subside and then headaches began. Symptoms got worse before they got better. It took 3 weeks to feel 90 percent better. It stays in your liver so it takes time to be purged. Stay with it. It gets incrementally better each day. Note: Even a little alcohol made me feel worse during recovery. M 63 5 months
50 1X D
10/13/2012
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 4  heart mumur I'm tired all the time. Can't sleep. mood swings. slight depression. weight gain. cold all the time. my heart still flutters sometimes. I was born with a heart murmur. I had cardiomyopathy in my last trimester of pregnancy. My doctors put me on the Toprol xl because of the rapid heartbeat. I am always fatigued. I can never feel rested. I just wished I was not on this medication. I had rather have the procedure done that would take care of the fast heartbeat than take the toprol, but the doctor seems to think the medication is best. Can't exercise cause I'm too tired to. So what are you to do. F 50 9 years
200 mg 1X D
9/8/2012
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 4  SVT Had mild side effects when I started the Med such as vivid dreams and weight gain but its been 3 years now and I've been able to lose 60lbs so far with a healthy diet. This Med has benefited me after numerous trips to the emergency room for a heart rate exceeding over 200bpm that would result in blackouts. My heart rate and BP has remained in the normal range since starting this drug. F 35 3 years
200mg
8/4/2012

 5  Dilated Cardiomyopathy Impotence Using both Toprol XL and Liprinosil , my heart recovered from an ejection fraction of 30 % to 48% in just a couple of years. I have almost no physical limitations and go hiking with friends in steep terain sometimes in summer. I also go to the gym with no limitations from my doctor. M 58 10 years
150mg 2X D
4/14/2012

 2  Anxiety, menopause, elevated bp weight gain, feeling slow & tired all the time, dizzy, mixed up & confused, depression, strange dreams, fluttery heart, anxiety worsened, anxiety attacks after initial dr visit & BP monitoring at home for several months found out I have white coat hypertension. Doc wanted to keep me on Toprol 25 MG anyway even after I insisted I didn't want to take it due to side effects. I cannot lose weight on this drug. I am STARVING myself. I eat less than 1000 calories a day, I jog for 40 minutes, use an eliptical for 45-60 mins, bike for 60 minutes, and even lift weights and I still stress myself out becasue I know weight loss will help with the elevated blood pressure but I CANNOT lose weight on this medication no matter what I do. I am going to cycle off and keep checking my BP with my own cuff. It has been calibrated by my physician, but he just won't budge on the meds. I think there are other ways for me to achieve my goal than with this awful medication. F 50 1 years
25 MG 1X D
4/5/2012

 1  B p Depression not wanting to do any thing i use to enjoy ..... An as on M 24 3 years
50 mg
2/4/2012

 5  A-Fib Reduced, normalized heart rate (very good), some weight gain (10lbs), some decrease in sex drive, alot less anxiety. I have suffered with panic disorder and chronic anxiety, took Xanax for many years, with Metoprolol I was able to completely withdraw from Xanax (awesome result..)... Went to the ER last March for A-fib, horrible experience. A-fib stopped when I took 25mg Xanax that I happened to have with me - my heart doctor was quite surprised, as Xanax is not the normal prescription for A-fib...thereafter I took 12.5mg Metoprolol XL once at night, that I reduced to 10mg. Discontinued Xanax completely. Generally, I hate taking any drugs, but Metoprolol really helped me. Very glad I needed only a very low dose, took 50mg pill and split it four ways, then shaved the pieces to 10mg dose. After 10 months, I am now trying to taper off, took 5mg last 2 nights and was getting palpitations, may be a sign that I still need the drug, as the palpitations stopped when I added another 5mg. Point is - this absolutely worked for normalizing my heart rate and stopping any reoccurence of A-Fib. I can handle the withdrawal symptoms - but not another bout of A-fib! 55 10 months
10MG 1X D
1/25/2012
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 3  High Blood Pressure Forgot to add this, important to me, info. I have had a horrible chronic cough for a couple of years. Just awful. Not due to another medication either. As soon as I started this medicine, the cough went away. That by itself is a miracle for me. F 44 5 days
12.5 1X D
12/15/2011

 2  AFIB and high blood pressure Upper and lower GI pain, incomplete digestion, loss of appetite, loss of weight. possible interaction with MULTAQ. symptoms mimicked celiac disease, enzyme problems. F 68 2 years
50mg 1X D
9/26/2011

 1  blood pressure every thing every one else has had.i am getting off of it this drug also has been recallec on july 11 of this year by the fda.go on www.fda.gov/safety/recalls.i dont think our doctors know what they are doing.also my friend is a drug rep for a company.she pushes certain drugs to doctors to get more money for them to push a certain drug,crazy. M 58 5 years
25mg 1X D
9/5/2011
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 4  Mitral Valve Prolapse dizziness, lower than normal BP, fatigue, vivid dreams I had minimal side effects, but I forgot to take it for 2 days, and had horrible palpatations, chest pressure, chest pain, and got very shaky to the point that I was dropping everything I picked up. As long as I take my medicaiton on time, the side effects are minimal, but I still get the shakes in my hands sometimes. F 27 60 days
50 2X D
9/1/2011
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 2  High Blood Pressure Severe Anxiety, Heart Palpitations, and Stomach problems were the main three. It started ok for the first 2 months, then hit like a ton of bricks. Took about 3 weeks to get off and am now starting to feel normal. This is supposed to help with Heart Palps but for me, it did the opposite. Ok for a while then the side effects got too much to handle. Would rather die earlier than live the way I felt on this. M 42 3 months
25 1X D
8/8/2011
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 3  PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSynd Started out as the typical fatigue and weakness from being on a beta blocker but as I kept stepping up the dosage I noticed a decline in cognitive function, much like being in a fog. It also got worse when transitioning to a new manufacture of the generic form. Anyway as of late, the following symptoms have been shown: Brain fog, constant fatigue and low energy level, still get chest pain/PVCs, shortness of breath, not sleeping well, weird vivid dreams that take a while after waking to realize no longer in a dream, pressure headaches, vision problems, body just "crashes" after eating meals, ice cold feet, numbness/tingling in extremities, hard time finding words/speaking clearly, irritability and some anxiety especially when exhausted(kinda funny when constantly fatigued), dizziness, still have heart rate/BP problems but more controlled and the thick brain fog is almost constant. Mind you the reason i have continued taking this drug is because the doctors said that it is a "safe" "normal" drug with almost no side effects so i chalked up the left over symptoms to a severe brain injury i sustained years ago. The symptoms have been getting a little worse as of late so i decided to do some research online regarding the drug and came across this website and a slew of data showing the ill effects of this drug. I plan on visiting with my new GP next week and start getting off this drug. It does help mediate some things but when you help solve one problem and create a few dozen more, its not worth it. If you are having some or all of the side effects listed from all the people here, talk to your doc about possibly getting off. And if they argue, remember that you pay them to service you and are open to discuss options. I wish you all well and best of luck. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. M 24 4.5 years
50mg 2X D
7/28/2011
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 1  High Blood Pressure night sweats, lethargy and difficulty working out due to decreased heart rate, decreased libido I was on the lowest possible dose, and discontinued this drug because I was concerned about possible permanent effects on my heart and adrenaline response. BP went down on its own because I stopped taking Tylenol, not because of the toprol. Didn't like the lack of energy and felt it was doing more harm than good. F 52 6 weeks
12.5 mg 1X D
7/5/2011
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 3  Mitral Valvle Prolapse This medicine worked fine for years, but eventually cause me to be lethargic, have no interest in sex, and I lost motivation for work, play, family, etc... I just found out that I have Drug Induced Lupus and I am off of it now. I am slowly getting back to normal! F 46 7 years
50 mg 1X D
7/3/2011
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 2  Anxiety - chest pains I have been taking this drug for 3 years. I started out with the NAME BRAND Toprol XL - no problems at FIRST. However, my pharmacist eventually insisted on the generic Toprol XL Metoprolol Succinate. Over time worsening symptoms developed. Depression, lack of motivation, easily stressed/depressed/overly emotional, dizziness, fatigue, etc. I suffered from Panic Attacks before taking this med., but it seemed to cause SO many adverse reactions with other medications, including SSRI anti-depressants. I became not wanting to do anything and I am constantly in a fog. If I miss a dose or change the time of day I take my dose I start experiencing my chest pains/anxiety all over again... which is what I am going through right now. This is just not worth it TBO... I may just stick with my lorazepam and ask my doc to taper me off this shtiz. Did wonderful at the beginning but I think prolongued use is screwing me up... F 27 3 years
50 MG 1X D
6/14/2011
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 4  tacacardic heart insomnia, gas bloating, loose stools fatigue, cloudy thinking an nausea on the good side i havent gained weight and my heart feels like new but with side effects i have to take the good with the bad im only 28 years old so hopefully this will extend my life span F 28 1 months
25 1X D
6/4/2011
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 4  A-FIB None At first 50mg was making me sleepy, cut it to 12.5 mg and all was fine. Used not only for A-FIB but for blood pressure too. M 66 7 years
12.5 MG 1X D
5/31/2011

 5  Hypertension (high BP) None Has helped with the hypertension and better yet I have had absolutely no adverse or undesired side effects. M 50 5 years
50 1X D
5/30/2011

 1  High Blood Pressure I am taking a Generic Toprol XL. First I was taking 100 mg twice a day when a doc told me to stop it. Ended up in the hospital with palpitations, speeding heart rate, very high blood pressure and anxiety. Doc says, oh I wouldn't have told you to stop it if I knew you had a heart problem. Hmm, well, I don't have a heart problem, I told him it's the drug. Had to look it up on the internet to find out what was wrong with me and had to go back on it to stop the withdrawal symptoms. I am now on 100 mg. 1 time a day. Not one doc will get me off this drug. I have been to three asking for help. Right after I started taking it I got dizzy all the time and was sent to a neurologist who said I was having migraines without the pain, quack. He put me on another drug. Watch out docs will put on more drugs because of the side effects of the BP med. Then it just gets worse. You can't convince them that it's the drug that's causing all your symptoms. I am dizzy all the time, foggy, insomnia F 51 4 years
100 mg 1X D
5/30/2011
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History
 5  rapid heart beat F 87 365 days
100 mg- 1X D
4/4/2011

 3  smooth heartbeat while exersizing fatigue. insomnia. decreased libido light headiness M 75 7 years
1X D
4/2/2011
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 1  High Blood Pressure/Heart Disease I recently had 3 stents put in 12/2010. I had been on Toprol in varying amounts for 10 years. My BP was perfect or low and my heart rate was about 50 bpm. I have always had a lower than normal heart rate. Although I have had heart stents before, I was not feeling well after this procedure. Real dizzy especially in the afternoon. About 3 weeks after the surgery, I went to the emergency room and my heart rate was 41 and BP was 90/45. The Dr. weined me off Toprol (25MG)over about a 2 week period. First cut back to 12.5 MG for a week then half of that for about a week. Dizziness is still present, not as persistent as before. Heart rate is close to 60 and BP is either at or below normal (120/80) most of the time. Not sure what changed with the stents, but BP seems to have stablized. Still taking Altace however. M 65 10 years
50-25 MG 1X D
3/14/2011

 1  blood pressure When I started Toprol at 25 mg I lost my life as I knew it. Over the years it has been increased to 200 per day and I have gained close to 75 lbs. Because I gained weight they increased my Synthroid, declared me type 2 diabetic and gave me more drugs. Every joint aches and I no longer can walk any long distances. Try convincing your doctor that it's the drugs! I now have palpitations, my memory is shot and I am depressed. I am going to be going to a new physician and hopefully I can get my life back as I once knew it. The worst is not being able to feel those adrenalin highs anymore. Like when your grand children visit, or your birthday. F 65 9 years
100 MG 2X D
2/15/2011

 3  Hypertension A little bit of weight gain, fatigue, and within the last year have noticed extreme hair loss. I need this medication for my high blood pressure but since I am young I am concerned about the hair loss. It's getting very bad and worried it will just continue. M 22 6 years
100 MG 1X D
1/30/2011
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 1  high blood pressure foggy thinking with lack of ability to focus and organize, depression, heart palpitations, poor balance, intestinal problems, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some symptoms. I'm SO glad I found this site! I was diagnosed with hypo-thyroid about the same time a doctor prescribed Toprol for high blood pressure. I took it for maybe 5 years. When I read the comments at this site, I realized that people taking Toprol had all the same symptoms I was blaming on the hypo-thyroid. I went to my NEW doctor, not the one who prescribed the Toprol, and asked her to wean me off Toprol. We did, and as fast as just a few days after I stopped taking it, I started noticing changes. I looked around, and everything was suddenly more organized. I could think straight again. Heart palipitations went away... my balance came back... and the best of all, I was a whole lot happier. AND, it wasn't hard to stop. My doctor gave me a combination of Losartan-HCTZ and a different beta blocker. After I ran out of the beta blocker, I continued just with the Losartan-HCTZ, with no big withdrawal problems. May have to play with the dosage, but did get off the Toprol without many problems. If you're taking Toprol - STOP! I'm 100% sure it's been responsible for ruining my life these last 5 years. F 64 4 years
1X D
1/30/2011
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 4  PVC's a little sleepy, mostly relaxed, aggravated exercise-induced asthma, (but much better than atenelol!) Has greatly helped my anxiety problem, usually have an overdose of adrenalin in my system, this helps considerably with the adrenal release. F 41 4 years
50 mg 1X D
1/26/2011

 4  high blood pressure Extreme tiredness, major hair loss, heart flutters, This medication is very good at controlling my blood pressure and lowering my heart rate. I've experienced heart flutters off and on but do not know for sure if that is from the Toprol. But I am so tired I fall asleep sitting up all the time, sometimes even standing! I was on 50mg twice a day for years and then went to 100mg extended release (XL) once a day. That is when my hair started falling out (about 2 months after starting it). Within 8 months my hair was half gone, even the hair on my legs fell out and left them smooth and bald. I don't mind not having to shave my legs but I draw the line when it comes to losing the hair on my head. F 50 5 years
100 mg 1X D
1/13/2011

 3  hypertension Do not stop this drug without slowly tapering off. My friend stopped abruptly and had a stroke. Ask Doctor about cutting it in half and half and half as you taper down over a week or two. M 50
1X D
11/30/2010

 2  HB heart palpitations I took this for 5 months. i started at 50mg. i felt tired the first two days only. my libido when out the window. then i went up to 100 mg. same, i was very tired like i did not want to get off couch for two days. then i got heart palpitations very badly every day. i started to panic from these which made them worse. i got a cardio monitor for 24 hours. the specialist said i have too much adrenaline cause my heart to beat preliminary to when i was supposed to. he said it was no big deal and if it became troublesome he can perscribe a beta blocker. is said i was on one and he said to up the dose. as soon as i started to ween myself off these pills the palpitations completely ceased. our bodys tolerate medication differently. M 34 5 months
100mg 1X D
11/4/2010

 3  To reduce / control PVCs I was doing fine for 7 or so months taking 1/2 of a 25 mg Toprol-XL tablet. I was living in Australia, and I received the name brand version by AstraZeneca. Then, once I moved back to the United States, my doctor continued my prescription, but I got the generic version. After being on the generic version for a few weeks, I would get terrible anxiety attacks and a rapid heartbeat. I think there is possibly a quality issue with the generic form. Wondering if anyone else gets these "attacks" where you feel like you're going crazy, want to jump out of your skin, and your heart beats VERY fast. This goes on for 1 to 2 hours. M 40 1 years
12.5 1X D
10/29/2010
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 4  tachycardia and elevated bp None I was wondering if I should hold a dose if my pulse is 55. My doctor told me as long as my systolic was over 100, I can take it. He never said anything about pulse. Anyone else has the issue of standing blood pressure shooting up to 90's to 100's? At the dr office they always take it sitting. How am I supposed to exercise with my diastolic already at 100, knowing it will increase as a start my brisk walk...scary to me. F 34 14 days
25 1X D
10/26/2010
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 1  High Blood Pressure Extreme fatigued, difficulty breathing, heart palpitations, weight gain This pill was horrible for me. My doctor prescribed it for high blood pressure. I took his advice and took the pill once a day. I began experiencing bad side effects right away, but thought the doctor knew best and continued with the medication. During the second week I was having such difficulty breathing. I was tired all of the time and would fall asleep in the middle of the afternoon for hours at length and would wake up with cold sweats. (I'm not a napper.) I gained 5 pounds which I've been the same weight for ten years and eat healthy. The scariest part was the day that I YAWNED over 100 times uncontrollablly -- as if it was my bodies only way to get oxygen in my lungs. I have been off it now for two days and the side effects are slowly going away. I'd NEVER take this pill again. Horrible, horrible side effects. F 41 3 weeks
50 mg 1X D
10/15/2010

 3  HBP Gradual hair loss over the 2 years and then it suddenly increased and I was seeing a bald spot on the top of my head! Also fatigue, constipation. It did control my blood pressure great but I could not handle the hair loss! I have now been switched to a calcium channel blocker, hoping this works ok... F 28 2 years
100 MG 1X D
9/21/2010

 1  PVC's High Blood Pressure WOW! First nite could not sleep, tingling in my arms and legs felt like fleas biteinf me all over or something, shortness of breath, next day major head ach, uneasy irratable all day, did not like the way I felt, dizzyness to. I am taking crestor to control cholesterol, 10 mg of Lexipro, 80 mg a day of Micardis and 100mg x 2 of Flecainide am & pm. Was experiencing alot of PVC's previous month so doctor perscribed - hated it! M 52 1 days
25mg 1X D
9/21/2010
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 3  Thyroid caused rapid heart beat Tired , extreme inability to lose weight , foggy feeling , cold feet I went on 50 mg about 7 years ago because over active thyroid caused rapid heart beat. Once i got on thyroid medicine I gained weight but i was able to lose the extra weight with diet and exercise. 2 years ago sever anemia landed me in the hsopital . some dr upped my dosageto 100mg . for the last 2 years I have been to dr after dr looking fo a reason formy inability to lose weight. I have been to nutritionists spend thousands on trainers . could not lose a pound. all types of test were done and no dr at anytime mentioned that the toprol may be a problem . I myself didnt think it was a problem since i previously lost weight but apparently the change in dosage tipped me over from being able to lose weight to not being able to lose weight. also suffered from foggyness , inability to sleep through the night, weird dreams , extremely cold feet F 40 7 years
100 MG 1X D
9/15/2010

 2  sinus tachycardia extreme sleepiness, dizziness, depression, foggy feelin This drug was not good for me at all.. The first 2 weeks wher the worse extremely tired felt like I could sleep standing up. then after 2 weeks started feeling depressed. After about a month I got use to the medication but never really felt right. Switched family doctor who took me off of it completly and after about a month i am back to my old self. With all fairness this didnt work for me. My parents and a few other people I know take it and it works fine for them, it just didnt for me. This is just my side effects and I will never take it again M 36 90 days
50 1X D
8/23/2010

 1  Hypertension Numbness in legs and arms, cold hands, occasional rapid heartbeat. I was prescribed Metoprolol Succinate, the generic of Toporol XL which I took for a total of 6 weeks. It took 10 days, at least to wean myself off this med. Decreasing the dosage to 12 1/2 mg. daily, then skipping a day, etc.. Had rapid heartbeats of up to 100 beats each minute, weakness, etc. Still have numbness in arms and legs and occasional cold hands. Have been off the meds for 6 weeks and wonder if I have permanant damage or if it will just take more time for all the side effects to go away. BP is staying within a good range of 116/74 for the most part. Trying to do things as naturally as possible. Not sure if there is a BP med I can tolorate. F 62 6 weeks
25mg 1X D
7/28/2010
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 1  Hypertension Panic attacks, tension stiffness when walking, wheezing, SOB F 55
25 1X D
7/8/2010

 5  Sporadic high blood pressure I feel no side effects from this drug. I was pleasantly surprised. My blood pressure can go high, up to 140/98 on occasion. For that reason, my doctor put me on a low dose of Toprol. I have no propblems with it and it keeps my BP stable and around 110/70. I have been very happy with it!! F 49 1 years
25ng 1X D
7/7/2010

 1  ordered after I had a 3 way bypass depression,muscle pain,cold feet & hands, tingling of feet and hands,very tired-sleep 12-16 hours a day, muscle cramps of back,shoulders and legs,blurred vision,dry eyes, short of breath, poor memory to loss of memory for 12 hours, cough helped with a bronchodilator inhaler Thank God I found your web site. My depression was so bad I contemplated suicide. I went to my primary doctor for antidepressants and had side effects of those. I went to my eye doctor for my blurrd vision, I had eye drops everywhere I might need them. Recouperating from By Pass surgery, I finally realized I have to be feeling better, not worse. I nver had high blood pressure. I tapered toprol XL for 2 weeks and went off it totally 3 days ago. I feel wonderful with lots of energy and all my side effects are gone. My BP and pulse are within normal limits. F 73 14 months
25mg 1X D
6/26/2010
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 4  AFib HBP Noticeable significant shortness of breath upon starting this drug Doctor reduced dosage from 100 to 50 mg in May 2009, but Afib returned with a vengence in January 2010 (5 consecutive eipisodes lasting 5 to 6 hours each). Since I was on 100 mg initially, I upped dosage to 100 mg and hoped for the best on the shortness of breath. After about 3 to 4 months on the 100 mg, shortness of breath is now just a minor annoyance, either my body has adjusted to the medication or I'm not noticing it as much as initially. Good luck, this has controlled my afib, but has done nothing for my HBP, still experimenting with other drugs for that. F 62 1 years
100 mg 1X D
6/16/2010

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