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Old 10-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Toprol XL use - side effects

I have been taking Toprol XL 12.5 mg - smallest dose one can take - and have had the worst side effects. I am taking it for tacycardia - I don't have blood pressure issues. This med makes my BP too low 102/60 when it's normally 120/80. I have only been on the drug for a week in a half - dr said to keep taking for two weeks to see how I feel. Last night I had the worst dreams, couldn't sleep, aural hallucinations and major anxiety. I had some anxiety prior to this med but it seems it has made it worse. Anyone had any of these effects? Dr now says to stop taking the med to see if my symptoms go away and to call him if heart rate gets over 100.

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Re: Toprol XL use - side effects

Toprol can definitely lower your BP I have also heard of strange dreams with beta blockers. You may do better on a calcium channel blocker for the tachycardia. These are RX, but you might bring it up with your Dr. Digoxin is also sometimes used for certain types of tachycardia if the other two are not well tolerated, so you are not stuck with Toprol.

 
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Toprol XL use - side effects

Thanks for the reply. I will be quitting Toprol tonight as instructed and hopefully wont take too long to leave systems since only been on it for 11 days. Starting Zoloft tonight too - anxiety has severely increased since heart issue and beta blocker.

 
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