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Old 08-12-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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Is it safe to stop Toprol...

I have weaned myself down from 25mg of Toprol a day to 12.5mg a day over the course of the past month......do you think it would be safe for me to stop taking it all together now and replacing it with the Micardis my Dr wants me to be on.

I can honestly say that I am looking forward to getting off of the damn beta blockers....from losing three quarters of my hair, to the weight gain, the tiredness.....sick of all the side effects!

Thank you,

Brenda

 
Old 08-13-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Re: Is it safe to stop Toprol...

Brenda,
I think that you can go to zero Toprol now. Keep an eye on your heart rate and if it tends to go too high then take a 12.5 mg. every second day for a week or so.

But I really doubt that going right off the small dose will give you any trouble.

 
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Old 08-13-2005, 07:56 AM   #3
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Re: Is it safe to stop Toprol...

I managed to stop the Toprol xl.
I was on 100mg for 5 years, and started to really change my diet, more fruits & veggies and did more excercising.
Show the Dr. my numbers around 112/74 - 107/69.
She gave me 7 day supply of 50mg and 14 day supply of 25mg, after the 3 weeks she said to just stop taking the Toprol xl.
I have been off it for 4 months now and I feel so much better. BP is really good around 103/71 and I have been cutting down on the Diovan as well. Hope to get off that in a week or so.
Good luck to you.

 
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