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Old 08-19-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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Cool Toprol and lotrel

My doctor prescribed this two drugs for my high blood pressure. The toprolis for my heart papilations. I was wondering if anybody tAke this combination. Recently I notice my blood pressure being too low like 100/68. Is this too low?

I hope somebody can helps

Old 08-22-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Toprol and lotrel

Do you feel very tired and or dizzy all the time? If you don't have side effects then 100/68 is not too low.

Actually you are taking 3 drugs, since Lotrel is a combination of amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) and benazepril hydrochloride (an ACE inhibitor). Toprol is a beta blocker.

Why are you taking all these drugs? Have you tried Toprol by itself? Toprol also lowers blood pressure. If you need a beta blocker for heart palps, you should try it alone first to see if it lowers your blood pressure enough to be consistently below 140/90 for resting readings (lower if you have diabetes or some other medical problem). If Toprol doesn't work enough by itself, then you should try other classes of drugs separately, rather than throwing combos at you right off the bat.

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Old 08-22-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Toprol and lotrel

Hi I agree. I have appt next week. I will ask her about stopping the lotrel. It makes me tired and droggy. I was wondering is there any side effects from stopping lotrel like there is with beta blockers. Any information would be helpful.

Old 08-24-2005, 09:35 AM   #4
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Re: Toprol and lotrel

No, you can just stop taking Lotrel.

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