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Hey,

I just realized it was after 12:00pm and the doctor's office is closed now and won't be able to speak with her until Monday.

I lowered my Toprol XL to 25 mg (from 50mg which I've been on for 4 years) three days ago. I have had no problems and my BP has been fine.

This morning (8:00am) 115/59 pulse 64.

Just checked (12:30pm) and it is 134/60 pulse 60.

Should I stay with the 25 dose until I talk with my doctor Monday or should I go back to the 50 mg dose ?

I forgot to mention I also take 12.5 mg of HTZ since 2004.

Thanks,
RW
[QUOTE=rw82;3476179]...I lowered my Toprol XL to 25 mg (from 50mg which I've been on for 4 years) three days ago. I have had no problems and my BP has been fine.

This morning (8:00am) 115/59 pulse 64.

Just checked (12:30pm) and it is 134/60 pulse 60.

Should I stay with the 25 dose until I talk with my doctor Monday or should I go back to the 50 mg dose ?

Thanks,
RW

RW,

Why do you want to go back to the 50 mg dose? Because you think a 134/60 is too high? If that's the reason, I would stay with the 25 mg dose. One reading of 134/60 is usually nothing to be concerned about....keep in mind, no changes, medicine or otherwise, should be based on one bp reading alone! And besides, 140/90 used to be the "normal" bp standard before someone (drug companies???) decided to lower the standards.

Bethsheba