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i was on brand name toprol for 3 yrs and i was fine. now they switched to generic toprol last month and im always tired and feel week. is there a difference??
I had the same thing happen to me. Recently my blood pressure went high again. The dr told me to take another 25mg of toprol. I found an old prescription of 25mg of toprol ex and its seems to be ok now. I don't know if the generic brand isn't working or not. I did hear that sometimes tohe mix up the generic ex with the immediate release.
The Rx changed my toprol to generic because of insurance coverage. There was something in the generic that caused a rash. I ended up paying more and went back on Toprol.
[QUOTE=rc1975;3486293]i was on brand name toprol for 3 yrs and i was fine. now they switched to generic toprol last month and im always tired and feel week. is there a difference??

There have been some recent threads on this topic that have some helpful info...you might want to look for those threads.

Bethsheba
[QUOTE=rc1975;3486293]i was on brand name toprol for 3 yrs and i was fine. now they switched to generic toprol last month and im always tired and feel week. is there a difference??

I was on Toprol but they switched me to the generic metrotoprol and I to take one twice a day. It works for me. I also have to take a generic of lotrel10/20.
I was on regular Toprol for 4 years, doing really well- was switch without my knowledge/consent to the generic. I began to have deblitating side effects - I switched back to regular Toprol - but it was too late. My body can no longer take Toprol.

I hope you have luck finding a medication that works well for you.

Best wishes,

Vanessa