Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when you suddenly stop this drug. Some people who have suddenly stopped taking similar drugs have had chest pain, heart attack, and irregular heartbeat. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, he or she may direct you to gradually decrease your dose over 1 to 2 weeks. When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Get medical help right away if you develop chest pain/tightness/pressure, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, unusual sweating, trouble breathing, or fast/irregular heartbeat. Show More This medication is a beta-blocker used to treat chest pain (angina), heart failure, and high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Metoprolol succinate (Toprol-XL) belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Doctors commonly prescribe this drug to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and heart-related chest pain called angina. Metoprolol succinate ER is a long-acting, once daily form of metoprolol. A wide variety of side effects are possible with metoprolol succinate, ranging from nausea and fatigue to potentially serious heart rhythm abnormalities and shortness of breath. The 50-mg dose of metoprolol succinate ER is a mid-range amount. Side effects might be more common with higher doses. The most common side effects of metoprolol succinate relate to its actions as a beta-blocker. It prevents the hormone adrenaline from binding to matching receptors in the brain, heart, blood vessels and kidneys.
Dosage and Efficacy Trust in 4 dosage strengths to suit your patient’s needs TOPROL-XL and its authorized generic, metoprolol succinate distributed by Lannett Company, Inc. are available in 4 dosage strengths—25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg.* Find patient medical information for Metoprolol Succinate Oral on WebMD. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use this.