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Can You Get Toprol XL (Metoprolol) Online?
Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Toprol XL (Metoprolol) online after a medical evaluation.
You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Toprol XL. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.
During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Toprol XL, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.
What Is Toprol XL (Metoprolol)?
Toprol is one of many beta blocker medications that can help individuals experiencing chest pain, usually related to angina pectoris. In many cases however, Toprol may also be prescribed as a heart rate normalizing agent, which is essential for a variety of heart-related conditions that cause an abnormally high heart rate.
Similarly, Toprol may be used to minimize the duration of a hospitalization following heart failure, as well as to reduce the risk of death secondary to heart related complications.
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We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.
How Does Toprol Work?
Toprol is a beta blocker, which means it works to reduce a person’s heart rate. Its specific mechanism works on the muscles of the heart, aiming to reduce cardiac oxygen consumption. It does this by decreasing the heart rate and contractility. This helps to decrease the heart muscles’ demand for oxygen, normalizing the balance between supply and demand.
What Are the Associated Dosages and Treatments for Toprol?
Toprol is formulated as an extended release tablet. When switching from immediate release metoprolol to Toprol, make sure to maintain the same dosage. These tablets are scored and can be divided into smaller doses, however they can’t be crushed or chewed and must be swallowed as a whole. These are available in 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, and 200mg tablets.
Your doctor will decide which dosage is appropriate for your condition. However, there are certain guidelines that can help you establish what might be the right dosage for your unique condition.
- Hypertension: 25mg to 100mg once daily. Doctors may increase the dosage weekly and results may be noticeable after 1 week of treatment. Maximum dosage of 400mg a day.
- Angina pectoris: Initial dosage of 100mg. Dosage may be gradually increased weekly to meet optimal clinical response. Maximum dosage of 400mg a day.
- Heart failure: 25mg once daily for 2 weeks. More severe cases of heart failure may be prescribed 12.5mg once daily for 2 weeks. This may be doubled every 2 weeks to reach a maximum dosage of 200mg.
What Are the Benefits of Toprol?
The unique properties of medications like Toprol don’t only address hypertension. Toprol can also be used to help manage several other conditions. This maintenance medication can assist in normalizing heart rate, which essentially helps reduce the chances of a variety of other heart-related problems.
Heart rate and blood pressure are major factors in the development of conditions like myocardial infarction, heart failure, and even stroke. Taking Toprol regularly can help maintain your health, preventing heart failure as well as the aforementioned conditions.
What Are the Side Effects of Toprol?
Toprol is considered safe for long-term use as a maintenance medication, but it does come with several side effects that may cause discomfort. Fortunately, the onset of these side effects can be anticipated and may be managed using other therapies and medications.
Some of the possible side effects of Toprol include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Dry mouth
- Headache and dizziness
In less than 2% of cases, there have been reports of adverse reactions. While these are rare, it’s important to be aware of them in order to know when it’s time to seek the attention of a medical professional following the use of Toprol. Some of the more severe reactions that may occur when taking Toprol include:
These are not all-inclusive lists. Be sure to contact your doctor in case any unusual symptoms or reactions arise.
What Are the Considerations and Precautions of Taking Toprol?
If you wish to stop taking Toprol, you should do so gradually. Suddenly stopping the intake of this medication can exacerbate the pain associated with angina pectoris, and may even result to myocardial infarction. Always seek the advice of your doctor before ceasing the use of Toprol.
Some individuals may experience more negative effects rather than benefits when using Toprol. These include patients who suffer from:
- Bronchospastic disease
- Hepatic impairment
- Anaphylactic reaction
- Peripheral vascular disease
In a similar light, those who take the following medications may also want to avoid using Toprol:
- Catecholamine depleting drugs
- CYP2D6 inhibitors
- Calcium channel blockers
Can You Buy Toprol Online?
Toprol can only be purchased with a prescription from a licensed doctor. At Plushcare, you can book an online consultation with one of many trusted physicians across a number of specializations to help you understand whether Toprol is the right course of treatment for your specific case.
Where Can You Read More About Getting a Toprol Prescription Online?
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