Let me know if this works. I have not cut down to 12.5mg due to rising blood pressure when I try.
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I ended up on a beta blocker because I was having a fast heartbeat occasionally and high blood pressure. Was put on a holter numerous and they found nothingj. Now, I'm on Toprol and I wish I never was on this drug. It slows down my heartbeat down to the 40s, and I'm finding it impossible to get off this drug. Once you are on it will most likely be for life. Now, I think I'm reacting to certain foods that are speeding up my heartbeat. For instance in my case hot peppers speed up my heartbeat.
It depends on your medical condition. I'm on Toprol XL for high blood pressure, but also have hypothroidism that is resulting in a very low heart beat. I'm not happy that I trusted my doctor and she put me on this drug that I can't get off without life threatening side effects.
I would like to know how to reduce Toprol XL from 25 mg to 1/2 of the tablet. Toprol XL is reducing my heart beat to the low 50's and one day it was 48. I also take Losartan Potassium that my doctor increased to 50 mg a day, but can go up to 100 mg a day if needed. Even taking 1/2 tablet of Toprol XL speeds up my heart and increases my blood pressure even when I take other blood pressure pills. I feel trapped by this drug.