WARNING: ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE: Following abrupt cessation of therapy with beta-blocking agents, exacerbations of angina pectoris and myocardial infarction have occurred. Warn patients against interruption or discontinuation of therapy without the physician’s advice. See WARNINGS: Metoprolol Succinate; Ischemic Heart Disease in the full PI.
TOPROL-XL is contraindicated in severe bradycardia, heart block of second or third degree, cardiogenic shock, decompensated cardiac failure, sick sinus syndrome (unless permanent pacemaker is in place), and in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product
Worsening cardiac failure may occur during up-titration of TOPROL-XL
TOPROL-XL should be used with caution in patients who have bronchospastic disease, pheochromocytoma, diabetes and hypoglycemia, hepatic impairment, thyrotoxicosis, peripheral vascular disease, those who take calcium channel blockers of verapamil and diltiazem type, or those who are undergoing major surgery
Avoid initiation of high-dose TOPROL-XL in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery
Patients taking beta blockers with a history of anaphylactic reaction may be unresponsive to the usual doses of epinephrine used to treat allergic reactions
The most common adverse reactions were tiredness, dizziness, depression, shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, diarrhea, pruritus, and rash
Indication for TOPROL-XL
TOPROL-XL is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, alone or in combination with other antihypertensives; the long-term treatment of angina pectoris; and the treatment of stable, symptomatic (NYHA class II or III) heart failure of ischemic, hypertensive, or cardiomyopathic origin.
*When patients order a 3-month supply (90 pills). Taxes may apply.
†Patients do not need to have insurance. Medicare and Medicaid patients are also eligible. Medicare Part D prescription orders will be processed without the use of insurance and cannot be applied to true out-of-pocket (TrOOP) costs. Prescription required.
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