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Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate ER)and/or alternatives
General Information on Toprol XL
Toprol XL is a beta blocker indicated for the treatment of hypertension as well as angina. The generic and chemical name of Toprol XL is metoprolol.
As a beta blocker, Toprol XL affects blood circulation in the veins, arteries and the heart. It relaxes the blood vessels and allows blood to flow easily through the body and heart.
Apart from the medical conditions stated above, you may also buy Toprol XL online to prevent and treat heart attacks. You may buy Toprol XL for other medical purposes as well, but only with a valid prescription from your doctor.
Side effects of Toprol XL
You must not buy Toprol XL if you have previously suffered from an allergy to metoprolol. Signs of an allergy to Toprol XL would include the appearance of hives, swollen face and throat, and breathing difficulty. Toprol XL must also be avoided if you suffer from severe heart problems, such as sick sinus syndrome and heart block.
Toprol XL is known to slow your reaction time and impair your thinking. You must therefore be careful while performing activities that require a lot of concentration and alertness. Examples of such activities include operating machinery and driving. You must also avoid consuming alcohol while you are on Toprol XL, as this side effect can become even worse.
You may experience serious side effects after taking Toprol XL, such as those given below:
- Chest pain or fluttering or pounding in the chest
- Fainting, lightheadedness
- Shortness of breath even after mild exertion
- Nausea, swelling of the feet and hands
- Upper stomach pain, dark colored urine, itching, loss of appetite, clay-like stools, jaundice
- Wheezing, breathing problems
- Cold feeling in the feet and hands
- Confusion, depression, hallucinations, memory problems
- Easy bleeding or bruising, unusual bleeding from the rectum, vagina, mouth or nose, red or purple colored pinpoints under the skin
Other mild side effects caused by Toprol XL include the following:
- Nervousness, anxiety
- Sleep problems
- Drowsiness, headache, tiredness
- Reduced sex drive, impotence
- Dry mouth, heartburn, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea
Dosage of Toprol XL
Toprol XL is available as an oral tablet in the following strengths- Toprol XL 50mg, Toprol XL 100mg and Toprol XL 200mg. The dosage of Toprol XL to be taken will be determined by your doctor after a complete evaluation of your condition. You must only stick to the prescribed dosage, and you must not allow anyone else to take this medication even if they seem to have the same problem.
Toprol XL is preferably taken along with or immediately after food. The tablet can be split into two if your doctor has recommended you to do so. However, the medication- whether a full or half tablet- has to be swallowed whole without chewing or crushing it. By chewing or crushing Toprol XL, you increase the risk of releasing too much metoprolol in the body, which may result in an overdose.
Toprol XL may interact with several over the counter and prescribed drugs, including cold medicines, MAO inhibitors, diabetes medicines, anti-malaria medicines, depression medicines, diuretics, etc.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.