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Toprol â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information




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According to the FDA, side-effects from Toprol®* are not common, but they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:


· dizziness or lightheadedness
· excessive tiredness
· upset stomach
· vomiting
· diarrhea
· constipation
· rash
· cold hands and feet


If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:


· difficulty breathing
· sore throat and fever
· unusual bleeding
· swelling of the feet or hands
· unusual weight gain
· chest pain
· slow, irregular heartbeat




*Toprol® is manufactured by Astrazeneca. The active ingredient, metoprolol, is used to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and heart attacks. It works by relaxing your blood vessels so your heart doesn't have to pump as hard.


 

Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.



Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD