Tips for taking Toprol-XL

TOPROL-XL is a specially designed tablet that continuously releases pellets for 24 hours and slowly dissolves in your digestive tract. To let the extended-release tablets do their job, it is important that you swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush it or chew it.

If your doctor tells you to take half a tablet, the tablet is scored and can be divided. The half tablet should also be swallowed whole and not chewed or crushed.

There are 4 different dosing options your doctor may choose to prescribe, and, based on your condition, your doctor may also increase your dose over time. It's important to always carefully follow your doctor's directions and take your medication at the same time each day, usually with, or right after, a meal.

Toprol-XL dosing options

It is important to know your medication by name and appearance

Toprol-XL 25-mg tablet
White TOPROL-XL 25-mg tablet
Oval shape
Scored or notched on both sides
Engraved with A/ß on one side
Toprol-XL 50-mg tablet
White TOPROL-XL 50-mg tablet
Round shape
Scored or notched on both sides
Engraved with A/mo on one side
Toprol-XL 100-mg tablet
White TOPROL-XL 100-mg tablet
Round shape
Scored or notched on both sides
Engraved with A/ms on one side
Toprol-XL 200-mg tablet
White TOPROL-XL 200-mg tablet
Oval shape
Scored or notched on both sides
Engraved with A/my on one side
Pills shown larger than actual size.

If you miss a dose of Toprol-XL, do not double your dose the following day.

You should not stop taking Toprol-XL suddenly because of the possibility of serious side effects, such as chest pain or heart attack. If your doctor decides you should stop taking Toprol-XL, he or she may instruct you to slowly reduce your dose over a period of time before stopping it completely.