Toprol is short for Toprol-XL® (metoprolol succinate), a drug used to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This beta blocker is specifically approved for the following uses:
The medication is usually taken once daily. It comes in the form of a tablet and is available in several different strengths.
Although side effects of this drug are generally minor and easy to treat, serious health problems can occur with its use. Notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience chest pain, confusion, or fainting spells during treatment.
(For more information on this medication, click Toprol. Topics discussed in this full-length article include dosing tips, other potential side effects, and generic availability.)