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Preventing and Treating Low Blood Sugar While Taking Toprol-XL

Low blood sugar levels can be a problem for people taking Toprol-XL and can cause serious or even life-threatening complications. Prevention is the best treatment. Therefore, anyone taking Toprol-XL should be aware that the medication can affect blood sugar levels; they should know the possible signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and what to do if these symptoms occur. If you have diabetes, your healthcare provider may also recommend that you check your blood sugar levels more frequently, especially when first starting the medication or changing the dosage.
If you develop any possible symptoms of low blood sugar with Toprol-XL, contact your healthcare provider immediately or seek emergency medical care and stop taking the medicine. If your healthcare provider believes that low blood sugar is causing your symptoms, he or she may recommend that you treat the problem immediately by eating or drinking something with sugar in it, such as orange juice, hard candy, a tablespoon of honey, or even a tablespoon of granulated sugar.
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