Toprol Overdose

As with other medications, it's possible to overdose on Toprol-XL. Symptoms that may occur with an overdose can include nausea, wheezing, and a severe decrease in heart rate. Treatment options for a person who has taken too much Toprol-XL may include certain medications, "pumping the stomach," dialysis, and supportive care.

Toprol-XL Overdose: An Overview

Toprol-XL® (metoprolol succinate) is a prescription medication that is used for lowering high blood pressure (hypertension), relieving angina symptoms, and treating congestive heart failure. The medication may also be used "off-label" for other reasons (see Toprol-XL Uses for more information).
As with other medicines, it is possible to take too much Toprol-XL. The effects of an overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, such as how much Toprol-XL was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, illegal street drugs, or a combination of these.
If you happen to overdose on Toprol-XL, seek medical attention immediately.

Symptoms of an Overdose

When someone takes too much Toprol-XL, he or she may experience a wide range of symptoms. These may include but are not limited to:
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decrease in breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Extremely low blood pressure
  • Severe decrease in heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of life.
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