Toprol-XL Dosage

Dose of Toprol-XL for Congestive Heart Failure

The recommended starting dosage of Toprol-XL for people with congestive heart failure is normally 12.5 mg to 25 mg once a day. The more severe the heart failure, the lower the starting dose tends to be. Every two weeks or so, your healthcare provider may increase the dose. Based on the response and/or Toprol-XL side effects, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease the dosage until he or she determines the optimal amount, up to a maximum of 200 mg per day.

General Information on Dosing With Toprol-XL

Some things to remember when taking Toprol-XL include the following:
  • Take your dose of Toprol-XL by mouth. You should take it either with or immediately following a meal.
  • Toprol-XL tablets should not be crushed or chewed, because they are extended release tablets. However, they may be cut in half (along the score line) without causing any problems.
  • Take Toprol-XL at the same time each day. This will help to maintain an even level in the blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Toprol-XL will not work if you take it in a different way than how your healthcare provider prescribes.
  • If you do not take your Toprol-XL as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
  • You should not stop taking Toprol-XL without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping the drug abruptly increases the risk for serious side effects (see Toprol-XL Precautions and Warnings).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with Toprol-XL, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Also, as explained, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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