For those who are controlling high blood pressure with Toprol-XL, dosing recommendations typically start at 25 mg to 100 mg once a day. The suggested starting dose for people with angina is generally 100 mg once daily. In most cases, the recommended starting dosage for the treatment of congestive heart failure is 12.5 mg to 25 mg once a day.
The dose of Toprol-XL® (metoprolol succinate) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking
- How you respond to Toprol-XL.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Dosing guidelines for Toprol-XL generally recommend 25 mg to 100 mg a day to start for people with high blood pressure (hypertension). After a week or more, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dosage as necessary. He or she may also add a diuretic (a "water pill") or another blood pressure medication if your blood pressure is not controlled by Toprol-XL alone.
The maximum recommended daily dose of Toprol-XL for this use is 400 mg.
The recommended starting dosage for people with angina is usually Toprol-XL 100 mg once a day. After one week, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease the Toprol-XL dose, depending on your response to the drug and/or side effects you experience. Your healthcare provider may increase your dosage until your angina symptoms improve, until you develop bothersome or intolerable side effects, or until the maximum daily dose of 400 mg per day is reached.
The maximum daily dose for treating angina symptoms is Toprol-XL 400 mg.