Toprol is often prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and angina symptoms. The drug reverses the effects of certain stress hormones in the body, which helps decrease heart rate, blood pressure levels, and the workload of the heart. It comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day. Common side effects include dizziness, itching, a slow heart rate, and diarrhea.
Toprol® (short for Toprol-XL®) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called beta blockers.
Toprol is manufactured by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
This drug has been licensed to treat a number of conditions. These uses include:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Relieving angina symptoms
- Treating congestive heart failure.
It may also be recommended "off-label" for other reasons, such as the treatment for migraines or anxiety. The medication has not been licensed for use in children, although it is often used to treat specific conditions in children.
(Click Toprol-XL Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)