Drug interactions between metoprolol and Toprol-XL
Interactions between your drugs
- Metoprolol is in the drug class cardioselective beta blockers.
- Metoprolol is used to treat the following conditions:
- Toprol-XL is a member of the drug class cardioselective beta blockers.
- Toprol-XL is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: metoprolol, Toprol-XL (metoprolol)
Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'beta blockers' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'beta blockers' category:
- metoprolol (active ingredient in Toprol-XL (metoprolol))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.