Metoprolol succinate is used for the treatment of several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Some specific uses include controlling high blood pressure, treating congestive heart failure, and relieving angina symptoms. The drug comes in tablet form and is taken once daily. Diarrhea, dizziness, and tiredness are among the commonly reported side effects.
Metoprolol succinate (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.
Are There Side Effects?As with any medicine, side effects are possible with metoprolol succinate. However, not everyone who takes it will experience problems. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include:
- A slow heart rate
- Itching or unexplained rash
- Depression (see Toprol and Depression)
- Shortness of breath.
(Click Side Effects of Metoprolol Succinate to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
You can also read about specific side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
- Toprol and Weight Gain
- Toprol and Erectile Dysfunction
- Toprol and Dry Eyes
- Toprol and Hair Loss
- Toprol and Low Blood Sugar.