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Metoprolol Succinate is the generic version of Toprol XL and Kapspargo Sprinkle—an oral medication prescribed to treat people with high blood pressure (hypertension). Taken as an extended-release tablet, Metoprolol Succinate is a beta blocker that lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate and improving blood flow. Treating hypertension can reduce the risk of issues like heart attack and stroke.

Please note: At this time, this medication is only prescribed as a refill at Dr. B.

* Prescription treatment requires a virtual medical consultation with a medical provider to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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About Metoprolol Succinate ER (Generic Toprol XL)

How does it work?

This medication works by slowing down the heart rate and reducing the force of the heart's contractions. This lowers blood pressure and improves the heart's ability to pump blood, making it easier for the heart to work efficiently.

What does it treat?

This medication treats conditions like high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). It can also be prescribed to help prevent future heart attacks in people who have already had one.

What forms does it come in?

This hypertension medicine comes as extended-release tablets that you take by mouth. These tablets slowly release the medication into your body over time, which allows you to take it once a day to help control your condition long-term.

Metoprolol Succinate ER vs. Toprol XL

Metoprolol Succinate ER and Toprol XL are the same medication. They both contain Metoprolol in an extended-release form, which means the medication is released slowly over time in the body to control conditions like high blood pressure and chest pain. But Metoprolol Succinate ER is a brand-name medication version, while Toprol XL is the generic version.

How much will it cost?

Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a high blood pressure prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Metoprolol Succinate ER 50 mg (30 tablets) start at $1.76.

* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.

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Common Questions

Metoprolol Succinate ER (Generic Toprol XL) prescription FAQ

What are the benefits of taking Metoprolol Succinate ER (Generic Toprol XL)?
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces risk of stroke and heart attack
  • Improves angina (chest pain)
  • Slows progression of heart failure
  • Controls heart rate in atrial fibrillation
  • Improves heart function
Who should not take this medication?
  • People allergic to Metoprolol or other beta-blockers
  • People with a known allergy or severe reaction to beta-blockers
  • People with diabetes
  • Those who have kidney or liver disease
  • People with severe circulation problems
  • People with pheochromocytoma tumor
  • People who have untreated hyperthyroidism 
  • Those with myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder)
  • People who have slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Those with low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • People with severe heart conditions or heart failure
  • People with sick sinus syndrome (a heart rhythm problem)
  • Those who have second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (a heart rhythm problem)
  • People with asthma, other breathing problems or history of serious lung diseases
  • Individuals with a history of severe depression or certain mental health conditions
  • Those with Raynaud's syndrome (a condition that causes the fingers and toes to become numb and cold)
  • Pregnant women, breastfeeding or those planning to become pregnant

Discuss any of the above health conditions, other medical issues, potential risk factors or drug interactions with your licensed provider before starting this medication.

How do you take this medication?

You take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once a day as directed by your health provider. Follow your health provider’s instructions carefully, and do not crush or chew the tablets, as they are designed to release the medication slowly over time.

High blood pressure is a long-term (chronic) condition that can harm your organs. Medications for blood pressure are not a one-time cure. This medicine doesn't provide a complete cure for high blood pressure, so it's important to continue taking it, even if you start feeling better. If you stop taking it suddenly, this could cause dangerous problems, like heart attack or stroke. Follow your medical provider's instructions carefully.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of your hypertension treatment, take it as soon as you remember—unless it's close to your next dose. If that's the case, skip the missed dose and take the next one at the scheduled time. Don’t take extra medication or double the dose.

What happens if I take too much?

Taking too much of this hypertension medicine can cause symptoms like slow heart rate, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and fainting.

If you experience any of these, immediately call your licensed health provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222).

Can I get Metoprolol Succinate ER (Generic Toprol XL) online?

Right now, our online consultation services can help people who have already been diagnosed with hypertension refill their current prescription. We can’t help you get your first hypertension medication prescription.

If you’ve already been prescribed hypertension medication, our $15 online consultations don’t require an in-office visit or phone appointment. So they’re an affordable and convenient way to keep your prescription filled.

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Side Effects

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Not everyone will experience side effects when taking this medication, and side effects that do present are usually mild. These include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Diarrhea
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Mental/mood changes or depression
  • Decreased libido
  • Erectile dysfunction

Contact your healthcare provider or pharmacist immediately if you experience severe side effects like severe dizziness, fainting, trouble breathing, a very slow heartbeat or blue fingers or toes. Also contact your medical provider if you experience new or worsening swelling of your ankles or feet, unusual fatigue, sudden weight gain, shortness of breath or changes in mental health like mood swings or depression.

Don’t drive until you know how this medicine affects you. Be extra careful in the first hours after taking your pill because of the risk of dizziness or lightheadedness.

Getting your blood tested regularly is important to monitor your overall health. It's a good idea to have your bloodwork checked, which may include tests for renal function, glucose levels or potassium levels in your blood. These routine checks help ensure you are in good health and catch any potential issues early.