I am wondering why you are wanting to withdraw from this med ? Following abrupt cessation of therapy with certain beta-blocking agents, exacerbations of angina and, in some cases, heart attacks have occurred. When discontinuing chronically administered TOPROL-XL, particularly in patients with ischemic heart disease, the dosage should be gradually reduced over a period of 1 - 2 weeks and the patient should be carefully monitored. If angina markedly worsens or acute coronary insufficiency develops, TOPROL-XL administration should be reinstated promptly, at least temporarily, and other measures appropriate for the management of unstable angina should be taken. Patients should not interrupt or discontinuae this medication without the physician's advice. Because coronary artery disease is common and may be unrecognized, it may be prudent not to discontinue TOPROL-XL therapy abruptly even in patients treated only for hypertension.
Please contact your DR. to discuss weaning safely from this medication if that is what is best for you.
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