Posted by LLL on August 18, 2002, at 14:41:12
In reply to How Much TOPROL-XL did you take? » LLL, posted by fachad on August 18, 2002, at 14:29:42
Now remember I was taking it to bring down my blood pressure which required more than what you're needing. I believe I began by splitting a 50 mg tablet daily and then taking a whole 50 mg. I can't remember if I took more than that or not.
It takes a couple of weeks to see a difference in your blood pressure and pulse, but you'll see the difference in your pulse first. It took a few months before I started to feel fatigued and depressed (as in standing up or sitting upright was too much of an effort - and not because my blood pressure was low) and a couple more months to figure out what was causing it. The fatique and depression is NOT dose related however. My husband takes it and although has also gained a pound a month in spite of regular work outs at the gym, he hasn't experienced any fatique or depression.
Also, alcohol, benzo's, etc. potentiate the effects.
So start with 25mg and good luck!