Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
for momto3, dolfvnr, anyone regarding metprolol-new manufacturer-NEED HELP QUICKLY
You all, I am scared out of my mind.  I just got my prescription filled for my beta blocker-generic form of toporol, but the pill is HUGE.  The pharmacist said that it's because the manufacturer is different, however, I have had them change manufacturers before and the pill was a different shape but never a differet size.  I asked if she was sure and she assured me the pills were 25 mg, but they look like 200 mg.  I am very nervous about taking it because I don't understand how the pill could be this big but have the same potentcy!! I am on 12.5 mg every other day, so I cut the dose in half, but in my mind I am thinking...."I am cutting in half a 200 mg pill or worse and it is going to knock me out or worse."  I know I sound crazy, but I have been on this pill for over a year now and not one time has it changed sizes, even when the manufacturer has changed.

Has anyone else ever been on a beta blocker and the size of it changed SIGNIFICANTLY, but it was still the same dose?  The pharmacist said somethig about it depends on the active ingredients, etc.  I am so paranoid.  I always get afraid when it's time to refill my perscription, but now I am really afraid.  PLEASE help someone.  I am due to take it at 7:45 p.m.

I was typing so fast and am quite nervous so forgive all the errors in spelling.
Cancel
8 Answers
Page 1 of 1
21064 tn?1309312333
OMYGOSH!  This happened to me a couple of times!  I was SURE the RX was wrong, but it wasn't.  Here's what I did:  Google the name of the medication AND the manufacturer and click on "images" to see what the pill should look like.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks SO much, I am on my way to do that right this instant.  Man, they have got to stop freaking people out like this :-)
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
21064 tn?1309312333
If you can read the letters and/or number on the actual pill, you can google that also.  Let me know what you find out.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
21064 tn?1309312333
I know!  My pill changed color and I was afraid to take it!!  Don't worry, we'll figure it out.  Oh, you can also go to the mfr's website.  They'll have pics also.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
it looks right, but I'm still nervous-ugh.  I just don't understand how the pill can be so much larger than what I am used to.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I am going to another pharmacy to make sure :-)  I hate this feeling.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Is your pill blue and huge? I recently had the same problem with metropolol. Before when I filled it at the pharmacy, it was small and white, just like the hospital pills. Now it's this huge blue pill. As soon as I started taking it I had these horrible chest pains and palpatations, and I stopped taking it immediately. Now those pains are gone. At least the pains that that kept me from moving for twelve hours. Screw medication!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Neck Pain Treatment QUICK FIX
Jul 26 by gymdandee
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Israeli researchers find way to det...
Jul 26 by gymdandee
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
Jul 25
Heart Rhythm Community Resources