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.
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.
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!
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