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Toprol XL (Metoprolol Succinate) Class Action Settlement

By Matt O’Donnell


AstraZeneca Toprol XLAstraZeneca has reached an $11 million class action lawsuit settlement involving the heart medication Toprol XL and its generic equivalent, metoprolol succinate. Consumers, insurers and employee welfare benefit plans that purchased, paid for and/or reimbursed others for these drugs between 2005 and 2012 may be eligible to receive a cash refund from the Toprol XL class action settlement.

The Toprol XL settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit, titled In re: Metoprolol Succinate End-Payor Antitrust Litigation, accusing AstraZeneca of using patent filings and lawsuits against its competitors to stop them from selling a low-cost generic version of its prescription drug, Toprol XL. According to the class action lawsuit, this conduct violated federal and state antitrust laws and consumer protection laws by delaying the entry into the market of low cost generic versions of Toprol XL.

AstraZeneca denies any wrong doing but has agreed to an $11 million class action lawsuit settlement to resolve the litigation. This case does not involve the safety or effectiveness of Toprol XL or its generics.

Class Members of the Toprol XL/metoprolol succinate class action settlement include all persons or entities throughout the United States and its territories who purchased, paid for and/or reimbursed others for Toprol XL or its generic equivalent metoprolol succinate, intended for consumption by themselves, their families or their members, employees, plan participants, beneficiaries or insureds at any time from May 5, 2005 through September 27, 2012.

Purchases made directly from the Defendants are not included.  Governmental entities also are excluded (except government funded employee benefit plans).

“Purchased” in this case means you paid all or a part of the cost of the drug, e.g., via a co-payment.  If insurance did not pay for the whole amount of the drug, you are included.  However:

— If your co-payment amounts for Toprol XL and its generic were the same, you are not included.

— If you purchased Toprol XL – and not a generic – after a generic became available (November 20, 2006 (25 mg dosage); July 26, 2007 (100 mg and 200 mg dosages); and August 2, 2007 (50 mg dosage)), you are not included.

Class Members that submit a valid Claim Form by the deadline of April 1, 2013 will receive a cash refund based on how much they paid for Toprol XL or generic metoprolol succinate and when they paid it, as well as on how much was paid by other Class Members who file valid claims, and when they paid it. For insured consumers, estimated damages were highest during 2005-2007.  For uninsured consumers, estimated damages were highest during 2005-2008.  More details are in the Plan of Allocation which is available on the Court Documents tab on

Claim Forms and more information on your rights in the AstraZeneca Toprol XL Class Action Lawsuit Settlement can be found at Detailed claims filing instructions can be found in our Open Lawsuit Settlements section.


UPDATE: Settlement checks were mailed to eligible Class Members on Nov. 22, 2013. Congratulation to our Top Class Actions readers who submitted a valid claim and got PAID!


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  • Anonymous November 30, 2012

    Your not accepting my e mail for class suit, Ive been taking metoprolol succinate since 2000, please advise me. lHow I can get in on this sincerely Barbara

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012

    Been using since 2000

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012

    I have been using this product for the past 5 years. It appears from the available facts that the class action pertains to overcharging and inproper extension of patent rights which we may or may not be entitled to nominal money damages. Query is there anything wrong with the product or its generic equivalent?

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012

    I have been using this for my heart medication for approximately three years.

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012

    this claim appears, for consumers who overpaid for the GENERIC. The wording is a bit misleading IMO, because at first read, it seems to include consumers of TOPROL XL. Read cautiously friends. Good Luck.

  • Anonymous December 6, 2012

    yes I have had issues and taken it for a long time

  • Anonymous December 10, 2012

    My husband passed away on 6/11/2012. He was using the generic form of Toprol XL for quite some time. Am I eligible to submit a form for his claim. I will be submitting a form for myself also as I also used the medication.

  • Anonymous December 10, 2012

    ben on toprol since 1997

  • Anonymous December 11, 2012

    I have been taking the drug Toporol xl and switched to the generic for about 10 years.

  • dale cowan December 28, 2012

    My husband was on this for 3years 6 months, which was starting 2005, my pharmacy can not give me a print out that far back, what do I do as proof, I do have the last refill bottle. Need to know how to go forward.

  • DARLENE December 28, 2012

    I have take Toprol XL and metoprolol xl (short time that I remember) since 1999. I haven’t had any problems with the Toprol XL, but do not like anything to do with the generic.

  • stephen stone December 31, 2012

    I was taken toprol then switch to metoprol xl from 10 20 08 until now and still taken this drug

  • stephen stone December 31, 2012

    I had 7 bypass and I have taken toprol from nov 2008 until this day still take

  • Roberta Rambaud January 3, 2013

    I took Toprol XL 50 to 100mg from 2001 through 2011. My pharmacy can not give me a print out that far back, what do I do as proof, I do have the last refill bottle, but there is no price on it. I was a private pay patient most of those years so I paid full price for the Toprol XL. Which wasn’t cheap. I usually paid somewhere between $70-$80 each month. Please advise.

  • Michelle castaneda January 8, 2013

    I’ve tkin this medication for yrs! And whn got preg last yr stopped and switched meds and just had 2 hv a stent put in my main arterie in my heart.

  • Patricia Porteous January 9, 2013

    Will AZ pay to have pages printed by hospital records people of 2005 to 2008 proof I took Toprol? How much per year of proof is required? Each month? What if my cancelled check just says drugs? as other drugs were also included, but not listed seperately? I have drug store records for 2009 to now 2012. Do I need to send all papers, which include other drugs as well? please advise me at my email address. Thank you so much, Patty

  • Mouchu Cheng January 13, 2013

    I have taken Lopressor since 1990, til the Metoprolol started.(2005?).I was told Metoprolol is the generic of Lopressor,
    I have taking Metoprolol since 2005 and paying the generic price til now,should I file for a claim? Please advice.

    Mouchu Cheng

  • Rhoda Frazier February 1, 2013

    Good morning, My Mom has been on Metoprolol for 9/2009. since she had a heart Attack and a stroke her Dr. Rutlin put her on Metoprolol since then and she is still on it. I Pray that she and others can be Bless to get something out of this. God Bless

  • annette March 23, 2013

    I need to know how to join this lawsuit, my mother died from this in may of 2007 and I have been fighting to get on this lawsuit for very long time. Can you please help me??

  • stephen hurn April 12, 2013

    I have been taking toprol xl since 1995
    and continue to have multiple angioplasties
    And stents. 32 angioplasties to be exact.
    What do I do?

  • Linda April 18, 2013

    When will I receive a refund?

  • Migdalia Rosa May 14, 2013

    I’ve been using it for more than five years, both original and generic. Please advise me, how can I get on this settementte?

  • cindy burke June 4, 2013

    when will this be settled?

  • ETHEL ELLERBEE June 24, 2013

    i submitted a claim and i am waiting to hear from you. thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • William Ganito July 15, 2013

    I have submitted all the paperwork, sent in copies of my pharmacy payments. Can you please tell me when the funds will be disbursed.Thank You William shdhs

  • JCLARK August 2, 2013


  • Gerri Robbins August 2, 2013

    What Is going on ,with this settlement?
    apparently no one Is getting any up dates.
    please post some replies…Thanks. Gerri
    ps.have been on this medication for many years.

  • norm miller August 12, 2013

    when will the ck go out

  • norm miller August 12, 2013

    when will the ck go out

  • Angel August 23, 2013

    ANY NEWS ?

  • William Ganito September 9, 2013

    Any news on date check will be sent out as well as what is the dollar amount anticipated to be?

  • William Ganito September 16, 2013

    There has been poor communication on this site. Please update your responses to people’s concerns. Thank you

  • Angel in CALIFORNIA September 16, 2013


  • Linda S Wright September 25, 2013

    New phone # 623-229-1715 please inform me of the date of check sent.

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA October 7, 2013


  • Allison Kidd October 14, 2013

    I have been on toprol xl since it came out, still on it but in generic form.I sent my application in and never heard wether I was included or not! I say if we dont get any info soon we should start another class action law suit against them!

  • Dorothy Daniel October 17, 2013

    I have been reading all the inquiries…interesting that not one person seems to have response….seems also that there could be another contact source to help people who are needing answers…of some kind….I have called many times through the months but get the recording…got a person once but put me on hold and never came back or called me….I think that was in June.
    Good luck to all….Dorothy

  • William Ganito October 21, 2013

    It is very sad to read these inquiries and see people begging for answers. Such a shame, I think that not responding on this comment board is ignorant of this website. Probably worse than being mischarged from the company AstraZeneca.

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA November 3, 2013


  • Donna Bolton November 5, 2013

    I sent in all my info even the amount spent on prescriptions and they were suppose to send a check what the hell happened to the checks they sent me a paper to separate the amounts and never sent any money this is a absolute shame

  • Kate November 5, 2013

    All the was sent in. The lawsuit has been settled, when will we get more information?

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA November 11, 2013


  • Gerri November 26, 2013

    Settlement checks have been sent out,as mine came today,surprised me,was better than I thought it would be.hope everyone receives theirs,and is ok with it.
    will help with Christmas shopping!

  • ANGEL IN CALIFORNIA November 26, 2013


  • angel November 26, 2013

    received mine today for $141.00

  • JSCLARK November 29, 2013


  • Sharon December 3, 2013

    I received a check for 480.00 today in Mississippi

  • michelle russell April 21, 2014

    my mother also took this for a very long time and just passed away in jan. 2014. will we be able to file?

  • michelle russell May 12, 2014

    My mother was on this for at least 17 years that i can remember and she just passed away in jan.2014, and was on this. She took metoprolol 100 mg everydday. She died from bleeding to the back of the head. Can any of this be related?

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