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Can I drink grapefruit juice when taking metoprolol succinate

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Pharmacist: theoretically a change in the pH could alter adsorption of a medication, so for actually taking your medications, consider just using regular filtered... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Beer with metoprolol: The CYPP450 enzymes in the liver work on metoprolol. At low levels of alcohol, the CYP450 enzyme in the liver is not used much, but at a high level o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yep: Yes. Metoprolol succinate is safe to take with grapefruit.
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
One is longer acting: The metoprolol you are taking, metoprolol succinate is longer acting and is considered an extended-release version. Often only once a day dosing is r... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
No not yet : the fact that your BP is now 120/80 (normal is 130/80 or less) is because the medicine is working. Depending on your co-morbidities and age, you may b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Medication duration: Succinate (toprol) is the long acting form of metoprolol where as tartrate (lopressor) is the shorter acting form. Toprol can be taken once a day and ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
No problem with your: Age but diastolic BP is still elevated so would recommend a discussion with your physician.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See answer: You can take those two together, but keep in mind, the beta-blocker class of meds can cause issues in people with respiratory illnesses. That is to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Metoprolol: Tartrate is shorter acting drug than succinate so can be additive for about 12 hours if taken simultaneously.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
The dose of: metoprolol succinate is determined by the clinical condition of the patient. There is NO "recommended" dose, it is determined by the treating health c... Read More

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