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how long does it take metoprolol to wear off

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
varies: Expect to see some onset of action in the first 12 hours and peak action (if you take one daily) in 72-96 hours).

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Half life: It is usually thought that 4 half lives are enough time for a drug to be completely "gone". Toprol's half life is 3-7 hours. Thus 12-28 hours.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Metoprolol: Half time varies by pt. Assuming a long t1/2 of 12h and a desire for complete clearance estimate 10 half times so at least 5 days. These vary by patie ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Metoprolol : Metoprolol has an effect on heart rhythm hours after ingestion
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Drug interaction: The two drugs that you mention are noted to have a drug interaction in that they might cause your blood pressure to drop even further. All drug intera ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Try 2 weeks: May be needed another agent as well.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Back
7 years experience Internal Medicine
24 hours: Hi Derrick, the medicine lasts for about 24 hours.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Dose: You need to see results by now. Dose may have to be adjusted.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: It is ok to take it as long as you don't develop symptoms. Your heart will not stop because of metoprolol. Symptoms you should be cautious about are l ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Strader
22 years experience Cardiology
Lots of options: There are lots of other options for controlling palpitations besides Propranolol and toprol (metoprolol) xl. Given your history of wpw, however, it ... Read More
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