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metoprolol tartrate to succinate conversion

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Metoprolol: Tartrate is shorter acting drug than succinate so can be additive for about 12 hours if taken simultaneously.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No: It's an irrational combination. One is long acting and the other is short acting. Use one once a day or the other twice a day.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Different meds: Although they are both the same medicine, they are taken differently. Tartrate is a shorter acting form meant to be taking 2 or 3 times a day. Succi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Tartrate is short acting and needs to be taken twice daily. The succinate form is long acting and is taken once a day.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Different meds: Although they are both the same medicine, they are taken differently. Tartrate is a shorter acting form meant to be taking 2 or 3 times a day. Succi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Why ?: That's a strange program !
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Metoprolol: In general metoprolol 25mg twice a day is a common and safe dosage of the drug. As with any treatment, the indication and the dose need to be appropri ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Metoprolol: Same drug.

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